So many brides want to save money on their weddings. Let’s face it: it’s hard to stick to your budget! Even if you haven’t always been a particularly crafty person, your wedding is the perfect time to pull out your glue gun and make decorations and other aspects of your wedding on your own! It’ll save you money, give you an excuse to hang out all night and watch movies with your girls while working on decorations and give you a sense of pride (or at least a good time)!

 

1. One of the best ways to have a DIY wedding is to take it slow. Don’t try to go to a craft store to accumulate all of your materials at once; that won’t save you a lot of money. The way to save is planning ahead! Know you want wine bottles as vases? Tell all of your friends and family to save their bottles for you and you can freeze off the labels and have a vintage, mixmatched look!

2. Another key part of DIY for your wedding is to keep it simple. If you’re not someone who crafts a lot, don’t look at something with many intricate steps and think you can make 50 of them for your tables. Look for something simple and make it your own! Centerpieces can be as easy as tying ribbons on mason jars, but even that can be time consuming. Find something that you know you can handle without much difficulty but will still be gorgeous, and this can be a lot easier than you think.

3. Finally, think outside the box. Scouring Pinterest for hours will give you many good ideas, but you can do so much with objects you find anywhere. Go to thrift and antique stores to look for boxes or glassware that you can use. Use a vintage hatbox decorated in your colors to hold cards on your gift table. Places like this will have the most interesting objects that you can use and will make your wedding completely original!

 

The author: Beth Wertz

Beth graduated from James Madison University in 2014 with a degree in journalism. Most of her spare time is spent looking at wedding dresses and watching Netflix, hoping to get more ideas for Style Inspirations.
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