Save Money on Your Upcoming Wedding with These Great DIY Ideas

Using your own skills to save big on your upcoming wedding day.

Use DIY solutions to save on your upcoming weddingAre you currently planning your wedding but the budget keeps trying to slip away from you? Let us help you tap into your crafty side, while keeping you from going over budget.

Be creative with your wedding invites

Invitation is the first thing that your guests will see to inform them about your upcoming nuptials. This one form of communication will include your location, venue information, décor, and all of the details of your big day. Save some money and trees, and send you’re save the date electronically. You can send your invitation as a pretty digital invitation or a heartfelt video message from the two of you. You can also go one step further by creating a wedding website that hosts most of your weddings information on it.


The table dinner table is one of the focal points of the entire reception. This table is where guests will eat, mingle, and toast at the end of the night to you. You can end up saving quite a bit of money when you create centerpieces that can double as keepsakes. Take a moment and got to Estate Weddings and Events for inexpensive DIY wedding centerpieces that won’t throw you over budget and that can be used for any style of wedding.

Wedding décor

If you let it, the wedding décor can eat up your entire budget. Try to get items that can be reused. Try also to avoid plastic throwaway décor that are easily broken and probably won’t be used again. Scatter flower petals from the local crafts store around the room. Budget Brides Guide features a list of inexpensive wedding décor ideas that would be perfect for any bride and groom.

Wedding day accessories and gifts for the wedding party

Fashion accessories that you create for the wedding to be worn by the wedding party can save you a lot of cash and can go a long way. Think how much you can save by creating all of the boutonnieres for the boys and the jewelry for the girls. For sustainability, use twine or burlap. Visit your local bead shop and for semi-precious stones, beads, ribbon, wire, and anything else that may catch you eye.

When it comes to the gifts that you will be presenting to your wedding party to show your appreciation toward them, you can whip up some homemade facial scrub, bath salts, and soaps. The best thing about homemade beauty kits is that you can make them months in advance and they won’t spoil.

Wedding favors

There are hundreds of inexpensive, yet creative wedding favor options available to you on the worldwide web. From edible favors to memorable keepsakes, doing it yourself can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. You don’t have to do it alone; you can definitely enlist the help of your ushers and bridal party to help put them together to your liking for your special day.

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