When someone says sale, I come a-runnin’. Haggling and bartering are not my strong suites, but I can sniff out a good deal from a mile away. And in my opinion, your wedding should be no exception.
I can hear some girls already. “But it is MY big day! The day I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little girl!”
True. But that doesn’t mean that you or any other family members monetarily contributing to the big fiesta need to pawn family heirlooms or sell a car just to make it happen. Now you might not find a coupon in the Sunday paper to take 50% off of your wedding, but if you know where to look for deals and how to save money, you can cut your costs significantly. Saving money is all in the planning and preparation. If you are prepared ahead of time, you can save yourself some money and maybe that gold locket from your Great Aunt Esther.
While I could spend hours writing up advice on how to plan and save money, I thought it would be more fun to share some ideas from around the web. With a little inspiration and a little elbow grease, you can knock out some beautiful and affordable DIY wedding projects and shave hundreds of dollars off the bill. Better yet, your wedding will have your own personal style and you get the gratification of knowing you did it yourself!
Make your own personalized favor tins using this template from The Inspired Bride.
Add a little extra character with a string art typography wedding sign as seen on The Sweetest Occasion.
Brighten up the evening with luminaria centerpieces a la Martha Stewart.
Other fun ideas?
Go technological and make a creative Save-the-Date video as seen on Broke Ass Bride.
Rent a cake? Seriously, rent a cake. Check out Cake Confidentials.
If you have any fun DIY wedding projects or fun ways to save some dough for the big day, let us know!
Also, if you are interested in my droning on for hours on how to save money, I’m available if you have the time.