I made my own centerpieces, invitations, signs, and seating chart! I found it cheaper, but also turned out exactly like what I was looking for. It’s hard to find things that match your vision exactly. Plus I had fun making things! Can’t wait for our big day!
I made my own Welcome sign (printed it at Office Depot then bought a frame), designed our invitations, made the boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen, and made our centerpieces with our own whiskey bottles!
We DIY-ed almost everything. Mainly to save money. But I also really enjoyed it and it came out beautiful. And I loved the personal touch and that I got everything exactly the way I wanted it. I did a lot of things that were obviously not necessary but I love details and these little details were important to me.
We got married in our church and the reception was in the church's backyard. We had friends help with set up and take down the day of (and were soooooo thankful because otherwise this wedding would not have been possible like
this). Our only vendors were chair rental and photographer. It was
an amazing and beautiful day.
The arch and the cake stand were build and decorated by a friend (but she is not professional - so still DIY). The cake was also made by a friend (who had never made a wedding cake before). And the bouquet was made by a friend.
My husband and his friends cooked the food (one of them owns a foodtruck - and we payed him).
I DIY-ed handsanitizer, welcome sign, signage, stickers for coffee cups and snacks, favors, aisle decoration, center pieces (bud vases - unfortunately it was windy the day of, so we had to fill them with sand last minute), silver ware, seating chart, baskets for flower girls and I am sure more that I can't think of.
Photos by lauralizaphotography.
The following pictures were taking by me (obviously not a professional photographer. lol)
I made these cake stands for less than $12. The pedestals were vases I already had, and the tops were mirrors I picked up at a thrift store. The crystals were dollar store. The most expensive was the metal lace but they were attached using silver upholstery tacks.
The arrangement in the reception lobby was fake, but lovely. I used a silver urn I already had but I saw some similar in the thrift shop. The floating beads was a project I did with the kids of the groom. It was fun but easy, fill up the clear glass vase with the beads, pour in the water and watch them expand, add a floating candle and voila! You can guess the bridal colors were white and burgundy.
The centerpieces were garland with red roses (two dozen did it) and peonies with homemade votive candles. They are hard to see in this picture but the place cards were the leaves with the name written in gold gel pen.
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I did! It totaled out to about 150$ after the corset and hoopskirt. I started with a base from goodwill (mostly for the fabric because it’s cheaper than buying the fabric outright) and bought tulle to make the skirt and sleeves.