Look, I like DIY project as much as the next girl but on your wedding day why skimp and DIY when there are honest affordable florists out there. Seriously I did my entire wedding floral arrangements for under $800 and that was a lot of flowers (Bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, center pieces, etc. etc. etc.). Down To The Last Petal does awesome work and they are honestly AFFORDABLE while looking gorgeous!!!
This tutorial is brought to you by http://oops-im-in-love.blogspot.com "This was originally going to be a test run but it turned out SO good that I had to share it with you because I think it's the perfect DIY for a brooch bouquet!
Who wants to pay for a bouquet that'll fade the very same day? You won't be able to part with these beautiful bouquets - they're handmade and handpicked to make each one unique.
Over the weekend I was informed by my newly engaged girlfriend that it's impossible to find unique wedding cake toppers... that don't suck. Lo and behold, "Blue Butterfly Design" on Etsy, specializing in custom made, super cool wedding cake toppers!
Buy and sell everything for your wedding
Want a dress that's so eco-friendly you can literally make it disappear after the ceremony? This new gown, from British researchers at Sheffield Hallam Unniversity does just that. It actually dissolves in water, reports the U.K.'sTelegraph. The dress is made with polyvinyl alcohol -- the same stuff found in laundry bags and washing detergents -- sewn into the fabric. That basically makes it water soluble, and dissolves it without harming the environment.
Who needs to shell out tons of cash for a wedding dress when you can make one out of toilet paper?
Crafty Ideas for the Creative Bride
Here is yet another genius article by the hilarious and savvy ladies at practicalwedding.com. Ok. I admit it. I am a practicalwedding junkie.
A champagne reception is a sweet and budget-friendly way to celebrate your day. Learn how to organize your own champagne reception with these great tips from www.projectwedding.com
Designing your own wedding invitations? These softwares make the process a whole lot easier.
If Hello Kitty is your thing, then this might be the garter for you.
A great way to save money and personalize your wedding reception is to take care of the drinks that will be served at the event. If your venues will let cater or set up yourself, you are in luck.
I might be biased considering I have a penchant for vintage clothes and accessories, but Cherished, a vintage bridal salon, is full of vintage head pieces and veils perfect for your "something old"... and if there was a "something cheap", it could fit too. For around $75, you can own a beautiful vintage veil from as far back as the 1920's. That's a steal in my mind.
Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)
So the fiance and I cannot imagine spending upwards of $500 on a DJ for our wedding when we have tons of perfectly good music on our computers. And the cross-fade feature... Genius!
Weddings are expensive, but there is a way to have all the glamour and beauty of a wedding day without it costing a fortune.
I just found out that I might be expected to tip all the vendors... on top of the exorbitant fee they charge! Sigh... Here is a great tipping cheat sheet courtesy of theknot.com.
"Most of the couples who ended up spending more than the cost of a downpayment on a house in order to get initiated into an institution with a near-50% failure rate probably intended at one point to have small, simple weddings." Jezebel, April 8, 2010
Ah, your mom’s wedding gown. You know – that 1980’s polyester monstrosity with poofy shoulders so large they’d darned near swallow your whole face that’s lurking in your folks’ basement? Yeah, that one.
1. Extend your engagement. A longer planning period means a better chance of getting the best vendors in your price range. Plus, you can typically lock in rates that might increase by the time your wedding date arrives.
What if you could plan your wedding twice as easily, on half the budget? How does the thought of saving some green - while being green - sound? If this kind of wedding planning is right up your aisle, then you're in the right spot!
Bad-Ass Inspiration on a Broke-Ass Budget.
The average cost of a wedding cake is $543, according to The Bridal Association of America. The more people you need to feed and the more elaborate you want your cake to be, the more it will cost you.