Post # 1
My fiance and I have a small budget and were doing kind of a rustic down home fall wedding. I’m looking for any budget saavy diy ideas I could use whether it be decorations, games, bridesmaids/ groomsmen, anything at all. Pictures are appreciated too 🙂
Post # 3
@jordanl1027: Mums, bobbing for apples, flower girl could throw leaves, serve cider as a beverage, pumpkin pie, etc…
Just don’t use burlap or mason jars!
Post # 4
There maybe be a few mason jars just bc canning is really big down here but as far as I can think of we weren’t thinking of using burlap
Post # 5
@jordanl1027: Not sure what your color scheme is, but pinecones are easy to find and decorate with; and if paired with the right colors they can look sweet and rustic:
^ change out the blue base for something brown or beige, or remove it all together
Branches and wood circles are also great for decor:
Wheat, seasonal items, leaves, etc:
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Do you have any access to barnwood? It’s easy to make cool rustic signs – I just tried to mimic the “bombshell” font that I saw online with white craft paint, and I’m not usually a crafty person…
and by the way – mason jars and canning are big here too, and we definitely used them. I couldn’t say no to 300 free jars in my parents’ basement.
Post # 7
I just went to a wedding that had pumpkinds with sunflowers and red roses and greenery in them as the centrepeices. They were AWESOME!
Post # 8
If you have made any decisions, buy those items this year at clearance prices.
Post # 9
there is nothing wrong with burlap and mason jars if it fits what you wanna do, and it’s cheap!
Post # 10
Bobbing for apples??? At a wedding???? LOL! Why no mason jars?
We were going to use tree trunk slaps to incorporate with the centerpiece and burn our initials into it 🙂
Post # 11
@Artificial-Sweetener: she asked for games and her theme is fall. That’s the first thing that came to mind lol.
Post # 12
Yay fall! I had a fall wedding and here are some of the things we did (unfortunatly I don’t have any pictures handy right now)
Centerpieces (we had 3 types):
-Lanterns with candles from IKEA (super cheap)
-Mason jars of wheat
-Small wooden boxes full of in-season flowers
We also had mini pumpkins and gourds and candles on each table
-Tied 3 pieces of Indian corn together with pretty ribbon
-Carved medium sized/pie pumpkins
– Cider and donuts!
Post # 13
@Aquaria: Haha! I can just imagine guests at her wedding drenched from the neck up! It would make for good pictures though, I’ll give ya that!
Post # 14
Any ideas for favors or ceremony decor?
Post # 15
Btw this is an outdoor wedding if that makes a difference to any of your suggestions and our colors are red, orange, yellow, green, tan and beige and maybe a touch of eggplant here and there.