- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
I am beginning to plan my wedding for June 13, 2015. We splurged on the venue, and have yet to book all of the other vendors. I thought that if I started the projects this Spring/Summer it would leave plenty of time to DIY everything that I want to, to save money. I am not sure that DIYing all of the following will save money, and I am not sure if I will ultimately be too stressed out with the things that cannot be done until the last minute. <br /><br />*Flowers- Buying from a wholesaler, buying floral arranging supplies, and putting together arrangements and bouquets myself. Because we have an apartment, I would have to rent a climate controlled storage unit to store them all in until the wedding, and I would have to put together the arragements very early the morning of. We would not be able to decorate until an hour before the wedding begins (venue rules- unless there is something that I am not reading correctly in the contract). <br /><br />* Invitations/other stationary products- Buying the cardstock, a cricut, envelopes, software, postage, adhesive, ribbon, embellishments and additional supplies for the cricut myself, and then assembling everything. I could also subscribe to photoshop for a year or so. <br /><br />* Centerpieces- Buying decorative birdcages, faux books or covering my hardcover books (I have a decent personal library; my only fear is having something spilled on them), buying supplies to make teacup candles, buying flameless candles for the birdcages, and arranging flowers in the birdcages. Making a couple of faux books into picture frames- using pictures and typing up chapters of our relationship to match the pictures. <br /><br />*Linins- Making my own lace overlays (buying the material, thread, sewing machine, and other sewing supplies), making my own chair caps<br /><br />*Makeup- Getting a makeover, buying the appropriate tools and makeup products and then doing my makeup myself on the wedding day<br /><br />*Nails- Buying supplies to do my own pedicure, but getting my manicure professionally done<br /><br />*Shoes- Buying a basic wedding shoe in a certain style and then buying and adding any embellishments myself.<br /><br />*Photography- Arranging and assembling albums myself at a later date with professional pictures. Getting a canvas with our vows and a picture at a later date.<br /><br />What do you bees think? Is it all manageable? Which items aren’t really cost and time effective? Any other ideas or thoughts?