(Closed) Looking good DIY ideas to help keep cost down

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
45545 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sirenoftheflame:  Tell us more about your wedding- colors, theme, venue, etc.

Do you have a Pinterest account? Check for DIY ideas there.


Post # 5
45545 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


Glitter leaves garland- made with artificial leaves covered in glue and glitter

boxwood clippings_diy falling leaves garland_2

Bling pumpkins

wind inexpensive plastic beads on an artificial pumpkin

DIY Bling Pumpkin halloween halloween party halloween decorations halloween crafts halloween ideas diy halloween halloween pumpkins halloween jack o lanterns halloween party decor halloween craft

Paper book pumpkins



Lots more ideas for pumpkins here:

Great Ideas – 26 Pumpkin Decorating Projects!

grapevine balls wrapped in mini lights

Chandeliers too pricey? Can't get much easier that round objects wrapped in twinkling lights!

candles wrapped in cinammon sticks- maybe just do votives

Cinnamon Candlestick

Post # 6
2841 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sirenoftheflame:  mini pumkins/gourds/dried flowers for tables/pinecones/paper flowers (which sounds strange to some but if you make them well they are super cool)

skip favors (I know this isn’t DIY, but it’s a $$ saver!!)

I did dried lavender for the BMs and GMs and it was inexpensive as a whole, and beautiful (I can give you the etsy seller’s shop if you want it)

Make your own card box (we made one for about $20)

before you rent linens (if it’s something you are considering)- check out buying them.  It was actually LESS to buy than to rent for us, and we just had to do a little ironing.






Post # 7
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

When I think of Fall Harvest I think rustic, so I hope these pics are in the direction your wanting to go.


Post # 8
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did a fall theme for our October wedding, and one of the DIY projects we did was for the tables.  We collected leaves that had turned colour (some ivy and maple leaves, among others) and dipped them in parafin wax which we melted in a pan over the stove.  We did the leaf gathering and dipping a week before our wedding and they held up great!  It was a good project to do with a group (4-5) because you can get an assembly line going of dipping, drying and putting away the leaves.  

Unfortunately I don’t have a good picture of them yet, but this is pretty much how they looked:

Post # 9
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I saw a tutorial on making roses out of maple leaves. Sorry I can’t link from my phone right now, but you can Google it.

Post # 10
2488 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

what about making all your flowers.

cutting out real flowers is a huge cut.

I didn’t buy any of the paper I used – I used a dracula book- old college books- old sheet music etc.

Post # 11
2488 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

just use an ipod for your DJ. that will cut on costs.


Post # 12
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

I did my own invites. I spent $15 instead of the $250 we were quoted for.


Post # 13
1431 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Flowers and invites are great places to save. We spent about $75 on save the dates and invites. And 120 on all the flowers for our wedding party ( 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen, 2 ring bearers, parents, grandparents, and us). I second akipping favours.

Post # 15
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014



fall is an awesome choice for DIY, check out lia griffith for some genreal ideas… she also has guides for paper flowers which look awesome. or DIY your bouquet.


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