(Closed) Trying to budget and DIY as much as possible…

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The best advice I can give is A) Become a Member of Pinterest if your not already and B) Make a list that you can’t lose of all the projects and break it down to all the little bits and pieces so you can C) Buy in bulk/Use coupons appropriately. Also, right this second is a great time to wedding shop because after the holidays all of the wedding/spring stuff is on sale. Good luck!

Post # 4
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3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Use lots of friendors! For example, we have a neighbor making our cake, my mom’s friend doing our photos, her other friend doing our hair (all are professionals though). They can cut you a deal and will want to do a super job because they personally know you.

Post # 4
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3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Use lots of friendors! For example, we have a neighbor making our cake, my mom’s friend doing our photos, her other friend doing our hair (all are professionals though). They can cut you a deal and will want to do a super job because they personally know you.

Post # 5
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

we are kind of in the same boat except my guest list is much smaller. A friend of mine is cooking for our wedding (about 60 ppl). She has catered weddings before and is a wonderful cook. I coupon regularly and have been couponing and stocking on food items that she’ll need (we have a deep freezer). I am pretty crafty and am making fabric flower bouquets for my bridal bouquet and my bridesmaids as well as the boutennieres (sp?) I am aslo incorporating mason jars into my decor and using them for lighting. I REALLY wanted cafe lights to string  but they are SO expensive, so I waited until the day after christmas and headed out with my Fiance and found cafe lights at walmart (the LED warm white kind) at walmart for 3 dollars a pack (25ft). so we purchased  20 packs to string over the dance floor. We are building our own dance floor which is going to save us $300 from renting one. Bought my dress at DB when they had their $99 sale.

I am a cake decorator by profession so I am making our wedding cake. We just bought a house so our budget is REALLY REALLY tight.

Honestly I could go on and on, but I suggest you create a wedding binder and in that binder put all of your ideas and lists so you know where they are.

 

feel free to send me a PM if you need more ideas. Happy to help

Post # 7
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you are doing great so far. Try looking on ebay for milk glass if you need more. Alot of times I find them in 10 or 15 lots for $20 and a small shipping fee and collected some very unique pieces.

For your flowers, I would check SAMs club. They have really good prices for flowers in bulk and you can order online and just pick them up or have them delivered.

Good luck!

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