Post # 1
My boyfriend & I are paying for our wedding ourselves. Our parents are helping with anything they can. They are just unable to help with the budget. We are trying to make the wedding look elegant without putting a hole in our pocket. We plan on DIYing our own invitations, decorations, ect… For those of you that have made their own invitations, favors and decorations, we could really use the help. Thank You.
Post # 3
lol, there’s one you can buy on the game The Sims.. but, that’s not real life.
If you find a money tree, tell me where it is! I’ll split the profits 50/50. Good luck!
(PS Sorry I have no good DIY input – I’m bad at DIY!)
Post # 4
I think we are saving the most on the invites.
I designed a Save the Date postcard from an engagement picture (that his sister took) with some words added to it. I printed at VistaPrint for like $17 for 100 postcards. Sign up with them now for freebees.
I plan on using a similar style for the invitations. I am going to print (at home or maybe kinkos) a small card with very limited design (but matching the STDS) and then mount onto colored cardstock. If I find good paper I may do envelop liners. It is going to be a very simple, make it myself invitation. They end up in the trash anyways.
I would nix the favor idea if you can. I wanted and thought about it, but it really is an extra couple hundred that I can use elsewhere. We may make a donation if we can.
Decorations we are really lucky because of venue is pretty already. I wouldn’t stress about the decor too much. Guests only care about the food, dancing, and alcohol.
I am trying to not to skimp on the photographer, food, and my dress (which still will only be 1,200 after alterations and accessories).