Three Things to DIY for Your Wedding
It’s no secret that weddings can be expensive. Which is why so important to prioritize what’s the most important to you and your wife or husband-to-be to help stay within your budget. There are a few simple things that you can DIY to help save you money and make your day truly special!
My mom, Aunt Juju, and cousin Jessica put together most if not all of the centerpieces for our wedding. I’m so hashtag blessed that they all could’ve been interior designer/event planners in a different life. They took the extra flowers from our bouquet making party (more on that below), random vases and lanterns that my parents had around the house, and greenery and sticks from the yard to create something truly beautiful. This cost me absolutely nothing by the way!
Find someone in your life that can paint/design like my Uncle Jim. Seriously. When I showed him a sign on Etsy (that came with a $60 price tag + shipping), he said oh, I can do that! He gathered wood from my dad’s ever growing scrap wood pile (he’s a low-key hoarder–but thank goodness amiright?!) and made multiple signs that were custom to our wedding and what we wanted them to say. I actually cried when I saw the final because I was so relieved and so, so grateful!
Not everyone has the luxury of having a backyard wedding where the backdrop is literally nature (that’s FREE). I get it. However, you can DIY your flowers! My cousin did it for his wedding with the help of a small army known as the family (looking at you JP and Elise) and I did it for Josh and I’s wedding. Albeit, they were two different methods. For my cousin’s wedding, we bought flowers from Trader Joe’s and made all of the arrangements the day before. For my wedding, I used Flowers with Friends which I wrote about in this post! I can’t recommend them enough–especially since they were WAY cheaper than have an actual florist do the flowers!
Also, it’s been 8 whole months since we were married and I a.) never get tired of writing wedding posts and b.) am still swooning over Brittany Schlamp’s beautiful photography!
Will you (or did you) DIY for your wedding?