DIY Wedding Projects: Fun, Frugal and Fantastically YOU

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From DIY wedding invitations to homemade wedding favors, DIY projects have a huge presence in the budget wedding world, and even for those brides who aren’t on a budget. They can be fun, simple (sometimes) and best of all – completely unique as they are a reflection of you and your groom’s personality – and your creativity, of course!   once wed There is an endless supply of DIY ideas, inspirations and tutorials on the web, so you could spend literally weeks – NO, months – looking through them – and still not get through a fraction of them. So on this page, I have brought the best of the best DIY projects to my dear readers. I will keep updating this page quite often (newest posts at the top), because of course every time I turn around – BAM – another fantastic and frugal DIY wedding project pops up on … Continue reading

Wedding Planning Checklist

Countdown to Mr. & Mrs. Remember, this is a traditional Wedding Planning Checklist Time Line as most engagements are approximately one year in length. However, if you have a slightly, or even significantly shorter engagement period to get your cheap wedding plans in order, DO NOT PANIC. With a little extra effort and creativity you can most certainly pull of the Wedding of your Dreams in whatever amount of time you have to work with.Your wedding planning checklist can be modified to suit your timeline. SIX OR MORE MONTHS AHEAD Get Your FAT 3-Ring Wedding Budget Planner Workbook Binder Ready!! Think about the type of wedding you want – backyard or ballroom – big or small – and the time of year you’d like it to take place. Set Your Budget – And Stick to It. Hire a Wedding Coordinator. Oh wait, that’s You!! Pick Your Date Send Save-The-Date Announcement Start Practicing Writing Your New Name Choose … Continue reading

Weddings on a Budget: Two Bright Lights

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Krysten & Jimmy Weddings on a budget: This beautiful Connecticut affair to us from Fabuluxe Photos via  Two Bright Lights The bride, Krysten has some great advice and tips for those that think weddings on a budget are harder than they look. “Once you get engaged, start putting money away immediately. Weddings have become extremely expensive and it’s smart to start saving and planning as soon as possible. Set a budget and try to stick to it. I have used the WeddingWire budget planner and that helped a lot. It was really easy to use and you can delete an expense/item and it shows you where you can allocate what you saved somewhere else. We saved a nice chunk of cash by using a DJ for the ceremony and the reception. It was much cheaper then hiring a musician for the ceremony and cocktail hour. We also used an inexpensive invitation place. 123Print.com is fantastic for all … Continue reading

Weddings on a Budget: Two Bright Lights:

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Debbie & Matt This is how all weddings on a budget should be done – frugal but fabulous! This gorgeous wedding in Estes Park, Colorado comes to us from Jenni Maroney Photography via Two Bright Lights. The bride, Debbie, shared with BWTB readers some budget savvy tips that saved them some real cash – without sacrificing any fundamental part of the aspects of the wedding that were most important to them. “We had our wedding on a Monday – Our wedding was considered a “destination wedding” so we figured our guests were going to have to take off a day of work regardless if we had planned a Friday or a Monday wedding. Monday through Thursday weddings were even cheaper than Friday! It was also 08/09/10, which added a little something extra! We ordered our wedding invitations online which actually saved us some money versus doing DIY wedding invitations. Invitations By Dawn had a few … Continue reading

Weddings on a Budget: The Budget Savvy Bride!

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And Her Hubby, Of Course! One of my most favoritest favorite weddings on a budget comes to you from Jessica from Budget Savvy Bride - one of my most favoritest favorite wedding blogs! (Of course!) I loved Jess’s approach to her wedding planning – she was going to do it her way, and on her budget. There was no shortage of creativity and budget savvy “smarts” when it came to planning her May wedding for 150 guests. Jessica and Eric had an amazing budget savvy wedding and were kind enough to share details about how they did it. Weddings On A Budget: The Dress, etc! Since one of the first things we do as brides is go wedding dress and accessory shopping, I thought I would share this part of the budget savvy wedding first. Jessica’s dress was a custom made, dupioni silk, strapless work-of-art. And she paid a mere $550 for … Continue reading