Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bride on a Budget

These days, brides are really having to find ways to stretch their dollars. So anything that can be done a little more affordable, without losing the chic and stunning effect you are going for, is always a sweet bonus.

I found this beautiful idea for a centerpiece on By submerging the flowers in a tall vase they will last longer, plus you can use just one or two stems which greatly cuts costs. Adding a floating candle and other surrounding candles definitely captures a romantic and whimsical mood!

Another super cute idea is this DIY Just Married banner that can be hung at your reception and then removed and placed on your car as you leave. Or personalize the banner with your and your sweety's names. Find out how to make your very own custom banner at
One more sweet idea. And this one really is sweet! DIY homemade raspberry jam to give as a wedding favor. What's especially great about this is that you can make the jam and can it months before the wedding because it lasts for a whole year. Using mason jars and making the tags yourself will really save you some dough. Check out how to do this project at

Doing as many wedding projects yourself with the help of your groom, and close friends and family can greatly help a bride cut back on the high cost of a wedding.

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