So I hope you all have enjoyed my posts and tutorials for all of the burlap and sunflower decorations I made for my sister’s bridal shower. We had a lovely afternoon! The weather was perfect, the food was good, and the decorations in my biased opinion were beautiful! I thought I would share with you some of the final touches and how it all came together.
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Ah summer is here! Did you know that June is the month that the most weddings are held in? And for good reason, it’s usually beautiful in the summer! My wedding was one of my most favorite days of my entire life, and the planning of it was so much fun! One thing most engaged couples enjoy doing together for their wedding is creating their wedding registry. In times past it used to be more of a bride thing rather than the grooms, but lately the grooms are wanting to get involved as well. So now we see a trend of wedding registries that reflect the bride AND grooms wants and needs. No more of over priced place settings that you will never actually use. Continue reading
The wedding cake is one of the best parts of the wedding. They can also be very expensive. We like cheap wedding cake ideas. There are a variety of tastes and flavor combinations. The wedding cake can be as simple or grand as the couple desires. They can range in cost from $20- $30,000+. It depends on who you hire, what you want, and the number of people you plan to serve. There are some cake designers that have wait lists longer than the most exclusive venues.
I personally found a great way to have my cake design come in at $120 or $1 per person for my event was to head to my local grocery store. I know gasp. I had a designer dress, wedding on the beach at a resort and a grocery store cake. Do you know what no one knew or cared. They all said my cake was amazing. I bought my cake at the grocery store and I asked my florist to dress it up with flowers! It was yummy and it was so inexpensive.
There are plenty of other ways to save on your cake. The newest rage is cupcake cakes. Why have a big cake when you can have cupcakes? I have also seen a small cake on each table done in a theme. The best idea I have seen is a baker told me they make a mock cake for you out of styrofoam and then they ice it and decorate. The top shape is real cake and the rest isn’t. Then in the back they have sheets cakes to cut up. You can get a sheet cake for 100 people for $30- $50 at a whole sale club or you can even have someone you know make them. This is a really creative way to save money and no one knows but you and your checking account.
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I LOVE DIY Wedding Crafts that really make your wedding unique (without cleaning out your wallet!). So this week, I wanted to share this fun way to dress up your wedding shoes with these DIY Glitter Bottom Heels! This craft is SO easy to make, and can be customized to any wedding theme and color! When I got married I had an Alice in Wonderland theme, and dressed up my wedding flip-flops (yep, I wore flip-flops at my wedding, no shame!) with a red glitter bottom, and they were a huge hit! I chose green for this tutorial because it’s my favorite color, and I watched Once Upon a Time last night, so it got me thinking how cool would this be for a Wizard of Oz themed wedding!? (Anyone feeling Wicked?) Are you ready to get started? Continue reading
Weddings can be really expensive! And a big chunk of your wedding budget can be dedicated to flowers. The bridal bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, center pieces, etc. We actually used fake flowers for a lot of our wedding flowers. So if you are looking for a fun (and cheap!) alternative to bridesmaids bouquets, then I have a fun project for you today! Pictured above is my DIY Wedding Bouquet Button Ball! These can be customized with wedding colors and themes, are would look super cute walking down the isle hanging by the wrist of your awesome bridesmaids! (And Bonus: they can keep it forever!) This project cost about $15, and took me around 1/2 an hour to complete. So do you want to learn how to make one? It’s easy! Continue reading
Your wedding day is going to be one of the best days of your life, and with a little planning, can be one of the smoothest. I know what you are thinking, Wedding Day’s going smoothly!? Well yes! You just have to take the time before your wedding day and make sure you plan accordingly and everything will fall into place! This is the first printable we are going to be offering for all you brides out there! This is our Free Printable Wedding Planning Checklist! In the coming weeks we will be adding even more free wedding printable, so much such to check back!