Thursday, November 18, 2010

Do It Yourself

Many brides, especially those on a budget, want to save money by making things for their weddings themselves. Here is a list of feasible things you can do yourself, and what you should call in the experts for.

DIY It: Wedding tasks you can do yourself

· Wedding Favors and Giveaways

· Invitations

· Themed Decors,Simple Floral and Candle Centerpieces

· Cupcakes (instead of a wedding cake)

· Ring and Bible Pillow

· Container for the Arras/Arrae

· Wedding Cord

· Flower Girl Basket

· Bridal Hair and Makeup

· Headpieces

· Save the Date Cards, Programs, Menu Cards and Seating Cards

· A decorated guest book, missalette, card box, photo album, or other keepsake

For the Pros: Wedding tasks that should be left to the professionals

· Large Flower Arrangements and Centerpieces

· Bridal and Bridesmaid bouquets

· Your Wedding Dress

· A Wedding Cake

· Catering

· Photography

· Videography

If your aim is to save money on your wedding, start out by making a budget for each DIY project. You will be surprised to find that some projects are cheaper for the experts to do, and others can be either extremely inexpensive or breaking the bank, depending on the materials you use. Try it!

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