I’m getting married on October 9 – and I’m getting married on a budget. Luckily, I’m not one of those girls with a big church wedding/dream reception already planned (I am not criticizing these girls – just saying, since I am working with limited financial resources, that it is a good thing I am not one of them). Also luckily, I happen to be a huge fan of wedding blogs and DIY blogs – rather interesting, since I am not really a fan of weddings or DIY, but that’s beside the point (I’m easily swayed by beautiful photography).
I gathered up some of my favorite blog posts and magazine photos for inspiration and headed over to my weekly strategy meeting with my mom. After we did our logistics check-in (Tent prices? Check. Bathrooms rented? Check.) we decided to try actually making some of these decorations to see if it would really be a money-saver or if it would just be a frustrating waste of time.
Pleasant surprise: the Martha Stewart Weddings pom poms and luminarias were just as easy as Martha promised. The wine cork place card holders were also super quick and easy, meaning that Noe’s wish that my kitchen drawers will empty themselves of corks is about to come true.
These won’t be the colors we’ll be using, but the trial run convinced us that we do have enough time to have some pretty, cost-effective, DIY decorations – even with a wedding approaching in less than two months.