But only if you’re creative or know others who are. Play to your strengths when it comes to creativity for your wedding day. Are you great with your hands, just not very imaginative? Then print off templates to work with and copy an idea you have found in a magazine or on the internet. You can get templates for everything from invites and seating plans to cake decorating templates for cutting out icing shapes etc.
The reason doing it yourself is often cheaper is because the person who makes the product naturally and understandably wants to make a profit, so charge for the materials, their time to make the product and a little extra, where as if you do it yourself all you pay for is the materials.
Ideas for what you can make yourself:
- The wedding invitations and RSVP cards
- The table plan
- The seating plan
- Table numbers and names
- Table centre pieces
- Your and your BMs bouquets and the mens button holes etc
- Do your own hair and make up on the day
- Make your own wedding cake
Below I have listed and linked great sites to look at for amazing DIY wedding ideas:
The Wedding Crafter – provides ideas and inspiration, the ability to buy craft supplies and free templates!
Thinking outside the Box
Saving money on your wedding day by being creative, doesn’t mean that you have to make things. You can be creative by thinking outside of the box, and therefore being more origional, which can be great savings.
The National Trust has venues in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, everything from stately homes to ruin castles, marriage spaces both inside buildings and in beautiful outside spaces many at the fraction of the cost of more well known wedding venues.