Wedding DIY Projects that Will Save You Time and Money


Get Your Invitations Printed on Your Own

Using a wedding-specific vendor for printing services is usually astronomical in cost. Instead, use a custom design service (like Emerald and Mint!) to create your save the dates and/or wedding invitations, and have them printed on your own. You can't go wrong with using a printing service like - you'll be surprised at the quality and amount of options (such as paper weight, finish and embellishments) that they provide. Pick up some tissue paper and fancy envelopes from Michael’s and you’ll be good to go!

Custom Wedding Invitations

Keep it Classic with Small Touches of Trendy

Ever been to a wedding venue that looks like a Pinterest board threw up all over it? Make sure you project isn’t just the fad-of-the-moment. While serving all of your drinks in glittery mason jars might seem cute now, ask yourself if you’ll still love it looking back through your wedding album in 25 years. For example, many brides have been foregoing wedding cakes for more original, trendy desserts like build-your-own s’mores bar or wedding themed macarons. And while passing on a seven tier wedding cake can definitely save you a buck, what’s your old-fashioned grandmother going to think when she doesn’t get a slice of traditional cake at your wedding?

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Keep an Eye on Your Spending

Ever hear the phrase "Why buy it for $7 when you can make it yourself for $92 worth of craft supplies?" It's no joke, craft supplies are expensive - and that's before you run out of paint or cardstock. Sometimes it may be worth it to buy pre-made. Buy hey, nothing wrong with buying something off Etsy, technically it’s still handcrafted! Pssst...Michael's and JoAnn Fabrics ALWAYS have coupons available on their websites, so clip (or download to your phone) before you make the trip.

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One thought on “Wedding DIY Projects that Will Save You Time and Money

  1. I love Michael’s coupons! Weddings can be done on a budget if you’re careful and utilizing the 40% off and clearance and Michael’s is huge. We are all married in our family, but I think a lot of these principles apply to baby showers, grad parties and other large events, as well. Nice post.

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