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 VistaPrint.com - 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!
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?
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.