Every girls dream is to have a beautiful wedding, but not everyone can afford a platinum wedding. With today’s economy not many can even be able to look at a wedding that is glamorous. The average wedding now a days costs $10,000 roughly. Setting a realistic budget is crucial. You and your future spouse will have to discuss a real number to shoot for. No one wants to start a life together in debt.
There are several ways to get a nice looking wedding, but also cutting the cost by ‘Doing it Yourself” and using everyday objects.
There are several things to do in this case, such as DIY your wedding, which will be incredibly low cost and beautiful, plus you put that extra time in for your special day.
“But I have no experience in being a wedding decorator”
Here are some ideas for a Wedding on a Really Low Budget, but Looks REALLY AWESOME!
First off is a place to get married. Do you or someone you know have a beautiful backyard or garden? Think about doing it outside.
How about centerpieces? Again if you know someone with flowers, ask to cut some. If you or someone you know doesn’t have a flower or is allergic to them try this instead:
Fake Flowers. All you need is a stick, staples and 8 sheets of tissue paper and a bottle which can be recycled from somewhere else. You will need to cut eight circles the same size for each blossom. Staple them to the branch, as many or as little as you want on each branch. When you are done stapling them, fluff them up to add body.
The cost will only be the tissue paper.
Got Bigger Branches? Try this:
With a container add stones to keep the branch in place then add beads and flowers. You can also use the same tissue paper trick as above. This one in the photo uses two bouquets and clear beads which are all inexpensive.
Another idea with Vases would be this :
It contains many bottles tied with wire and filled with flowers. You can also color the water in each vase for another effect.
There are also tutorials to make your own wedding dress from Generation T and also Threadbangers ( a video showing how to make your dress out of white t-shirts) This cost less then $40.00
Not Platinum enough? How about going to either your local Good Will, Salvation Army or even a Salvage Store that sells chandeliers. You can usually pick them up for a couple hundred dollars. You can put this above an arbor outside and then later on use it in your house. It makes an awesome focal point!
Another great place to look for candles, candelabras, chandeliers, and jewelry are flea markets and yard sales. You can reuse the jewelry for hanging beads or even napkin holders.Just remember that anything can be repainted and if you have an imaginagtion, anything can be used!
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