Has anyone made anything themselves for their wedding to cut back on costs? Im thinking of making favours and centerpieces myself but can't think of anything else. Any ideas?
Yes I made all my centre pieces, making all my own decorations too
I could look at making my own decorations yeah. Having a festival theme hopefully!
Hi My Mum is making our invitations and save the dates :)
We've decided to do our own centrepieces. Our venue is very vintage (it's a barn). So far we've just started saving all our food jars, different shapes and sizes and we will be putting little bits in each. Some will have candles, some will have small flower arrangements and others little fairy lights.
Sounds weird I know but it's difficult to describe 😂 X
I am making centerpieces. Stationery including invites and table plans. Own flowers including bouquets and button holes. You could always look at making your own cake if you can.
I've made the invitations. I will also be making our favours and our cake.
Invites, save the dates, your flowers if you’re that crafty?!
Yes I'm making my own favour's, coconut ice and peppermint creams, I've also made my centre piece's and we did all our own invites
I'm getting married in December and I'm in the same boat trying to cut bk on cost all I'm doing for favours is putting a few celebration sweets in little organza bags xx
I made my bouquet and bridesmaids posies
We're doing our centre pieces, bouquet, button holes, decorations, flowers and favours
What's everyone putting in there favours ? Xxx
I've made flower girl dresses, my bouquet and pinholes, cake stand, postbox, centre pieces, welcome sign, seating plan. I've made every thing apart from my dress and suits
I'm doing the same. We are also doing our own invitations. Bought some lovely cream scalloped edge paper and envelopes and are just finishing the design and text now. Posted out or hand delivered by the end of the week. We are not including rsvp cards as I have rarely received them and like buying my own to send back. Hope this helps. Enjoy.
I didn't do save the date just sent out invites a few months earlier. ..also I made my own wedding cake just ordinary sponge and I started baking a few weeks before an froze the layers..made it super easy.
I did all my flowers and button holes table decorations cake table decorations favours Thankyou presents and mirrored centre pieces
I'm making my dress, the bridesmaids dresses, the centrepieces and quite a few other bits. I'm a seamstress and the price of the dress I want made me fall over from laughing! I can make it for a quarter of what they were charging so that's exactly what I'm doing.
I'm thinking of making hangover kits as favours. Seen a list of things you can get then put together yourself etc. Was going to do my invites but I think I'm leaving it too late xx
Veil. Go onto Rock My Wedding. There is a tutorial blog on there. Very simple and straight forward. Tulle and combs off eBay and ivory thread. Saves a fortune xx
We did flowers. Centre pieces. Order of service. I did my own cake. Etc. X
I'm making my own cake also making my own favours with organza bags and homemade chocs and sweets
I think I'm going to ask mother in law to be to make our cake actually so that would save a few pennies. Has everyone who made the button holes and bouquet used real flowers?
I'm hoping to do the stationary, most of the decorations and maybe the flowers myself too x
We had a lord of the rings themed wedding and did everything ourselves!!
I made my card box. My table plan, bought all the stuff for my centre pieces. I made my place setting names. Invites. Coat hangers. Xx
I’m making my centrepieces, invites and a few other bits. Plus my future mil is making the favours xxx
I made my own invites table place names and cards menus .. favours tableplan xx
You can make all.your own glasses.. with e.g names.. bride, groom etc..by glasses from supermarkets and add the vinyl.your self.. vinyl will cost about 50 a glass..
Im doing invites, flowers, centre pieces and name cards. We are not doing favours for anyone
I made invites button holes and got lanterns from the pound shop x
Invitation favors table plan order of service
My sister did all her own flowers including bouquets and button holes on the morning of the wedding
I'm making the centrepieces, the cake, the lanterns, a DIY photo booth, the invitations and order-of-service's, and I couldn't find shoes I wanted for a price I wanted so I bought some the style I wanted and have painted and will decorate them. Will also be doing my own make up (or at least my MOH will).
Courtney you going to help me?
I've made our invites, going to be doing favours, table numbers, place cards, seating plan etc oh and My mam bought a post box out of home bargains I think it was about £1.99 which I'll decorate to the theme xx
I decided on an origami theme and I’m making all the decorations (well most of them!), favours and centrepieces, as well and my bouquets and we have opted not to have a florist as I am making paper flowers. My plan is to bring in some games, and make a chill out corner as alternative entertainment! Also I designed my own invites and am printing them myself. Chose a really simple design that can be printed on A4 and folded. A friend is making our wedding cake (but we will pay for all the bits she needs)! I’m also doing my own make up. We spent a lot on food and the venue so wanted to make it up in other areas plus I love crafting and making things. If it all seems a bit much then play to your strengths and get friends to help!!
I’m making our invites and place settings, we also aren’t sending out separate save the dates xx
Yeah, we are making our own save the dates, wedding invitations, order of service, table plan, place names, sweet table and confetti. Not on dose it save money but everything is personalised to you and your partner and it’s fun to make! X
we made our own favours, they took us a while but were worth it.
Invitions, cake, centrpieces, decorations, name places, seating plan, the bar , ents for the kids ( projection screen for films etc and a craft table) . Good luck. Xx
i did favours bunting invitions post box
Made the same as you and invites plus my MIL made bunting for us to decorate! Pinterest helped with ideas and hobby craft and wilkos had pretty much all the tools and crafty bits to make everything!!
I made save the dates and doing evening centre pieces. But it really hasn’t cut back on costs x
We are making centre pieces and wedding favours. My friend is kindly making bouquets. We are also making a few decorations for the venue.
We are making save the dates, invites, centrepieces, flower arrangements, venue decoration, favours, the cake and I’m doing my own hair and makeup! A friend is doing our photography too!
I made invitations, menus, order of service, flowers, centre pieces, table numbers table plan, card box, my mum made the cake and favours, my dad made me a sweet cart and we bought the chair covers and shashes and did those ourselves too
For my daughter’s wedding We’ve used a template that cost $7 to create the invitations and got them printed by an online printer and they cost £25 for 100 with the envelopes. Gorgeous. For favours we are buying lottery tickets to the local hospice lottery. Silk flowers are being arranged by a friend (they cost a fraction of fresh ones). Buying cake from M&S (who knew they did wedding cakes!) and putting ribbon round the bottom of each tier and adding silk flowers.
My sister is making the bouquets and invitations for me
I’m doing table centrepieces, invitations and order of service
A few pics of bits i made for my wedding x
We made our own seating plan. Was quoted over £200 , and even though there was money left in the budget, there was no way I was going to pay that. Got a frame from Dunelm and paint, and some crystals. Cost us around £50 to do it our selves. X
We made our bouquets and pocket squares and button holes ourselves. Saved roughly £100 x
Making my favours, invites, centre pieces, card box, wishing well, table scatter decorations such as paper flowers etc
Have a look on pintrest. Lots of amazing ideas of were to start. It's were I got my ideas from for my center pieces. I'd start with collecting jars, usually works for me. Pinch old Yankee candle jars off people, or coffee jars, doesn't matter if the yankee candles have wax in, pop them in the dish washer and then go get some wd40 or a cheap version and the glass cleans right up gets all the stick marks right off!
Buy some nice lace, arts and crafts shops. cheap fake flowers off eBay, nice cheap light up fairy lights I got mine from the pound d shop. Tada, center pieces!
I made all the bouquets and centre pieces
I'm doing my own invites and flowers
Vintage theme .....so we made our own invites , order of service , chalk painted a chalk board for the menu , glass painted a vintage mirror welcome sign , my girlfriends helped to make the bouquets , buttonholes & reception table flower decorations , my bridesmaid made the 4 tier wedding cake ,
Got bridesmaids dresses in sales, charity shops & websites cheaply but looked expensive ....
Ive made my own centre pieces,
cake stand in making,
To make save the date cards, buffet and a friend is making my cake as a gift. Xx
I'm pretty much making everything bar dresses and suits
I made menus, place cards & information inserts for the invitations (the invitations were pretty but cheap ones from Vistaprint). I'm not crafty at all but these were easy x
Making center pieces
I made my dress, making invites, table plan, knitting my own flowers or buying silk ones from wish. Doing my own hair and make up. Not sure on the rest yet.
We made our own table decorations & favours. Also button holes & my sister made the cake
I did my favour and decorate the hall myself. And did the church flowers.
Ive made invites, centrepieces, favours and favour boxes, childrens activity packs and thankyou gifts xx
Ive started making my table centrepiece for when we sign everything . Ive also made the lottery ticket holders that would have cost me.over 100 pound but cost me 20
I’m make my own save the dates and invites and my friend is making the favours
doing own decs for the room, centrepieces, flowers, make-up x
I'm making favors, making button holes, been practising nails, possibly decorating cake myself, making invites, made save the dates, making place cards
I made my invitations which saved us over £700, my mom made all my flowers, me and my mom made my two favours, name cards, my wishing well for our cards, our guest book which was a picture frame for everyone to sign, memory ladder and our.seating plan which was on a mirror just wtite a list hun then work through it and see if you can.do it urself gud luck x :-)
I've made my own save the dates, invitations, centre pieces, table plan, my sister is making the wedding favours and our wedding cake!
Save the dates, invites, centrepieces, favours, place settings, menus and a few other decorations. Confetti. I have given myself enough time to try to learn to make my own floral arrangements.
Made my seating plan, hand wrote all poems to go with my favours (70 of them took me ages). Added to cheap invites to jazz them up. There is plenty you can do to cut corners if you have to.
Making the bracelets for the bridesmaids
You could make jewellery for bridesmaids to wear on the day, make the stationary (invitations/order of service etc), and also favours and flowers as you said x
Making the invites and center pices
Yep favours, bunting, pom poms... Supplying booze ourselves... I'm not crafty at all but there's lots that can be done diy!
We are diy'ing all our stationery and signs, favours and centrepieces x
We're making our own favours, running orders, sweet table and coffee bar, evening centrepieces, invitations x
I’m making my invites, centrepieces, table settings, post box, table plan etc, my flowers and button holes and anything else I can think of lol x
Email invitations have saved me a fortune! We made a video and emailed it
I had a sweet table instead of favours.
And made my own crystal bouquet.
I've made my flowers and will be making my invitations, my centrepieces, my favours, maybe my chair ribbons.
My centre pieces were just artificial roses from the range in a glass vase with white pebbles...cost less than £5 each and looked fab. We had gummy bears in organza bags, 40 cost less than £10 x
I made my invitations, my bouquet, my bridesmaids bouquet, the boutonnieres and the corsages for Mob and mil. Also the favours, the flowers for the evening,and reception, the cake and personalised the topper, all evening decor, the signs, the post box, and probs more than I can't remember!! There is so much you can do yourself xx
Making centerpieces, favours, table numbers, corsages, room decor, lanterns for the ceremony, invitations, signs for on the way to the venue, welcome sign, ceremony booklet, table plan, sister is making my cake, made my bridesmaids gifts, all kinds. The more you make and style yourself. The more personal your wedding will be
I am making all our flowers and I'm also making the invitations for the flowers and invitations wanted it would have cost 400 odd pound where a small off doe it myself can do it for leas thank 100
My family and I made the centre pieces, the place cards, the decorations, the bouquet (My aunt is a florist and made one for me to walk down with and I made a fabric one to throw), the sashes, seating plan, and the envelope invites. We are all quite arty though and can sew/ knit/crochet, cut glass, web design etc. X
Favours, invites, table plan, table numbers, centrepieces, bridesmaid dresses all made. My dress was bought from a friend who was sticking it to charity
I made my favours, invitations, table plan, order of services, place cards. I had a relative of mine make our wedding cake as a gift too. Saved a lot of money! X
me and my bridesmaids are making pretty much everything.
- favour boxes.
- button holes
- post box
- wedding advice cards
- bride and groom quiz
- buffet food
We bought 100 small boxes from Amazon for £15 and bulk bought lindt chocolates to go in, we also bought fake flowers and made our own centre pieces to save on florist costs
I made my invites, favours, and table plan was quite easy x
We made our invitations , put together our table centrepieces and favours and various other odds and sods. I made my own fabric bunting too as wanted it to match my colours and was struggling to find any.
We're making favours, table decorations, invited, centre pieces, the sweetie cart, wedding decorations, kids packs and more :) yes it will save money, but actually we are inviting guests to make things with us so they feel part of the wedding and share in the excitement :)
Didn't know our Debbie was into baking. Can't wait to see it all .Good on you both. 🤵xx
I'm doing my own wedding and reception invites and also have a wedding website for ease of getting RSVP's from my guests and letting them of any changes to wedding times.
I've started testing center pieces as I want to make my own :)
I made, save the dates, invites, name cards, favours, table plan, table names, menu cards, instagram cards, all decorations including centrepieces. My dad made our cards postbox. There's a lot you can do