Hiya! Getting married in August 2018 and wanting to kept the budget super tight. Has anyone organized and made the majority of their wedding them selves? How hard/easy was it? And would you reccomend it?
Hi Symmone. it is definitely possible. There are plenty of useful sites you can use to create everything yourself. I think the difficulty just depends on what you want to achieve. I would recommend making something yourself but what you feel comfortable with.
Hi, We are making some of it ourselves like the table centers and invites. It is possible but it depends on how creative you are and how much time you have. Good luck x
We're doing a lot of the stuff ourselves, I'm making centre pieces and bouquets, got a lot of stuff in b and m at moment for people on a budget, it's called the happy ever after section and amazon and ebay are fab for stuff like favours and decorations
I made the invites, decorations and center pieces (with lots of ideas from Google and pintrest and help from my mum and maid of honour) my mum in law and nana in law both made buntin and mats for the center pieces to sit on! And all our parents helped to pay for the big stuff like food and entertainment! It was pretty fun making everything with the help of close family and friends and I got lots of advice on little bits about the day! :) and it really helped in keeping the cost down! Less then £1 per invite (made 90) and less then £3 per center piece (made 27) xx
We decided spur of the moment to get ours booked just over a month ago for next April. I've organised everything myself and it's all come together. Needed deposits are paid and trials and dress shopping dates sorted ect.
We're making our own bunting, table runners, centre pieces and all other decorations. It's a lot of work but doable so I'd suggest starting asap!
Depends how creative you are. I've made table plans, invites, orders of service all stationery for my wedding years ago & also did the buttonholes, church flowers & table decorations and table numbers too. Cost me less than £150 for all. My dress was £50 from a charity shop & the bridesmaids dresses were made for £20 each. Pull in as many favours from friends & family as you can.
We made our invites ourselves. Lots of sites on the Internet with great ideas. It cost us nothing as we already had the paper and ink in for the printer.
We made pretty much everything ourselves! Save the dates, invites, flowers, table decorations, order of service, table plan, bunting etc etc etc! And we did it all in less than a year so I would say you have plenty of time and it should be easy enough- but be prepared to spend every weekend doing wedding stuff!
I'm making centre pieces and invitations myself also ordering table runners amd chairs sashes off of eBay for next to nothing to lower costs. One of my bridesmaids is super arty so is helping me out its her designated bridesmaid duty haha x
I made 80% of my wedding and I loved making it more personal! I even set up the hall with family and friends the day before
It pays to look around at venues and see what deals and packages you can get. We are on a tight budget but found a fabulous venue for our reception for just over £800. It might sound alot of money but included in that is a Dj from 2pm till midnight, table and seat linen for upto 400 guests, all the table decorations including a top table with starlight backdrop and dance floor, cake table, a red carpet and colour coordinated tree's on arrival with a free drink for guests, a fully stocked Candy Cart for the full reception all in our colour theme which is 6 rainbow colours. Also the Staff are friendly and the drinks are not expensive. We couldn't get a better deal anywhere. Don't give up hope, it is possible.
I am making my own invitations, favours/place card holders, wedding cake and table centrepieces, I estimated I am saving about £2000 in doing that. Be prepared to spend a lot of your spare time doing it and do it within plenty of time!
I'm doing most of mine. I brought lovely invitations from paper chase £15 for 10...can adapt to suit but they're lovely. I got evening invites and all favour bits etc from amazon really cheap but look lovely made up xx
I did all the flowers for my brothers wedding myself, and will do the flowers for my own wedding too - I buy from a wholesaler, Triangle Nursery, then learnt the technique from books and Youtube tutorials.
Lots of research and price comparing. We brought our centre pieces and post box, even a sweetcart on the our local Facebook selling page. EBay has been a god send too. We brought basic invites and jazzed them up with ribbon etc they looked fab. Marks and Spencer's for wedding flowers is also great and cost effective. Good luck and have fun with the planning. Wed2be is great for wedding dresses all under £600.
Yes I did it all in 10 weeks from setting the date to saying I do. I admit it wasn't easy and some days I did feel like screaming it was a big day with alot of people and under £4000 but well worth it xx
These was my table centre pieces that I made my self the jar with flowers was £6 each from Sainsburys and I just wrapped some string round bottles and the table number was £1.99 from the range we saved a lot of money by doing this and we got a family member to make our invites and favours I bought some boxes of eBay for about £10 for 100 and we put a candle in and a little note and for kids I just went on Google and printed some colouring stuff and bought the crayons from pound shop, hope this helps x
my mum made near enough everything for our wedding it was nice as it was personal to us and made our wedding unique :) she found it easy but a bit stressful at times but i would deffo recommend making your own stuff if you want your own personal touch this was ours x
I'm going to try to stick to a 2k budget for my wedding it's a day at the end of the day it's not to impress anyone but to celebrate your love with each other x
My budget was £2000,
It has taken me 6 months, but I'm almost finished now, I love amazon xx
Ive done my own flowers, peonies bought from home & bargain, and roses from market stall.. cost £24... made necklaces for our 2 young bridesmaids. £3. & got a vintage gown of ebay for £40. Mil2b is making cake. My 6year old son is building our Lego cake topper. Which cost £7 from Lego shop, they are double that on ebay..
We went a little overboard with our venue and my dress so everything else is taking the hit. Although I haven't started anything yet, all the plans are worked out. Invites I'm getting off eBay which I will then print on myself.
Bridesmaids dresses eBay.
I've seen on Pinterest a hangover kit for the favour which I think will be really suitable, think that's working out about £3 each once I get all the stuff. I also got some charms and beads to make wine glass charms as part of the favour - thank you Amazon.
And yesterday noticed primark do absolutely lovely suits. Since every suit I've found for SEVEN groomsmen is working out about £80 each, primark is looking like a possibility! Especially since they're likely to get wrecked on the day once the drinking starts (8 overexcited lads on a beach... id never get the deposit back on them)
Pinterest is a god send in these situations for ideas
This is where family and friends come into their own! Accept all offers of help!! Definitely doable if you have time and support :)
Do it yourself, but start now. I started my invites over a year before the day and am only now finishing order of services (wedding in a month today!). Everything in between has been hand made by me and has taken a lot of time. Don't rush it and don't get stressed, it's never "too early" to start
Look in Home Bargains. They have a nice wedding range. Also peacocks do lovely bridesmaid dresses for under £100. Wed2B is a chain of stores who don't do any wedding dresses over £599 but also a lot of highstreet chains now do wedding dresses too. Next do gorgeous dresses that would suit flower girls.
I've made the table names and Seating plan. My sister made my invites. Bought all stuff for a pick n mix table from eBay and makro for less than £60 for 12 sweet jars and 12 tubs of Haribo, sweet bags and tongs.
Made our own favours.
Decided against the expense of centrepieces, just got those little plastic diamante things to sprinkle over the table. When the venue asked what we were putting as table centerpieces and we said nothing because we can do without the expense they said they would let us use their candalabres and mirrored tray/stand things for them FOC.
I did my own invitions order of service decorations etc it made it more personal as well but I loved doing it
Philippa Mc Aleer
Made my own bouquet £12.99
I did my own cake flowers favours etc saved alot if youve got the time I would def recommend it
It can be fun if you involve all of your wedding party. Most of it is done quite easily - start pinterest !
We did the majority of things ourselves. We did it quite quickly, started in March when we booked venue and the wedding day was 1st Oct. My best advice is to look now for ideas, choose what you want, then start trawling the internet or emailing people like mobile hair, makeup, photographers for quotes now. Trawling the internet and ordering components and spending time making things not only saves lots of money, but adds a personal touch as well. Experiment. You never know what beautiful creations you can add for a fraction of the price for if you got them ready made. Good luck!
Easy made my own cake made my own invites got dresses from china cheap made to measure think i only spend around 1500 and 500 was the church reception was in our local with buffet done by a friend my best man paid for the hire suits and the dj/kareoke who was a friend too
Ebay is a godsend if you wanna do it all by yourself
Just seen this..... £1 shop, can't go wrong ;-)
I've made a lot myself then eBay!!!!! Get a decent photographer and dress though, don't cut costs there
I've done everything myself and still ended up spending around £6000
We got married Aug 2015 and including everything cost us 3500.We had choc fountain,sweet cart,photo booth,video booth.We got buy one and get one half price on them.My hubby's friend did our photography,invites,place names all for 500.My uncle is a caterer and gave us good discount per person.Ask around first which is what we did.Someone may always know some one that can help.Bridesmaid dresses were 30 each from quiz and my flower woman did me a great deal on my bouquet,6 bridesmaids and 6 buttonholes for 90.It really does pay to ask and shop around.Have a fab day xx
A friend of mine learned how to make origami flowers, in her chosen colours. They were stunning! It was a lot of work, but just a little each week will get you there. Personally I found doing similar for my own wedding stressful and not much of a saving after all, and really wish I'd paid someone else to do it all! But yeah... paper flowers! :-D x
Yes we did pretty much everything ourselves and it was great fun doing it..the invitations and place cards were from card factory, the 6 bridesmaid dresses cost £105 all together..the 2 younger bridesmaid dresses were from tk maxx, the middle girls from river island and my sister and sister in laws were £7.50 each in Miss selfridge and they looked amazing and will be able to wear them again, I wore my grandmas wedding dress and my grandma paid for the alterations which was very kind and a big help. We were very lucky as we borrowed a marquee from a friend and had the reception in my husbands parents back garden, we decorated it ourselves with bunting, battery powered fairy lights from Poundland and made chandeliers using hula hoops, fairy lights and ribbons. We collected glass jars and decorated them with lace and ribbons to place on a slice of log and put flowers, corks and battery candles in and used it as an excuse for a girly get together with family and friends and had a few bottles of wine and a good laugh whilst decorating the jars. :) We bought tables and chairs cheaply from eBay and Facebook selling sights then sold them on afterwards. The only thing we hired was chair covers and organza sashes and a toilet trailer..everything else we bought then sold on to try and make a bit back. We did all the catering ourselves..after the ceremony we did an afternoon tea using china we bought at car boots and charity shops and a buffet in the evening that we played up on to throw away buffet trays the day before and put in fridges ready to come out in the evening. Everyone brought their own drink along although we did supply a few bottle of wine and my hubby made a bar and had his home brew beer on tap (100pints of it..went down well!) we have been together 16 years and have 3 children so decided that keeping the cost down was important so we could enjoy a nice honeymoon with our girls and make their first trip abroad special and memorable for us all. We worked hard and put a lot of time and effort in to it but were very lucky to have so many friends and family who helped out to make it possible, my sister made a gorgeous naked cake, my sister in law is a florist and did all the amazing flowers for us, our best mans wife is a hair dresser and did everyone's hair for us, a friend did my make up and my dad took me to the registry office in his truck (I love lorries..so was fantastic) we had a fabulous day, made lots of memories and loved every second of it whilst not getting in to any debt doing it. Xx
Me and my fabulous bridesmaids in their cheap but gorgeous dresses with my parents after arriving at the registry office in my dads truck..a wonderful day!