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Holly’s Wedding On A Budget

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I was inspired by a series Rachel at Holy Craft did earlier this year in which she planned a Pinterest Wedding Do-Over – she detailed all the things she would include in her wedding if she was to do it over again. I’ll be sharing my own Pinterest Wedding Do-Over later in the month, but I’m also going to be sharing some posts from my blog friends this month all about their weddings and the unique things they did to make their weddings special!
Today’s post comes from Holly at Back Home Again. Read on to see how she created a beautiful fall inspired wedding on a budget.

Hi! I’m Holly and I blog over at Back Home Again, mainly about my family’s adventures and our attempts to live a more sustainable life. When Dara told me she was going to do a wedding series in honor of her anniversary, I was so excited because I love wedding planning and would love to open my own wedding planning business one day.
When my husband and I got married, I knew that I wanted a beautiful fall wedding with an elegant harvest theme. The only problem? We were on a budget. So, we did everything we could ourselves.
We made our centerpieces, pew bows, invitations and programs. All of this was super easy, even I, who am not crafty by any means could handle it!

I purchased some tulle, ribbon and silk roses and hot glued them together to make our bows. We weren't allowed to attach anything to the pews, which is why we had to tie them.
Our centerpieces were made with bronze planters and tea light holders I picked up at Michael’s. I bought mums from a local greenhouse and planted them. They were a special gift for one person at each table that had a specially marked favor.
For our invitations and programs, we bought a DIY kit and just printed them ourselves.
All of this saved us so much money. Our wedding was still a pretty penny and I don’t even want to know how much it would’ve been if we had paid someone to do all of this for us!

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Janine Huldie said...

We seriously spent so much on our wedding. Still sometimes, I cannot believe how much that one day indeed cost us. Back then, there was no Pinterest and the iterate was definitely not as big as it is now for saving money ideas, but so wish that I could have some of these things myself to cut corners, because that day pretty much cost the equivalent to a nice down payment on a house. Seriously just crazy. Don't get me wrong, we had the perfect day and truly the best wedding, but wish I could have saved some money int he process is all I am saying.

Leslie said...

I love the decorations on the pews, they are so pretty! Sometimes I don't think everyone realizes how easy it is to do a few simple things to cut down on costs for weddings.

Holly Higgins said...

I wish I could've had that girl's wedding...oh wait, it was me! :-) Thanks for allowing me to guest post!

Dara said...

I too wish I did more to save money and I wish I had pinterest back then to consult on the matter!

Dara said...

I definitely didn't realize it myself!

Dara said...

lol. thanks for the post!

Tamara Bowman said...

I love this series and the reason for it. I was just digging up old photos of the DIY stuff my husband and I (mostly him..) made for our wedding. And my mom is an artist so we had her do the table centerpieces!!

Dara said...

I would love for you to contribute to the series if you are interested!

Alex said...

I love how beautiful everything is! I'm a little jealous since we didn't have a big wedding. I wish Pinterest was around when we got married.

Dara said...

I wish it was around for me too!