September 12, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley
Taking on wedding tasks and projects yourself can be a great way to personalize your celebration and save money. There are lots of DIY ways to add sophistication and style to your wedding day while still saving money. So FiftyFlowers.com and Cricut partnered to show you 5 ways to use farm-fresh flowers and your Cricut machine to make your wedding look magical without blowing your budget!
5 MONEY-SAVING WEDDING IDEAS FOR THE DIY BRIDE
- A great way to save money and still have lots of fresh plants at your wedding is to opt for foliage and greenery. You get more mileage out of your floral budget by selecting green plants for less cost and pairing them with gorgeous blooms. The arch above was created using hops garland and paper leaves to create a romantic and dramatic archway, the perfect backdrop for any ceremony.
Expensive glassware, feathers, and more can eat up your reception budget in a hurry. A great way to save money on centerpieces is opting for a simple variety of fresh flowers and candles for a warm ambiance. Our gracious wedding partner, FiftyFlowers, contributed all the flowers for the Reception, as they had for the Rehearsal Dinner and Ceremony. Renowned for providing beautiful blooms at wholesale prices, their direct-from-the-farm flowers were then arranged by floral designer extraordinaire Rachael MacLaughlin of Roots Flowers, Inc. After Hailey and Brent, this was the most popular match at the wedding!
- Alcohol can be one of the most expensive items at any wedding. If you want to avoid a cash bar and big tab, go for a beautiful bar offering a limited selection. Add sophistication and style to the bar list by displaying the available options in a beautiful arrangement.
Don’t underestimate the power of scattered petals to elevate the feel of any space. If you are intimidated arranging bouquets or centerpieces, you can sprinkle in romance and whimsy by scattering petals. Trust us: you can’t go wrong with these rose petals from FiftyFlowers.com. Use them at your cake table (pictured here), to line your aisle, or near your guest book.
When it comes to fresh blooms, think outside the box and use flowers in nontraditional ways. Rather than exit your reception with rattling cans, repurpose one of your centerpieces and create this adorable sign for the back of your vehicle.
Do you have any money-saving tips for the DIY bride? Tell us your tips in the comments below!