budget wedding tips

Wedding Crafts: Why Having A Creative Streak Can Help With A Shoestring Wedding

I have always been an avid craft enthusiast, making cards and trinkets since I was 13 years old. This love of crafts and all things handmade has come in handy several times over the last 12 years, particularly for weddings. Whether it has been my own wedding or that of friends, I have always managed to use my creative side in order to save some cash whilst not compromising on quality! I thought that for this post I would have a bit of a reminisce about the weddings I have been involved in and you never know, it may spark off some ideas for your big day! My Wedding I married my teenage sweetheart Simon nearly 5 years ago. We didn’t have a huge budget and so I wanted to make it stretch as far as possible. I had always been a card maker


4 Tips for Saving Money on Your Wedding

Ah, you're wedding. What a special day! For many people, their wedding is the best day of their life. Not only are they marrying their best friend, but on top of that, they get to wear a beautiful dress/snazzy tux, get together with all of their closest friends and family, eat good food, take fun pictures, and dance until they drop. But what if the planning for this event is very stressful? What if the excitement of this day is clouded by the stress of how you are going to pay for all of this? Many people are on a very tight budget when trying to plan for their wedding. They still want the dress, decorations, food, etc to be as nice as possible. But they aren't working with an unlimited amount of money. If you are like most people, and


Fake Cake Budget Secrets

It may be a first for you to hear, or maybe you've heard of it before, but the newest in budget weddings is staging a 'fake cake'. Basically there are all kinds of companies out there that rent these super-realistic Styrofoam cakes with fake icing on them. The cakes look gorgeous and can literally cost half the price of a real wedding cake. How does it work? Well the cake stands as a display on the cake table throughout the wedding reception. The option is to make the top layer of the cake, a real layer that is cut for your pictures and then served to your wedding party. The beautiful 'fake cake' is wheeled back into the kitchen and everyone else gets sheet cake that they'd never even guess was any different than the beautiful display you


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