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{Lifestyle} DIY Wedding Ideas

Ashley Jones - March 21, 2011

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Have you noticed the influx of wedding invitations you start receiving in your mailbox when it starts to get warm? Well, gear up, because more are coming. And for some of you reading this, you’re the one trying to make the decisions for a wedding! Congrats!

But because everyone is holding their checkbook a bit closer, I thought it would be fun and helpful to compile a few handy websites on how to do weddings on a budget, or by yourself. If you’re the mom planning the wedding, or the future bride trying to gather ideas, these  websites could really help.

If you aren’t familiar with the term “DIY,” it means “Do It Yourself.” It’s pretty popular on blogs right now, which I find so wonderful because everyone is a little more budget-conscious. Every one of the websites listed below have a “DIY” section for weddings. There are some beautiful, creative, and inexpensive ideas out there. So, don’t fret about expenses. Put your creative cap on and have fun with this special day!

Ashley Jones practices public relations for Deseret Book. She loves writing, emailing her missionary sister, and making/ eating home-made popcorn.

© LDS Living 2011.
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mrsbudr said...

10:50 AM
on Mar 24, 2011

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For our son's wedding last year. I made a "family tree" by just getting some old branches that had just been pruned by a friend, and we tied the "thank you" on the tree. Each guest was to go to the tree as they left to get a small clear plastic bag with 2 Oreo truffles in it. The bags also had sunflowers on them so the tree looked like it was in bloom. It was so cute and everyone loved the idea. We also had the guests sign a muslin quilt block w/fabric markers. Now the quilt is finished and I will be giving it to the couple on their first anniversary. We served Pie instead of cake, and had a bar-b-que for the family before the reception started It was the most fun wedding I have been to in a really long time.

mrsbudr said...

10:59 AM
on Mar 24, 2011

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Oh, one more thing I failed to mention. I made my first grand daughter's blessing dress out of my wedding dress. I saved it for my daughter to use, but she chose otherwise. So since the fabric was good and I wanted to create an heirloom, I just cut down the dress and created one. It was beautiful. So don't fret over a dress that may not be worn, just cut it down!
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