Save Money With a DIY Wedding

A DIY wedding – where the bride and groom make a lot of the decorations, clothes and invitations themselves – is a brilliant way of making wedding budgets go further and ensuring that you don’t have to skimp on important parts of the day such as your Manchester wedding video, which really does need to be perfect so you have the best possible reminder of the big day that will last for years. When it comes to making your own invitations, there are lots of ideas you could put into action, from buying beautiful pearlised card and learning the fine art of calligraphy to taking a lovely photograph of you and your husband or wife-to-be and including all the necessary information beneath the picture. For DIY wedding decorations, you could make lots of paper pompoms to hang up or sew lots of handmade colourful bunting to use on the tables or to hang from the ceiling. Another lovely idea is to take fun Polaroid photographs of you and your partner and hang them around the reception venue on twine using pegs. You could also make your own buttonholes using felt and feathers, or what about making your own bouquet of roses using paper? There are lots of tutorials online showing you how to make paper flowers – and given the cost of real posies, this could be a great way of keeping down the amount spent and freeing up your budget to use elsewhere. For further ideas of what to make and how, take a look at these websites: