We all know how expensive weddings can be, but doing little things yourself can cut back on how much you spend by having a wedding budget. There are many ways to save money, starting with the wedding invitations. If you are having a more informal ceremony, such as a beach wedding, printing wedding invitations from home is a quick money saver. If your guest list happens to be small and you are artistic, try handwriting your invitations in calligraphy. This will not only save money, but adds a personal touch.
Another way to save is to take the traditional bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts and turn it into a memorable day of fun. Buying both groups gifts can be expensive, however treating the girls to a spa day or the men to a day of sports will be more personal and fun.
Making the wedding programs yourself will also save money. There is software available to make wedding programs that are easy and allow you to be creative. Printing the programs out at home will be time consuming but gives you the ability to see them quickly. Search your local supply store for wedding paper for elegant wedding programs.
Creating your own wedding centerpieces is another way to limit your spending. The internet is a great way to get ideas, tips, and directions on how to make your own wedding centerpieces. Depending on what you make, the centerpieces can also be wedding favors for your guests. For instance, creating your own votive candles and displaying them as a wedding centerpiece would be an easy and personal gift for your guests to take home.
Other wedding favors to consider are CDs, edible treats, or something eco-friendly such as a plant or flower seeds. Putting together a mixed CD of songs that mean a lot to the bride and groom is a very personal wedding favor. If you have a knack for baking, making a treat with individualized, colorful wrapping is a good idea.
Spending a lot of money on the small details of your wedding is something that does not need to happen. Simply looking on the internet for ideas and procedures will help save your wallet all while making your wedding more personal.