This is the next part in a 20-day long series. If you’ve missed any of it, you can find all of the tips in the category: Do it Yourself Wedding Plans.
These are all of the steps you need to schedule your time and budget for when you’re planning a DIY Wedding. The who’s, what’s, where’s as well as the when’s and how’s.
The Easiest Bridal Shower that You Do Yourself!
Planning a shower can be almost as stressful as planning the wedding itself, unless you know what you’re doing.
Working with a budget is easy when you do it yourself!
While it usually falls on the maid of honor to plan the shower, the bride needs to be involved, too!
You can’t expect her to take on the whole event herself.
Besides, this way, you can help guide her toward things you want to have at the party.
You can save on the venue if you can host it at someone’s house or a nearby park.
Ask your parents if they will clean up their yard for a beautiful afternoon tea party!
What about a casual potluck picnic with a country western wedding theme?
Even having it catered at a free venue will save you a bundle.
Invitations, of course, can be printed at home on nice cardstock paper that matches your wedding theme.
There are templates on most word processing software and even more online.
Make sure you include everyone on your list!
Forgetting someone may be accidental, but it can result in hurt feelings and resentment.
Envelopes from a stationary store can be purchased and making address labels is a breeze!
The stamps may even cost more than the invitations themselves!
Decorations are easy to do on a budget.
With party supply stores and a creative mind, you can turn plastic table covers into elegant wall coverings.
Craft stores are useful for favors and gifts.
You can even pick up pretty picture frames from the dollar store and use pictures of you and the groom as the centerpieces!
Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean your shower needs to be bare bones minimum.
Cutting triangles from colored construction paper can make pretty penants to hang on the wall.
Have stickers with your names and wedding date printed and wrap them on dollar store votive candle holders for nice centerpieces or gifts for the guests.
Involve the entire bridal party in the crafts by inviting them all over for a girls’ night in!
The best thing about making your own decorations and invitations is that everything can be completely personalized to you and your groom!
Want a candy table?
Bulk Candy stores have amazing deals on your favorite yummy sweets!
Do you want a buffet but don’t want to pay a caterer?
Invite your future mother-in-law over for some bonding time while the two of you cook it up in the kitchen.
Wedding showers should be a month or two before the actual wedding date.
Remember to check with everyone involved in the inner circle, such as bridesmaids, mothers, and siblings, to be sure they will be available for the party.
The wedding shower is a great opportunity to have a fun party with the girls, so don’t stress!
No one’s going to be upset if you don’t choose a fancy banquet hall or don’t have the most expensive champagne for mamosas.
Remember, this is all fun and in celebration of your love!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next step of many that you’ll need to attend to for planning your Do it Yourself Wedding.