This wedding was done on a very small budget (about $2,800) and right in the middle of the Christmas season, so we had to get creative.
The announcement came in a pocket (left) and included a reception invitation, wedding invitation, photo of the bride and groom, and a map. I was able to print these at work to help save money and of course designed them for free.
• We wrapped little shoe boxes for the center pieces. The local shoe store collected their small boxes for us—for free—and we wrapped them using $10.00 worth of white wrapping paper.
• The ribbons came from the dollar store and the orange fabric was only a dollar per yard.
• The tissue paper for the poofers was dirt cheap, so it was used everywhere.
• The reception took place at our home—lot's of money saved there. We served favorite finger foods and my mom made the wedding cake.
• The grooms boutonneir, (and father's/mothers' corsages) we made out of left over pieces from the bride's bouquet.
Fun huh? Sometimes a wedding on a budget is a blast. Especially if the bride and groom are easy to work with and like to have fun getting involved. This whole motif suited their personalities quite well!