I’m a big DIYer, there is something so satisfying about completing a project you made completely from scratch. I also work with a lot of DIY brides and what better way to caterer to those brides then a DIY wedding workshop! I teamed up with Sofia Katherine Photography and Amborella Floral Studio to do just that.
But first we needed a theme….
Our colour palette was navy blue and wine mixed with rich gold accents, which oozed royalty. So we started thinking about royal couples and how to plan a royal wedding but without the hefty price tag. What if Will and Kate were broke…..I mean, REALLY broke. Planning began for the royal wedding of the year, on a budget!
On the menu: flower arranging, DIY crafting and a ton of money saving advice. Many elements of our decor was from Wedding Chicks, if you haven’t checked them out, do so immediately. They offer loads of cute DIY tutorials and free printables.
All the wedding stationery was also printed at home on kraft paper using free printables from Wedding Chicks.
Misha from Amborella did an amazing job instructing everyone on how to arrange a beautiful floral centrepiece. She also gave some tips on what to DIY and what NOT to DIY when it comes to wedding flowers.
Next it was my turn to give some DIY tips. I covered everything from wedding stationery to decor and everything in between. I also broke down how much I spent on each item for the “wedding”. I went EXTREME budget to show you how inexpensively things can actually be done.
Save the date – $0.10 each
Invites – $0.50 each
Program – $0.10 each
Menu – $0.10
Seating chart – $4*
Chair sign – $1.50
Guest book – FREE*
Table numbers – FREE*
Name cards – FREE*
(*I used one $6 bottle of glitter, a jar of mod podge and glittered things I had around the house)
As part of my portion we also did a DIY craft and made ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ glitter chair signs.
Wedding Insider's Guide!
Truth bomb: planning a wedding can be super stressful and a lot less fun than you thought it would be, am I right?! That’s why I created this freebie for you. I want you to go in with a wedding game plan, so I’m showing you where to start first and why, I’m giving you a few tools to trim your guest list, breakdown your budget, and even show you how to make your rehearsal and ceremony run smooth.