I’ve done a few posts on our very DIY and budget-friendly wedding (check them out here, here, here, here and here), and I wanted to make sure and share the wedding booth props I made. The photo booth was a huge hit at the wedding, and we were even able to use the props again at our nephew’s baby shower a few years later.
We had what you might call an untraditional-traditional wedding. Meaning that we had a lot of the traditional things; bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearer, flower girl, a ceremony, etc. But we did things in an untraditional way. See some previous wedding posts here, here, here, here and here to get a visual of our laid back and very DIY wedding.
My husband and I got married a few years ago and paid 1/3 of what the experts say is the average cost of a wedding in Seattle. It was a ton of work since it required a lot of time up front to accomplish the DIY portion of things, plus the time required to research options we could afford – but it was so worth it.
Here are some tricks and tips I have to offer someone who wants to have a very budgeted and DIY wedding.
My husband and I were able to have a 200 person wedding for 1/3 of the price of what the average Seattle wedding is said to cost. It wasn’t necessarily easy, but I love crafting, creating Excel spreadsheets, and anything DIY so it was a challenge I was excited to take on.
To start with, you can see information about our wedding invitations that my brother created here, the DIY envelopes I made here (complete with a tutorial and downloadable PDF), and our DIY dessert options here.