Our do-it-yourself wedding design gets noticed!
We're so excited to have our wedding be featured by Elegant Wedding Magazine this month. I must say, being called the “DIY Queen" is a bit much but after two years of planning our event and finding creative ways to save money while still endeavouring to create a beautiful event space, I secretly love it!
Create your dream wedding under-budget
From using a Costco carport to refurbishing an old boat, we had a hand in making everything needed for our event except the rental of tables, chairs and toilets and of course, seeing as I'm Scottish, our bagpiper. Our friends and family also became such a part of our event as we relied heavily on our team of wonderful people to make our celebration a reality and I can't thank them enough for their support.
In the end, we learned that if you give yourself enough time to plan, there are a lot of things you can do yourself and under budget to create a lovely day for your guests and family. It's wise to save money where you can and invest in the things that will make your event exciting for your guests but what we made sure to do, is test all our DIY's well in advance. There were some failures but with adequate time, you can figure out how to replace certain elements that aren't working.
Aside from re-salvaging and re-purposing old things, my professional chef husband and his friend Anthony cooked our delicious dinner, the girls and I worked on our own hand-picked (combined with grocery store flowers) bouquets, floral arrangements, flower crown and dragged bouquet and our smudge stick wedding favours. I even saved $300 by sewing my own cape.
The best wedding DIYs to save you money
All that and more will be featured on our website www.rustichustle.com in the coming months for any spring / summer brides to take advantage of and adapt for their own weddings. Subscribe to our blog for the latest updates on our Wedding DIY tips and tricks and get your hand-made wedding game on!
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Re-purposing and re-salvaging items for your wedding
The key is to use what you have at your disposal in creative ways and shop the donation shops or get things used. Our boat, which we pulled out of a neighbours field, was free but incredibly grungy and took time and dedication to restore. Our bar was a $30 armoire from a friend who wanted it out of her house.