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The DIY Wedding

Weddings are a time for joy and love. This also a time to spend a crap ton of money! Well, the good news is that you do not have to when you do DIY Weddings, also known as “do it yourself weddings.” Now, these types of wedding have been gaining a lot of followers over the past few years, and it’s pretty easy to see why. Today we are going to talk a little bit more about DIY weddings and why they can save you so much money in the long run.

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First of all, weddings cost so much because of all the decorations that you have to buy. Well, the good news is that you can do, do it yourself wedding crafts. The truth of the matter is, there are a ton of great ideas online that you can easily find. Although the decorations will not be professionally made, they will save you a ton of money in the long run.

However, when people think of a DIY wedding, they think mostly of do it yourself wedding invitations. Now, anyone that has had a wedding or has looked into a wedding already knows that wedding invitations can cost a ton of money. This just the way it is. However, DIY wedding invitations are a little bit more in your price range. To do these kinds of wedding invitations, you have two choices. You can either sit there and make a ton of invitations by hand, which could mean making over 100 of them; or you can put your computer to work. Get on you computer, and put your Microsoft Works program to work. You can come up with great little cards, and even add in pictures. After that, you can simply print them off your computer. Sure, you may have to buy some more ink when you run low, but look at the bright side. You still saved a lot of money! If you do not want to use up all of your ink, then simply print one and take it to a place that makes copies.

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The next thing that you will want to do for your wedding is the do it yourself wedding centerpieces. Now, there are a ton of different things that you can do for centerpieces, but your best bet is to think of one after you have come up with your theme. For example, if you do a beach theme, then you may want to come up with a way to work in some seashells into the centerpiece. Once again, great ideas can be found online about making great centerpieces. No matter what kind of do it yourself wedding centerpieces you choose to come up with, be sure that you make them simple. You are going to have to make a lot of these, so do not overdo it on the first one.

The best thing about do it yourself weddings is all the money you are going to save on food. We all know that caterers cost a lot of money. We also know that making food for tons of people is out of the question on your wedding day. So what do you do? Well, you ask your friends and family members to bring their favorite dishes.  These dishes can be set out in a kind of buffet style so that people can choose what they want. This is going to save you a ton of money, and people are going to like it a lot more. After all, when you hire a caterer they normally only make two main dishes. With a buffet full of great dishes, people can have endless possibilities of what they would like to eat.
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When it comes to your wedding music, you can do that yourself as well. All you need is a sound system and some CDs. Making the CDs is normally pretty easy nowadays since so many computers can burn them. So go online to find some songs that you would like included into your wedding, and make your own CD. Talk to some friends and family to find out who has the best surround sound system. This is what you will want to use. You may want to give this some thought as music will set the tone for and if possible have someone that can switch out CD’s as wedding progresses.

Do it yourself weddings may seem like they take a lot of time and planning, but really they take no more than a normal wedding. Not only that, but these kinds of weddings are going to save you a ton of money, and that is something that everyone can get on board with. So start thinking about doing a do it yourself wedding. You will feel a lot better with how much money you actually leave in your pocket. Just be sure that you clear it with your lover first. Although it is the female’s wedding (the guy is just there for the ride), the man should get a say in what he wants in his wedding too. Yes ladies, you have to keep your soon to be husbands’ ideas in mind as well. Whether you choose to use them or not is a different story.

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