One practical way to cut down the wedding expenses is to consider do-it-yourself ideas. There are several parts of your wedding where you can save money by making them yourself.
Aside from the popular homemade wedding favors that most brides are opting these days, wedding centerpieces can also be made by yourself. It might sounds challenging, but not all centerpieces are difficult to do.
Wedding centerpieces have been a traditional part of decorating a wedding. They can be anything that fits the theme of the event. If you want to create your own centerpieces, make sure to consider your wedding theme. Also, they have to match the color as well as the feel of your event.
If you are looking for DIY wedding centerpiece ideas that are easy to make you might want to consider edible wedding centerpieces. These are the type that come in nearly all forms that you can imagine. They may include candies, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, wines, and a lot more. When done beautifully, you can make a nice center of attraction that can start a conversation at your reception.
There are lots of online instructions on how to make edible wedding centerpieces at home. You can create cheap edible centerpieces such as lifelike candy flowers of almost every kind. You are free to add some special accents to the rest of candy flowers for further enhancement. You may also consider hand-sculptured white sugar gardenias that are easy to make as well.
If candies are not your type, and what you are craving for is chocolate, you can have a chocolate fountain as your buffet centerpiece. Provide the guests with strawberries, which will also be sitting around the fountain or maybe bread sticks if you like. A chocolate fountain can double as dessert for the guests too.
Homemade cookies can also make wonderful wedding centerpieces. These are cheap to make, and you can be very creative on these ideas. If you are good at baking, it is an advantage on your part because you cannot just create your own centerpieces with your personal touch, but you can also save a sum and use it for other more important items.
On the cookies, you might want to consider adding your monograms or some other charms you want. One popular way to decorate cookies is adding frosting on the top of the cookies. Homemade cupcakes are also a great option you may consider. Bake your little cupcakes and arrange them on a layered holder that looks like they are a real wedding cake when seen from afar.
Do-it-yourself wedding ideas are practical options to save money on your wedding supplies. The Internet can help you make whatever you want to make. You can also shop online for DIY kits and other materials you will need in making your own wedding centerpieces, wedding favors, invitations, gifts and the like. If you decided to indulge in DIY wedding crafts, be creative and enjoy what you are doing. Above all, start as early as possible and consider your budget.