Monday, September 30, 2013

October Challenge: DIY-ing Your Dream Wedding on a Budget

Last year, I had just started blogging when The Nester's 31 day challenge came around. It was chaotic, I was often late on posts, and I skipped out on my last few days. This year I wanted to be prepared.

 You may think today is September 30th. You are wrong. It is actually August 20th. I decided that getting a head start on these posts would give me a huge advantage. Also, since as I type, I am in the last hectic pre-wedding weeks, everything is still fresh in my mind.

Over the past year and 8 months I have been planning my wedding. September 7, 2013 is (was) the big day.

When I got engaged, I knew we were going to be on a tight budget. We were college students with a new baby. Money doesn't get much tighter. However, I did not want to sacrifice a lot because of price. Besides, I have always loved doing crafts.

Over the next month, I want to take you through my journey of planning my DIY wedding for 120 guests for under $8000. I am going to help you get organized, plan efficiently, and show you some super cute DIY projects that cost less than your daily Starbucks.

Just because you have small budget, does not mean you have to sacrifice your dream wedding.

As you can see its not quite complete, but I'm still working on it! Come back here everyday for a running list of this series' posts!

Day 1: Getting Organized
Day 2: Budget Savvy: Areas to Splurge
Day 3: Say Yes to the Dress...for much, much less.
Day 4: DIY Project: Centerpieces
Day 5: Frugal Favors
Day 6: Helping Hands
Day 7: Saving Money on Stationary: Save-the-Dates, Invitations, and Thank Yous
Day 8: DIY Project: Card Box
Day 9:  Guestbook...Priceless
Day 10: Pretty Program (and its reusable!)
Day 11: Videographer Verdict
Day 12: DIY Project: Ribbon Backdrop
Day 13: Budget Friendly Floral
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Day 16: DIY Project: Groomsmen Gifts: Boxers and Cufflinks
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Day 20: DIY Project: Hangers for your Beautiful Bridesmaids
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Day 24: DIY D├ęcor: Paper Lanterns and Hearts
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Day 28: DIY Project: Easy Table Numbers for $1.20 a Piece
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Day 31: Recap

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