573 Magazine Nov 2017 - Page 61

Every veteran bride knows once you start planning your wedding, it’s not long before it becomes an expensive affair quickly eating up your bank account.   Fortunately, there are ways in which you can have a fantastic but affordable wedding day when you plan it accordingly.  Enter stage left: DYI WEDDING DAY. Today it is EASY to make high-quality wedding invitations yourself. There are gazillions of ideas online. You can be as creative — or simple — as you like. There are no rules about color or size or materials … Just go for yourself.  People will love it. DIY brides have embraced making their bouquets and floral arrangements.  And why not?  With Pinterest, you have no limit to ideas.  Glitter, sparkles, cotton, sticks, rocks …. You name it, and you can incorporate it into your floral arrangements.  If you do use rocks, be careful tossing the bouquet. Instead of having your little wedding helpers tote traditional baskets or pillows down the aisle, you can create fun signage, and they carry those or hang them around their necks.  Signs like “It’s ‘bout to get real here.”  or “It’s too late to run, no really it is.” or “Isn’t she beautiful. How’d he pull this one off?.”   A little comic relief can go along way at a stuffy wedding ceremony.   Just own it.   61