Having a Potluck WeddingWhen you think of a potluck get-together, your mind may take you back to a church event or picnic outing where tables were shielded with red checked tablecloths, covered in huge bowls of elbow macaroni, baked beans, and ambrosia salad. When you think of bringing that scene to a wedding, it might put you off. But don't allow that visual in particular to meld with your wedding. Having a potluck wedding can actually be a memorable, fun, and delicious way to save you thousands of dollars!
Making a 3D Butterfly Wedding Place CardMake a 3D butterfly wedding place card using the provided butterfly design and brightly colored sugar paper squares. Glue a skewer to the back of the butterfly and write the guest's name on one of the wings.
Lace FansDelicate fans to decorate with. They would make adorable favors for a wedding shower too.
Mini BirdhouseI made these mini birdhouses for my daughter's shower. I made 25 different houses and they were a hit in the beginning of spring.
Crocheted Box Shower FavorI made this for a wedding shower. I purchased the oval basket from craft store they came in a few sizes.
Tin Can Wedding Flower HolderThese cute and inexpensive tin can decorations are perfect for a country themed wedding. Just clean ordinary tin cans and hot glue a square of styrofoam into the bottom, adding whatever silk flowers you choose.
Bridal Shower Watermelon Lighted CenterpieceThis would make a cute centerpiece on the food table. In addition, you can use the watermelon that you scoop out for fruit kabobs or a fruit salad.
Gift Card HouseI wanted something fun to give as a gift to my niece for her wedding shower so I made a gift card holder she can use at the wedding. If she wants to, she can pass it down to friends.
Asian Theme WeddingTrying to capture a theme for a wedding can be tough. I wanted an Asian theme for my wedding and it was difficult finding the appropriate dresses for my Bridal party. Instead, I had a friend of mine who made them from scratch.
Wedding Memories in PicturesWedding plans take a lot of time, dedication, patience and commitment. Sort of like marriage. In the end it is all worth it. The memories will be permanently embedded in your minds.
Balloon WeightsMaking your own balloon weights allows you to customize the look of them. You can choose the design and the colors to match the event.
Bouquets, Corsages and BoutonnieresWhen we did the flowers for my daughter's wedding, we asked a friend who was talented as making bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, etc. She did a wonderful job. We were able to save a lot of money because we bought the flowers fresh, right off the floral shop's delivery truck. This is a sample of what we had that day. These were live flowers.