our DIY tying the knot save the dates

 

The joy in having a DIY wedding is being able to create everything you wish to your own taste and to match your budget. For my wedding I wanted this beautiful glamorous room with channelers, marble floors, and really high ceilings; but when the day came and we started looking for a place I realized¬†it wasn’t possible for the budget we set in mind. It took some time to reanalyze things and search for new ideas, it took some compromising from both sides but we did it!

We found a beautiful ranch and the great thing about it is that it gives us the flexibility to DIY and save money by incorporating our own ideas. We have save a lot of money by doing a lot of simple details ourselves, like a chandelier and save the dates. ¬†We DIY our save the dates based on a few ideas we had seen and here they are…

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We made 50 save the dates for less than $50, now days is a bargain because some plain save the dates on vista print are roughly $50 for the same amount. don’t get me wrong, I like vista print I actually have gotten a few things from them, they have quality products for reasonable price. but for my save the dates i wanted them to be unique and represent us and go with the ranch ambiance.

The most expensive part were the sticker books, for $22 including taxes and shipping we got 252 stickers (2 books with 126 stickers each). A stack of brown card stock $2.50, printing at Fedex $2.75, twine to make the knot $3.00, Raffia ribbon $5.00, pack of 50 A2 brown envelopes $5.00. Pretty much everything we got from the craft store, and you can save $2.75 if you print them yourself!

The assembling was fun because we all got together and each person took charge on a task

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We have gotten so many comments from friends and family about how unique and fun our save the dates are, we are really happy and the count down has officially started, 168 days from today! I can’t wait to marry the love of my life.

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