Everyone knows getting married isn’t cheap or stress free, but you don’t have to break the bank or have a nervous breakdown to make your wedding look great. DIY weddings are a great way to save money, but your time is also precious, so it’s about working out what you can make yourself and what wedding supplies are better to buy. There’s no point spending a whole day making something that only costs £20, so make sure you get the balance right.
I’ve done a lot of research into working out our DIY wedding budget and making sure we use our money and time wisely. I completely understand why people use wedding planners and get a team in to decorate their weddings for them, but we wanted to do a lot of the wedding planning, decor and food ourselves. But you do have to draw the line somewhere, don’t let it get you too stressed out and try to enjoy the whole process.
So whilst we are still having a DIY wedding, we are also buying some wedding supplies so we don’t have to make everything ourselves. Items such as wedding table confetti are a no brainer and at less than £5 per pack, it would be crazy to make it yourself. There are some really beautiful wedding decorations about especially if you’ve opted for a vintage, boho or rustic style wedding.
We have 100 day guests and making 100 of anything is both fiddly and time consuming and to be honest our craft skills are not great, so we’ve decided to buy in a lot of the wedding table items. Also once you’ve bought all the materials and the glue and the equipment, it really doesn’t save you that much on some items and don’t always look as good as the ones you can buy. So it’s really about working out what’s important to you, in terms of your time and of course your money.
So after working out what kind of wedding table we wanted, I found the biggest savings can be made on the table and food decorations. I’ve also included my favourite wedding photo booth props in this list as I’ve spent a lot of time and money creating a photo booth for a friend’s wedding from scratch and I wish I’d known about these photo booth prop kits at the time! The wedding photo booth prop kits I’ve featured here look great, are all under £10 and include 10-20 props. So here’s my list of my best money (and stress saving) wedding supplies, including wedding table decorations, food decorations and wedding photo booth props:
Wedding Food & Cake Toppers
Wedding Table Ideas
Rustic Wedding Centrepiece Sticks These Centrepiece Sticks from the Rustic Wedding range are a lovely alternative to a traditional wedding table centrepiece. Use a jam jar and shredded tissue paper to stand the three centrepiece sticks in, and create a simple, yet effective, wedding table decoration. The pack contains 3 sticks, each featuring a different design; one with “Mr. and Mrs.” written in an elegant script; one with a pale blue jam jar with the writing “Love”; and the last with a chalk board for you to personalise! Sticks measure – 30.5cm(12″), 25.4cm(10″), and 24.1cm(9.5″).
Wedding photo booth props
Boho Wedding Photo Booth Props Create the ultimate photo booth at your wedding with these stylish Boho photo props, sure to add a touch of rustic fun and a gorgeous, vintage feel to selfies and photo shoots. Each photo prop is decorated with a floral design and made from card attached to a wooden stick. The props range in style and include a pink champagne bottle, two pairs of glasses, a top hat, bow tie, bunch of flowers, a moustache and even a ‘strike a pose’ sign! These props look stylish and perfect for any wedding especially with with a bohemian or vintage theme!
Don’t forget to create and display a unique wedding hashtag too so that all of your guests can share and exchange their photos from your event on social media! Pack of 10 props
Something In The Air, Wedding Photo Prop Kit Capture memories of your big day in a unique way with this fabulous array of classic vintage Wedding themed photo props. Your guests can get dressed up and strike a pose in the rustic styled frame. Great for simple but traditional wedding entertainment and perfect for capturing those everlasting memories in a fun way! Pack of 20 wedding themed props includes a large fold-out card frame measuring 60x40cm.
Vintage Affair Wedding Photo Booth Props Kit This retro pack of vintage wedding photo booth props is ideal for capturing all those special memories from your big day. Includes moustaches, quirky hair props and a chalkboard speech bubble for you to write your own message – perfect for hipsters or wannabe hipsters! Each prop is around 25cm in height. Pack of 10
Vintage Affair Chalkboard Wedding Photo Booth Sign A vintage style chalkboard sign with ‘photobooth this way’ message perfect for hanging near the photo booth. Looks great at a vintage style wedding with the other items from the Vintage affair wedding range. Combine with photo booth props, disposable camera, and VIP backdrop to complete the effect. Each sign measures 25.5cm wide, and includes attached string for hanging.
For more wedding ideas visit Party Packs wedding pages or have a look at our DIY wedding Money Saving ideas board