The fun part about pulling together our own space, was pulling together our own space. We had so much fun planning our wedding together. Our goal was to bring all the people we loved in one place to celebrate our wedding. At the end of the day, as long as we were happy together, that’s all that mattered.
One way we were able to save money, was to create our own wedding venue on my parents’ property. There alone, we saved the cost of having to pay a venue fee. From there, we had to conceptualize the space, and decide how we were going to bring our reception space together. In order to do this, we had to do some Wedding DIY.
Since our reception was outside, we organized cocktail hour to be outside of the tent. Our patio and surrounding grass areas had seating, food, and the photo booth. Here’s a photoset of everything we built, crafted (minus the invitations/thank yous), and bought to bring the space together.
Rather than paying $80 for a birdcage offline, Fatima created hers for $15 – including the stylish, bedazzled comb that kept it in place.
Ribbons at Church
When you can’t throw rice…
Just a peek, since this will be its own post…
The Marquisrita was our signature drink – why wouldn’t it be?!
Sequin Table Cloth for the Cupcakes
Don’t pay $300 for a tiny sequin table cloth online, use raw fabric for the same look for a fraction of the price.
Mason Jar Mugs
Help guests find their seats and let them take it home!
Pier 1 Imports, you are amazing.
Mix of Citronella and Unscented Votives
We bought our own market lights for less than $100. It made sense to buy and string ourselves since it cost less to rent them or have them strung by another company. They looked great with the candle light.
Best Dog Bandana
I was adamant about having Hayden in the wedding. If your pets means a lot to you, get them involved.
You’d surprised how cheap sparklers go for at the end of the summer. A great way to end the night.