My Guide to a $5,000 or Less Wedding

My husband and I got married August 2014 and we had decided together that we didn’t want to waste our money on ONE (very important, but none the less, still one day) when we had our whole lives to spend together. Couples roughly spend around $30,000 on their wedding and to me, this is completely outrageous! Do you know what I could buy with $30,000??? My husband and I didn’t get married until we were 27, with two kids and knowing where we wanted our money to go, we did what we could to save costs and still have beautiful memories. We spent less than $5,000 on our entire wedding and it was fabulous! I am going to tell you how we did it and hopefully this will help you save some cha-ching for more important things (like a car, education for your kids, a down payment on a house bla bla bla you know … adult things) Continue reading “My Guide to a $5,000 or Less Wedding”

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Wedding Coloring and Activity Book

Apparently a lot of couples do not allow or want kids at their weddings, which is fine for some, but if you’re like my husband and I, we got married a little later in life and had kids of our own already, plus friends with children.

If you plan on having kids at your reception, it’s probably a good idea to have something to keep them quiet during speeches etc. Here’s a fun printable for you to put on your kids table to keep them occupied. This took me a little while to design, but it kept the kids busy for a lot of the time. I’ll help you out and let you download the one I made, to make your life easier 😉

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I would recommend printing Page 1-4 double-sided on a thicker cardstock (white) and print the Front and Back Page on one side. Or print each page separate and then the kids can draw pictures on the blank pages. Fold each page in half and cover all pages with the Front & Back page. You can then hole punch the book and string it with rope, twine or anything else to fit the theme of your wedding. I put one (for each child) on the table, with a pencil and a pack of crayons.

You can download this book below ….

First Page Wedding Coloring Book FREE

Second Page Wedding Coloring Book FREE

Third Page Wedding Coloring Book FREE

Fourth Page Wedding Coloring Book FREE

Front & Back Page Wedding Coloring Book FREE

Well, here’s hoping this helps quiet your wedding down just a tad! Good luck!

DIY Rustic Wedding Invitations

It’s that time of year where everyone is planning their weddings for the summer, so I thought I would make a post about saving $$$ on diy invitations. My husband and I got married the summer of 2014 and we were able to keep our ENTIRE wedding at under $5000.00! DIY Rustic Wedding Invites.jpgIt was definitely hard to do and not everyone can keep it this cheap, as we were very lucky to be able to borrow and make a lot of the wedding pieces/services. I’ll start off with giving you some tips on wedding invitations. Invitations can cost a pretty penny if you plan on hiring a professional to make them for you, so I am going to show you how you can make them for less than 1/2 the price AND if you put the effort into the creativity of them, they can look really amazing. So, to start… here’s our wedding invitations that I designed, printed and put together myself… Continue reading “DIY Rustic Wedding Invitations”