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Wedding Planning on a Budget

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The items that I'm considering for our wedding on a budget!
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Florals

While a florist is an artist and should be priced as such, it's not the top priority for us, so florals is an area that we're considering DIY'ing.

 
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DIY florals
Flower Moxie Bulk Wedding Flowers | Fresh Flowers for ...
 
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Artificial flowers for decor
Serra Flora 77pcs Artificial Flowers Combo Box Set Faux Flowers Bulk Flower Leaf with Stems for DIY Wedding Bouquets Centerpieces Baby Shower Party Home Decorations- (Burgundy Pink) : Home & Kitchen
 
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Faux greenery
Mixed Eucalyptus Leaves Stems Bulk Artificial Eucalyptus Leaves Sprays Faux Oval Eucalyptus Leaves with White Seeds Stems for Floral Wreath Garland Bouquets Arrangement Wedding Greenery Decoration
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Fake bouquet option
TINGE TIME 11 Inch Artificial Bridal Bouquet, Cascading Wedding Bouquet for Wedding Ceremony and Anniversary (Pink & White)
 
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$6.99/wreath could be used for centerpieces along with LED candles for a non-floral centerpiece
Faux Eucalyptus Wreath | Oriental Trading
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Decor

 We get access to our venue the day before for set up of decor - hopefully enough time to make it feel like “us”! We aren't allowed any flames (even if in a taper), so we'll need to get creative.

 
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I think this could be fun
6ft White Silk Hanging Flower Garland Backdrop Doorway Curtain
 
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So cool - like a light up ball
12" Inflatable Outdoor Garden Light Up Ball, Floating Pool Glow Ball With Remote - 13 RGB Colors and 3 Color Modes
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On sale $8.49 / 3 pack
3 Pack | Warm White Flickering Flameless LED Votive Candles, Battery Operated Reusable Candles
 
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On sale $7.49 / 3pack
Set of 3 | 11" White Flickering Flameless LED Taper Candles, Battery Operated Reusable Candles
 
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On sale $6.99 / 12 pack
12 Pack | White Flameless LED Tealight Candles, Battery Operated Mini Votive Candles

Signage & Papercraft

 
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We got our save the dates / invites from Vistaprint! We chose to do postcard size and needed to get envelopes separately, but I'm pleased with the ease of ordering.
Planning on also using it to print out other signage around the venue (e.g. menu, drinks, etc)
VistaPrint Official Website: Online Printing Services
 
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We also used Shutterfly to print out photo books! Highly recommend their instant book service if you're looking to quickly make up a few gifts for family.
Shutterfly: Photo Books, Cards, Prints, Wall Art, Gifts, Wedding
 
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Something to help after the wedding to remember the milestone anniversaries and the anniversaries in between - marriage is the goal of the wedding, not something that just happens as a result.
Anniversary Journal
 
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Something to help remember the planning process throughout the engagement and why you two have pledged a life together.
Engagement Journal
 
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Great for writing on acrylic signs but also being able to remove if a mistake was made (or if the sign needs to be reused!)
Uni Posca PC-5M Medium Tip Paint Marker Set

Favors / Giveaways

 We're a summer outdoor wedding, so it'll get warm. Here's some of the items we're considering as we want to make sure they actually get used!

 
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40cm = 15" diameter;  60cm = 23"
60pcs Bridal Wedding Parasols White Paper Umbrellas Beauty Items Chinese Mini Craft Umbrella Diameter 60cm
 
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$135 for 144 fans (0.93/fan) with light lace pattern
Bulk Vintage Lace Design Folding Hand Fans - 144 Pc. | Oriental Trading
 
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$40 for 48 fans (0.83/fan) DIY craft fans. Reviews are mixed with some saying that there are a lot of splinters and the paper quality is poor.
Bulk 48 Pc. DIY Fans - 48 Pc. | Oriental Trading
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$55 for 48 fans (1.14/fan) with subtle floral pattern but can be bought in smaller quantities
Bulk 48 Pc. Floral Folding Fans
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$30 / 24
Assorted sizes small (5/6), medium (7/8), and large (9/10)
Ladies' Solid White Rubber Flip-Flops
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Bridesmaid Gifts

Small items that would be perfect to make your own gift box for your bride tribe

 
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An affordable brush-style liner that goes on as easily. The upside of the waterproofing is that it really does NOT move at all (wore it all day in the Florida humidity in July and it didn't smear at all) so it's perfect for emotional eyes. Downside i...
Maybelline Hyper Easy Liquid Pen Eyeliner - Black - 0.018 fl oz
 
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“Magically” creates the perfect pink on your natural lip color and smells / tastes not terrible! It's a fantastic shade for summer and can be used to dress up or down your makeup look depending on how you pair it with eyes.
Winky Lux Watermelon Jelly Lip Balm- 0.12oz
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$22 
I have other pajamas from this line and they are so soft and comfortable. Downside is you'll need to either get their sizes (which could give away the secret) or guess it yourself before purchasing.
Women's Beautifully Soft Short Sleeve Notch Collar Top and Shorts Pajama Set - Stars Above™
 
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$60 / 6, $33 / 3, $13 / 1
I love that there's a zipper closure as well as an outer pocket, however, there's no pockets on the inside for further organization.
TOPDesign 6-Pack Stylish Canvas Tote Bag with an External Pocket, Top Zipper Closure, Daily Essentials (Black/Natural)
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$40 / 8
Pink color and supposedly double wall insulated. Not travel safe but the straws are supposed to come with a cleaning kit. A few of the reviews said they were missing either cups or straws.
8 Pack 12 Oz Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Tumbler with Lid and Straw, Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Wine Glass for Wine, Coffee, Cocktails, Champagne, Ice Cream, Outdoor, Picnic, Set of 8, Rose Gold

General DIY Tools

 
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$13 / 2.8oz, $22 / 10oz
Glass etching cream
Armour Etch® Glass Etching Cream
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Make sure you're making straight cuts on any papercraft you DIY using this nifty tool
Fiskars® SureCut™ Scrapbook Paper Trimmer
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This one was pretty cheap so even if it doesn't last that long, I don't mind picking up a replacement. Worked well on my tests, but some of the reviews say that it can “chomp” your paper, so you may want to have extras made just in case.
Paper Corner Rounder 3-in-1 at 4mm, 7mm, 10mm
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