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This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.

Wedding Budget Tip #5: DIY Projects can save you big money

Wedding Budget Tip #5:

DIY projects can save you big money.

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One of my favorite ways to personalize your wedding AND save money is by doing DIY projects.

It's not a guaranteed way to save money… I think we all know it can be easy to go overboard or not plan your projects effectively, which can lead to overspending. But if you're smart about it, take on only the projects that you realistically can accomplish yourself (and not drive yourself absolutely batty in the process) – you can definitely save some cash *and* add more personality and flair to your big day.

Many of the gorgeous and opulent looks you've seen in your Pinterest feed or around the wedding blogosphere are totally re-create-able yourself if you have the skills and the tools. I definitely suggest making any items that you think you could create for less than the price of purchasing something specifically for the wedding.

What about the tools you'll need? Don't worry, we've got suggestions for that, too!  We did a whole post on the best craft tools that are worth investing in if you want to do lots of DIY projects for your big day! And of course, make sure to shop savvy when it comes to supplies and tools you need to craft your DIY items. Be sure to never visit your local Michael's without a coupon in hand (or on your smartphone!) Be sure to check out our favorite craft tools in the post below:

What to DIY for your wedding

Anything from wedding decor items or wedding invitations is fair game when it comes to DIY. You could create DIY wedding centerpieces, signage, table numbers, aisle markers, ceremony accents, reception details, and so much more. You can even DIY your wedding flowers, favors, gifts, etc!

Looking for some cute projects to personalize your big day for less? Be sure to check out our huge collection of DIY projects and Printables! Here are a few of our very favorite DIY posts:

 

 

How to avoid DIY overwhelm

Just be sure you don't bite off more than you can chew! Plan ahead, set a schedule for yourself to ensure your projects are done well in advance of your big day so you don't lose sleep or your mind the week of your wedding.

 

Are you planning to do DIY Projects for Your Wedding?

Wedding Budget Tip #5: DIY Projects can save you big money

Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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