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Semi-DIY wedding of my dreams!

As a young girl I planned my wedding in, what I called, the “Secret Garden” at the college my mom attended and then worked at for 20+ years, which I now also call my Alma Mater. This enclosed hideaway features wisteria-covered trellises, bubbling fountains, beautiful arches, and a small chapel in the northeast corner. I […] […]

Save-the-Dates

save the date

Click here to go back to the main Semi-DIY Wedding article. I wanted to design our save-the-date cards, because we had a unique theme in mind: peacocks and sunflowers. Don’t ask how the idea came to be, but t ended up being beautiful! I liked the idea of a simple post-card, so I set out […] […]

How we saved $2,000 on our wedding!

Click here to go back to the main Semi-DIY Wedding article. The very first money-saving purchase I made was in regards to my wedding dress. After trying on dozens of gowns, upwards of $1,000 each, I realized I wanted something much simpler. One kind sales associate asked me if I wanted to try on […] […]

Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Goodies

Click here to go back to the main Semi-DIY Wedding article. I decided on 6 bridesmaids who lived in 5 different states. I knew I wouldn’t be able to take them all dress shopping to find a single style they all agreed on. Therefore, I opted for the mismatched trend that is taking the wedding […] […]

Wedding Day Jewelry

Click here to go back to the main Semi-DIY Wedding article. When it came to bridal jewelry, I wanted something subtle but vibrant. I kept falling in love with jewelry sets on Etsy that used this Bermuda Blue Swarovski crystal. I fell so much in love that I wanted to buy matching earrings for my […] […]

Sunflower Seed Escort Cards

Click here to go back to the main Semi-DIY Wedding article. I saw a few ideas on Pinterest, but discovered that sunflower seed packets cost upwards of $2 each! Since these weren’t our official favors (the photobooth strips served that purpose!) I didn’t want to shell out too much money on this adorable escort card […] […]

Paper Fan Wedding Programs

Click here to go back to the main Semi-DIY Wedding article. I was planning on just printing out our programs on some nice card stock and keeping it simple. Then I saw this amazing idea for paper fans with word games on the back! I literally threw these together a week before the wedding, and […] […]

Wedding Flowers

Click here to go back to the main Semi-DIY Wedding article. This was a big project we wanted to take on, and it was spearheaded by my stepmom and stepbrother. I had some very specific ideas in mind for the flowers, and we thought we could save some money by putting them together ourselves. It […] […]

Wedding Photobooth

Click here to go back to the main Semi-DIY Wedding article. This was our pride and joy! Everyone loved the photobooth and it was all DIY! Materials: (Prices may have changed, * = reusable) iPad (we already owned one) Party Booth app: $4.99 *iPad stand: $28.60 *Canon SELPHY Printer: $74.99 (wireless, compatible with the iPad, […] […]