June 04, 2010
3:15 PM

Link Love: Budget Friendly Ideas


1. Take the flowers with you. These flower containers are made from fast food drink caddies -- how creative is that? Use them as a centerpiece, and encourage your guests to each take home a pot of flowers at the end as a favor. (I Do It Yourself).

2. Dress up your envelopes. Dressing up your envelopes is a great way to add a personal touch and help set the mood for the wedding. You can download these templates for free. (Just Something I Made.

3. Short and sweet favors. If you're on a budget, try out these for favors. Choose a small sweet (chocolate, a hard candy, a mixture of each), and simply wrap and tie. The total cost per favor is about 10 cents. Beat that! (Project Wedding via {frolic!}).

4. Put a name on it. These monogrammed paperweights are just too cool to pass up. A perfect gift for anyone in your bridal party (guys and girls), they're fairly easy to make, and it's something that everyone can use. (Junie Moon).

5. The two-minute project. This Japanese-inspired bag really will only take you two minutes to make -- and it looks so chic. Could be an excellent bridesmaid gift or a nice beach bag for your honeymoon. (Annekata).

-- Amy E.

Find out how you can create a stunning centerpiece on CasaSugar.

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6 comments | post a comment

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas. Love the little choccies and the envelopes. Would make great thank you gifts for anyone.

posted by: Sarah
on January 06, 2011 at 05:20 AM

I'm a big fan of dressing up an envelope! It is so much fun too! A great way to dress up an envelope AND have a sort of branded effect is to use rubber stamps to make your own wedding invitations and then also creatively stamp the envelope as well! You pick stamping ink to match your wedding colors, and even use it to make custom envelope liners!

posted by: Delilah
on July 13, 2010 at 09:07 AM

These are some really cool budget ideas but what about the big items like wedding rings, wedding attire etc?
Any ideas about how to save some money on those items?

posted by: Wedding Planner
on July 10, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Thanks for sharing this information, i truly love your weblog. Keep this good work & enlighten us with your new post. Thanks.

posted by: Hema
on June 07, 2010 at 05:35 AM

Nice blog, thanks!

posted by: madeline
on June 05, 2010 at 12:54 PM

I love the drink-carrier flowers and the envelopes! Woot!

posted by: Lizzie
on June 04, 2010 at 05:28 PM

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