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A Frugal Bride's Riviera Maya DIY Wedding

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If I can do it anyone can b/c trust me I'm neither crafty or creative.
 

Originally Posted by Vanessa56 View Post

Wow...this is great.  I wish I was as crafty as you are.  It would save me a lot of money and a lot of headaches! The In Flight Snack Pack is such a great idea too! All of our guests are flying out on different days, so this would be difficult for our group, but I'm sure your guests will love it!

 



 The paper came from papercircle.ca



Originally Posted by shan0487 View Post

great job! Everything looks amazing! Where did you order your paper from for your invitations?



 

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awesome, thank you! I wonder how much shipping would be to the US?

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Boo, they only ship to Canada!

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I love your colors, they look great together!

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Wow great job! I would love to see the photos of the wedding too! so did you manage to save a lot with the DIY stuff?? I am starting to think about projects but I'm intimidated and wonder if I really save much after its all said and done. Thanks for the great idea's! L

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I was worried about that too, I thought I just end up wasting a lot of money and not be able to achieve the results I wanted.  I tried as much as possible to purchase things that could be used in various ways.  For example since I couldn't find any clipart that I loved I purchased 12 credits for $7 and then purchased  4 images at 3 credits each, making each image $1.71 I used these same images throughout to get my money's worth.  I did a quick calculation of my invites and luggage tags for you:

 

Invites:

Ticket Jacket $0.38 per jacket

Boarding Pass $0.00, I used printer paper that I already had

Image $1.71

Palm Tree Brad $0.10 each

 

35 Invites = $18.51 or $0.53 each, no postage was required as we had a party before Christmas and handed them out then

 

Luggage Tags

Plastic Sleeve $0.08 per sleeve

Luggage Loop $0.06 per loop

Paper - used printer paper that I already had

Cost per luggage tage $0.14

 

Table Numbers

Vase =  $2.00 each

Vellum Paper = $.52 sheet

Image = $1.71, used same image from invite

 

6 Table Numbers = $16.83, or $2.80 a piece

 

 



 

Originally Posted by DwBride2Be View Post

Wow great job! I would love to see the photos of the wedding too!
so did you manage to save a lot with the DIY stuff?? I am starting to think about projects but I'm intimidated and wonder if I really save much after its all said and done.
Thanks for the great idea's!
L


 

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Found another a picture to add to the collection.  I wanted to do cake boxes since we are having a dessert after dinner and thought people may want to take a piece back to their room to snack on.  The only ones I could find locally were just a plain ugly white so I broke out the paint I had left over from painting shells, picture frames, etc and here is the end product:

Cake Boxes.JPG

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