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:
Ticket Jacket $0.38 per jacket
Boarding Pass $0.00, I used printer paper that I already had
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
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
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
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!