Originally Posted by hclibby1982
I think MissJali proves it's cheaper to DIY, I just don't have the creativity, ability or even the time. We're doing boarding pass invites off Etsy and with shipping it's going to be about $275 for our invites (40) which I was really happy with since most of my friends paid well over $800!!!!!! It's hard to if your FI wants you to stick to a budget, you almost have to DIY because stuff is SO expensive. Luckily my FI isn't so much into the planning so he lets me do what I want, says yes to everything and just pays his half without question. So far that works well for me haha.
I admire and continue to be amazed by the talent and creativity of the ladies on BDW though I don't think I could do half this stuff if I tried!
Haha Hclibby!!! It's me! I'm the cheapskate! FI could care less, he just says yes to everything lol but I just can't bring myself to spend so much on things I know I could do myself. Besides I'm a bit of a narcissistic, i secretly was dying to tell people "yea...i made them!"
But I am splurging on other things, mainly my attire and stuff and the photographer and the dj. I am doing my own centerpieces b/c the resort charges a ridiculous fee for something simple.