When you’re on a budget, sometimes you have to get creative. This is a simple rule I’ve abided by for many occasions, whether it’s with gift-giving, home decor, or in this instance, weddings. I set about our wedding and honeymoon planning with a firm dollar amount in mind. We quickly began removing items from the list that did not fit within our list of must-haves. For us, a few things did not make the cut – for example, fresh flowers.
I adore fresh flowers, believe me. But like so many aspects of the wedding industry, there’s a crazy markup associated with everything. I just couldn’t bring myself to apportion such a large percentage of our wedding budget on them. For this reason, we went with a DIY wedding approach, along with many other aspects of our wedding.