This couple came up with the cutest wedding reception idea, I just had to share it-click here to see what they did: The Knot Wedding Planning Website (click the back arrow on your browser to redirect back to this blog when you are done if you want to return to this story)
Another idea that I just love that's very inexpensive: For Valerie & Jeff's asian themed wedding, they had paper fortune tellers with cute info about the couple's courtship:
(the guests really enjoyed these!
If you’re working around a budget, and want to trim wedding costs, the favors are a great place to start! Whether you want a chic DIY or an indulgent treat, here are a few cost-cutting tips to keep in mind.
From candy to candles and everything in between, favors are almost always cheaper when purchased in bulk.
If it fits your theme, use cheap yet totally chic packaging such as brown paper and twine (for a rustic, country wedding) or clear cellophane bags with tulle.
If you have your heart set on high-end, expensive favors, have them serve double duty by giving one gift per couple instead of individually. Put the couple’s names on each one and place between their plates.
Go DIY-style…you don’t have to be a blossoming Martha Stewart to create darling favors. Round up family and friends for a night of favor-making, you’re budget will thank you!
Get creative with fun $1 favors such as lotto tickets, flower seeds, shot glasses, holiday ornaments, magnets and bottle openers.
Better yet, opt to skip the favors all together and donate that part of your budget to your favorite non-profit organization such as The Salvation Army or Red Cross. Replace the favor with a beautifully printed card that explains your choice to make a donation to serve a greater need.
More DIY wedding tips can be found here: http://mydiyweddingday.com/