When you’re planning your special day, one thing you may find out pretty quickly is just how easy it is for the costs add up.

Let’s just look at some of the essentials like the favours, planner, photographer, dresses, suits, flowers, chair covers, food and of course the venue. These all add up to one considerable sum, so it’s natural to start thinking about how you can save money along the way. One of the best ways to save money on your wedding is by getting stuck in during the planning stages and creating some of the details yourself. Here are just a few of the things you can make yourself:


Favours are the little gifts for the guests, but they’re also a symbol of your appreciation. These don’t have to cost a great deal and you can make these little gifts yourself. There’s no limit to the items you can create, such as little jars of homemade, jam, personal poems or cute cakes. Why not check out some DIY ideas on Pinterest and see what you can come up with.


You don’t have to buy an expensive guestbook if you don’t want to, it can be a basic completely plain book that you decorate yourself. Take evening art classes to add a touch of class or watch videos and follow tutorials to make your own guestbook.


These are the flowers that pin onto the suit or dress and you don’t have to visit a floral specialist to get these. You can actually make them yourself if you pick the right flowers. You will have to make sure they’re fresh nearer the time though, so they can’t be picked early for obvious reasons.

These are just a few of the ways you can save money on your big day but there are plenty of other savings to be made. Just be sure to review all of your options and think carefully about any DIY alternatives that can come in handy.