Hi y'all! So the DIY section is where I'll be living, and fortunately for me, my fiance, all our wedding party, and myself are all cosplayers and love making stuff. We're having a long engagement to pad out our budget of 65¢ and a paperclip lol
Trying to think of everything we need to do is huge, and we're having to get really creative with our money and really sort it into big rocks, medium rocks, small rocks, and sand. If nobody minds I'll probably be sharing as stuff gets made, like progress on my wedding dress and his outfit, and the invites we're designing.
But for now, I wanted to share the easy things done on our budget: my bridal bouquet, and gifts for my bridal party!
Forget me nots, orchids, and lavender, wrapped in blue tatting thread, and then wrapped again in teal ribbon. I got all the flowers on sale at Michael's and Hobby Lobby, altogether for like $15. Most of that was even on a gift card, so win!
I tatted pairs of earrings in my favorite color (also part of my dress) to give to each of my bridesmaids to ask them to stand with me.
And these are their actual gifts!
I'm so happy how these turned out! They each have a cup, saucer, and spoon with the ribbon from my bouquet, and each packet is a quit quilt square in my colors with four packs of tea (which have one flavojr and color for each Hogwarts house!) So $15 total for my girls, and something personal enough that they'll know it's a me-thing! (Handmade jewelry, books, and tea are kind of my MO haha)