Last April, after only one month of dating, my boyfriend surprised me with a ring in his freezer presented on a plate that said “Will you marry me?” We tossed around wedding dates ranging upon one month to a year. Thankfully we settled on a date that was just over a year. I say thankfully because I am a frugal person. I shop around until I know I have the best deal. I was also happy because I would have the time to put a personal touch on many areas in my wedding. Pinterest and Etsy came in hand to figure out what “areas” these would be. The main item that caught my eye was an elegant brooch bouquet. After reviewing the price on one of these I knew I couldn’t take the plunge and buy one. I was lucky enough to receive several brooches at my wedding shower. In turn, 25 hours later, I created my very own brooch bouquet, which will not wilt after the “I dos.” I also created a mini version for a toss away bouquet. I have created a personal touch by adding labels to items our groomsmen and bridesmaids will wear. I also sewed a ring bearer pillow out of fabric from my dress. We saved up to have a photo booth at our wedding as well. With this in mind, I printed off items like mustaches and lips, pasted them to foam board, cut them out with an xacto knife and glued them to wooden dowels for folks to use in the booth. I cannot wait to see the pictures! To be a DIY bride takes patience, but I think by the big day it will all pay off . I would like to thank Billings, Montana Photographer Brittany Putnam for allowing us to use her images and also a big thank you to Halley. I know your wedding will be so much fun and you will enjoy each and every minute.
Thank you to Billings Montana Photographer Brittany Putnam, for allowing us to use your images.
And thank you Halley, I know your story will inspire a reader to DIY. Your wedding will be beautiful and memorable. Enjoy each and every moment.