I made my first wedding craft!!! It was a lot of fun, and it helped to get me excited again about the wedding! When you spend the first part of your engagement trying to come up with a budget, venue, and all that goes with it, it’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed. We have been through our fair share of ups and downs as I stress myself out about money and waffle over what seems to be the insurmountable task of having an affordable wedding. The marriage — that’s what I’m excited about, so recently we decided to invest in our house and make it a better place to spend our married days together. Then we will have the wedding at home. Now that we have made a final decision, we can start working toward making it happen.
I had a much needed girls day last weekend that was spent with a fellow budget bride making wedding crafts. I decided that my project would be bridesmaid proposals for the ladies I love. I wanted to make some cute boxes that had a few treats and something personalized, but I also needed to make six of them and I just couldn’t spend a lot of money right now.
I have two bridesmaids that are under 21: my daughter and my soon to be sister-in-law. For them, I decided to make a box with bath products and chocolates. I bought two mason jars with lids at Dollar Tree for $1 each. I personalized them with an oil-based paint marker. I filled each jar with bubble bath, added some bath bombs, candy, and a note.
For my lovely ladies who can drink, I made them personalized stemless wine glasses, added some wine, chocolates, and a note.
I had been stressing that the boxes and materials were going to blow my budget. I found the photo storage boxes at Michael’s on a door buster deal for $2 each! I also found two coupons that they allowed me to use together. I bought seven boxes (in case I messed one up), four Sharpie oil paint markers, two packages of card stock, gold spray paint (didn’t use), and after my coupons it cost me $36 for the materials, the cost of the contents was not too much per box, so I am super excited about the outcome!