I'm in the final countdown and not freaking out too bad. I have 2 things to show off, the invitations and my guarder.
I used scraps from my dress and some other random materials, the band is made of muslin along with the biggest pinwheel. The other one is just a really dark purple to match my colors.
You'll just have to take my word that it looks better on!
The invitations where fairly interesting to come up with. My original vision for these was much more complex, so when I finally figured out to make them a little simpler I was very happy with the work it required. The cutting was a little tedious but well worth the effect. I spent about $50 on all of the paper and ribbon. I was able to get the crate paper for the envelopes from work for FREE, and the white was just computer paper that we already had. So all in all it was a pretty low expense for 60 invitations. PS. Sorry I'm lazy and don't want to reverse the image. The banner reads "You're Invited!"
Hmm... What else to tell weddings are an interesting event, if I didn't love them so much we probably would have decided to go to Europe with the money instead of having an official wedding. For the bride and groom deciding what kind of a wedding they want... seriously consider a elopement with a celebration cook out. BUT if you're convinced that a more traditional approach to matrimony is in your cards, I'd be more than happy to offer what sense I do have of making the big day personal, creative, and inexpensive.