I have so much more from Beth and Mike’s gorgeous DIY inspired, $10,000 wedding that I am dying to share with you. So let’s just dive right in!

real wedding DIY 

More from the bride!

Our invitations were custom-made by Leslie at Unlesssomeonlikesyou.  The designer let us use the cardinal (which is the state bird of North Carolina) featured on the invitations as our theme for everything:  thank you cards, program fans, menus, out of town bags, labels for the food in our out of town bags, escort cards, etc…I bought the envelopes for invitations and thank you cards very cheaply at envelopemall.com and addressed them myself.

I printed off the escort cards myself and placed them in trays filled with birdseed. I bought the trays for nothing at a craft store and stained them myself.  The birdseed was just from Wal-mart.  Very cheap project that looked great, I thought.

I found one of the most important tools for my DIY projects was dafont.com–a free font website.  Having a great font really helps make DIY projects look more professional.

SO much more to come!!