Giant Bear and I organised a two-day wedding, hen party, stag do and honeymoon in less than four months, for just under £6k. And it was so much fun! Here’s how we did it: i. prioritising; ii. making stuff; iii. letting people help. In this post, I’m going to talk about making stuff.
Think about what will ‘show’ Table decorations will be right in front of every guest all night, so they’re worth spending time on, but there are lots of other things that your guests will see for a few fleeting moments and probably won’t remember. For example, we got married in Holy Week and so were only allowed to have decorations in church for the few hours we were in the building. Moreover, the church roof was in the process of being replaced and the building was covered in scaffolding (and the organ swathed in crime scene plastic). There was no point in trying to decorate very much, so we asked our guests to wear bright colours and borrowed some brightly-coloured bunting to just decorate the main aisle and the choir stalls (i.e. the bits everybody is actually looking at).