There seems to be a (at least) minor trend happening–chevron. For those of you like me, who don’t really know what that means, it’s a rick-racky, zig-zaggy pattern like in the photo at left (photo credit to Courtney Jade, http://courtneyjade.com/). As you may guess, chevron can be overwhelming if over done. Gaitree Shivnauth at Plan My Day has a few suggestions on how to tastefully incorporate them into your wedding. There are also some images on Pinterest for inspiration. How about the rest of you? Any ideas or experience with styling with zig zags?
Gaitree’s Ideas: http://www.planmydaynow.com/chevron-wedding-trend/
Inspiration on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/search/?q=chevron+wedding
Can you plan a wedding for $6,000? This is the type of question Rachel at Apple Brides is frequently asked and the type that all of you on “DIY-budgets” are contending with. Many start by trying to cut costs across the board, which can end in a wedding they don’t really want. There are other ways. I love that Rachel begins by asking “What are your three top priorities?” because it’s the first step in creating your dream wedding on a DIY budget (the whole point of the MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com website!).
Rachel has many good ideas and I’ll add another: reuse as much as possible. By this I mean look for ways to (1) “double up” purposes–such as creating centerpieces that are also favors and desserts and/or (2) reuse in “after wedding” life, such as buying a suit the groom will later wear to work.
What did you or someone you know do to save money on the lower priority pieces of your wedding?