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Save money on your wedding by being a crafty with Cricut

Planning a wedding is an exciting experience for every couple, but as anyone who has – or is – planning one can attest, weddings are anything but cheap. From the perfect dress and tux to picturesque venues and exquisite catering, creating a memorable wedding day can become a financial burden.

Luckily, there are ways to cut down on some of those costs without compromising on your vision for the big day. In fact, many couples have realised that they can make their weddings equally, if not even more, special, and magical by getting a little creative.

Cricut shares a few ideas brides and grooms-to-be can easily create to save money and enjoy a spectacular day of I dos.

  1. An invitation to get crafty – Why spend all your savings on paying a designer and printing company to create save the date and invitation cards when you can easily create your own? There are several apps with stunning templates, as well as online tools you can use to create beautiful custom designs for free. You can also get to work crafting your own unique wedding cards – from acrylic to an expert ‘laser cut’ look and more, the only limit is your imagination!
  2. Keepsakes for every guest – Give guests a lasting memory of your special day with a handmade souvenir for them to take home. Design and print custom labels that you can stick on mini chocolate bars, or personalise your gifts like Charlo Roberts, who used her Cricut Maker machine to emboss special gold keychains (in the style of dog tags to go with her adorable doggy wedding theme!) with guests’ names and a unique picture for each.
  3. Bridal and grooms party gifting – Asking your bridesmaids, maid of honour and groomsmen to be part of your wedding day is one of the most fun and memorable parts of planning a wedding, so why not ‘pop the question’ with a small but special and quirky gift? Create your own ‘bride squad’ T-shirts and personalised robes to wear while getting ready on the morning of the wedding, or a personalised hip flask or cigar case for the guys.
  4. Fake your own florals – You can spend a fortune on flower arrangements that won’t last more than a day or two, or you can craft a few of your own DIY florals that will stand the test of time, like Heidi Gevers who created stunning peonies out of simple coffee filters for her daughter’s wedding. A great tip to consider is including a few real flowers in the bunch along with the artificial ones, to add volume and make the artificial ones look slightly less obvious.
  5. It’s all in the details – While the smaller details of the day, such as seating charts and place cards at every seat, as well as the ring box and any special signage with messages for guests, might feel like a hassle to consider, it’s these little things that make all the difference when it comes to the experience of the day, and the photographs you’ll have to look back on it. Use your Cricut machine to do all the work for you, with designs you’ve uploaded to Cricut Design Space or templates available on the platform already and get to work creating a magical day that you or your guests won’t forget. Vivian saved R3,500 on wedding décor with just her handy Cricut machine.

Whether you’re handy with a glue gun or couldn’t cut a piece of paper in half to save your life, you can still get crafty with your wedding plans and save money on everything from invitations to décor and all the finer details in between. A little creativity and a can-do attitude are all you need to make your wedding day one to remember.

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