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When it comes to weddings, it’s so easy for everything to add up. After all, once you have included the dress, bridesmaids outfits, and all the table decor, it can soon equate to thousands of dollars. But if you want to save some money when it comes to the wedding, you should consider going handmade with some of your essentials. After all, it means you can work on your craft skills while saving you some money. And handmade is on-trend anyway! Here is how you can use your craft skills to make wedding essentials.   Make handmade table decorations You might be surprised how much table decorations can add up to. And the worst thing about it is that the supplier makes the decor for a lot less than you pay for it. But who says you have to buy it off anyone? You should opt to make the table decor yourself using your own craft skills. For example, you can easily make your own table confetti by using old paper lying around your house. Or even by using rice mixed with vinegar and food dye! And you can even make plastic floral arrangements for the table. Use tissue paper or recycled paper to create the floral design. Or even water flowers which can sit on every table can be cute at weddings. In fact, there is a lot of guides online on how to make these from plastic bags and straws. And you can even make your own candles which can make great centerpieces for the tables! Glass, Vase, Yellow Roses, Decoration, Celebration, Out

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  Make bridesmaid dresses It’s always a challenge when it comes to picking your bridesmaids. After all, a lot of people are choosing at least four or six for their big day. But the dresses can end up costing you a small fortune. After all, if you buy a beautiful bridesmaid dress from the store, you can expect to pay $100 at least. However, you can save some money by making the dress yourself. You can look online firstly for the material. After all, you can buy wholesale fabric for a reasonable price which will match your theme. Then make sure you get a good sewing machine to get started. And if you have several to do, it’s worth asking a friend or family member to help out with the dresses. Also, you can do the same thing for your ushers and best man. After all, who needs to pay a fortune for a suit if you can make it yourself!

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  Make the invites yourself It’s often the stationary which can leave you feeling the pinch when it comes to your wedding. After all, by the time you have bought a load of invites (and save the dates) for your potential guests, it can soon add up. But rather than buying them, you should make them yourself. You can easily use some colorful card, and then decorate it with bits of tissue paper and glitter glue. You can even make it look 3D if you attach a picture of the two of you to the front with tape. And then get an old foundation pen to write the invites to ensure they still look classy! Blue, Pink, Wedding, Card, Invitation

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  And remember to consider making the wedding favors yourself. After all, you can easily make some delicious treats or cute keepsakes to give out as gifts.  
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