Budget DIY Rainbow Prairie Wedding Printed Materials

The printed materials for a wedding can be expensive.

Save the dates, invitations, reply cards, programs, escort cards – they can eat up a sizable chunk of your budget. But they don’t have to!

For my leetle seester’s wedding, they had a relatively small budget. They also had a sister (me) with Creative Memories Storybook Creator, a quick mouse hand, and a bit of an obsessive nature.

Escort Cards

This was my escort card. Most people took theirs home with them.

For an 180-guest wedding, we made all of the printed materials you see in this post for less than $300. Let me show you how we did it!

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Rustic Rainbow Wedding Inspiration Board

While my summer wedding will be attended by a total of 11 people, for my leetle seester and her fiancee Streets, this cannot be the case. They have been together too long, have too many mutual friends and have too big of families (not to mention this is both of their first weddings, unlike me). It was a struggle for them to bring it down to under 200 guests.

The vision is of a rustic, vintage wedding on the prairie. The barn will be full of rich old wood, creamy ivory, copper touches to match the bride’s (natural!) hair with touches of saturated rainbow. Funk, bluegrass, and hippie jam fest music from bands with names like Cornmeal will be played. Molly’s cupcakes will be served, and eco-friendly products will be used. This may be the happiest wedding ever.

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