I know that everyone is watching the pennies these days and many brides are keen to look for ways to save money without sacrificing on style. There are numerous ways to save cash from choosing a small wedding, though to getting stuck in and making lots of your wedding elements yourself. This can be anything from having a go at making your own invitations through to sewing your own dress! Now granted that making your own wedding dress isn't for the fainthearted and you need some sewing skills to begin with. But isn't beyond the skills of the most basisc sewer. There are lots of pattens available out there and if you feel that you need some tuition before you atempt anything fancy, there are lots of local and national courses that you can sign up to, where you will be able to acquire some nifty sewing skills.
And even if you feel that you're not up to attempting to make your own dress, you just may feel able to have a try at making your own viel or bridesmaids dresess ...
....or you could even attempt to make tablecloths etc for your reception. The choice is limitless. Whatever your skill level, have a go you'll be amazed at the results you can get with just a few lessons and a bit of practice.