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Creative Crafting magazine began in August/September 2009, when a group of crafting friends on the Creative Connections network decided that it would be a good idea to raise awareness of the crafting community. From this point they started work and the first issue of Creative Crafting was published in October 2009 and are still publishing today.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Wedding Wonders With No Wonga!

Published in issue 18, August 2012
Written by Kerry from Scrapbookerry

Part 1

In January 2005 I first met my other half. We have bought two houses, had two children, own a dog, lizard, rabbit, hamster and a snail, but we have never got around to getting married.

In April 2012 he proposed, and we have now gone from a couple to two people engaged. 

But we have a little problem when it comes to the wedding.  We really do not have any spare cash to do anything too lavish. So we are using all the means that we have, pulling in all our resources and intend having as much of a Handmade Wedding as possible. We don’t want to spend too much on things that can be made. 

We don’t want to waste money on things that are really not needed. Instead we would like one off pieces that are original, personal to us and made by either ourselves or our friends, and small business owners within the craft community. 

We want an intimate wedding, one that has all of our personality within it and not a big commercial wedding. 
Since the proposal we have been thinking a lot about our wedding and have come upwith a few ideas, but more important than ideas, are the things we actually need! 

On the list so far:

Wedding Dress
Two Bridesmaids dresses, one adult, one teenager
One Flower girl Dress
One Ring Bearer’s suit
Two Ushers suits, one adult, one child
Two Best Men’s suits
Grooms suit
Flowers for Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls and Button Holes
Bridal Shoes
Shoes for Bridesmaids, Ushers, Flower Girl, Ring Bearer and Groom
Necklaces and Earrings
Save the Date Cards
Decorations for the Wedding
Make Up
Seating Plans
Name Places
Order of Service
Menus for the Wedding Breakfast
Entertainment Books for Children

Things may be taken off, things may be added but at the moment this is how it stands. We are planning on doing lots of things ourselves, but there are some things that we will have to look to others for. 

We are looking for creative folk who can help us make this the wedding that we want it to be, but with no Wonga! 

It is going to be a challenge. We have two years to achieve this but we are determined and we will have the wedding that we want. 
So welcome to Wedding Wonders with No Wonga. We hope you enjoy the creative journey to our wedding day! 
It is going to be interesting, a little bit different and lots and lots of fun so why not get involved and be part of the journey. 

If you are interested in helping us along the Wedding Wonders with No Wonga journey then please do contact us at 


Anonymous said...

I suggest you start by taking something off your list! You don't need all that! 8 years ago I was in a very similar position to the one you describe and we organised our wedding in just 5 months for less than £3,000 with 60 guests. That included a five course meal in a hotel and £800 on a good photographer. people told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to because of the personal touches and attention to detail - those are the things that money can't buy.

Good luck!

Kerry said...

Thank you for our comment we shall be doing our best.