Freebies, Freebies, Freebies!

Hello everyone

Every bride on a budget appreciates every little bit of help she gets… so guess what?  I just stumbled across this amazing treasure of free printables on the Upbeat Bride website.  Everything from decor to invites and even props! Best of all they are free.

I already see myself spending a few hours here.  So head on over and start getting creative!

80 free wedding printables: a huge list of downloadable DIY wedding projects | Offbeat Bride.

Happy planning




DIY invitations



I just love DIY projects and with the amount of freebies available on the net you have no excuses. I recently made invitations for a colleague and my sisters 21st birthday party using very basic programs such as microsoft publisher, photoscape and picmonkey which is very easy to master and the best thing is that its free!

If you are more advanced you can download a free photo editing programme similar to photoshop.

Here is how I created the film strip used on the 50th birthday invitation.

Open photoscape.  Choose the combine option. Drop in as many images as you want. You can choose to combine image down, sideways or checker images (I selected down). You can also choose canvas size. I then clicked on frame and chose Film 01 .

photoscape 1

Now Click Edit and you will be taken to a different screen as seen below.


I changed my image to Sepia. Other options are black and white , inverted negative and grayscale. Then click save and give the image a new name and Voila you have a new picture!

Then you can use publisher to create your invite. I hope you are now inspired to make your own invites as well.

Until next time…
Happy Planning



DIY Scroll Wedding invitations

Today at work a colleague of mine and fellow bride to be showed me a beautiful scroll wedding invitation. It was lovely and very similar to the image below. She then proceeded to tell me where I could have them made and how much it would cost…..R40 each. Yikes and im looking at 80 guests. Not everyone will be single so lets say 50 invitations max. 50 invites @ R40 each is a whopping R2000. That’s just for invitations!

I took a closer look at the invite and I told myself …this I can do myself, just as beautiful for half the costs.

I found a very easy tutorial on this website.   Go have a look!