We got married 8.20.05 in Malibu, CA at Calamigos Ranch (highly recommended!) I crafted a few things for the wedding: placecards, my veil, centerpieces and programs. It was so much work I just picked and chose a few things to make and outsourced or bought the rest.
After seeing the prices on veils ($150-300) I decided to make my own veil and comb. I used a metal comb and did wire wrapping with swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls from some broken necklaces I had lying around. The tulle was 70 cents per yard and I just sewed it on. Very easy! Total cost: $13.
The 100 vanilla and coconut dusted cupcakes were made by our local family bakery and we placed them on Martha Stewart cake stands. (Cost: $130 delivered!)
The centerpiece flowers are small potted rose plants we bought at the LA Flower market for $3 each and put in baskets from Michaels. My mom helped with gluing some fake ivy and moss around them. The total cost each was $12. We bought bags of rose petals for $3 each and spread them around on the runner and also the cupcake and program table.
The table cards I had help assembling, but I made all the pieces ahead of time and had my family help put them together 2 days before the wedding. The ribbon is wired, which helped keep it stiff and made it easy to tie the bows ahead of time. Names were printed on green vellum and attached to folded cardstock. Most of this stuff I had in my craft stash, so the cost was negligible - maybe $15 for everything?
Here are a few photos, including the lace detail of my dress, by Paloma Blanca.