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Probably the hardest thing about planning a wedding is being on a DIY budget while having exactly zero DIY inclination. I am not a crafty person. I was the kid sobbing in frustration into my craft project while everyone else happily attached colored ribbon to barrettes or crocheted hats for newborn babies. (I was home sick when everyone else got to choose their volunteer activity and got stuck making hats for preemies. "Why don't you just make the pom poms," my middle school teacher eventually suggested, "and please stop crying.") I even failed at the adult coloring book craze after trying it and deciding it was an awful lot of effort, and I'd rather just watch tv. Believe me when I tell you I have zero desire to make a flower out of tissue paper or put glitter on anything.

So it really kills me when I see beautiful weddings from real people on the wedding blogs, and it seems like every last one of them reads like this:
So along with at least a dozen of our p…

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