It’s our anniversary week and I can’t help but feel all giddy reminiscing about our wedding.
Being the crafty mama that I am, I was able to put so much of myself and art into our special day. It was 100% us and it made it that much more beautiful.
Of course, you don’t have to DIY anything for your wedding–it’s your day, so do what’s going to make you and your partner happiest. But for those of you who want to wipe out the glue gun and glitter, this blog is for you!
Listed below are 7 easy DIY projects that I HIGHLY recommend for weddings. These projects super simple, don’t take too much time and will save you tons of money.
Best of all, you’ll be able to look back on your wedding photos and see all the unique and personal touches you created!
Wine Bottle Center Pieces
This project has to be one of the easiest of all. I did this for my wedding and it took no time at all.
The steps are easy. Just collect the amount of bottles that you’ll want for your wedding centerpieces, soak them in water to easily remove the label, then spray paint them using a metallic gold paint. Let them dry for at least 6 hours and voila! You have a beautiful wine bottle center piece
I was determined to make my own veil and was so glad that I did! A 3 tier, royal cathedral veil in pink with lace appliqué and crystals would have cost me at least $200, but probably way more.
This project was easy, but tedious for sure. I was able to make my veil for less than $25 and it took about 2 days to finish with a lot of Netflix and Hulu.
I just bought tulle from Joann’s and used some old lace from the curtains my Grandma bought me from my childhood room and one of my mom’s decorative hair combs as my ‘ something old’.
I didn’t document my creation, so I’ll leave a link to a blog that did. But this project is seriously something that every bride who wants a veil should consider.
Floral Wedding Hoop
This trend started gain popularity after our big day, but they look so cool ht I jut had to try it out for myself.
These hoops are very simply to create but can add so much elegance to any situation. Best of all, they don’t break the bank.
Simply grab a hula hoop (I got mine from the Dollar Tree) and spray paint it the color of your choice. I prefer using either metallic or light pastels for a project like this. Then grab some of your favorite florals (again, the Dollar Tree has some great picks) and add them to your hoop how you like. You can even get really fancy with this project and add lettering (with the help of a die-cutting machine like Cricut) or some fun draping beads.
A good calligrapher and stationaryist is worth every penny. They will turn your invitation suite into work of art your guest will treasure and that you’ll keep for years to come.
But not all wedding parties are looking for something that exgravangent– we certainly weren’t.So DIY invitations were the way to go for us. We went the easy and cheap route and bought wedding stationary from Micheals on discount. But it was still super pretty and matched our garden theme perfectly.
If you would like something a bit more fancy, but still DIY, you can use a die cutting machine like Cricut to create and cut out intranet cards to send out to your friends and family.
We just ended up using fresh flowers for our cake topper, but a lettered cake topper would be another easy project for anyone who has a die cutting machine or willing to take the time to do this with an excat-o knife.
While the idea is very straight forward, I’ll leave a link to a blog that has more details on how to get this project done.
Just like with a great calligrapher, a good florist is worth their weight. But sometimes, you just wannabe the one to create. So if you have accesses to a great flower market and want a simple bouquet, I say go for it.
Keep in mind that floral arranging can be tricker than what it appears, todo some practice runs before making your bouquet for the big day.
If you have the energy, time and patience, I defiantly recommend trying out some DIY’s for your wedding day! Which project will you give a go? Let me know your wedding DIY projects below!
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