The DIY wedding has rapidly risen in popularity. Perhaps this is because couples want to take a more unique approach to their big day but, let’s be honest, cost is a major factor here!
As Instagram pushes for more and more impressive pictures, the thought of buying all the decorations and things you need might just make you want to cancel the whole day!
Making your own decorations and wedding accouterments is a good way to save cash while dressing your day to perfection. Besides, getting crafty in the run up to your wedding is a nice way to prepare yourself for marital bliss.
However, don’t underestimate the task ahead. The more you plan to make, the more time you will need to accomplish all your crafty bits and bobs. Starting as soon as you can might sound mildly insane but you’ll be pleased to have so much in the bag once the big day starts to loom close.
By crafting the long lasting items first, and storing them safely at home, you can gradually build your collection of wedding paraphernalia at your own pace.
So, from cricut signs to table posies, here are a few things you might like to try.
Sending out wedding invitations is such an exciting thing to do as this is what makes the wedding day real for the first time. You’re not just talking about marriage any more – you’re actually inviting people to see you say your vows and tie the knot!
Making your own wedding invitations doesn’t need to be laborious, though and there are plenty of sites that will help you design and print your invitations without a problem. However, once you have your basic invite, you might like to add a small personal touch by gluing on a button or a bow. This adds a 3D element to your cards and will give it a more personal, crafty feel without the cost – or the effort.
How you dress your table can set the mood for your entire wedding breakfast and party. There are so many great ideas to steal online but the most important thing is that your theme speaks to you as a couple. You might decide to stick to a particular color theme but you could also consider more quirky ideas that reflect your interests.
Confetti is a brilliant way to speedily and cheaply dress a table for an event. All you need is some tissue paper and some scissors and you can easily cut streamers and flakes yourself. If you want to be a bit fancier, you could try punching out different shapes into thicker paper but do beware – this will take a lot longer to complete!
Signs and Place Cards
Place cards are a nice way to help get everyone seated and add a personal touch to the table. Adding a homemade lollipop or chocolate bar is a cheap and fun way to give a little extra and the kids will love it, especially. Both options are really easy to make and liberal use of sprinkles is highly recommended as a speedy way to bring extra color.
Creating a map of your wedding venue, including a seating plan is a nice way to memorialize your event as well as point people in the right direction. While it might not be particularly romantic to label things like the bathrooms, this is a good way to make sure that your party know where they are going and what they are doing. For key events like cutting the cake, knowing where the cake will be is a huge advantage for your favorite relatives.
Signs are also great for helping people to get around your wedding venue. A sign indicating the way to the wedding itself will make sure that even your most directionally-challenged relatives make it to the correct ceremony. Putting a sign on the table you want to store presents on is also a nice idea and it’s really easy to make personalized signs using a cricut maker or even a basic chalkboard.
If you start now, you’ll have all your DIY elements done with time to spare, and much less stress as the big day approaches!