4 fun things you can DIY for your wedding

21 June 2016

All brides want their wedding day to be a special occasion. But there’s more pressure than ever to make it a day that’s unlike any other. This is primarily why the DIY wedding trend has become so popular in recent years. This involves creating elements for your wedding day yourself, rather than buying it pre-made from a store. This can help give your wedding day a unique and personal quality, while also helping you unleash your creative side. It can take up a lot of your time, but wedding DIY projects have been found to save couples a substantial amount of money. This is something that is obviously very appealing if you’re sticking to a tight budget. So if you want to give this trend a try for yourself, here are four things you can DIY instead of buy.

FAVORS

Wedding favors are one of the most popular things that brides choose to DIY. This is probably because they are so versatile. There are a whole host of items you can create that can easily be used as memorable favors. You can bake cupcakes or cookies and display them in hand-painted boxes. You could also make your own preserves using fruit from a local farm or your backyard. Making your own candles or soaps at home using step by step guides is also another good idea. If you’re struggling to decide, think carefully about your wedding theme. This should help you narrow down your options. Receiving handmade favors is bound to go down well with your guests and they will treasure the contents forever.

FLOWER GIRL'S DRESSES

Flower girls are often the youngest and the smallest members of the bridal party. You’re spoilt for choice with hundreds of designs, colors and styles of dress. If you’re brave enough, why not try making the dress yourself. Children’s clothing can be made with little skill and experience. Plus it gives you a chance to have some fun. You could take the fabric from an old dress and transform it into a skirt or a top she can wear. There are some incredible free sewing patterns online and in most craft and sewing stores. You can also use these stores to find fun fabrics and trims to make the dress extra special. Or you can customize one she already has with buttons, netting, and fake flowers. The only restriction you have is your imagination, so create an outfit she would love to wear even after the wedding is over.

INVITATIONS

Your wedding invitations are a crucial aspect of your wedding day as the provide your guest with informative information. There are thousands of invitation suppliers with beautiful designs to choose from online and in shops. But did you ever consider making your own? Invitations are one of the easiest DIY projects you can do for your wedding day. You can find inspiration online and head to a local craft store for supplies. Or you can create personalised laser cut wedding invitations online and assemble them yourself at home. You can even use programs like Photoshop to create an invitation design that you print off quickly and easily. You have the freedom to choose the theme, colors and size, while also saving yourself some money. So invite your bridesmaids round and start creating.

PHOTO ALBUMS

Many wedding photographers can provide stunning wedding albums to store all of your pictures in. But these often come with a hefty price tag, particularly if you want more than one. Instead, why not ask for a CD with your wedding day photographs on. You can then use these files to get creative and create your own wedding album. You could use photo printing services or print the images off at home. You could also create a photo book online, where you can choose the layout and colors used. For a more personal touch, you can use large pieces of card and string to create a scrapbook style album. You can then decorate the cover and pages with stickers, glitter, and feathers. The possibilities are endless, and you can be as simple or as extravagant as you please.

These DIY projects can help multiple elements of your wedding stand out by reflecting your personality and style. While also showcasing your creativity and skill. You’ll also feel a huge sense of accomplishment and satisfaction to see your hard work pay off. Obviously, you will need to make sure you have enough time in the run up to your wedding to create these items. So start planning and get creative today!

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