DIY wedding decorations have been the number 1 trend in 2014 weddings. Today, more and more weddings are incorporating DIY to their otherwise traditional weddings in order to save money and add fun to their big day! Everyday, the blogsphere is booming with more new and extremely creative DIY ideas and inspiration that anyone can use and personalise for their own weddings! DIY wedding decorations are a great way to showcase you and your significant other’s personality, while cutting back costs and making your wedding even more special than it already is! There are several ways of incorporating DIY into your wedding, some of the best are stationary and decor. Of course the only downside to DIY is that it could be time consuming, but surely the end result and low cost would be worth it!
Before you start…
TIP: Be sure to have an open mind and do your research. There are hundreds of wedding blogs that have numerous DIY ideas that you could incorporate into your wedding. But it’s important to also consider convenience, time and cost.
If you’re looking at incorporating DIY into just one element of your wedding, it most definitely has to be stationary. What better way to personalise your wedding is there other than through your invites? If you’re planning a big wedding, you might not have enough time to make 500 invitations yourself, so why not send your designs to a supplier?
TIP: Another alternative is to buy invitation kits from companies, where the design is printed so all you have to do is put the stationary together.
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Consider alternating different elements of your invitations with handwritten DIY’s and getting it done professionally – this way you get the best of both worlds without wasting too much time making hundreds of invitations.
Another cute DIY idea that will save you money and paper is this framed blackboard wedding program.
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This is a great alternative to handing out hundreds of wedding programs that guests will probably throw away by the end of the evening.
You can probably choose to decorate your entire wedding with handmade decor, which can easily save you a lot of money. One of my favourite DIY wedding decorations involves fake flowers…
The great thing about fake flowers is that you don’t have to worry about them withering or dying. You can manipulate them to your desired outcome without worrying about killing them or having them fall apart. The best part is that you can start working on these fake flower designs any time you like. If you can’t find the fake flower you desire, why not make flowers out of paper? There are several tutorials online which teaches you how to make paper flowers, just like this one:
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Another idea is to use washi tape to spruce up any detail…
Rather than finding the perfect tablecloth or backdrop or anything for that matter, you can use washi tape in the colours of your chosen theme to make plain items blend well with the rest of your decor. This is the perfect way of tying everything together without clashing too many ideas and patterns. It also saves you from stressing out over finding the item that you may never find.
Some things to keep in mind…
Not every single detail in your wedding has to have a significant meaning. You could choose to DIY a certain element of your wedding because it fits in with the theme, or that it has some personal meaning towards you. But at the end of the day, your guests aren’t going to quiz you on every single detail of the wedding, and you don’t have to have a story behind your choices. Save yourself the time-consuming stress of finding ways to make everything perfect and choose what you like. It’s okay to have a bit of mis-matched elements in your wedding, because mis-matched can be cute and may end up being what you were looking for. Just because something is ‘trendy’ and you’re afraid that people might judge you for choosing something that is highly popular among other weddings doesn’t mean you can’t do it. If you like it then go for it.