On the our last Love Marks the Spot Wedding Planning blog post I covered DIY stressors, aspects of a wedding that can be difficult or stressful to DIY. This blog post will feature how you can incorporate DIY wedding elements that can give your wedding a unique, personal flair while maximizing your budget.
(1) Stationary. Depending on how creative and computer savvy you are, creating your own stationary can be a great way to add a DIY stamp on your wedding. Wedding stationary can include invitations, programs, menus, place card settings, table numbers and more. Choosing to create your own piece of stationary is often times less expensive than getting it done professionally, especially if you’re interested in having multiple printed pieces.
(2) Simple Embellishments. Simple embellishments can quickly make a blank space more attractive. The best part is that they are simple! Examples of simple embellishments may include decorating votive candle holders, wine cork place card holders or adding lights into mason jars.
(3) Table/Photo Backdrop. Creating your own table or photo backdrop is a great way to bring color and vibrance to your space. Backdrops are fairly simple to create, and there are a variety of them to choose from and personalize.
(4) Ceremony Extras. I’ve seen couples incorporate various personal touches into wedding ceremonies. One of my favorite ceremony DIY touches I’ve seen is a ring box the bride and groom worked together to create (it sounds more difficult than it was – just a matter of purchasing, staining, and decorating). Other DIY ceremony extras can include aisle runners, bubble kits and cute signage.
The most important thing to remember if you do choose to go the DIY route for your wedding is to have fun!! Taking part in these unique projects will ultimately become a wonderful memory of your wedding planning process. If you run into difficulties or begin to feel stressed, take a break and come back with wine and friends. It will make the process a lot more fun:)