Are you planning to get crafty for your special day? Here, Uk bridal blog, Brides Up North share some of their top DIY wedding ideas…
As more couples look to put a personal stamp on their big day, DIY wedding ideas are becoming more increasingly popular. Not only can rolling-up sleeves and getting hands-on with the wedding plans help brides and grooms to make their celebrations special and unique, but it also allows an opportunity for them to showcase their creative skills and talents, whilst making savings on the wedding budget too.
But with time precious and pressure high, couples shouldn’t take on too many DIY tasks in the run up to the wedding. Instead it’s best to select those they feel will make the biggest difference to their day, and call upon friends and family to help take their visions from concept to completion.
Here we take a look at some of the various DIY wedding ideas out there…
Perhaps one of the most obvious ways to put some individuality into the proceedings is for couples to style their day in a creative way and make some of the wedding décor themselves. We’ve seen great examples of this through the current rustic wedding trend with lots of impressive decorations and props being created from sliced tree logs, metal troughs, wooden ladders, barrels and jam jars, to name but a few. Whichever style of wedding you choose, take a look at which elements you could potentially take on yourselves and then how you will achieve it in the time frame that you have. Perhaps a paper pompom making evening with your bridesmaids or a fabric bunting lesson from your mum.
Image source, Photography by Ed Godden Photography
Fun, yum and a great wedding cost saving – swap a traditional wedding cake in place of a Great Wedding Bake-Off by inviting your guests to bring their best sweet treat creations to the table. The bakes can be judged and scored Mary Berry style by the bride and groom and then serviced up, either as dessert, or during the evening reception.
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It’s worth considering if there’s anything in the garden or kitchen cupboards that could contribute to your day. So, for example, it might be that your parents have a wonderful garden which could supply some of the flowers for your bouquet or venue decorations. Alternatively, there might be a greenhouse where you could plant potted seeds as favours to give to your guests. Another option might be a signature family recipe providing refreshments, such as Sloe Gin, for the wedding, or edible favours including homemade biscuits, chocolates or jam.
Image source, Photography by Chris Chambers Photography
Call on others
Even if you’re not so ‘crafty’ yourself, you may be able to call on the skills of family or friends to make a contribution to your wedding. Maybe your graphic designer friend could create your invites while your relative who plays guitar could do an acoustic set during the drinks reception? It might even be that one of your guests has a particularly swish car and you could ask them to chauffeur you to the venue for a stylish entrance that won’t break the bank.
Image source, Photography by Jessica Grace Photography
Beyond the décor there are other personal touch and fanciful creations that we’ve known couples to make. One bride and groom who were having a marquee wedding at home transformed an outdoor summer house into their very own bar, while we’ve seen others create their own photo booths by making a quirky backdrop and then providing guest with fun props and a Polaroid or selfie-stick-mounted camera.
So really, the only limit to your DIY creations is your own imagination!
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Image source, Photography by Jenna Carpenter Photography