Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, don’t let it also be one of the most expensive! Now more than ever brides are substituting pricey wedding décor for masterful DIY pieces to create an event all their own. Here at Edmund’s we’ve come up with our Top 5 DIY ideas for your special day and how to personalize your wedding while saving money.
Your bouquet is one of the most important pieces in your wedding, so why not give it that personal touch? Instead of buying an expensive bouquet, follow our steps to make a unique piece all your own! All you will need are your favorite flowers, scissors, floral tape, and some ribbon!
- Make sure to get your flowers 2-3 days before your wedding to give them time to bloom, also make sure that you order a few extras of each type, just in case some arrive damaged or aren’t usable.
- Prepare your flowers by getting rid of leaves and thorns with a durable pair of scissors or even thorn trimmers. For the greenery pieces of your bouquet, make sure to only keep the top few leaves so that it isn’t too bulky or drawing attention away from the main flowers.
- Begin arranging your flowers with the base, meaning 3 to 4 flowers you want in the center. Then start adding pieces around them to expand the bouquet. Make sure not to cluster too many flowers of the same color together, and add a greenery piece every now and then for balance. Feel free to play with different heights for certain pieces to give your bouquet a lush look.
- When you are finished with your arrangement wrap the entire bouquet with floral tape. You can also wrap the bouquet as you add the flowers to give yourself more control over the arrangement (as sometimes things can shift while you’re forming your bouquet).
- Finally, tie your ribbon around the bouquet so that you cannot see the floral tape. And voila! You’re all set to walk down the aisle.
Candles are some of the simplest DIY centerpieces you can make, but your guests will think you spent big bucks! All you will need are candlesticks, clear glass vases, super glue, and your decorative pieces to get started.
- Clean out your glass vases so they are spotless. Any dirty vases will hinder from their elegance.
- Take your super glue and line it around the base of your candle stick. Insert the candles inside of your vase and let them sit for a while to settle.
- Insert your decorative pieces! Whether they be clear stones or flower petals, fill the sides of the vase so that they surround the candle. For an even more mystical effect, skip step 2 and fill your vases with your decorations and water. Then insert tea lights to float atop. And there you go! A beautiful and easy-to-create center piece that won’t take a hit on your budget.
One of the most recent (and fun!) trends is creating a balloon wall. Simply fill your balloons with air (not helium because you don’t want them to float away) and tape them to your wall in a fun formation! Your guests will have a blast taking pictures with them in the background and also helps you easily decorate your space! For added fun, paint cute messages on some balloons for a more personalized touch.
You’ll want to remember every detail of your wedding, including every person who attended. Guest books can be one of the most memorable features of your wedding, of which you can create a unique one all on your own! One of our favorites is creating a quick and easy photo-guest book using polaroid pictures! All you will need is some string, clothespins, permanent markers, and a polaroid camera and film.
- To get started, you’ll want to create a few horizontal rows with your string and attach them to a wall
- Create a small sign explaining to people to take a picture of themselves and pin the photos to the string.
- After your wedding, simply place the photos in a photobook.
Sparklers are the picture-perfect way to end your wedding reception. To not make your wedding look too much like a 4th of July event, add a special message on each individual sparkler. You’ll need a stencil cutter, a hole puncher, some string, and your personalized messages.
- Print out your messages, 1 for every sparkler you plan to use. Take your stencil cutter and cut out each message. Use your hole-puncher to punch a hole on the top and bottom of your message.
- Slip a sparkler between the two holes at the top and bottom of your message. Then tie a small piece of string to both the top and bottom of the message to keep it from sliding off of the sparkler. And you’re done! Your guests will send you off with well wishes and a fantastic end to a magical night. For more information from Something Turquoise, click here.
These stylish DIY ideas will help your budget-wedding look top-dollar! Remember that your wedding is about you, and the more personal touches you can add, the better. So create your own unique wedding and enjoy your special day!