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Clever Things You Can Easily DIY For Your Wedding

September 21, 2016

Clever Things You Can Easily DIY For Your Wedding

Here are a few fun ideas you can DIY for your wedding that won't take too much time and can save you some money!

  • Invitations; You can easily make your own invitations by picking your favorite photo of the two of you or one from a engagement photo shoot then bringing it to a photo processor that has a scanning machine. many of these have great simple templates and will allow you to add your text to one side of the image then you can have them print as many copies as you like! 
  • Cupcakes Instead of a Big Cake: I found at most of the weddings I have attended is that most people don't eat the cake so one of the best ways to do it is cupcakes and better yet you can add a fun box and use it as the wedding favor then your guests can have their cake and eat it too! (So cheesy, I know!)
  • Place-cards: One Idea I had after using the above cupcake Idea is to use the boxed cupcakes as a place-card as well.  
  • Hairpiece; you could try making your own hairpiece but I can give one caution on this one, that you make sure it is solidly put together! You would not want it to come apart during the ceremony! 
  • Photography: You can save a bit of money by doing some of the pre-wedding photography yourself if you have a camera with a timer or by borrowing some friends or family that are pretty good at taking photos. You may want to consider having a professional photographer at your ceremony since friends or family may need to participate in the ceremony during the wedding but engagement photos can easily be done yourself.
  • Wedding Favors: Wedding favors can be as simple or complicated as you like and can double with other things if you are looking to save some money. For instance, at my own wedding I used cupcakes instead of cake and made fun boxes for them out of chinese take out boxes. Another fun idea is to make your table place markers into a fun item like a personalized button they can take home with them!  

Some items you may want to DIY if you love doing it yourself but perhaps you might want to think twice before you try. Some of these things can be fabulous if you have all the time in the world but sometimes even if you are planning your wedding a year or more in advance you may find that deadlines can creep up on you. So you may not want to take on too big of a DIY project or too many projects all at once. Consider the amount of time you have to do them!

Some of these items are:

  • The Dress: Definitely this can save you a lot of money but if you are going to try this make sure you will be able to finish it well in advance of the wedding date in-case you need to make repairs or you change your mind! Sometimes the easiest way to do this is to find a dress that is almost what you want and bring it to a seamstress that you trust to make the modifications. Remember a good seamstress will probably be booked out a few months in advance so leave plenty of time if you want to go with this option. 

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