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Do It Yourself Wedding!

The whole DIY craze is not just for those wanting to save money, nor for those few who are crafters and artists. There are lots of Bride's & Grooms who are happily getting hands on for their wedding. When you get hands on, you are able to personalise a wedding that is uniquely you. From putting your monogram on your aisle runner, printing out your own invitations to making your own bridal bouquets, there are all kinds of ways to DIY these days!

Here is a light list of items you can DIY for your wedding.

Favors - From the simple Jordan almonds wrapped in tulle, to the more extravagant!
- Bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, altar, candelabra swags and pew decorations.
Wedding Dress/ Bridesmaid's Dresses
Wedding Veil
Everything Paper: Save the date's, shower, wedding invitations, thank you notes, ceremony programs, escort cards/seating chart/ place cards, table numbers, guestbook.
Unity candle
Aisle runner
Table runners and other linens, chair covers for the expert...
Ring Pillow
Non floral centerpieces - candles, river rock, fruit/ edible centerpieces, pumpkins/squash, living herbs/bamboo/ shells/ sand, leaves & branches.
Toasting Glasses
You can even DIY your officiant with the help of The Universal Life Church!

The most important thing to consider!

So you looked at the list and said, heck yeah! I can do that! Okay, now that you are excited, sit back and evaluate the reality.
What is your time worth? To learn, to purchase supplies and your time? It's a simple question that will impact your stress level for the next year. When in doubt use a professional, after all they have the experience and expertise and can plow through these crafts with ease. The best advice we can give is to test some idea's out! Get the girls together and have a crafty weekend. Play with your ideas and then take on projects you feel truly comfortable with and can mass produce with ease.

Here are the links to the best DIY Wedding resources we have found!

Surfing the Knotties!
Do you love peeking in on others peoples wedding planning? Then you MUST go to the Knot and browse through the Bio's. It's a pain to try and look for something specific on Knot Bio's. Wedding Bee wrote a post about it here. We have also used the somewhat official Knot Bio list located here at Magnificent Bliss

DIY Bride - Sign up and find hundreds of files and a community of DIY Bride's just like yourself. A must visit.

Martha Stewart Weddings - Martha IS the queen of DIY and showing you how to do it yourself.

WedCraft -

AC Moore - The craft kings and queens will show you how to handcraft items for our wedding!

Do It Yourself Weddings - Instructions on wedding crafts, how to create your own favors, print your own invitations and programs, save money on photography and get wedding make-up tips. Learn to do everything related to weddings...yourself!

Try a search (weddings) here at the DIY Network and get...

DIY Flowers

Elegant Bride - Features a set up and great directions on how to reproduce professional arrangements yourself (or die trying)!

You Tube - Subscribe to this feed: ShowMeHow and watch step by step directions on how to make floral items for your wedding.

Bridal Choice has a large listing of Floral arrangements that are DIY and links to those pages!

Bliss Weddings - Do It Yourself Bouquet instructions here.

How To Make A Hand-tied Bridal Bouquet also from Bliss Weddings


Veils! From Veils A La Mode!
Did anyone realize just how easy it is to make a veil? Amazing. Here are instructions.

DIY Paper Goods

Invitations/Cards,Chia's Rubber Stamp Art has great tutorials and templates!
Here at Victorian Originals they also have great card templates!

We are always adding more, so check back!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We just wanted to let you know that we added FREE Do-It-Yourself Wedding Map Guides to our website. We have noticed that a lot of brides are searching for easy, free DIY wedding map instructions for their invitations and hotel gift bags.

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