Simple DIY Wedding Ideas

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There are numerous ways to personalize your wedding with infinite do-it-yourself wedding ideas on all the wedding websites, Facebook, Pinterest and in bridal magazines.  You can use any of those things for ideas and inspiration, but in order for your DIY project to be fun and not stressful, you need to understand that many of the items on those resources have been perfected through much trial and error and have been professionally photographed when they get it right!  Your projects might not be as perfect as those, but the things you and your family and friends make with love are wonderful additions to any wedding. Designing and making some of the wedding decor in your own individual style is fun and fulfilling.  I’ve seen the most simple ideas used to add charm and character to a wedding.

ringbearer bo, Lego box, wedding ringsThis is a darling box built by a groom’s son to hold the rings for his dad and new stepmom.  The young man loved Legos and wanted to do something to be a part of the wedding.  The couple’s suggestion that he build a ring box was just the right idea. Photo compliments of Favorite Photography.

Inexpensive flower stems in simple glass bowls or glass cylinders from the Dollar Store could be used as centerpieces or placed by the chairs to decorate the bride’s path at a beach wedding.  An added benefit for the beach wedding – no flowers blowing away.  Using just a large hydrangea bloom adorned with a matching, complimentary rose or two tulip stems floating in water.

 

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The Wine and Love Letter Box is becoming a popular ceremony addition.  Why not decorate your own wine box?  Decoupage images or photos from your love affair – important places, feelings, items.  Ask your artistic fiancé to wood burn your initials and wedding date or stencil in script.  On-line sellers of wine boxes for these ceremonies charge a fortune.  If your budget is limited, buy or build a simple box that you decorate to show the things that are meaningful to you and your beloved.

DIY ideas are endless – don’t be afraid to try some!

  • decorate a simple wood or cardboard box for your guests to drop in words of advice or loving sentiments instead of using a guestbook
  • ask artistic friends to draw or hand write your place cards or invitations
  • ask a friend who sews to rip inexpensive fabric into table runners you can decorate
  • hand letter signs for the ceremony and reception and put in inexpensive frames
  • ask a handy dad or uncle to build you a simple wood arch or signs to decorate

 

 

 

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Ann Eastwick, a former paralegal for 30 years, is now a local wedding officiant who loves to work with couples to make their ceremony unique and special. When not performing weddings, she loves spending time with her grandsons and family at the beach.

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