Thursday, 13 August 2015

DIY Weddings

Anyone else been to a wedding so far this year? I know I have! I love a good wedding, the gorgeous dresses, celebrating someone’s love for each other and of course, partying!
It made me think of my wedding and the hard word I put into it. I knew I didn’t want mine like everyone else’s and I wanted things I could keep afterwards. I really enjoy a bit of craft here and there so I set out on my biggest project yet!

DIY dream or DIY disaster?

DIY’ing your own wedding isn’t for the faint hearted but a lot of hard work can mean you have the wedding you’ve dreamed of! I spent hours upon hours making everything for mine, from table centres to pocket fold invites, I did it all!
My wedding still cost us a fortune but I saved a lot of money doing it myself (I nearly lost my sanity but I saved money!). I’ve also still got a lot of the things I made and so have our family members, it’s a really nice little reminder of our special day.

I started mine with knowing I wanted mini rose topiary trees in the centre of my tables. I looked at ready made from various places but they just cost a fortune and you only got to hire them! So I set out on a mission and decided to go it alone. I won’t lie, I had many Bridezilla moments and spent a lot of time shouting at Pinterest but once it worked, I was over the moon.
I brought all my supplies online from shops like Michael Dark craft suppliers. I got anything I’d forgotten from local craft shops but honestly it’s so much cheaper to buy it all online!

I then sat down with a few hundred wedding films and got to it. I'm still over the moon with my results and am even considering making some more for my house but in matching colours.
I also went as far as making little buckets in matching colours to our wedding theme to go on the bar at our reception. I still have a few of these and I know a fair few family members do too!
For me DIY'ing my wedding meant I could have everything I wanted and although there were some very stressful moments, I don't regret it at all!

Did you/are you having any DIY creations? Have you got any success or horror stories?
I'd love to hear!

Until next time,

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  1. Loved this post! We're are getting married in 2018 but I have decided to some some DIY things myself. Post box for the cards, wine glass charms, confetti cones, kids activity packs, invitations and anything else I think I could manage. Its much harder to do but puts a lovely personal touch to the wedding!

  2. I can't say I have any plans to get married, but I've always loved the idea of having one that's a bit more personal. I love DIY and I adore rustic themed weddings, from invites to center pieces. My sister's table plan was DIY and we had a blast putting it together x


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