DIY has become all the rage over the past few years. I mean who doesn’t love saving money? Weddings can be extremely expensive due to everything involved and needed, which is exactly why some people opt to DIY parts of their wedding. DIY allows for you to add your personal touch to your wedding while simultaneously minimizing the cost at the same time. Here are five ways you can DIY your own wedding!
Create Your Own Wedding Invitation:
Wedding invitations can be quite costly. A great way to lower that cost is to make them yourself. There are many different programs nowadays that allow you to do just that. By making your own invitation you are not only cutting costs, but it also gives you the freedom to customize it however you want. It is a great way to ensure your invitations turn out exactly how you want them too.
Creating Your Own Wedding Signs:
Weddings typically have a few different signs. Some signs you may see at weddings are, welcome signs, signature drink signs, and seating chart signs. There are many ways to DIY your own sign. Whether that’s designing a sign online and sprucing it up by framing it or even writing on a mirror, the opportunities are endless!
Using Photos as Part of Your Center Pieces
A way to add a personal touch to your wedding is by using photos as part of your table center pieces. By gathering photos of both you and your partner from birth to present day you can showcase these photos on the table. This is an awesome way to showcase you and your partner throughout all stages of your life and gives the guests a behind the scenes view of you and your partner.
Lighting is very crucial to a wedding as you want to ensure that everyone and everything can be seen. Lighting also plays a big part in ambience for a wedding. Curtain string lights make for good lighting and could also double as a pretty backdrop. Candles are a great way to ensure your wedding is well lit while simultaneously adding a touch of elegance.
DIY Your Wedding Reception Decor
Wedding décor is important as it sets the tone for the wedding. Wedding décor can really rack up the total bill for a wedding, a great way to combat that is by thrifting your décor. You can find so many different things at thrift stores for your wedding. From tableware to vases to seating, the choices are endless for the different kinds of décor you can find at thrift stores.
DIY Wedding Don’ts!
Music and entertainment is one of the most important parts of your wedding. It can set the tone for the reception and ultimately plays a big part in whether the guests enjoy themselves and leave with a night to remember. That is exactly why you should NOT DIY your music or entertainment for your special day! Some couples opt or ask about using an iPhone and Bluetooth speaker, or by hiring your friend to be a DJ for the evening. We strongly advise against this.
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There are many different things you can DIY for your wedding in order to save money, whether that be DIY-ing your whole wedding or just a few things here and there to save cost. The choice is yours!
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Blog Contributed by: Hailey Sturgis