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A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO DIY DÉCOR

More and more brides are taking a hands-on approach to wedding décor and doing it yourself is not only a simple way to cut down on expenses but it is also bang on trend. So what aspects of your wedding décor can you attempt yourself?

Wow-Worthy Wedding Stationery


From save the dates and invitations to the order of service and reception place cards, when it comes to DIY décor, wedding stationery is the perfect place to start. Designing them and printing them yourself makes the whole process more personal and handmade stationery complements vintage or rustic weddings especially well. If you choose to make them yourself, high quality paper and ink is essential regardless of your wedding theme. Once you have collated all of the information that you need and the little helpful extras to include such as RSVP cards and maps, it’s all about design. The wedding invite sets the scene for your entire day so make sure that the colours, font and graphics that you choose reflect the style of the wedding. Print off one design to check you are happy with the final product before printing the whole batch.


Trendy Table Décor


Beautiful table centrepieces can blow guests away and whether you choose simple and understated or cute and colourful, there are plenty of simple ways to do it yourself. It is wise not to go for something too technical and make sure you have a good idea how to construct the design before you buy all of the products to create it. To make it easy, you can use YouTube tutorials as a guide. You can create something beautiful with vases and floral supplies alone. A few handpicked posies in a glass vase is low key yet lovely. Or, perhaps you would prefer to use an eclectic mix of china vessels for a quirky feel? Lastly, think about how you are going to transport them to the venue. If you have a rustic theme, why not buy buckets and use chalk board paint to create a panel on which to write table numbers with chalk? Fill the buckets with flowers to match your theme.


Photo Booth


Entertainment costs can really start to stack up especially if you want live music throughout the day and the evening. To save costs, why not make your own photo booth? Simply invest in a Polaroid camera and set up an easel for guests to place their own selfies on when they have taken them. Add a basket full of props and you’re all set.


Sweet Tables


2016 was the year of pizza and prosecco trucks and crêpe stands but this year, things are getting a bit more hands on. DIY food stations are a superb way to add an element of surprise to your wedding celebration and they give guests the opportunity to get stuck in. The DIY element allows you to please all of your guests at the same time so why not have them make their own Mimosa, tacos or smores? Your guests are going to adore this trend. Providing lots of toppings such as chocolate chips, sprinkles and mini marshmallows not only provides guests with unlimited choice but also looks visually appealing too.
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