Hi, loves! If you’re a DIY-loving bride (pros and amateurs welcome!), you’re in for a treat today! We’ve rounded up five stylish + easy DIY wedding ideas to try. We’ve found a floral monogram (pretty much one of the prettiest things we’ve seen in awhile!), a pom backdrop, an amazing marquee, and more. If easy DIY wedding ideas are what you crave, you’ve come to the right place… and, I must say, these finds are pretty darn inexpensive, too. Ready to begin? Let’s go!
Easy DIY Wedding Ideas
1. DIY Floral Monogram
On the DIY love scale, I easily rate this project a 9/10, as in, I’m going to make this for my home immediately. All you need are letter like these, floral foam, flowers of your choice, and a few easy-to-find supplies.
Brides: we spotted a must-have detail for your wedding to-do list! A few days before the wedding, write a letter to the groom to be read before the ceremony. Add this to your list of getting ready photos for your photographer to capture his expression as he reads your sweet sentiments.
When writing your letter to the groom, include details such as a favorite memory from your courtship; how happy you are to become his wife; what you envision about your wedding day; how excited you are to spend your life with him.
You can include a gift for the groom with your card, or just have the card delivered as-is. Here’s an example of a perfect card to send to your groom (spotted over at Paperlaced) — it’s perfect! It reads, “To my husband on our wedding day”.
Hello, hello! Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get creative? Want to add a bright pop of color to your modern wedding? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re unveiling ten of our favorite DIY washi tape ideas to inspire your handcrafted wedding. You’ll find a chic escort card display, a washi tape infused table runner, tea lights, a chic way to add a name tag to drinks, dress up ordinary bottles or vases, and more! We’ll also explain what washi tape is and where to buy it. So, let’s get started, shall we?
DIY Washi Tape Ideas
First, what is washi tape? Washi tape is like a masking tape (removable from most surfaces) and is typically combined with acrylic glue. The best way to explain washi tape is to think of a pretty form of masking tape: it comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and prints and can be incorporated into many DIY projects.
1. Washi Tape Escort Card Display
Show guests to their seats with this trendy, modern escort card display.
http://www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/MI/Bloomfield-Hills/48301/580968You can buy washi tape from your local craft store or online, where you’ll find a huge assortment of designs and styles. One place to find them is at Chickydoddle. Here are a few of our favorite patterns from the shop:
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Hello, loves, and Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend. I (Emma here!) love Mondays in particular since we get to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration and launch a new giveaway (details on that coming up next!) This weekend, I had the honor of signing copies of my new book in lovely Northville, Michigan at Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro. I wanted to extend my gratitude to those who came out to visit me and purchase a copy. It was wonderful to see your smiling faces!
To kick off the brand new week, we’re talking about reusable wedding decorations. Instead of buying decorations to be thrown away after your wedding, consider reusable wedding decorations meant as keepsakes in your home. To show you what we mean – and provide plenty of inspiration! – we’ve compiled ten favorite new finds. Read on to see which decorations made the list + find how we recommend using ’em. Enjoy!
Reusable Wedding Decorations
1. Bride + Groom Custom Illustration Print
Who wouldn’t love a custom illustration made in their image? This find is one of my favorite illustrations to date. At the wedding, display on an easel for guests to view upon entering the reception; after the big day, frame and display in your love nest. Illustrated with love by Barbara Szepesi Szűcs Illustrations
Embroidery hoops are all the rage these days – and weddings are no exception. This modern take on the vintage classic is custom-made with your initials or names, along with your wedding date. Display as part of a vignette on your cake table or guest book table; after the wedding, place on your bookshelf. Grab yours at Merriweather Council.
This personalized wedding sign is made of the highest quality wood and is a must-have for newlyweds. It features your new last name and ‘established in’ with your wedding year. A classic! By Smoky Mountain Woodcrafts.
Fact: you need a cake server at your wedding. Why not buy one that you’ll actually want to re-use after the big day? We love this personalized set of cake forks and a vintage cake server spotted at Wooden Hive. After the first cake cutting, you can re-use for years serving up smiles on anniversaries and birthdays.
This is one of our favorite reusable wedding decorations, as it offers three parts: a guest book alternative, a decorative (+ thematic) wedding accent, and an art piece for your home. Love, love, love. By SuzyShoppe.
This find is less of a decoration at your wedding and more of a decoration that each guest will see upon being invited (equally important). Plus, it cuts down on time spent hand-writing your address on each envelope. After the wedding, use the stamp on all correspondence – holiday cards, thank you notes, and more!
Serve up smiles with hot cocoa or coffee at your wedding in these adorable, custom-illustrated coffee mugs; keep the smiles going by reusing these mugs every morning! What a sweet idea. By Wandersketch.
This large wooden monogram letter can be used as a guest book (have guests sign the monogram letter with permanent marker) and displayed on a wall in your home afterward. Available in a multitude of punchy colors for a bold touch. By Wild Cherry Wood Shop.
Good morning, lovelies: Happy Monday! We’re kicking off a new, oh-so-sweet week of handmade wedding inspiration and we’re starting with a DIY + FREE Printables. What could be better? I (Emma here!) love decor that does double-duty as wedding decor and home decor after the big day. Today’s artful DIY Photo Letters project fits the bill: it will personalize your wedding space and display nicely in your love nest afterward. Oh, and did I mention: this project costys less than $10! Read on to find out the full scoop…
photo by shabby 2 chic
DIY Photo Letters
We spotted this skillfully designed DIY Photo Letters project at Shanty 2 Chic, designed by Whitney as a gift project. We think it is suitable for displaying your new name (or a smaller one with your initials and an ampersand) at your ceremony site or reception. After the wedding, take it home and display in your nest.
photo by shabby 2 chic
photo by shabby 2 chic
For this DIY, you’ll need 4×6 frames, spray paint, and a few other supplies totaling around $10. The photo letters – offered FREE via this website – can be printed from your computer and used for personal use. There are so many letter inspirations from which to choose! Check out the array of free printable letters here; then, create your DIY photo letter art with a full tutorial here. I think a longer ‘Emmaline Bride’ sign might work well for the office; or, I’ll make a name plate for my home. Hmmm… either way, this is one DIY I can’t wait to craft.
Happy Weekend! We spotted these fabric wrapped letters by Forest Girl Design and think they are oh-so-sweet! Each whimsical letter is crafted by hand and is covered completely in beautiful patterned fabric. Use a monogram letter to display in your handmade wedding as décor – either at your ceremony or reception – and display in your home after the big day. Read on to see a few of our favorites…