Welcome to DIY Wedding Decorations
There’s nothing more satisfying than creating your own DIY wedding decorations, saving money, and seeing the look on your guests faces as they admire your work. It doesn’t take much creativity to come up with one-of-a-kind wedding decorations.
DIY Wedding Invitations
Wedding invitations can be surprisingly expensive, yet incredibly easy to make. All you need is access to a computer and you can try different fonts, find clip art online, and use any colors of your choosing.
You should have a theme in mind for your wedding. This may be dependent on the location of your wedding. This can give you design ideas for your invitations. You should also have 2-3 colors picked out which will be the main colors in your wedding. These colors can be used to create your invitations.
If your event will be formal, you may want to use an elegant cursive font. For informal occasions, you can play around with different fonts until you find one that suits your wedding style the best.
If you know what flowers you will be using in your wedding, you can search for clip art of that flower to apply to your invitations. Overall, the best invitations are ones that hint to guests what your wedding will be like. This creates an exciting anticipation, and when your guests arrive to your wedding they will cherish the invitation even more, because it exemplified that day.
If you still don’t feel creative enough to tackle creating custom invitations, but can’t afford to have a company print them for you, check out do-it-yourself kits at Michael’s. These invitations come with a designated style, and maybe you can find one that corresponds to your wedding. If not, pick a simple black & white design. The invitations are blank, but all you have to do is go to their website once at home, and you will be provided with a template for text as well as different text options which complement the invitation’s style. These kits can be bought for around $30.
DIY Floral Arrangements
Floral arrangements don’t have to be overly fancy to create a wow factor. Fresh flowers are expensive and die in a matter of days. Consider using fake flowers and not only will you save money, but you will always have a centerpiece/bouquet to keep for memories!
Fake flowers look more authentic nowadays than they used to. Once you know your wedding colors, you can look for flowers of that color that catch your eye. Or vice versa, if you have a particular flower you like, you may decide to use the color of that flower as one of your primary colors.
If you have a big imagination and want to see how extravagant of a floral arrangement you can make, by all means experiment away! However, if the thought of arranging flowers in an aesthetically pleasing manner intimidates you, there are other, more simple options.
Here are some great wedding centerpiece ideas:
* Arrange flowers around the bottom of a large, fat candle. You can even buy stickers you can print at home and label the candle with you and your fiancé’s initials, names, or date
* Find interesting vases at the thrift store and place rocks, shells, or food-colored water inside and use a minimal amount of long stemmed flowers. Vases don’t all have to match to give a trendy vintage feel
* For winter weddings, use shrubbery with Christmas lights. Drape a colored ribbon around the bush to give it a formal look
* Use your imagination! The possibilities are endless
DIY Reception Decorations
You’ll want to carry your design aesthetic from your wedding to the reception. There are dozens of cheap ways to create a very cool wedding reception environment. Here are two easy ideas:
One idea to jazz up boring metal chairs is to drape the chairs in white sheet sections cut out small enough so that they don’t hang all over the floor, and tie a colored ribbon around the back to secure it in place.
You can rent a helium tank for about $50 and buy colored balloons at the dollar store. Use a strong string to tie the balloons closely together. You can create a spiral design with more than one color, or just use one color. When your string of balloons is long enough, secure both ends to the floor to create a rainbow shape. This can be placed at your reception entrance or over the bride and groom table to distinguish it from the other tables.
When you save money on your wedding, you can spend more money on your honeymoon! Making decorations yourself is satisfying for the wallet and the mind. DIY wedding decorations can be fun!