This DIY centerpiece post was submitted by Joe Schembri of Bridesign Wedding Flowers. Joe writes about wedding topics such as creating wedding centerpieces, which bulk flowers to use and more. Feel free to reach out to him at http://blog.bridesign.com.
Today we are sharing a DIY centerpiece tutorial, where with the right flowers and a little imagination, you will create a beautiful centerpiece for any occasion and showcase the wedding floral designer in you! Keep in mind that you can use any vases, flower types and accessories! So let’s get creative and have some fun while making these beauties!
Our DIY Table Numbers were the perfect kind of wedding project – simple & easy to make, yet personal and unique. I loved the idea of giving our guests a few random tidbits of information about the hubs & I as a couple, especially considering some of our guests were meeting one of us for the first time!
Whether it’s due to the recession or a side effect of sites like Pinterest, weddings have become more personalised and unique than they have been in years. Wedding planners be wary – brides and grooms everywhere are taking their wedding plans into their own hands and creating a day that truly reflects their relationship and their love.
If you’re looking for ways to personalise your wedding, or simply one aspect of it, here are some easy ways to do just that.
I know, I know, you already know that, and being reminded of the horror of it isn’t necessary. So, here’s the deal. Unless you’re lucky enough to have parents who are footing the bill or have been madly setting aside funds since you were a wee little one, you’re probably looking to save money where you can.
One of the places where it’s possible to pinch pennies and stretch dimes is with the flowers. Perhaps not the bouquet—though some people will argue that the bouquet is the easiest thing, but I don’t agree, I’m not THAT crafty—but centerpieces and decorative flowers are easier to manage then you might think, and DIY-ing it can potentially save you a fair chunk of change. It still won’t be cheap, but it’ll help take a bit off of your budget. Remember, you’ll have to put in some elbow grease, which means you’ll have to have some time a day or two before the wedding to actually get a group together to make the arrangements.
Jessica from Odd Duck Press put together this seriously helpful post about wedding stationery. She previously shared a great post about etiquette and invitation wording, check it out if you missed it! Thanks Jessica, you are a wealth of knowledge. :)
Ok, first take a deep breath. This will be painless, I promise! I know that with the myriad of to-do’s involved in getting ready for the BIG DAY, planning the invitation suite can be daunting. (How do you tactfully let people know their kids aren’t invited? What is an escort card?) Let’s take it a step at a time and begin by breaking down the invitation suite.
Today’s guest post comes to us from inspiration board extraordinaire Sara of Burnett’s Boards. She was so kind to put together this post and share some boards that she’s put together. We look forward to many more posts from Sara, stay tuned!
A great place to start when planning your wedding is with an inspiration board. What is an inspiration board? Well, its basically one image, with several images within it, that wraps your dream wedding up into one neat little package.
Why is having one important? It’s something to show your wedding planner to give him or her a direction to go (he or she will probably ask you to create one anyway!).
What can you do with it? You can pin it onto a Pinterest board and add from there. Add things that enhance it, add things it might be missing, add pictures of your wedding dress and venue, and you’ll end up with a perfect visual of your wedding that all of your vendors can work from.
Yep, I know. There are a lot of inspiration boards out there to choose from… so which one is for you? It’s the one that stops you cold in your tracks, that you stare at for a little too long, that intrigues you and makes you dream a little. That’s the one.
Lets take a look at a couple of popular inspiration boards and the types of brides that love them.
She’s elegant, sophisticated, educated, and loves a little touch of old world glamour.
One of my favorite parts about planning my wedding were the DIY crafts. I couldn’t get enough of them. If you’re anything like me, you’re gonna love today’s post. Paper & Dot was so sweet to share one with us today, complete with designs that you can download and print at home!
When it comes to invitation design, I am crazy about details! I don’t know about you but I don’t get much snail mail these days, except for American Express begging me to rack up some debt! When I do, I am always blown away by unexpected and personal touches. Envelope liners are a great way to add that special and surprising element to your invitation.
Custom invitations can seem out of reach to some couples. I try to make my designs as affordable as possible by creating custom designs with optional DIY elements. Adding DIY or semi-DIY touches to a custom designed wedding suite can bring your vision to life.
An easy DIY touch with lots of personality are envelope liners. I often create and print the invitation for a couple and pass off digital files of envelope liners, belly bands and other elements with instructions.
See the full DIY and get the free downloadable patterns after the jump… Continue reading →