Do It Yourself (DIY) decorations add a personal and creative touch in whatever space they are used. Handmade projects are the perfect way to mix originality with personality. But when it comes to your wedding, some things should be left to the professionals. Taking on too many DIY wedding projects can you leave you overworked, stressed and frankly, wasting time. Figure out ahead of time which projects not to DIY and which projects you will enjoy and not feel stressed about taking on. The following are the best DIY Wedding decorations.
If you take a look at DIY Wedding statistics, you may notice that the most common DIY Wedding activity starts at the invitations. Although there is basic etiquette for writing a wedding invitation, there is so much room for creativity. From themes to color schemes to font types to format, there are an endless number of ways you can make your invitations truly yours. Making your own invitations gives your invitees the sense that you are reaching out to them personally.
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If you want to add a personal touch to your wedding decorations, place cards are a great way to do so. The guests will definitely notice your work (since it involves their names) and there are a million different directions you could take with this creative project. If you have a wedding theme, color scheme or specific flower types, you can easily match the place cards to other aspects of your wedding. If you want to stray from the other themes, you could prop the place cards on clean cork lids, place the name on the back of a photograph, attach the place card as a tag on a flower, or cut the place card in fun shapes. There is no limit to how creative you can get with this project.
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Another great way to put a personal spin on your wedding decorations is through your gift table. There are many creative ways to decorate a gift table but the best part is that you get to really put your own spin on a decoration that no one can miss. Like other items on the list, you can make your gift table match a theme or color pattern. It can be classic, vintage, quirky, playful or simple. You can decorate the table with photos or initials of the bride and groom, or it can have it’s own completely separate image.
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Bride and Groom Chair Banners
Make even your seating special by decorating your chairs with banners. There are a lot of ways to get creative with chair banners but our favorite is making it personal with a theme of hobbies or pastime activities you two enjoy doing together. Whether it’s your favorite video game, movie or place to travel, you can make the chair banners extra personal with a reference to something you both love. You can also make the banners include nicknames you have for each other, or you can choose to keep your banners beautifully simple.
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Good lighting has a huge influence on the ambiance of a space. Candles are a common way to keep things elegant and romantic. So if you’re looking for a good DIY project for your wedding, this could be it! When creating candleholders, you can make them especially classy by taking tall narrow tea light holders and decorating them with gold glitter. Alternatively, you can create cute candleholders using Mason jars. With material from a local craft store and some super glue, there are a lot of ways to decorate your lighting to be so cute no one could miss it.
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If you can afford to put time into a DIY project but want to keep it to a limited amount of items, consider taking on the table centerpiece. You can get inspiration from popular seasonal centerpiece ideas or come up with something entirely on your own. Centerpieces generally include flowers and a table number but could also be made special with a photo of the couple, replacing flowers for other plants such as succulents, placing candles in jars with sand or pebbles or something creative that speaks to you.
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DIY projects take a lot of concentration, time and effort. Sometimes in the midst of your wedding planning, this isn’t the best task for you. If you are sure you want to take on a DIY wedding projects, just be sure to pick something you can manage and will enjoy doing. Go in with a general idea of how you want it turning out. To follow the story of our blogging DIY couple, check out their story.