Having a budget wedding doesn’t necessarily have to mean you can’t have creative and fun details, including a beautifully made custom wedding dress that comes in well within your budget. Creativity certainly doesn’t have to cost a lot, and if you need to follow a strict budget but still want an elegant and unique wedding, the following DIY ideas could be just what you’re looking for. The tips below will not only spruce up your big day, but will also impress your guests almost as much as your custom wedding dress. Almost…
Mason Jars for Centrepieces, Giveaways, or Thank-you Favours
Mason jars are cheap (especially when bought in bulk) and they can be incorporated in so many ways in the décor of your reception. They can be used as vases for table centrepieces, as decorations or enclosures for light fixtures, or even as containers for your party favours. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to create an awesome Mason jar giveaway – one quirky idea is to fill them with a cake or cookie mix. Mason jars instantly make any DIY project chic, and the money you’ll save on your home made favours and decor means you can splurge a little more on your custom wedding dress.
One of a Kind Guestbook
If you want to remember all the details of your big day, apart from getting out your custom wedding dress once a year for a whirl, why not create a guestbook for guests to leave you a message? A traditional guestbook might be a little passé, especially if you are aiming for a unique and quirky theme, so an alternative would be to have big bottle in place of a guestbook, and your guests can sign their name on corks, small pieces of paper, or mini scrolls. Afterwards, the bottle makes a great decoration for you to take home and a wonderful remembrance of the most important day of your life spent with loved ones. Another idea for those with a travel-themed wedding is having the guests sign a message on cute stationery, which they then fold into paper planes and place inside a mini suitcase.
Place Card Holder
Making your guests feel special on your big day is a lovely gesture of gratitude for their presence on one of the most important days of your life. Sometimes, something as small as a cute personalised place card holder can make them feel really appreciated. A couple of simple ideas include using tiny pinecones with handwritten cards, or picture frames with their photos instead of names inside. These DIY ideas are easy to create, but they can make all the difference to your guests’ experience.