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Help put that pre-wedding excitement to good use and personalize your magical day.

Tips on how to plan, design & create affordable decor for a dream wedding.

Why should you DIY?

Creating your own decorations can be affordable, and gives the event a personal touch.  As a result, you will unite your friends and family with a unique experience to begin celebrating the love between you and your spouse. Highlight the important moments in your life together by including pictures, mementos, and catchphrases that represent a timeline of your relationship, for instance. 

Know your style

A cohesive theme will centralize design and as a result ease impulsive decisions to buy everything. Therefore, not having an overall theme could quickly deplete a budget and will lead to mismatched decorations. For example, galvanized pails, haystacks, and mason jars, when used together, can create an amazing vintage wedding scene. While adding modern items to the above would destroy the continuity of the desired effect.

Types of wedding themes include but are not limited to:

  • Rustic/ Natural
  • Vintage
  • Industrial
  • Modern
  • Southern

What should you DIY?

Big items that are central to the event, are low volume and as a result, are perfect for DIY.  Why low in volume? Because putting effort into intricate items is too time-consuming and labor-intensive. Subsequently, brides often overextend themselves with projects such as these. Examples of impractical undertakings are often seen in the form of party favors or invitations, for instance.

However, don’t sacrifice quality over quantity. Larger items will be seen by all and so planning them out properly plays a role in executing the wedding of your dreams.

How to save money 

Go thrift shopping for items to fit the theme of your wedding and then up-cycle the items with a new coat of paint or a good cleaning to elevate and bring life to your new purchases.

Common items regularly found in thrift stores include: 

  • Picture frames
  • Baskets
  • Mirrors
  • Vases
  • Candleholders

Already have a wedding planner?

When it comes to DIY, the wedding planner can assume the responsibility of making sure these decorations make it to the event unscathed! A wedding planner is an excellent choice for the bride who wants to have a stress free wedding. Sharing ideas and decoration plans with your planner will be useful in styling and designing your DIY projects as well as being helpful in completing the plan for other non-DIY wedding decor essentials.

DIY Decor options:

Ceremony Decor

  • Welcome sign
  • Program display
  • Ceremony arch
  • Seating instructions
  • Ceremony backdrop

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Dinner Table Decor

  • Centerpieces
  • Escort Cards
  • Table Garland
  • Head table Chair Back decor
  • Table numbers

Reception Decor

  • Guestbook Table Decor, book & sign
  • Gift Table Decor, Cardholder & sign
  • Dessert Table Decor
  • Bar or Drink Station Display & Menu
  • Photo Booth backdrop & Props
  • Cake Stand & Topper
  • Seating Chart
  • Wedding Favor display
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