There are many details to pay attention to when planning a wedding. As we all know, these little details add up, quick. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could handle most of these little details yourself at an affordable price? Here are a few DIY ideas:
1. Table overlay
Your best bet is to check out “Flea” Markets or the Swap Meet for rolls of fabric that you can measure and cut. For mine, I purchased an entire roll of lace fabric in which my mother and I measured and cut for each table. Overlay can be viewed below.
2. Gift Card Holder
There are many ideas from your typical “box” to something as unique as a bird cage (can be found at Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Home Goods). The one pictured was from my wedding. Purchased at Ross, with a simple lace ribbon attached to a hand-written card. If the color doesn’t go with your theme, you can easily purchase spray paint.
3. Menu Cards
All you need is pretty paper (think stationary-style) and a printer.
4. Reserved Signs
All you need is a pretty frame, paper, and a printer. This frame was purchased at Home Goods. You can then use it for your wedding photo to decorate your home.
If you’re not into going above and beyond – purchase or rent vases and fill them with lemons or purchase flowers the same day from your local grocery store.
6. Candy Bar
Purchase vases and holders from Ross/Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Target/Wal-Mart/Home Goods and purchase candy in bulk.
All you need is a cloth backdrop and props, your guests will love it.
8. Flower Girl “Baskets”
Get creative! Don’t settle for the usual basket, try something like this instead. Found at Michael’s in the gardening section.