August 20, 2014
We know planning the perfect wedding takes time, energy and a ton of hard work. There are millions of important things to think about — the dress, cake, flowers and more — and on top of it all, you want to find a way to add your own personal touch to the big day. What’s a bride to do? Do it yourself. Well, not all of it exactly—Target’s wedding registry expert Brit Morin is here to help.
Below, she shares some brilliant DIY wedding ideas that will help you customize everything from your wedding invitations to your party favors. Thanks for the inspiration, Brit!
When my husband Dave and I got married in 2011, almost everything at our wedding was DIY. We had handmade centerpieces, escort cards and even a “here comes the bride” laser-cut heart that our flower girl carried as she walked down the aisle. Here are some of my favorite DIY ideas you can use at your own nuptials — grab your bridesmaids and get crafting! Best part? Stay within your budget by picking up supplies at Target!
Wedding invitations: This DIY opportunity isn’t limited to invites — you can DIY your save the dates, RSVPs, escort cards and table numbers too! You might try origami or 3D invites that guests have to fold and assemble once they get them in the mail.
Lettering: You can sign up for calligraphy or letter pressing classes, buy some informative how-to books or find tutorials online that teach you how to add a handwritten touch to different parts of your paper suite.
Confetti: Wedding guests may throw rice and the flower girl may throw petals, but add a cool DIY twist to these traditions and create a custom sign or confetti. At my wedding, our flower girl walked down the aisle with a laser cut heart that said “here comes the bride.”
Flower arrangements: Flowers and bouquets can be super expensive, so assembling your own or opting for flower alternatives are two areas where I would definitely recommend DIY, not buy — and that extends to boutonnieres and centerpieces too!
Cuisine: Custom food is becoming more and more popular, because your guests get to take part in the DIY fun. The make-it-yourself element allows for tons of extra creativity…especially when it comes to the desserts! Guests decorated cupcakes at my wedding and it was such a hit! Try a make-your-own ice cream sundae or kids’ cookie bar where guests can decorate with frosting and toppings.
Party favors: Party favors make for a fun DIY opportunity because you can tailor your favors to fit almost any theme. Send your guests home with cute homemade terrariums, yummy DIY edible treats and more!
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