Weddings are a time of fun and creativity. But, as all brides know, these come at a cost. Oftentimes buying your wedding decor already made is significantly more expensive than when you do it yourself. The advantages to DIY’ing your wedding are more than just saving money. By making some of your wedding decor, you are able to bring your wedding vision to life exactly how you want it. Here are 3 things to DIY instead of buy for your wedding.
1. Mason Jar Flower Holders
These are super cheap and super easy to make. All you need are enough mason jars to go on the ends of every other row of chairs down the aisle, some twine, water, and the flower(s) of your choice. Simply wrap and tie the twine around the top of the jar, creating a secure handle that you can hang on the chairs. Then, fill the jars with a little bit of water and put some of your favorite flowers inside. Baby’s breath, lavender, and small daisies all look great and provide a simple elegance to your aisle decor.
2. Lavender and Tulle Chairbacks
Depending on your taste, you may want to add some extra pizzazz to your reception chairs. Renting chair sashes can get very expensive very quickly. Instead, buy several yards of tulle and wrap it around the chairbacks. Secure the tulle with a ribbon of your choice and then add a sprig of lavender in the tie for some added detail. You could add any flower to the knot or, for a more simple and elegant look, you can add no flower and leave the ribbon plain.
3. Framed Blackboard Wedding Program
Having individual programs printed for each guest for your wedding is costly. Also, you will almost always end up with extras and, sadly, most guests will throw the program away by the end of the night. Save yourself some money and make one large program to put on display for your guests to look at. Go to an antique store or second shop (like Goodwill) and purchase an inexpensive framed mirror. Paint over the mirrored glass with black chalkboard paint and then write out the program in a pretty script. After the wedding, you can erase the program and reuse the sign in your home as a decoration.