Hello Brides and Grooms!
I thought today I would address a topic that seems to be getting a lot of attention lately in the wedding world! A lot of brides are opting to save money wherever possible; (and hey why not, this s*#t aint cheap anymore!) The idea of DIY is wildy trendy these days! I have seen so many DIY style weddings on Pinterest, Etsy, Brides Magazine, and even TLC’s Four Weddings TV show, and sometimes, when done just right I think it’s a great way to keep your budget slim and fit! “Doing it yourself” can be great if you have the right direction. For instance, if your great with hair and makeup, hop on Pinterest, look up some fab hair and makeup ideas and practice practice practice. Short of purchasing some Aquanet and good waterproof mascara, doing your wedding day “look” can be totally free and just as gorgeous as when its professionally done! The next BIG DIY project I’ve seen is centerpieces for your reception. Centerpieces filled with flowers, beads, crystals and fillers are beautiful, but they can add up super quickly! Brides and her maids are becoming extremely crafty by choosing to make their own centerpieces. Silk flowers, or cheaper real flowers (instead of roses, maybe go with tulips or callalillies), water beads (which can be found in your local dollar store) are both beautiful and wallet friendly. You’re also not limited to just flowers anymore, I have seen TONS of brides opt to go with feathers, palm leaves, and even branches to get that fabulous over-the-top look while saving a ton of cash. Last but definitely not least, your unforgettable bouquet. This NEEDS to be A-freakin’-MAZING, it’s in TONS of pictures, in your hands all day, and on your table for display throughout your reception. We’ve all seen the brooch bouquets… and girls/guys these are 100% DIY. Grab yourself some fishing wire, and hook those babies up! Wrap the wires on the bottom with some ribbon, embellish with some bling, and BAM, you have yourself a beautiful homemade bouquet. What I LOVE about these is that the brooches can be from family members and friends and hold sentimental value while looking stunning. If brooches aren’t your thing, you can go the same route as the centerpieces – cheaper flowers are still beautiful, choose a flower with some color for that pop, and pair it with a more neutral flower or filler, for example baby’s breath and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Wrap the stems for a more glam look, or leave the stems bare for a more organic, rustic look. Why spend extra money when you can get the same great results just by doing a bit of research and getting your hands a little dirty!? DIY Brides and Grooms, DIY!