How To Make Your Own Wedding Items
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Make your own wedding items can be enough to tip the
balance from a sane well organised bride-to-be to one that is stressed
to the max! The best way to avoid this is to be honest with yourself on
what you are good at and what are your patience levels! Sticking 300
mini bows onto boxes can be very frustrating, if not just plain
Where do you start?
My way would be to ask all of your friends and
relatives if they would mind helping with a few craft projects for your
- Invite them all round for snacks and drinks, the more the
- Get them involved in your ideas and they will get caught up in
the wedding fever.
- What talents do they have?
- Ask and you will be
amazed at how many people want to help and be involved.
- Invitations are a great place to start to make your own
wedding items, you could set up a mini production line in your kitchen,
one to stick the bows(don't give me that job!), one in charge of the
printer, one to write all of the envelopes - choose the one with the
best handwriting - you get the picture, the more helpers the quicker
this will get done.
- Other great 'make your own wedding items' are favors, I have spent many
hours filling favor boxes with chocolate, soaps and gifts, you chat and
fill at the same time. Count me in if you need any help!
- And don't forget to pull every willing volunteer in to help decorate your wedding venue on the day if you need them!
Photo by Selmerv
- Flowers are a possible if you have a talent in this area, florists make
it look so easy especially when they only use a couple of stems and then
tie it artistically. All I will say is have a practice and then another
one, and another one ;0) Learn how to create your own wedding flowers using Youtube!
Make Your Own Wedding Dress
Dresses, well that's your call you are the one wearing it! I
wouldn't, but that probably says more about my sewing skills (I once
sewed a button on the inside of my husband's shirt and it has been down
hill ever since). If you have a gift or know someone who can, then that
would be wonderful and what a special beautiful story to add to your
Come and share your diy wedding stories and have a read of the successes and failures
Good luck with your plans and keep an eye on this space as I add new projects. May your double sided tape never run out! ;-)
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