Wedding Ideas – 5 Easy DIY Tricks

We all know do it yourself (DIY) wedding projects are an easy way to save money in the wedding budget. So we’ve outlined the five easiest ways to customize and personalize your wedding without breaking the wedding bank.

Wedding Idea 1: Wedding monogram stamps

One easy way to make DIY tricks easier is to invest in a custom monogram stamp. This makes it very easy to put your mark on invitations and other stationary. You can order these online or get one custom-made at craft and scrap-booking stores. Buy a few and enlist some of your friends to help stamp all your stationary for the wedding. 

Wedding Idea 2: Wedding programs made from wrapping paper

A great and easy idea is to take several different wrapping papers from the same color scheme to use as covers for your wedding programs. A variety of patterns and shades will create a coordinated vintage look. Simply adhere the paper to the front of your program for a cheap, easily made wedding program.

Wedding Idea 3: DIY screen printed napkins

You’ve probably seen the personalized napkins you can order from wedding favor websites, but what you didn’t know is there is an easy cost-effective way to make those at home. Most craft stores sell a print Gocco machine, which allows you to load your own art and print it onto anything (in our case cocktail napkins). You can even use this nifty machine to make customized bachelor/bachelorette party shirts.

Wedding Idea 4: Pressed flower stationary

If you’re getting married in the summer of fall, than you have the opportunity to collect beautiful wild flowers to press and then later use on your stationary. Press the flowers with heavy books, once pressed flat, glue the pressed flowers to your stationary and seal with adhesive spray. 

Wedding Idea 5: Customized stickers

Customized stickers are a great idea to personalize anything from favors to votive candles. Most crafts stores like Michael’s sell pre-made sticker that all you have to do is print your logo or design onto them.

Winter Wedding Idea – A Guide To Choosing a Winter Wedding Theme

A Winter Wedding Idea To Warm You Up Although not as popular as the other seasons, winter can be a great time to have a wedding. That might possibly the best reason to have a winter wedding. Wedding vendors are not as busy during the winter, so you should be able to book your first choice of photographer, videographer, band, florist and dj.

Winter is also a slow time for wedding spaces. Possible locations for a winter wedding include Bed and Breakfasts, Inns, Country Clubs, private estates and anywhere that provides a winter wonderland backdrop for your wedding. Think fireplaces and comfy, cozy locations. Mountain locations always provide a beautiful backdrop for a winter wedding.

Since wedding vendors and wedding spaces are less busy in the winter, you may be able to secure a great deal at a significant discount. When talking to vendors, don’t be afraid to ask if they offer an off season discount. Many vendors will offer their services at a discounted rate to fill up their slow months.

When talking with wedding spaces and interviewing caterers, be sure to ask them if they have different packages for winter months. Many times they will offer different menu selections in winter months.

After selecting your wedding location, you should start thinking about choosing a winter wedding idea for your wedding theme. There are many possibilities for a winter wedding theme, however if you are having trouble thinking of some consult with a wedding planner or browse online for some ideas.

Here are some possible theme ideas for a winter wedding:

  • If your wedding is in February, consider having a Valentine’s themed wedding.
  • Snowflakes are a sign of winter, and they can run through your entire wedding from your invitations to favors.
  • Ice is also a sign of winter, and you could have a blue ice themed wedding complete with ice sculptures and vodka bar.
  • If your wedding is in December, a Christmas themed wedding gets everyone in the mood for the holidays.
  • New Year’s weddings can also be a lot of fun. However, don’t expect any discounts from vendors or wedding spaces for December 31st.

With a few winter in hand, talk to potential vendors and find out how they can help you pull off your theme. Florists and caterers can be especially helpful to work with on your theme. Spend some time at the location you choose for your wedding, and think about what theme would go best there. Don’t be afraid to get creative.

Creative – 3 Ways to Make Your Wedding Unique

Creative are a chance to let your creativity flow when designing the biggest day of your life. There are many options when it comes to planning a wedding, and it all starts with how you envision your wedding day.

Start with a vision of how you think your big day should look and turn out. Sit down and think about how you want to remember your wedding day, and start from there.

Be organized, and set an overall wedding budget as well as budgets for each aspect of your wedding. Take a little time up front thinking things through before jumping into the planning phase.

Here are 3 hints for creative :

Be Unique

It is OK to be different and not do what everyone else is doing. Try choosing a unique location for your wedding, like a historic site, art gallery or other unique reception space.

Look around for ideas, and use them as inspiration for your own creative ideas. Try taking common, traditional and add your own twist.

Choose A Theme

A wedding theme is one of the best ways to be creative with you wedding planning. It gives you a starting point for your creativity, and helps you tie all of your ideas together.

Wedding themes can be as simple as a color, or they can be very complex like a circus wedding. Common themes include beach, seasonal (like fall or spring) and flower (like daisy or sunflower).

As stated above, don’t be afraid to choose a unique wedding theme. Even if you choose a common wedding theme, try to be creative and change it a little to make it unique to you.

Ask For Help

It can be overwhelming when deciding on creative . Experienced vendors are great resources to bounce ideas off of, and they should also be happy to share their wealth of knowledge with you.

Look for vendors like florists, caterers and cake designers that match your creative style. Wedding planners can also be invaluable in offering ideas and guidance while helping to bring it all together for you.

The Internet is also a great resource. Look for websites that offer ideas and photos so you can create your own wedding vision.