I love DIY wedding projects, and I’m always excited to see how couples get creative for their big day. I am aware, though, that not every bride (or groom) has a lot of skill in the craft department. You might find tonnes of beautiful ideas, but you feel like you can’t even cut out a neat shape from paper when you have clear lines to follow. If that’s the way you feel, you don’t have to give up your dream of a DIY wedding. There are plenty of ways to get crafty and cut out the middle man from several parts of your wedding without having any artistic skill. Here are some ways you can do it.
Use What You Have
One of the easiest ways to add a DIY aspect to your wedding is to think of what you can use from home. You might not have made those beautiful vases. But they’ll still look just as good sitting on everyone’s tables. There could be lots of things from home you want to incorporate into the reception or even the ceremony. Maybe you have a some candleholders you love, a set of crockery or even some furniture. You could also reuse some items you would otherwise throw away. If you like the look of the jars you buy your jam in, it doesn’t take a lot of skill to put a ribbon around them. And in seconds, you’ve turned them into tealight holders or centre-pieces if filled with flowers!
If you want the hands-on element of making your own things but you’re not very creative, buy a kit. You might feel like you’re awesome at following instructions to get a finished product. However, you don’t have the ideas. Using kits like the DIY wedding invitations by Pure Invitation solves that problem. You get everything you need to make something that looks handmade, but you’re not responsible for coming up with the ideas. You could get a candle making kit, a flower arranging kit or even something to help you bake some wedding cakes.
You might think that doing your wedding flowers is pretty complicated. A lot of couples would rather leave it up to a professional. But you don’t need to be a florist to put together some simple bouquets. Try picking a couple of different flowers and some greenery to experiment with and create something you like. Choosing boutonnieres should be easy, and you can use that choice to guide you with your other selections. You don’t need to do anything too fancy. A few flowers and a ribbon can look beautiful.
If you feel like you’re not particularly crafty, you should still be able to work with paper. A pair of scissors and some colourful paper or card is all you need to make a lot of things. Use a template to help you cut out neat shapes and you can’t go wrong. You can create name cards and menus, paper chains and other decorations. If you’re feeling confident, you could even try some origami. You don’t have to be queen of crafts to master a DIY wedding. A few simple tricks are all you need.