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Wedding Crafts, Make Your Own!

Updated on June 24, 2016

How To Save money On Your Wedding

What do you want your wedding day to be like? It's a day to be remembered for the rest of your life so start planning your theme and colors. Looking for some money saving ideas? Worried about finances and how you're going to pay for it all? A lot of these questions should be answered before you start making your plans.

It is the most important day in a woman's life and we all want everything to be perfect. Here you will find wedding crafts, how-to-videos and a lot of ideas to make your special day a success and your guests happy.

From choosing a delicious menu to assembling the guest list, it takes a lot of details to plan a successful wedding. Looking for beautiful handmade announcements and invitations to personalized favors and much more.

Favors for the guests are particularly appropriate wedding crafts. Try to come up with good ideas for a gift that would be practical for your guests to be able to use, eat or plant. Like the cute jars in the photo, the chalkboard side allows a name to showcase the seating arrangements for each guest and ensures the guest receives the right gift!

Did an idea hit you yet? Refrigerator magnets are simple and well received favors. A really nice idea is to make a magnetic picture frame and include a picture of the couple. A better idea is try not to date the favors, so they can be enjoyed in the future with out dating themselves.

Preparing for a wedding can get expensive, but making your own wedding crafts, can help you to keep some in your pocket. Plan early because it will take some time to get all your wedding crafts done. Don't forget to leave your vote in the Poll below.

One more tip! Don't be afraid to ask for bulk discount pricing at the local craft stores and especially at the Dollar Store! You can really create beautiful favors with what you can find there.

Handmade Weddings: More Than 50 Crafts to Personalize Your Big Day

Handmade Weddings: More Than 50 Crafts to Personalize Your Big Day
Handmade Weddings: More Than 50 Crafts to Personalize Your Big Day

This DIY wedding book is the best I have found to-date. It's packed with creative themes, clever ideas and is divided into six different themes: Retro Homespun, Girly Romantic, Happy Graphic, Organic Minimal, Modern Classic and Found.

There are chapters of delightful product ideas and something for everyone. Tired of all the bridal magazines and TV shows, showing traditional, cookie cutter ideas and options, I decided I wanted something different, more unique to us as a couple and family/friends. I was very pleased to find a book that offered such nice DIY ideas for my upcoming wedding. I adored the differing themes that were offered, such as "girly romantic", "modern classic", etc. The projects were fresh and in some cases very detailed to our wedding theme.

So if you do decide to DIY, it's not an easy route for brides to take! You must have time, relevant skills, lots of help from their bridal party, family, friends. Leadership skills are necessary. I vote to delegate :)!

 

Wedding Invitations

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Wedding Invitations

Customize Your Own

Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations can add up quickly and put a dent in your budget real fast. You can customize your invitations and make your own, what ever your wedding theme is you'll find something to go with your theme ideas. You can upload your own photos (I suggest scaling them first, larger is better), change the text and change the layout. Ideal for invitations with additional information such as response sets, accommodation cards, if it's a destination wedding, maps, reception cards or photos.

Depending on the amount of invitations you need, check to see if you qualify for the volume bonus. Make sure you look into that for more money saving tips.

Wedding Crafts Ideas for Saving Money

Weddings are a joyous occasion but can get expensive in a hurry. With wedding crafts you can insert a personal touch and hold the price down as well. Here are a few ideas for wedding crafts to add sparkle and creativity to your big day.

It is not that hard to create your own wedding veil. To make this wedding craft, you will need a length of bridal illusion in the desired length. You will also need a comb to attach it to your hair and a hat or headpiece to cover the comb. Sew large running stitches about an inch from the end of the illusion and gather it tightly. Now sew the veil to the comb. Top with hat or headpiece. As an alternative, you can decorate a wide-brimmed straw hat with silk flowers, ribbon, and pearls.

The bouquets and floral arrangements can also be personally crafted. For a simple outdoor wedding, consider wild flowers. They are free and have a charm all their own. Bouquets can be arranged in large clear vases, with a bow tied elegantly around.

Favors for the guests are particularly appropriate wedding crafts. Refrigerator magnets are a simple and well-received favor. A really nice idea is to make a magnetic picture frame and include a picture of the couple. You could cut a frame out of craft foam in one of the wedding colors, arrange over the photo, and glue all onto a cardboard backing. Place self-adhesive magnet tape on the back of the cardboard. Decorate the front of the frame with foil heart stickers and a monogram of the couple's last name.

Bows for the ends of the pews or rows make simple wedding crafts. Wide velvet ribbons are nice for fall and winter weddings, while satin is more appropriate for spring and summer weddings. Loop some flat lace in with the ribbons. In the center of the completed bow, attach some silk flowers and pearl sprays with a hot glue gun.

Perhaps you'd like to try your hand at decorating your own cake. Check the craft section of the department store for pans and gadgets of all types to help you create a cake to remember. Do remember, though, that it takes a steady hand. Be sure to practice before starting on the real cake.

Preparing for a wedding can be expensive, but with wedding crafts, you can take some of the sting out. Plan early, however, because it will take a little while to make favors for everyone and all the other little details you will want to take care of. Maybe creating wedding crafts will even relieve some of those wedding jitters. In any event, crafting your own wedding items is a way to have a personal, beautiful, and less expensive weddin

Princess For A Day Necklace

ACCESSORIESFOREVER Women Bridal Wedding Prom Fashion Jewelry Set Crystal Rhinestone Luxurious Dazzle Necklace Silver
ACCESSORIESFOREVER Women Bridal Wedding Prom Fashion Jewelry Set Crystal Rhinestone Luxurious Dazzle Necklace Silver

Bridal Wedding Jewelry Set Crystal Rhinestone Luxurious Dazzle Necklace Silver

This beautiful necklace will make you feel like a Princess for a day. This is also not a DIY project to make, it's yours just to wear and feel beautiful.

It's your day to sparkle so go ahead and sparkle! Look how beautiful this set is and would look great on anybody, not just the Bride but the Mom's too! We as women, always want to feel like the little girl inside of us all and play dress up every now and then. It's your special day, so feel beautiful and dress up the dress!

 

Making Your Own Wedding Crafts - Store Bought Doesn't Look So Cheap

I recently had a conversation about this topic and was really surprised to find out how strong people feel about wedding craft ideas. So I decided to put this out there for my readers and I'd like to know your opinions.

Obviously making your own would save some money, but should bridal parties make their own wedding crafts?

Yes, it's okay to make your own wedding crafts.

Yes, it's okay to make your own wedding crafts.

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  • trulyub 2 years ago

    Being a crafter myself there is just so much fun in making your own stuff. For my wedding we made all the décor ourselves and it turned out great and saved about $1000.00 on doing everything myself. Some people choose to buy it vs make it due to time and maybe no crafty skills of there own. But I think it 's ok and you don't even have to tell anybody you did it :) who knows you might un ravel a skill you never knew you had.

Decorate Your Tables - Using Tulle With Lights

Here's a really pretty idea for decorating your cake table or all of guest your tables. It looks beautiful and is really easy to do.

Decorate Your Wedding Guest Tables

Tulle with lights on your tables. Great idea and very pretty too! If you have the skills and the time, you can make your own table center pieces. Just watch some videos from You Tube or from the library will give you some basics in making simple flower decorations. It is not difficult and you might just find out how much fun it is to do! If you've ever been to a wedding where the tables had large or tall center pieces, you already know it's hard for your guests to have eye contact and conversations around them.

This is the simplest way that I have found for you to make your own veil. You can make it out of any material you want but these are the basic steps to making a two tier bridal veil.

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