For crafty brides who love buttons and bows, a handmade wedding is the ultimate way to put your own stamp on your big day. Even if you haven’t been arty since school, there are so many DIY cheats around, you can still wow your guests with your ‘hand crafted’ mix and match wedding decorations.
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DIY Wedding Invitations & Stationery
Making your own DIY wedding invitations with your nearest and dearest can be a lovely creative experience to share. It’s also a great way to spend the day of your hen night with all your favourite girls helping you create your table planner, place cards and orders of service.
Plan ahead what you will need, not forgetting the trims, embellishments, glue and any added sparkle you are planning to use. Then set aside some time on the weekend, bring everyone together in a space large enough, and get creative!
Whether your wedding style is inspired by nature, or something more ‘unusual like the Wanderlust travel wedding theme, it’s a lot of fun decorating pre-made favour boxes and invitation cards. Here are some of our favourite tiny trims and elegant embellishments:
Making your own unique wedding favours is easier than you might think. All you need are tiny favour boxes or bags, one for each guest, your choice of gift to place inside – whether that’s the customary five sugared almonds or something more unusual, and whatever you want to decorate them with.
Personalised ribbons in your chosen wedding colours make the perfect pretty addition to a simple ivory or white favour box or bag and a lovely traditional good luck gift for every wedding guest.
Here’s one of our best DIY craft ideas that can be adapted to suit any wedding colour scheme, style or theme. It’s a simple step-by-step tutorial for alternative wedding favours that are as pretty as they are practical:
Set the scene for a stylish celebration with pretty summer wedding invitations in contemporary laser-cut floral and lace or classic water colour styles. All with matching stationery for a coordinated look from the…
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.