Do it yourself: three small words that have the potential to excite some and put fear in the eyes of others. However, it’s safe to say that whether you’re creative or not, you probably have spent moments wondering if there are details simple enough for you to create on your own to keep your budget on track. The answer is yes! Here are 10 ideas from Lover.ly we are sure you can accomplish for your wedding even if lets-hire-a-pro is your idea of fun:
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Invitations: Stop by the Lover.ly Shop for the best stationery options. Also, Minted is a great paper source because you can order predesigned suites online. Place them in self-addressed envelopes and pop them in the mail.
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Hair + Makeup: Loosely curl your hair and pin twisted sections away from your face for an easy and pretty way to wear your hair down. Also, think about doing your own makeup. Visit a makeup counter for tips, turn your everyday look up a notch, or opt to go au naturel.
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Centerpieces: Placing citrus fruits in baskets or tall cylinders is an easy way to DIY your centerpieces. The same is true about lining your tables with single blooms in bud vases. Another option? Candles!
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Signs: Do you have great handwriting or do you envy that of your BFF? Put your talent to work and create signs for your ceremony, seating chart, or menu! Chalkboards and mirrors both work well.
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Cake: Believe it or not, your cake does not have to be purchased from a bakery. Your favorite homemade recipe (or even a box cake) will work just as well. We love this white cake adorned with simple flowers.
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Backdrop: Perfect for a photo booth or as a highlight behind your cake, backdrops are not too difficult to create. We love this ribbon backdrop complete with DIY instructions. Garlands are another favorite!
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Entertainment: Create a playlist to use while you’re getting ready with your ‘maids or turn on your iPod for your reception. If you’re hosting a backyard wedding, bring out your favorite lawn games, like corn hole and ladder ball.
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Favors: Present your guests with sweet treats to enjoy after your wedding, especially if your family is famous for a recipe.
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Sendoff: Place sparklers in a mason jar for guests to grab as they head outside, fill packets with confetti, or create your own ribbon wands for your exit.
What has been your favorite DIY product while planning your wedding?
Carly and the Lover.ly team
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