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You don't have to be the best crafter in the world to have a go at making your own wedding table decorations, favors, stationery, bridesmaid proposal gift boxes, guest books, signage and more! Have a look at the DIY wedding ideas featured here and the real life examples as made by our very own Facebook Group Members who have willingly agreed to share their photos.
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DIY Rustic Wedding by Chyiene
'I do BBQ' rustic Kraft paper envelopes for wedding favors. Pretty artificial Sunflower and Baby's Breath table decorations. Rustic burlap and lace mason jars with glass pebbles for floating candle table decoration and a cleverly crafted alternative to a guest book featuring wooden hearts, pens for writing the guests details, Mr & Mrs carved cut out and of course the keepsake box that contains it all!
DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Boxes
Our Wedding Group Member Jemma has provided a wonderful detailed guide re how she put together her Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes. Details via the group HERE. In Jemma's own words: "Just in case anyone’s looking for a cheaper idea for morning of boxes for the bridal party or bridal party proposal boxes this is what we came up with for our bridal party to open on the wedding morning. I really wanted those magnetic personalised boxes to put our bridal party gifts in for the day of the wedding, but I couldn’t justify $20+ a box just for packaging. So I looked for a more affordable options.
I ended up purchasing these white boxes from AliExpress for $37 for 10. I picked the largest size which is like a large shoebox but not quite as deep. They easily fit the robe, jewellery, custom glass and other small gifts in. Took approximately 3 and half weeks to arrive in regional QLD so do order in advance. Then I just printed the labels at home on my printer and glued them on. Worked out to under $4 each for the box and I was able to use the same fonts and details as in my wedding stationary and all the other signs and stuff for the wedding day so it ties in.
Then I just filled them with everything they need for the day including custom glasses (big w then a friend with a Cricut added the names) girls jewellery, girls personalised robes, boys socks etc. I purchased robes on Ali Express ($12 each, personalised at local embroidery shop when they arrived) hair pieces and personalised initial bracelet from Ali as well.
Grooms men’s gifts from Etsy and socks from local Big W.
Hope this helps someone 🙂
DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Ideas
DIY Bridesmaid proposal goody boxes are so popular. You buy the boxes blank or with ready written script and fill them with treats you think your Bridesmaids will enjoy. Seal with some pretty ribbon and gift them at a special time. Our members on the Low Budget Wedding Planning Group are super creative when it comes to these.
Goody Boxes by Laila
The items from Laila's box were obtained via Etsy, Amazon and Dollar Tree.
Name Initial Cake by Rachel
You could be a little more extravagant and have a single celebration cake with those invite words iced on and a candle to represent each bridesmaid as made by our group member Rachel.
POEM - We're not all poets but you never know till you try! Have a go at writing a few short lines about what your bridesmaid-to-be means to you. It can be funny or sentimental .. it will be unique and treasured and best of all free! This poem can be added to the front or inside of a card or you can 'read it out' ceremoniously at your Bridesmaids luncheon! Photo Keepsake Invitation Greeting Card - this is a fantastic low budget way to invite your bridesmaid or maid of honor, flower girl etc. You add a photo of you and them and personalized words outside and inside the greeting card to create a unique and lasting keepsake which could later be framed.
Create Your Own DIY Bridesmaid/Groomsman
Proposal Boxes via Amazon
DIY Wedding Table Decorations With Glass Bottles
Take inspiration from these beautiful photos featuring a variety of glass bottles. All colors, shapes and sizes, some decorated and others as they are with a few flowers or a single stem to complete this unique and yet highly effective look. Glass bottles are something you can collect while planning your wedding. Source them from friends and family, your own home, charity and thrift stores, preloved sites and do a shout out online to see what people have.
This is a beautiful way to decorate your wedding table without having to spend a fortune. The flowers can be bought but you can also source them from your own garden (start planting now!) or from a green thumbed relative/friend's garden (with their permission of course). If you're super creative you can have a go at painting your bottles, add a decoupage effect, paint with chalkboard coating and use them for 'signage' or spray them with glitter paint, metallic paint and more. The sky really is the limit. Fill the bottles with sand to stop them toppling unless using real flowers. Bottles can also be decorated with lace, burlap, kraft paper tags and stood on wooden log bases, with candles and more for a rustic appeal. If you've used this idea for your wedding please share with us your wedding pics!
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