Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Too cute not to share!


I found a great idea for a bride’s something blue. Have your bridesmaids sign the bottom of your shoes with a blue sharpie. They can write words of wisdom, or a simple congratulation. It’s a unique way to wear something blue. Also it gives you something to keep, and look back on years after your wedding.

A wedding I helped with recently had big beautiful trees surrounding the reception venue and the gazebo the ceremony was held in. The couple decided to hang at least 50 lanterns and mason jars with battery operated candles inside. You can use fishing line to make them look like they are floating in the trees and the battery operated candles last for 16 hours so turn them on when you hang them up and you don’t have to worry about it later that night. The outcome is beautiful when you look out of the window of the reception and all of the trees are illuminated. It’s very romantic. This is a great idea for an outdoor wedding, or one secluded surrounded by trees.


Recently at weddings I have seen candy table becoming very popular for guest favors. You set it up with different vases and glasses and fill them with candy. You can have little bags with stickers and your names and date of wedding for them to fill.  You can become really creative with the types of candy and colors you have. Have them match your wedding colors, or just have them labeled as the bride and grooms favorite candy. Also if you are using M&M’s you can get your faces on them, or just get a big vase and layer your wedding colors which add an elegant touch. The possibilities are endless, and it’s a cute idea that every guest will love.


Most people use fresh flowers for their centerpieces. I have seen some unique and elegant centerpieces where traditional flowers aren’t used. This idea is not only a money saver, but will add a memorable touch to your wedding. One idea I loved was the use of peacock feathers. It adds some color, and with lighted candles around, it makes the table look gorgeous. Another idea that could be used for an outdoor wedding could be mason jars with wildflowers inside. Each centerpiece would be unique to every table, and it is an inexpensive option. Having a beach wedding? Try a vase with sand, seashells, and add a starfish. Have a beach day with your bridesmaids and pick up some seashells along the way. There are a ton of inexpensive ideas for centerpieces you just have to get creative!



I recently went to a bridal shower this past weekend. I started to think about how people give gifts from the registry without putting a little extra thought into it. For my friend I decided to get creative, and add a little special touch that would make the gift more memorable. I got her a cupcake pan from her registry like she wanted, and I decided to get her colorful liners to use in the pan. The creative part was I made a recipe card for a happy marriage to go with it. Also my friend helped me bake and decorate a giant cupcake to bring to the party that was their favorite flavor. It cost barely anything, and it added a cute touch to the gift that the bride and groom will always remember. Does anyone have a unique bridal shower, or wedding gift idea? Always remember it’s the thought that counts not the amount of money you spend on it.

I’ve been flipping through magazines, and have noticed more and more brides are creating their own bouquets with brooches. This is such a creative and quirky idea. You can customize the color of your bouquet, and add your personal style into it. Also it’s a great way to cut floral costs for a wedding. It could become a fun activity for you and your bridal party to work on, or with your mom and soon to be mother in law. When the wedding is done you will be able to keep it forever since real flowers weren’t used. What do you think? Would you want to use real flowers at your wedding, or a brooch bouquet? Here’s a picture in case you have never seen one before!



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