DIY wedding details

I am lucky enough to attend a wedding almost every weekend during wedding season and when I am not at a wedding I am on-line looking at weddings keeping up with the latest trends.  What always stands out in my mind are the little personal touches.  The little details that infuse a wedding with the style, personality and love of the couple make a wedding so unique and special.

Whether your wedding budget is $100 or $100,000 the personal details can make all of the difference and they don’t have to break the budget.  Personal details never go out of style and they really draw your guests into the entire experience with you.  Here are a few DIY ideas for giving your wedding that personal touch.

Candy Bar! Everyone loves candy.  Pick out a few of your favorite candy indulgences and set them out for your guests as a self serve candy bar.  Using candy colors that are coordinated with your wedding colors helps bring the entire wedding theme full circle.  I also love the idea of using a mix of different jars and vases to put the candy in.  A color coordinated ribbon and your candy bar is done!  Don’t forget to have utensils out to scoop out the goodies and something to put them in!

Place cards. Place cards are the easiest DIY project and yet the most forgotten if you ask me.  Anyone can buy the pre-made cards from Walmart or Joanns, but your wedding isn’t about just anyone.  It’s about YOU!  This is a great project to enlist the help of your bridesmaids.  I love these ideas from Martha Stewart weddings.  Check out their website for details and templates on how to make each of these.

Wedding Programs. I often see wedding programs at Church weddings.  This is a great idea if some of your guests or family are not of the same faith.  This gives them an idea of what each part of the ceremony means and who is involved (for example-first or second readings at a Catholic Wedding).  I myself had a Catholic wedding although I am not Catholic (my husband is).  I really wish that I had put together a program to help family understand the ceremony a little better (or at least know when to sit, stand and kneel!).

Giving back. Rather than spending money on wedding favors that guests will most likely forget at the wedding or throw away later put that money to good use and donate to your favorite charity.  These cute little cards can be ordered with up to 100 different images on one side and a message to your guests on the other.  Using a mix of your engagement pictures and pictures of you both during your childhood is a great way to engage your guests.  On the back you can let them know that you have made a donation to your favorite charity in leu of wedding favors.  These cards can be ordered from Moo (or just ask me and I would be happy to help!).

If you want help with any of your wedding DIY project just ask!  I would love to help and feature it on the blog for other brides to see!

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