10 DIY Wedding Ideas

If a wedding is in your future, check out these sweet DIY wedding ideas. Decorations, place cards and more to make your day special. 10 DIY Wedding Ideas via @tipsaholic #wedding #diy #bridal #decorations

 

10 DIY Wedding Ideas

Cheryl Seidel, etiquette expert, and regular contributing writer for the Huffington Post, shares her expert advice on the perfect DIY wedding ideas! Every bride dreams of having the perfect wedding- a day that is unforgettable, fun, and beautiful. Over the past few years, the Do-It-Yourself Wedding has become very popular because many brides are on a budget, but want to add a unique or high end touch to their special day. Whatever your wedding theme or colors, we’re sure that you can find something on this list to incorporate into your wedding!

 

DIY WEDDING DECORATIONS

 

String Art

What do you get when you combine a piece of wood, nails, and string? This sweet piece of art! The heart may be the obvious choice for your wedding, but this can be customized any way you’d like.

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DIY String Heart by Green Wedding Shoes

 

Floral Letters

Large, decorative letters are an excellent way to add a special touch to your wedding. We like this X and O, but what about using this method for a monogram? This tutorial uses fresh flowers, but if you made it with silk flowers it could be displayed in your new home after your wedding.

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Floral Letters by Honestly Yum

 

Glitter Tea Light Holders

This may be the quickest DIY project ever! Spray on some glue, sprinkle some glitter and voila you’ve added a little sparkle to your wedding décor!

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Glitter Tea Light Holders by The Details: Wedding Star

 

Pearl Letters

This project is somewhat tedious, but the end results are definitely worth it. (And you can catch up on your favorite TV show while working!) The pearls in this photo were spray painted metallic rose gold, but you could leave them white if you prefer. This method would also make beautiful table numbers or cake toppers!

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Pearl Letters by Fancy Pants Weddings

Terrarium Centerpieces

These lovely terrariums can be created well in advance of your wedding and would be perfect for a beach wedding. Collect some glass containers and get working! You can even make mini versions as your wedding favors.

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Terrarium Centerpieces by Something Turqouise

 

DIY ESCORT & PLACE CARDS

 

Color Dipped Cork Card Holder

These adorable cork placecard holders will add a pop of color to your reception. And they’re so simple you could have your flower girl or ring bearer get in on the action. (P.S. You don’t have to drink tons of wine to make these. The cork lids can be found at most craft stores!)

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Cork Place Card Holders by The Vault Files

 

Colorful Pocket Escort Card Display

If you like to scrapbook, then this is a great project is for you! This would be an eye-catching display at the entrance of your reception and you can customize the colors to match your wedding.

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DIY Escort Cards by Something Turquoise

 

Vintage Wood Table Numbers

A DIY list wouldn’t be complete unless mod podge was involved, right? These table numbers are crafted from from rustic wood, but this concept can be applied to any kind of wood you’d like. Design and print your table numbers then mod podge away.

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Wood Table Numbers by Green Wedding Shoes

 

Spice Dip Favor

Buy spices in bulk and create these little glass bottles for your guests to take home. You can even tie them in to your wedding by matching the spice to your family heritage or wedding cuisine.

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Spice Favors by Something Turquoise

Berry Jam Favor

Summer is the perfect time to spread the love (get it?) with these jam wedding favors. If you have time, make your own jam. Otherwise, you can purchase small jars of jam and personalize them with a new label and some ribbon. Click the picture for lots of recipes and labels!

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Jam Favor by Bridal Musings

 

Oreo Pop Favor

Is there anyone out there that doesn’t love a delicious Oreo? I think not. Jazz ‘em up and hand ‘em out! The options are endless!

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Oreo Pops by Easy Baked

 

About Cheryl Seidel:

Seidel is a sought after etiquette expert and regular contributor for The Huffington Post and author of the popular Ask Cheryl blog. She helps advise readers with handy tips on how much to spend, when gift giving is appropriate and other would-have-loved-to-know-that-when moments in gift giving, She is also the founder and President ofwww.RegistryFinder.com, an intuitive search engine that helps gift givers quickly and easily find online registries for weddings, baby showers, graduations and more.  Seidel  has 22 years of business experience, with concentrations in new product development and consumer advertising and promotion.

 

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7 Fun Bridal Shower Games

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Bridal showers are traditionally for showering a bride with gifts, but bridal shower games add a whole lot of fun to a bridal shower. To make your next bridal shower a success, here are 7 fun bridal shower games that will keep your party exciting and memorable for everyone, especially for the bride!

1. Love Bingo

There are many variations of the “how well do you know the bride and the groom” game, but this Bingo game is interactive and includes props. Give every guest a BINGO card with numbers on them and two paddles in two different colors, with the bride’s name on one and the groom’s name on another. Put various facts about the bride and groom on strips of paper with numbers on them, throw them in a basket, and pick up one at a time. Players guess the correct answer by holding up one of their paddles. It’s a lot of fun to see what others guessed and to learn more about the bride and the groom.

2. Why Do We Do That?

Weddings are full of traditions, from wearing something blue to throwing the bouquet. But how did these traditions start? Find out by playing the Why Do We Do That? game at your next bridal shower! This game is very simple, but educational! If your guests love trivia, you could consider playing a longer game with this Bridal Shower Trivia card game.

3. DIY Wedding Dress

Divide your guests into teams and give them white materials to create a DIY wedding dress on one person in each group, from toilet paper, white tissue paper, feathers, glitter, newspaper, and whatever else you can think of. Don’t forget tape and/or glue. Give them a limited amount of time to create their wedding dress and then have your bride choose the best dress. You could even have every team have “design consultations” with the bride to find what she wants in a dress, for more bride involvement. Another variation on this game is to have every team create an aspect of the wedding dress, like the veil or the skirt, and put them all on the bride for an awesome photo op.

4. Wedding Poem Contest

This is another team competition that will result in an added entertainment at the wedding, if your bride agrees to this! We did this at a friend’s wedding shower and my team won, so we performed our Wedding Poem at her wedding reception and it was such a hit! Divide your guests into teams and give them a limited time to create a wedding poem, rap, or song. Have each team perform to the bride and let her choose the winner. And then let everyone enjoy the winning poem/rap/song at the wedding reception!

5. Guess Who I Am

This is a great game that will have everyone laughing and becoming more close to each other at the end of the game. Guests write down a favorite memory with the bride without leaving their names and then the bride reads them out loud to everyone. The bride will guess who wrote the memory. If she gets it wrong, the guest gets a prize.

6. What Is She Wearing?

Ask the bride to leave for a few minutes and give a sketching paper and colored pencils to everyone. Have them draw the bride and what she is wearing that day. Guests will have to depend on their memory to draw every detail of the bride’s appearance, from her hairdo down to her shoes! Once everyone is done, have the bride come in and let everyone vote on the best sketch that includes the most correct details. Finally, give all the sketches to the bride to keep as a great memento!

7. My First Kiss

Have everyone tell the story of their first kiss! It can be the story of their first kiss ever or their first kiss with their current boyfriend/husband. Once everyone has told their story, have everyone vote on the best story, funniest story, most romantic story, etc. This game will definitely draw out a lot of laughter and maybe even a few tears.

 

Rather than focusing on the gifts, bridal shower games bring the attention to the bride and the friendships and love she shares with her guests. Have you played some of these bridal shower games before? What are your favorite games to play at a bridal shower?

 

Looking for decor ideas for your bridal shower? Try these succulent DIY ideas  or these mason jar ideas!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home.  Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

Featured image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.