A guest article.
We all need a bit of inspiration sometimes, and planning a wedding is no different. There’s so much to think about – from finding the ideal venue and the perfect wedding band, to the dress of your dreams and a menu that will please everyone.
But 2021 is no ordinary year, for obvious reasons. It could be that you’re working on a tighter budget than usual, or maybe after the year everyone’s had you want your wedding to be a smaller, more personal affair. If this sounds like you, then a DIY wedding could be exactly what you need in 2021.
It’s no secret that a bit of creative flair can save you a lot of money when planning a wedding. But it could also help the environment. For example, what materials could you reuse to create decorations or table settings?
Bunting is a classic choice which you could make yourself with recycled fabrics. You can also think about how guests might reuse or keep items. Their name place cards could be a keepsake, for example. Or you could even include a personalised drawing or poem, if you’re feeling really arty. People have even used pegs or potted plants! You’re only as limited as your creativity, and the internet has plenty of ideas to help.
If you’re a star baker, why not bake your own wedding cake? Or maybe your friends and family have hidden talents that could come in handy throughout the day, too?
Incorporating DIY elements into your wedding is sure to make the occasion more unique. You don’t have to take on the whole of the wedding yourself, of course – this might be a daunting task! But by sprinkling some DIY elements here and there, you’ll make your wedding more personal and even more meaningful – both for you, and your guests.
Hopefully you’re now feeling more inspired as you plan your special day, but if DIY weddings aren’t your cup of tea there’s plenty more inspiration out there if you need it! Check out our dedicated page full of the latest wedding tips and tricks…
with CLAIRE BOON and SARAH MACKLIN of Bouquet & Bells
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