A Guide to DIY For the Non-Crafty Bride

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Wedding DIY is here to stay, which is great because it lets you get the looks you love at the prices you can afford! However, what if crafts just aren’t your thing and your projects tend to go more #pinterestfail than #pinterestinspo? If that’s the case, then this guide is for you! We’ve broken down the fail proof ways to get creative and handmade for your wedding without being the second coming of Martha Stewart. Your nuptials will have that DIY touch and you won’t lose your sanity!

Print

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When it comes to your invitations, you may be tempted to grab some scissors, stamps, and glue (or to finally open up Microsoft Publisher on your laptop). Resist the urge! Instead, consider getting printable custom invitation suites from places like Etsy or WeddingPaperDivas. You can get creative with the wording, design, and color options but can also rest assured that final product will be glossy and professional. By buying the digital files of your invitation suite, you’ll save a lot and all you need is a printer. It’s the perfect mix of just-buying-it ease and DIY savings!

Assemble

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Can you put something into a small bag and tie it closed with a ribbon? Then you can easily DIY your favors! Just buy a lot of sheer bags, ribbon, and something small to put inside of them. You’ll want to add a touch of your personality and tags are an easy way to do so! You can even use a business card service to save money since business cards are the perfect size for wedding tags. In place of your name and address, simply customize the business card with a message and order in bulk. For these favors, all you have to do is assemble (I suggest setting up an assembly line with your bridesmaids or fiance in front of the tv for wedding DIY night meets Netflix and chill)!

Stage

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You see it all over wedding blogs–beautifully staged areas that are somehow so photo perfect. But guess what? This is wedding DIY at its easiest! All you need to do is borrow a variety of end tables from your friends and family–just make sure they all have a similar style. Place two or three tables next to each other and decorate them with items that fit your theme. Varying heights are essential here so make sure you have tables that are both high and low. Your wedding will look like a million bucks without costing it!

Display

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Perhaps the most common thing you can DIY for your wedding is a sign! All you need is a steady hand, some markers or paint, and something to write on. You can use a chalkboard, mirror, or windowpane. These will add to your decorations and have a sweet, hand-lettered feel. Nervous about getting it right? Practice on butcher paper cut to the same size then get your scribe on!

…and here are just a few things you might NOT want to DIY…

Your wedding gown, your hair, food (especially the main meal), photography, coordinating. Leave these key areas to the professionals but for the rest, feel free to get crafty!

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Photographer:  Dragonfly Photography//Dress Store: Bacio Bacio Bridal//Makeup Artist: Christie Lopez Makeup//Floral Designer:Flower and Fringe//Event Venue: Halpatiokee Regional Park//Etsy Designer: Ink Letter Love//Cake Designer: Johnsons custom cakes //Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Palm Beach Tux Shop//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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