DIY Wedding Décor
To say our wedding day flew by would be an understatement. Everything was perfect, and I’m so happy that I didn’t sweat the little things throughout the whole journey. In my opinion a wedding isn’t about the stuff, it’s about the people, and celebrating a new life together as one. That said, I decided to keep my wedding décor simple and inexpensive, because to me the décor is much less important important than family, friends, and my new husband. I took 2 days before the wedding to create all of my DIY wedding décor, so take a look:
I decided to design my own wedding invitations since my background is in Graphic Design. This was really inexpensive for me since I already have all the programs and resources. I looked up some inspiration and went with a vintage, modern, and elegant look.
What I used:
I really wanted my centrepieces to look elegant, and classic. I love the look of boxed flowers that some expensive shops have, so I took that idea and created my own version – for much less money.
Friends of ours got married a few months before us and they had some gorgeous faux flowers, which I was able to inherit. I took those faux flowers to create my centerpieces ( the best part was everyone thought they were real! )
I found the perfect white boxes from Michaels to use as the base. Next I created the floral arrangements by cutting the flowers and sticking them into the handheld foam bases. Once I was finished I plopped them in the box and added a table number ( which I spray painted gold )
The Welcome Sign
The Welcome sign I designed on the computer and printed it at a local print shop. I then taped it to a foam board so it could easily sit on the easel. The flower ( also inherited from my friend )I hot glue gunned to the board to add something extra, and give it more of a wedding feel.
Kyle and I wanted to do something a little bit different instead of a traditional guestbook. Since we both have a major travel itch we thought a giant map to sign, and a bucket list suggestion bin would be cute.
Once again my graphic design skills came in handy when it came to designing a big map. I quickly whipped up a pink map of the world and branded it with our wedding theme. I printed it at a local print shop and then framed it with an inexpensive frame I picked up at Walmart ( which I spray painted gold to match ).
The bucket I found at the dollar store, and I then printed a ‘bucket list’ title from my computer and taped it to the bucket.
We accessorized the table with candles and gold sharpies for the guests to sign away.
I was SO happy with our cake. Not only was it beautiful, but it was freaking delicious. Our friend’s sister is a master at baking and she whipped up this beautiful cake for us. I found an inspiration photo and sent it her way and she literally knocked it out of the park. The decorations for the cake were extra flowers I had from the centrepieces, and then a little topper I got off amazon.
The Party Favours
I wanted to do something cute and inexpensive as a party favour, so I did a little bit of inspiration research. I decided on little baggies of Hershey’s hugs and kisses.I then printed tags to tie to the baggie which read ‘Hugs & Kisses from the Mr & Mrs’. SO cute! I printed the tags from my computer at home, cute them out and used a hole punch to create the perfect circle to tie the bag to.
The Card Table
For the card table I quickly whipped up another spray painted gold photo frame with a print inside. The box we found at Homesense and we thought it was adorable. It was pink and gold ( perfect ) with prints of Paris. The inside of it said ‘Paris is always a good idea’. For those who don’t know, Kyle and I got engaged in Paris, so we thought it was a perfect fit.