DIY


The Good, Bad and Ugly of Wedding DIY

by Oh Lovely Day

Wedding DIY is all the rage, and why not?  When done right, DIY can make your wedding more affordable, can be lots of fun, and adds a personal touch to your day.  But there is a downside to DIY.  When done wrong, it can be ugly (literally).  Here’s a bit of the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good  The secret to successful DIY?  Have a clear focus of your wedding style and then choose a couple of things (like your programs or favors) to DIY.  And pick something...

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Make Wedding Guests Think You Spent a Fortune: 5 Ideas for Your Reception Tables

by Azure

  When it comes to your wedding reception tabletops, you want to make a statement. But if your budget for wedding flowers isn't $10,000+, you'll need a little creativity to wow the crowd! Which is exactly why you came to OneWed, right?   Below we share five luxe for less ideas for creating captivating tabletops at your wedding reception:   1. Treasure hunting at home  Don't be afraid to use and repurpose items you (or your fiance, mom, sister, best...

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Text Garlands for Your Wedding Reception

by Brooklyn Bride

Rummaging around Pinterest over the weekend, I came across these text garlands and thought they'd be such a sweet way to decorate for your wedding!  Just imagine your vows criss-crossing around your reception, wouldn't that be stunning?!  And since the holidays are right around the corner, it would be extra cute to make them out of gingerbread...   Which text garland idea do you love?   Top- DIY from Katie Did | Bottom- Kidspot via Oh Happy Day ...

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Five Table Number Ideas for Your Homespun Chic Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

By Duet Weddings and Leigh Miller Photography via Style Me Pretty   I’ve been seeing some truly unique and creative table number ideas lately that I had to share. And what makes them even better is that they are totally homespun and DIY-able.   1.  Iron house numbers: Displayed alone or in a frame, iron house address numbers made for a vintage table number that stands out.   2.  Stitched numbers: Whether it's yarn stitched in burlap or thread...

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9 Ways to De-Stress before Your I Do’s

by Azure

  Planning a wedding is hard work! And with the added stress of the holidays, remaining calm, collected and feeling on top of the world is no easy feat. Until now! Here's our list of the top ways to decompress before walking down the aisle:   1-  Head for the spa, get a massage: Ahh... the spa. The mother ship for those of us who NEED relaxation. Grab your girls who aren't afraid to indulge and book massages as often as your budget allows. If bi-weekly or monthly...

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Top 5 Wedding Guest Book Alternatives

by Oh Lovely Day

  Five Favorite Guestbook Alternatives by Chandra of Oh Lovely Day   Gone are the days of the ugly old traditional guestbook.  Let your personality show using a creative guestbook alternative.  Here are five of my favorites: 1- Let guests have fun while giving you advice with these madlibs:   2- For wine enthusiasts:   3- Incorporate a hobby or sport you do together: {via Style...

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Five Unique Favors for your Rustic Chic Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

  Special to onewed by Chandra of Oh Lovely Day Gone are the days of generic wedding favors for guests (no pressure!).  But thinking of something great that won't break the bank can be a challenge.  So here are my five favorite favor ideas for your rustic chic wedding.  Bonus, they are all totally DIY.  You're welcome! 1-   2-   3-   4-   5-  {donut holes, or other...

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Music Lovers Unite in an Outdoor Real Wedding

by Azure

  Real wedding by Katherine O'Brien Photography   Stephanie and Brett tied the knot at the Mercury Hall wedding venue in Austin, TX.  Their special day was tons of fun, very relaxed with lots of personality!  The couple shares a love of music, so a customized wedding playlist for the ceremony and reception was a must!  For their outdoor wedding ceremony, Stephanie and Brett chose the unexpected songs below:   The Party by St. Vincent Ambulance by...

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Orange, Yellow and Green Wedding Flower Artistry

by Azure

        If you are looking for wedding flower design inspiration that takes it to an artistry level, look no further than Mints Design. After my first encounter with the Mints Design website, I fell hard, and was officially in love.  There’s so much visual eye candy over at Mints. Pour over their stunning events & weddings portfolio, swoon over their gorgeous retail arrangements, and draw inspiration from the Mints Blog.   Just to give you a little taste...

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DIY Wedding Hair + Makeup: Flawless Foundations, Affordable Accents

by Azure

  If you're looking for inexpensive DIY wedding ideas, particularly those related to beauty tips and ideas-- you're in the right place. When it comes to weddings, hiring a makeup artist and hairstylist to make you look your best can get rather expensive.   However, with the right tools and a little bit of practice, it's completely possible to create your own "bridal look" for a lot less. Read our fabulous bridal beauty tips and ideas for how to make...

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Affordable DIY wedding centerpieces: 5 Fab Ideas

by Azure

  Special to onewed by Erik Braunitzer of Douglas Elliman Creating beautiful, memorable wedding table centerpieces doesn’t have to translate into breaking the budget, especially if you do-it-yourself!  And if you’re a crafty bride, preparing your own DIY centerpieces can actually help diffuse some of the wedding planning stress, assuming you don’t wait until the night before to get started ☺  Below you'll find five chic, inexpensive and creative ideas for wedding...

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Winter Wedding in Seattle: Vintage meets DIY

by Azure

Real wedding by Anastasia Photography   Liviya and Colin’s February wedding in Seattle was picture perfect, start to finish!  Liviya chose a vintage-inspired wedding day look, donning a birdcage veil, timeless pearls and adorable round-toe wedding shoes. When we took it outside to capture some memorable shots, Liviya layered on a gorgeous bridal bolero, and clutched a true statement bouquet of hot pink, ivory and green wedding flowers.  Her groom's hot pink...

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Five Unique Menu Ideas for Rustic Chic Weddings

by Oh Lovely Day

  So menus are often an afterthought, but what a wasted opportunity to let your personality and wedding style shine through.  Here are my five favorite menu ideas for a rustic chic wedding.             What other unique menu ideas can you share with us?  Post a comment...

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3-step DIY wedding project using mason jars

by Azure

  Now that you know all the fabulous ways to incorporate mason jars into your wedding (thanks to our oh-so-lovely guest blogger, Chandra of Oh Lovely Day), it's time for a little DIY wedding project!   In this simple 3-step tutorial, we'll marry vintage chic mason jars with romantic lace, and light them up with flickering candles.  Let's jump to it, shall we? Shopping list + mason jars + thick lace ribbon or strips of lace + spray adhesive + twine +...

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SPOOKY Halloween Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

  Get ready for some dark and dramatic Halloween wedding inspiration!  And remember...   Romantic Halloween wedding style     just because you're planning a Halloween-themed wedding, it doesn't mean you're bound to an orange and black wedding color palette.  Think outside the box and you'll create something gorgeous, memorable and one-of-a-kind.  Deep crimson red and nude with black lace overlay will add lots of drama without looking too themey, and antique...

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DIY Wedding Flowers: Purple Passion

by Azure

  Special to onewed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com   Go bold! Go Purple!  If your passion lies in the color purple we’ve got a DIY wedding flowers plan for you. Using wholesale flowers and spending less than $550 you can decorate a wedding for up to 80 guests, bridal party and parents including the following: - 8 Centerpieces - Bridal bouquet with asymmetrical style - 2 Bridesmaids bouquets - Groom boutonniere - 2 Groomsmen boutonnieres - 2 Moms...

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Outdoor wedding with TONS of DIY inspiration

by Azure

Real wedding by Courtney Bowlden Photography Nikki and Benjamin tied the knot on September 17, 2011 in Bellingham, Washington. The couple chose the MoonDance Inn as their wedding venue, and Nikki honored her beloved late mother by displaying her old sewing machine and a quilt she'd made at their outdoor wedding ceremony. The beautiful, blushing bride did everything herself, from the bold wedding flowers to her gorgeous hair and makeup.

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DIY Wedding Flowers: Fall under $500

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Be inspired to create your own gorgeous fall wedding flowers with this turnkey plan! Using wholesale flowers and spending under $500 here is the DIY shopping list to decorate a wedding for up to 100 guests, a 4-person bridal party and 4 parents. Remember: we can expand or minimize packs depending on preference and number of guests. But just check out all the arrangements you can make for less than $500: Bridal Bouquet 2...

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DIY Wedding Favors to Dress Up Your Reception Tabletops

by Azure

Antique, unique and eco-friendly, you can't go wrong with these gorgeous succulent teacup wedding favors! Hall Wedding & Events partnered with photographer extraordinaire Bryan Miller to bring brides DIY wedding projects that are as stylish as they are simple. And when you combine elegant vintage teacups, rustic moss and luscious succulents, you've got memorable wedding guest favors that double as statement-making centerpieces. Check out the visual DIY how to steps below, then...

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Romantic DIY Wedding Hairstyle- the Fishtail Braid

by Azure

One of my childhood obsessions has come full circle, and I obsess once again. As a kid, I begged my sister, mom, anyone with the magic touch to do me up with a fishtail braid. I LOVED it! And while I never quite mastered the fishtail braid as a girl, it's now a go-to in my beauty bag of tricks. Thanks to the 2011 fishtail braid being chunkier, messier and more texture heavy than ever before, it's now a hairstyle that you can totally DIY. Bohemian brides are loving this hairstyle...

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8 “Ready To Go” Flower Packs that make DIY Easy

by Azure

Looking to save on your wedding flowers? You won’t shy away from DIY once you learn about the turnkey products that are available for people who know nothing about working with flowers! Ordering bulk, wholesale flowers requires some preparation and caring for the flowers upon arrival. But with DIY flower packs everything arrives prepped and ready to be put in place! Anyone can easily and affordably create a rose petal aisle for a stunning ceremony or make your own centerpieces with...

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