DIY | uk wedding blog

facebook-profile-picture By Holly

It’s Thursday again (I swear time is going exceptionally quick since I started to plan a wedding?!) and I’m back with another planning update, this time about the DIY bits I’m working on, which Pinterest, as for most Brides these days, has a played a big part in.

We didn’t really set out to have a ‘DIY wedding’ in particular, it just made sense to make whatever I could and save some money, rather than buying everything in. I’ve still bought some decor bits such as the hanging details and the top table backdrop (sorry, I don’t want to give too much away just in case any of our guests are reading this..!). I had originally planned to make the hanging back drop myself. I bought fabric and wool from a local haberdashery and have already finished over half of it…then I found something else I much preferred (and just *had* to get it). I’m planning on using the back drop I’ve already made somewhere else now though, maybe as the back drop to our DIY photo booth. And for this I think we’ll just put the camera we have on a tripod and let guests do their worst…it’s probably a terrible idea but I’ll be taking a few tips from this pretty helpful blog post on how to create a fool proof photo booth, so here’s hoping…

Other DIY bits include all of my wedding stationary as I’ve mentioned in a previous post. The invites and RSVP cards are currently being worked on so should be posted out within the next couple of weeks. In terms of other stationary, I’ve designed a ‘wed libs‘ card for our guests to fill out and share their marriage advice with us. I plan to leave them on the wedding breakfast tables to be filled out after the speeches. Again, I’ll be using Printed.com to print the cards, especially as I’ve recently discovered that they can print custom size designs (I was specifically after a long thin card!).

Wedding photography by Brighton Photographer Emma Lucy

I bought an alphabet stamp set (this one) and ink from Amazon and have been hand stamping the place name cards, as well as confetti envelopes (we had lots left over from the save the dates so figured I may as well use them up!). I also ordered a custom stamp of our ‘wedding logo’ from Etsy shop Cuts & Scrapes to personalise the place names and confetti envelopes. The guys at Cut & Scrapes were super helpful and the stamp was delivered really quickly (and it’s beautiful!).

I’ve recruited the whole family to collect glass jars for the day too. I haven’t got a set plan for them yet, only that some can be filled with candles and some flowers to line the aisle in the chapel and maybe hang from trees around the venue outside. The family are also getting involved in making the favours and the wedding cake (my Grandma’s REALLY tasty secret chocolate cake recipe), both of which I’m very much looking forward to tasting.

Tonight we’re off to North Wales for a meeting with our venue tomorrow morning to discuss the wedding breakfast and evening food options (but sadly no tasting session, boo!), and Saturday morning will see us visiting our Minister to discuss the ceremony.

Have a lovely Easter weekend!