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DIY Love Filled Baubles

These DIY love filled baubles could not be easier to make! You can fill them with whatever you like which makes the possibilities pretty much infinite. I’ve filled mine with pom poms, feathers and love hearts. If you can’t face making them you can also buy them in my shop.

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Why we didn’t DIY our wedding photography

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Image – Jessica Raphael

If there is one thing the majority of wedding bloggers can agree on it’s a professional wedding photographer is worth their weight in gold. Wedding photographers might be expensive but, in my experience, you get what you pay for. Of course you have to consider budget, we’re not made of money, and sometimes just because a photographer is expensive doesn’t necessarily mean they are any good. However, to get the level of experience and expertise needed to take photos you will cherish forever you are looking at £1000 plus. For a lot of couples this is at least 10% of their wedding budget, if not more, so it can be tempting to DIY your photos instead. Here’s my 2 cents on why I think a professional is worth the investment.

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DIY Bunting Cake Topper

Washi tape is one of the most useful crafting materials you can get. My collection is insane and I still don’t think I have enough! I will be posting lots of ideas of how to use this wonder tape but for today let’s make a cake topper. I’ve already spoken about how much love I have for getting creative with your cake toppers so I won’t bore you with another rant. This cake topper could not be more simple to make and even DIY novices should be able to master this.

As with all DIY projects it is completely adaptable and such a cheap way of creating something truly bespoke for your wedding. For this post I have created a three tier cake topper but it is completely up to you how many tiers you want. One or a hundred – have a play and see what feels right.

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10 lessons learned from my DIY Wedding

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From the moment I got engaged I always knew I wanted a DIY wedding. For me it, a DIY wedding meant we could create a wedding completely personal to us. Doing it DIY though is no easy feat. There is so much I learnt along the way and some things I wish someone had told me when I started. Having said that, I’m so stubborn that I doubt I would have listened! But anyway, here goes…

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DIY Watercolour Wash Sign

I am in the middle of a love affair with watercolour washes. I absolutely love them. They’re so versatile and always add so much class and beauty to any project. Couple watercolours with typography and you’re always going to be on to a winner. I don’t know what it is about putting watercolour washes behind glass but something about it just makes me so happy. If you’re going for an ombre look or subtle colour scheme this DIY project is perfect! Here I cover the basics you need to create this sign. Once you know how you can write whatever you want and mix up the colours to suit your wedding.

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DIY Circle Garlands

Paper is by far one of the cheapest materials you can use to create decorations for your wedding. I saw so many circle garlands on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with them but refused to pay an average of £3 a meter. The process could not be simpler and is adaptable to any design you like. For our wedding we made about 3km of these bad boys and it was so easy even my husband could do it. The only tricky bit is preventing the garlands from tangling when storing them – I have never been more frustrated than when trying to untangle 5m of garland!

So let’s get to it….

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DIY Ribbon Wands

I am completely obsessed with ribbon. When I first saw ribbon wands on Pinterest as an alternative to confetti I instantly knew I HAD to have them at our wedding. I had a quick look online and they seemed simple enough to make so I just got the bits I thought I needed and had a play. This tutorial is the method I found worked best and quickest. As I have mentioned before, sometime’s it’s not cheaper to DIY something for your wedding. With these ribbon wands I found they worked out about the same price as buying them pre-made. However, by making them yourself, you can create something that is exactly how you want it. You can use ribbon, fabric, lace, string, bells, pom poms, sequins or whatever your heart desires! You can even paint the sticks or add flags or whatever takes your fancy. So get creative! Once you know how you’ll be surprised how easy (and fun!) they are to make.

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DIY Chalkboard Signs

Search wedding on any search engine and I guarantee you sooner or later you will see chalkboard signs! With their adaptability, nostalgic aesthetic and beautiful simplicity it’s not hard to understand why they are so popular in weddings at the moment. Signs are a great way of letting guests know what’s going on without barraging them with information in your invites. We used chalkboard signs at our wedding to let guests know about our unplugged ceremony, where to sit, how our bar worked, instructions for garden games and some just for decoration.

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DIY Real Petal Confetti

More and more venues are insisting n bio-degradable confetti these days which, while great for the environment, can leave a big dent in your budget. A quick online search and, on average, it’s costing £1.10 per guest. Now that doesn’t sound like much but when you multiply it by 60 it’s another expense you don’t need when you could just as easily do it yourself.

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