DIY WITH MISS TWIGGS
Weddings are often such a fuss around the details, and the truth is that every bride wants her day to be extra special and beautiful - they dream of a perfect wedding. Well, we know that perfection is close to impossible, but we can make everything look its best and enjoy the day, because in the end that is all that matters.
As a wedding photographer, of course I think couples should have gorgeous photography, because trust me, that day will seem like a blur afterwards. But each couple is different and they are the ones who know what they value most. The essence of a wedding should not be money, but a wedding is also a big party and often one of the issues is financing that party.
Here are three small DIY projects that will save money for what is most important and make the party look pretty. Let’s start by Table Numbers. It’s good to display these in a nice way and make guests feel cosy. This project involves a little preparation, but it’s so easy.
All that’s needed: a) Small vases with plants (succulents work perfectly), bottles or jam jars. b) Dry petals or flowers to fill the jars. c) Sushi sticks. d) Printed cards with table numbers. e) Japanese masking tape.
A textured paper looks great, simply print the table number (I couldn’t resist writing “Celebrate the Love”) and cut it in a round shape for a special effect. Place the card on the sushi stick and add some masking tape on the back, fill the jar with petals, the empty bottles with dry lavender, maybe add some doilies, and use the small vase to place the number.
Now the final touch for the table, the bride and groom get to have their custom made wine glasses. Let’s add some chalkboard paint too.
All that’s needed: a) Two wine glasses. b) Chalkboard spray paint. c) Masking tape. d) Old newspaper. e) Chalk.
Cover the wine glasses with masking tape, except for the base. Spray with chalk board spray paint and leave to dry for a couple of hours. Then write something with chalk on the wine glass base, like “bride”, “groom” or some small hearts. It’s a simple project, but it will look good on the table when combined with similar DIY touches.
I hope readers enjoy these DIY projects - they can help create a theme for the party. Consider adding other natural elements, like ivy in jars or vases, paper balls hanging from the ceiling, white fabric with a beautiful bow on the bride and groom’s chairs. Remember that this is all about love and family and friends gathering together. Think of it as a party, not just a big wedding day and things will just flow.