Wedding Destinations - - TRENDS -

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.

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