Wedding Ideas – 5 Easy DIY Tricks

We all know do it yourself (DIY) wedding projects are an easy way to save money in the wedding budget. So we’ve outlined the five easiest ways to customize and personalize your wedding without breaking the wedding bank.

Wedding Idea 1: Wedding monogram stamps

One easy way to make DIY tricks easier is to invest in a custom monogram stamp. This makes it very easy to put your mark on invitations and other stationary. You can order these online or get one custom-made at craft and scrap-booking stores. Buy a few and enlist some of your friends to help stamp all your stationary for the wedding. 

Wedding Idea 2: Wedding programs made from wrapping paper

A great and easy idea is to take several different wrapping papers from the same color scheme to use as covers for your wedding programs. A variety of patterns and shades will create a coordinated vintage look. Simply adhere the paper to the front of your program for a cheap, easily made wedding program.

Wedding Idea 3: DIY screen printed napkins

You’ve probably seen the personalized napkins you can order from wedding favor websites, but what you didn’t know is there is an easy cost-effective way to make those at home. Most craft stores sell a print Gocco machine, which allows you to load your own art and print it onto anything (in our case cocktail napkins). You can even use this nifty machine to make customized bachelor/bachelorette party shirts.

Wedding Idea 4: Pressed flower stationary

If you’re getting married in the summer of fall, than you have the opportunity to collect beautiful wild flowers to press and then later use on your stationary. Press the flowers with heavy books, once pressed flat, glue the pressed flowers to your stationary and seal with adhesive spray. 

Wedding Idea 5: Customized stickers

Customized stickers are a great idea to personalize anything from favors to votive candles. Most crafts stores like Michael’s sell pre-made sticker that all you have to do is print your logo or design onto them.

Classic Spring Wedding Ideas

Spring is a season of imagination, so you could match the most vivid colors together and let your wedding full of brilliant spring feeling. Here I will share 6 hottest spring wedding ideas for 2011-2012 spring season.

Pink themed wedding

Pink may be the most common color in spring season, so the first classic spring wedding idea is to use pink. After the wedding, you could send your guests colorful candy that packed with pink silk ribbon, or present heart shaped candles to the guests. Remember, to make your wedding most impressive, you should consider use fresh flowers along with the gifts.

Light Green themed ceremony

Can spring go without green? Of course, not. So for your spring wedding décor, you may use light green table cloth and match it with bright colors and create a garden like ceremony. Also, using other color, like light purple, chartreuse for decoration is a decent idea that most brides will like.

Yellow themed styles

After you decide the main color for your wedding, you could design a logo for the ceremony. Of course, the logo should include the main wedding color, the wedding styles. Most importantly, you can use the logo on the wedding invitation, photos or even the signing book.

Sky Blue themed ceremony

Besides pink, green and yellow, spring wedding idea could use sky blue as the main color. And may be the bride could wear darker blue dress, and the bridesmaids wear the same colors dress yet with different styles.

Green themed styles

If light green is not your taste, green color could also be used as the main color in spring wedding idea. Green wedding dress, green shoes, flowers matched with green plants. In words, any green décor are welcomed in your spring wedding.

Dark blue themed wedding

Elegant ceremony could be easily decorated with dark blue color. The bride could choose white gown, and the bridesmaid all wear in the same dark silk dress. To match the dark blue, some similar colors, like light blue, powder blue, etc. could be used to your wedding.

Outdoor Wedding Ideas – What to Consider

Outdoor weddings or garden weddings are beautiful types of weddings that uses nature as a backdrop for a romantic ceremony. Although it is a great wedding idea, it is hard to pull off. Why? Because you have to think of the weather, the view, the surroundings, and other elements that could be the cause of distractions for your ceremony.

To have a great outdoor wedding, you first have to take into consideration the date of your wedding. Will it be in the summer, spring, or fall? Of course if you are going to have your wedding outside, you wouldn’t want your guests to suffer from heat stroke or be soaked in the rain right? The best season for an outdoor wedding would be spring. There will be less chances of rain and the weather wouldn’t be too hot. Now, even though you scheduled your wedding during the spring, it doesn’t mean that the weather will be very consistent. That means the weather may also have changes. The day may be sunny and fine on the day before the wedding but could be disastrous on the day of the wedding itself so you should have a back up area where there is shelter in case it would rain during the wedding ceremony.

If it is too sunny you may opt to have an open tent, one that has roofing but no sides. That way the beauty of the garden may still be enjoyed. Or it may be a great idea to provide fans for your guests. Also make sure that water is accessible for your guests on a sunny day. Wind is another foe during weddings. Better skip lighting the unity candle if you are going to have your wedding outside cause it would definitely be out in just a minute.

Aside from the weather, another concern for outdoor weddings is bugs and flying insects. If you are going to hold your wedding in a garden, better have the surrounding sprayed with insecticide the night before the wedding. You may also have bug zappers or electric insect repellants around the area to eliminate those unwanted insects.

Outdoor weddings would also make you think about floor plan of the wedding. To set up your outdoor wedding first you have to make an altar where the officiating minister would stand and wed the couple. It could be just a simple table with white cloth that could be adorned with flowers at the foot or on the corners. Then the chairs for the guests could be lined up facing the front in a horizontal row by row manner. You can line the chairs up in groups of tens. Then have a carpet for aisle where the entourage will be walking. At the end of the aisle you can place your wedding arch. The back of the chairs could be decorated with ribbons or flowers as well.

Another thing to consider in planning an outdoor wedding would be the sound system. Amplifiers are needed because the guests might not hear the officiating minister talk of the couple’s responses or the music.

Last but not least, make sure that there are comfort rooms and dressing rooms nearby in case the bride needs a touch up or the guests needs to go. If you are able to take all of these into consideration then you can be having yourself a great outdoor wedding.