It’s no secret that a little DIY can go a long way when it comes to keeping your wedding budget in check. But what what happens if crafting is not your strong suit? If you find yourself more in the DIWHY camp, have no fear. There is a solution for those of us not born with the crafting gene, and all it involves is a little forethought and some helping hands!
I suggest that your first stop be Pinterest – if you aren’t already there, pinning ideas to your overflowing wedding board! While you’re there, don’t forget to follow us! Instead of gazing longingly at other brides with their DIY success stories, pick a few that inspire you. Start with something simple that fits your style and isn’t completely overwhelming at first glance. Here are a few DIY ideas to get you started:
These days it’s not unheard of to mix up the traditional bridal shower with something more fitting to your personality and wedding-day needs. So, what do you get when you combine a bridal shower, your DIY dreams and closest friends? A Crafternoon Shower! Invite your nearest and dearest friends to a Crafternoon Shower party (it doesn’t have to take the place of your bridal shower – since you don’t traditionally throw your own bridal shower, of course). Ask for help with you DIY ideas and get crafting!
Using your DIY Pinspiration, make a list of supplies. Depending on how ambitious you’re feeling and how many folks you are inviting, consider taking on more than one craft! Next, procure shower invites and ask your guests to bring crafting supplies in lieu of gifts. Finally, roll up your sleeves, calm your nerves and prepare to craft!
Doing it yourself does not have to be intimidating, and a Crafternoon Shower is the perfect way to tackle large DIY activities. With everyone pitching in, you don’t have to be a DIY guru! It’s exciting to see what hidden talents your friends and family have on the crafting front, and it’s a wonderful way for people to get to know one another before the Big Day.
The end result is budget-friendly, personalized decor for your wedding day. Not to mention, amazing memories and the satisfaction of a DIY undertaking you didn’t think was possible. What are your DIY ideas?