{DIY Project} Silhouette Art Place Card Frames


While browsing the fabulous Shyla Photography Blog, I came across this DIY project that Shyla worked on as the maid of honor for her best friend’s wedding. She handcrafted these super cute silhouette art place card frames for the guests. Each reception table was represented by a silhouette, so guests had to find their frame name and image [...]

How To Create Your Own Honeymoon Registry


What is it? Monetary gift registries, also called cash registries, are a growing trend as a wedding gift alternative. They’re convenient for both you and your guests, combining the ease of a cash contribution with the thoughtfulness of a selected gift. The basic idea is an online list of items (i.e. contribution towards a home [...]

Online DIY Wedding Projects From Jo-Ann


When it comes to making the most of your wedding budget, a little elbow grease goes a long way. Getting creative and doing it yourself also adds that extra personalization that only handmade details can. Repurposing old furniture into chic, stylish props and accent pieces is very cost-effective, and can reward you with fabulous results. [...]

DIY Video Guestbook Kiosk For Your Wedding


Want to try something with a little more geek chic flair than the traditional sign-in guestbook at your wedding reception? How about a video guestbook kiosk that your guests can approach at their leisure to leave you personalized congratulations for viewing later or even incorporating into your wedding video? I found this mentioned over at [...]

{DIY Project} Paper Roses Video Tutorial


I came across this excellent DIY video tutorial from Lasting Memories that teaches you how to make beautiful paper roses using a six-petaled flower shape. These paper roses are very simple and fast to make. I love how they look; so vintage and pretty, perfect for bridal shower decor or even as fun corsages or [...]

{DIY Project} Crepe Paper Rose Pomanders


Today I came across these super cute Crepe Paper Rose Pomanders made by Shelley Smith from the House of Smiths blog. Shelley’s easy and inexpensive DIY project is perfect for any wedding reception or bridal shower decor. Make sure you head over to Shelley’s blog for more DIY projects and tips. Here are the DIY [...]

Offbeat DIY: Create Your Own Wedding Rings


I happened to catch a story today on the exceptionally inspirational Offbeat Bride blog and thought it was such a cool project that I just had to share. Imagine firing up a blowtorch and working metal to create your very own wedding rings! In an article titled Fire! Hot Metal! We made our own wedding [...]

Premiere Issue of Nonpareil Magazine


Nonpareil Magazine just premiered its first issue “Beautiful on a Budget” this month and I have to say I can’t wait for issue #2! Nonpareil is an online magazine perfect for the crafty, DIY bride looking for hip and fresh ideas for her special day. The magazine is a must read, featuring stylish do-it-yourself projects and inspirational ideas [...]

{DIY Project} Eco-Friendly Paper Bag Bouquet Flowers


These fabulous DIY paper bag flowers are a great eco-friendly bouquet alternative and one of the best ways I’ve seen to recycle your grocery paper bags. This eco-chic bouquet was creatively crafted by wedding planner Jesi Haack from Jesi Haack Weddings, using brown Trader Joe’s grocery bags. Jesi also added a few tissue paper flowers and a minimal number of fresh [...]

Cut Costs With DIY Wedding Flowers

Order your own DIY wedding flowers in bulk from online discounters like FiftyFlowers.comand save

Well, I caught some (good-natured) flak for blasphemy against The Shoe in my last post, so I’ll keep today’s topic in more neutral territory: flowers, specifically. From the mood-setting beauties that are your ceremony arrangements to the bouquet you’ll carry down the aisle, flowers will be an integral part of your wedding. They can also [...]