Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DIY Wedding Tips - From Custom Water Bottles to Candy Bars

Spring is on it's way which means it's almost wedding season again. Here are some great DIY tips from our wedding coordinator RenĂ©e LaBelle 

Personalizing your wedding with DIY details makes your celebration special...and when it comes to expenses, it's not bad for your wallet either! In 2011 we had lots of great ideas from brides so I wanted to share a few with you as you're making plans for your big day.

One of our couples, Melissa & Nathan, got married in June and had lots of touches of pink and red, from their flowers to their linens. So for cocktail hour, we decided to make pink lemonade with strawberries floating in it to tie into their color theme. Refreshing and beautiful!

 Megan and Joseph had a September wedding and the bride made adorable vintage ribbon pins for all of their guests. The pins served as both place cards and favors and guests wore them throughout the reception.

Jessica and Stephanie love the outdoors, camping and hiking so for their favors they decided to give everyone personalized water bottles, again tying into their wedding colors. We often see a lot of favors left behind after weddings, but every guest took their water bottles home and it gave them a special (and useful!) way to remember Stephanie and Jessica's celebration.

Jane and David had lots of children at their wedding, but their awesome old fashioned candy bar was not just for the kids. Everyone loved the sweet touch their glass jars of lollipops and button candies added to the cake and dessert table. So festive and fun!

So get creative and have fun with your DIY wedding details. There are so many special things you can design or do yourself to make your wedding decor your own!

photos courtesy Jay Cavallaro Photography

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