1. Brooch Bouquet
Add vintage style to your bridal look with a one-of-a-kind heirloom that will last forever. If you have lots of relative/friends and want to include them in a special place at your wedding, think of asking them for either an antique brooch or something that would tie in with your bouquet. Just think of all the stories behind the jewelry they give to you. Unforgettable!
2. Vintage Luggage Guest Book
This is a great way to capture the fun time that your guests had at your wedding. For travel buffs and lovers of vintage, create this luggage “guest book” using a faux vintage suitcase, vintage postcards, a pen and a simple sign to direct your guests.
3. Hot Chocolate Favors
For winter weddings think of something that the guests can take home and think of you when they open their surprise from your wedding day. Think of edible gift kits packaged in jars, which will warm the heart. Who can resist a cup of cocoa on a chilly winter’s day?
4. Save the Date Sign
How about a stand-alone sign for your engagement shoot! Best of all, it's versatile and can easily be customized for bridal showers and weddings, too. You could even make wonderful signs for the actual wedding and reception to guide your guests through the day.
5. Rhinestone Garter
Designing and wearing your own garter — even if just your future husband who sees it—will give you a secret thrill though out the night. Use beautiful rhinestones, pearls and lace to make it special for you and him.
6. Winter Wedding Program
Wedding programs can be expensive and look commonplace. Put your special personality and flare in your programs by making them a DIY project. It takes a bit of preparation, but it’s worth the time and effort.
7. Chicken Wire Seating-Card Holder
Want a different, yet awesome way to present your seating cards? The beauty of a country chic project is that it can be assembled in under an hour. Check out my Pinterest page for directions.
8. 5 DIY Braided Hairstyles
After scouring YouTube for the best tutorials, Bridal Guide found five easy-to-follow videos featuring gorgeous styles that are all wedding-appropriate. The best part: Each of these videos is under five minutes. So part your hair in three, and let's begin!
9. Embellished Raffia Fans
Feeling romantic? Hand fans can be quickly embellished to look like a southern fantasy on a hot day. When an indoor ceremony isn’t possible, have your guests reach for this simple, but stylish solution: A hand fan can bring air to the guest in need and sent home as a wonderful memory of your special day.
10. Vintage Teacup Candles
Teacup candles would be perfect for a bridal shower; after the party, or you could display them as decorative accents in your home. All you need are a few vintage teacups (hello, flea market), candle wax flakes and a little patience (it takes some time for the wax to dry).
11. Beautiful Chair Backs
Every head table at a wedding seems to be dressed with chair backs. Make your chairs special by tying your theme into the chairs. Use vines and florals for a whimsical signature and add the color of your wedding party to boot. Or make it simple with just “Mr. & Mrs”. I‘ve provided some great ideas on my Pinterest page for you to see.
12. Centerpieces Galore
Centerpieces are one way to connect with all your guests. Normally each table reflects the theme and personality of your wedding by color, type of flower or decoration, and special effect you want to portray to your guests. Keep in mind you can save a huge amount of money when you design and create these masterpieces yourself. Even if you don’t create the centerpieces, keep in mind you have control of the design. Take a peek at some gorgeous centerpiece pictures I have waiting for you.
The first ten items on this list are from bridalguide.com/planning/wedding-budget. For how-to’s either check out the above website or check out my Pinterest page under my "DIY Wedding Trends" board for ideas from vintage to modern pinwheel centerpieces and chair backs.
I have so many ideas that I want to share with you. Contact me to learn more about how I can make your dream a reality. Talk with you soon!
Jodell Larkin STARRY NIGHT EVENTS