This was actually a request and what a good request it was! As you all know I’m New Zealand’s bargain hunter of the year I always live by “I can make that, It’ll be waaaay cheaper” (the harsh reality is my parents aren’t rich and so ain’t I), I definitely stuck by my DIY words during my wedding, beginning to end. I thought a little show and tell like our younger days would be the easiest way to give you a 5 minute glimpse of my day annnd why not make it a 2’n’1 by showing you my cool little DIY hacks while we’re at it.
Bouquets and bridesmaids shoes
I got all 4 pairs of heels for around $80 NZD from Rubi, I found that you get them cheaper if you order online and sign up with them….20% off woopwoop and I’m sure there was a buy 2 get 1 free kinda deal at the same time. I also made these bouquets (I don’t understand how people can fork out on pretty plants that will only be used for the day, maybe I’m just stinge…each to their own).
I designed the dresses, I bought this fabric from the Otara fabric store I think it was $70 all up to make the 4 dresses. I took this simple design from a maxi I already have, added a subtle hi-low hem line and wahhh lahhh. Shout out to Annie for making these, she’s the best!
JUST MARRIED signage
A bit of scrap fabric from my bridesmaids dresses, thick cardboard, burlap, white paint and gold spray paint.
My husband was adamant that we needed a ring holder and insisted on a ring pillow. I was like “Nope not having that, I’ll go on Pinterest and find something else” (who wears the pants?).
Wedding dress deco.
I’ve actually talked about this on the Blog – Not feeling it?
The husband was missing a little something with his suit so I was like “let me make you something”.
These were at my ceremony and reception, a lot of collecting, peeling and spraying but it was worth it. This is also on the Blog – when they hear wedding.
Ceiling deco. For ceremony
Hanging pom poms, lanterns and flowers, all hung from fishing line. You’ll also see a few metres of doily bunting hanging, made up of brown string, staples and many doilys.
Flower arch hanging thing
An alternative to an arch, I used 2 cardboard pipe things from wrapping paper, loose flowers and a hot glue gun. I also used a bit of fishing line and hung flowers from pipe (sorry guys I’m sure you know what I mean).
There were heaps more but I’m having the usual mind blank. I hope this inspires someone to craft, make or take ideas. In all honestly I would’ve had a teeny, tiny minuscule wedding if I had a do over buuuuuut hand on heart the best thing from my big day was scoopin’ up a pretty cool husband (cool can equal handsome, wise, loving and all those other mushy things…I’m not really the PDA type, he knows I love him).