Weddings are a joyous occasion but the costs can add up very quickly. With wedding crafts you can insert a personal touch and hold the cost down as well.
Here are a few ideas for wedding crafts to add sparkle and creativity to your big day.
It is not that difficult to create your own wedding veil. To make this wedding craft, you will need a length of bridal illusion in the desired length. You will also need a comb to attach it to your hair and a hat or headpiece to cover the comb. Sew large running stitches approximately an inch from the end of the illusion and gather it tightly. Next sew the veil to the comb. Top with headpiece or hat. As an alternative, you might decorate a wide-brimmed straw hat with silk flowers, ribbon, and pearls.
The bouquets and floral arrangements can also be personally crafted. For a simple outdoor wedding, consider wild flowers. They are free and have a wonderful charm all their own. Flowers can be arranged in large clear vases, with a bow tied elegantly around. Local, and in season flowers will also help to keep costs down.
Favors for the guests are particularly suitable wedding crafts. Refrigerator magnets are a simple and well-received favor. One really nice idea is to make a magnetic picture frame and include a photo of the couple. You could cut a frame out of craft foam in one of the wedding theme colors, arrange over the photo, and glue all onto a cardboard backing. Place self-adhesive magnet tape onto the back of the cardboard. Finally decorate the front of the frame with foil heart stickers and a monogram of the couple’s last name.
Bows for the ends of the pews or rows also make simple wedding crafts. Wide velvet ribbons are really nice for fall and winter weddings, while satin is more appropriate for spring and summer weddings. Loop some flat lace in with the ribbons. In the center of the completed bow, attach some silk flowers and pearl sprays with a hot glue gun.
Perhaps you would like to try your hand at decorating your own cake. Visit the craft section of the department store for pans and gadgets of all types to help you create a cake to remember. Do remember, though, that it requires a steady hand. Be sure to practice plenty before starting on the real cake.
Getting organized for a wedding can be expensive, but with wedding crafts, you can take some of the sting out. Plan early, however, because it will take a considerable amounty of time to create favors for everyone and all the other little details you will want to take care of. Perhaps creating wedding crafts will even relieve some of those wedding stresses. In any event, crafting your own wedding items is a way to have a personal, beautiful, and less expensive wedding.
Another way to reduce costs is to ask a family member or a friend to act as you emcee for the wedding reception.