The modern bride has taken to adding personal touches to her wedding as a way to save money and add some personality. If you are considering adding some DIY touches to your wedding, try these five unforgettable ideas:
Wedding bouquets can cost a fortune for something you are literally going to toss away. The key to a beautiful wedding bouquet is simplicity. Go with a single type of flower. The larger the flower, the easier it will be to arrange. Look at clusters of three or five and use flowers such as peonies, hydrangeas or even lilacs still on their pretty gray stems. You can then add a touch of greenery and secure them with a rubber band. Finish your bouquet off with a pretty ribbon.
You can create a lovely arbour affordably and relatively easily. You can either rent an arbour or if your guy is particularly handy, have him build one using lattice and wood from your local lumber shop. You can then decorate using dollar store flowers which will look just as pretty as fresh flowers from far away. Other lovely choices for decorating are branches of deep red dogwood, birch, or the same fresh flowers used in your bouquet.
Combining your program with a practical fan is a great idea for those summer weddings when things can really heat up. Have fun using items such as popsicle sticks and doilies to create whimsical fans. You can then tie each with a ribbon in your wedding colours.
Mason jars can be used for a number of DIY ideas from centrepieces to candle holders for tea lights. You can hang mason jars from chairs or pews filled with fresh flowers for your Ottawa wedding venue, use them to create lovely patio lanterns, or even fill them with the ingredients for a favourite drink or cookie recipe as gifts.
Get creative and design place cards for your Ottawa wedding venue that tie into your theme. Consider cutting rounds from pretty birch branches with a slit sawed in the top to hold the place cards or use thimbles of thread in your wedding colours and put name tags on lollipop sticks and slip them in the hole.
It just takes a little creativity to bring DIY touches into your Ottawa wedding venue or to add some personality to your ceremony.