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DIY Wedding Ideas

Candle Wedding Decorations – Ideas

by Cindy on April 9, 2012

I’ve just been sent a special offer from American Bridal for these great damask vellum shades. They are selling them with 50% off until 15th April.

wedding candle shadesI love these shades as they are simple but look really amazing. So why not add a unique touch to your wedding table decorations with these great candle wedding decoarations.

The damask detailing will add an elegant touch to your wedding reception tables.

They also have a coupon offer see below for details:

*  15% OFF $125+ — use code take15

* 20% OFF $150+ — use code take20

* Everyday FREE shipping on orders $149+

So why not get shopping right now and take advantage of these special offeres.


Calla Lily Wedding Buttonholes

by Cindy on April 2, 2012

calla lily wedding buttonholeCalla lily wedding buttonholes look so stylish and contemporary. They are always a popular choice for grooms.

You can now learn how to create your own calla lily wedding buttonholes following my easy DIY project.

You will see from my tutorial that you need very few materials to create this super buttonhole. All you need to do now is have a go and practice it before your big day.

I always advise brides to coordinate all their wedding flowers so that they look perfect in their wedding photographs. Many of our couples choose a calla lily wedding buttonhole for the groom when the bride has them in her bouquet. Then we often make the gents’ buttonholes in the same flower as the bridesmaid’s bouquets.

I love using these small white calla lily called ‘Crystal Blush’ as they are a great size for a calla lily wedding buttonholes.


Here is a great wedding table planner that coordinates perfectly with my DIY Buckle Wedding Invitations.

close up of a diamante buckle wedding table plannerCoordinate Your Wedding Stationery

It’s really a good idea to coordinate all of your wedding stationery if you can and I love this wedding table planner which matches the couples wedding invitations.

You can easily create a wedding stationery theme through color, design and accessories. The example here shows you how two colours, grey and red are coordinated with a vintage print and a ribbon and diamante buckle theme.

You can easily create your own DIY wedding table planner just like this one by following my DIY buckle wedding invitation step-by-step project.

diy wedding table planner featuring ribbon and buckle detailingCreate Your Own Unique Wedding Table Planner

Rather than mounting your design onto individual invitation cards place them onto one large piece of thick card or mount board.

You can position the cards to fit the layout of the tables or evenly spread them out to fill the card.

Don’t forget to place your names and the date of your wedding at the top to personalise it.

personalised wedding table planner

The example you can see here has been mounted in a frame so that it sat well in the easel, which was placed in the entrance of the reception room. You don’t have to go to the trouble and expense of framing your wedding table planner but just make sure it’s packed for transportation so that the corners don’t get bent.


Diamond Rhinestone Ribbon Wrap

by Cindy on December 3, 2011

diamond ribbon close upI just love this diamond rhinestone ribbon wrap, you can see how I have used it on this tall wedding centerpiece. I needed something to hide the ends of the twigs and flower water bottles that sit in the top of the vase and this diamond ribbon was perfect.

It’s great because it adds an extra special detail to the table arrangement as well as neatening the top of the vase. It is also really easy to attach to glass vases. I simply attached mine with a hot glue gun. You just need to hold it in place for a couple of minutes whilst the glue dries and it sorted.

DIY Tall Wedding Centerpiece

If you want to create this DIY tall wedding centerpiece simply place a selection of branches, I used twisted willow into a tall cone vase (this one is 70cm high). You can add coloured stones to match your chosen colour theme (I’ve just used silver chippings). Then attach small water bottles to the stems of your flowers. You can see in the photo here I used phalaenopsis orchids and hide them behind the diamond rhinestone ribbon wrap and attach to your branches. Then you’ll have a wonderful and original tall wedding centerpiece.

Bridal Bouquets

I’ve also used this diamond rhinestone ribbon wrap on the handles of bridal and bridesmaids bouquets. It works really well if the bride has diamante detailing on her dress as you can link it through to her bouquet.

Get Your Diamond Rhinestone Ribbon Wrap

diamond ribbon wrap from koyalIf you would like to use this diamond rhinestone ribbon wrap on your table arrangements or bouquet handles then simply click here. The good news is Koyal have a special offer on it at the moment offering an amazing saving of 67%, this offer is not to be missed, why not get shopping right now.


happy couple image on a photo holiday cardI just love these photo holiday cards from Minted. Do you have a great engagement photo or a favourite snap of the two of you? Then you could use it to create your own unique holiday cards.

These photo holiday cards give you an ideal opportunity to celebrate your engagement at the same time as sending out your festive greetings.

I’ve just been sent a Discount Code HOTCIDER that will give you a 10% saving on these cards at the checkout. The offer is only open until 24th of this month so why not get creating you own unique photo holiday cards this weekend.


A Great Offer on Personalised Wedding Gifts

by Cindy on November 16, 2011

tote bags a perfect personalised wedding gifts for bridesmaidsI’ve just found an amazing offer on personalised wedding gifts that I thought you might like to know about. American Bridal has 70% off personalised gifts like these wonderful tote bags at $14.95.

Not only are they offering them at this special discounted price you also get FREE personalisation. You can add initials, monogram or the person’s first name (up to 12 characters). They would make a perfect personalised wedding gift for your bridesmaids.

A Great Bridesmaid Gift

At this price you could also fill this tote bag with some homemade gifts. Why not add a pair of flip-flops that you have decorated to match her bridesmaids dress! Perfect for her tired feet at the end of the day. Check out our DIY project – wedding flip-flops with flower decoration.

Don’t Miss Out

This great offer on personalised wedding gifts is open until Sunday 20th November so get shopping soon. You might want to pick up a few more wedding essentials while you’re there as they are also offering FREE shipping on orders over $100 and a further 20% off at the checkout for orders over $125.

Personalised wedding gifts are such a great touch because after the wedding they will use them time and time again, reminding them of a perfect day.


personalised wedding napkinsI’ve just seen that American Bridal have the lowest ever price on their wedding napkins this week. Get personalised napkins to color coordinate with your wedding color theme for a great price.

These wedding napkins are perfect for buffet tables, hog roasts, serving the wedding cake on and evening barbecues.

Take advantage of this weeks offer by clicking here to get a great deal on your wedding napkins. Not only that if you spend over $100 you can get free shipping and if you spend over $125 you can get an extra 15% off!

Three great offers available to you this week, giving you a perfect reason to get shopping for your wedding napkins and other wedding decorations.


Create Your Own Wedding Flip Flops

by Cindy on October 31, 2011

decorating wedding flip flops with fabric flowersWedding flip-flops are a great wedding accessory for any bride having a beach wedding. You can make a very inexpensive pair of flip-flops into a beautiful pair of bridal flip-flops by following my step-by-step tutorial.

You don’t have to be getting married on a beach to own a pair of wedding flip flops they can also be a saviour for tired feet. Why not have a pair of these beautiful bridal flip-flops at hand just in case you need to ditch your heels and give your feet a break in the evening!

Wedding Flip Flops For Bridesmaids

You can also make wedding flip flops to coordinate with your bridesmaids dresses. By using fabrics in the same colour as their dresses you will be able to create designer footwear at a bargain price.

diy bridal flip flops with diamante detailingCreate Your Own Bridal Flip Flops

Find out how to make your own unique wedding flip-flops.


DIY Herb Wedding Centerpieces

by Cindy on September 15, 2011

boxes for a herb wedding centerpiece I’ve just found this pretty set of herb themed boxes that I thought I could make into some great wedding centerpieces. Here you can find my very simple step by step diy centerpiece project which shows you how to create your own herb table wedding decorations.
herbs used as a diy wedding centerpiece It would make a perfect wedding centerpiece for an outdoor wedding or a wedding with a green wedding theme. I can just see these herb centerpieces running down the middle of long wooden tables set in a garden or marquee. It’s also perfect for a green wedding as the guests can take the herb plants home at the end of the evening to eat or plant in their own gardens.
different herbs ready for planting into a wedding centerpiece  What you will need:

  • A set of boxes, you could make your own, decorating them with pretty paper to match your wedding theme. I’ve also seen herb plants placed in decorative food cans, baskets and small garden troughs, which all make great wedding centerpieces.
  • Herb plants. I simply bought mine from a local supermarket. But you could even grow your own from seed if you are organised enough.
re-potting herbs for a wedding centerpiece Simply remove the packaging and plants pot.
planting herbs to create a wedding centerpiece Plant into your boxes or containers using more soil if needed. Give them a water to allow them to settle. My cardboard boxes had a plastic lining so that the cardboard doesn’t go soggy.
pretty themed herb boxes for a wedding decoration I like the way this set of boxes had a cardboard tray to hold all three plants into place, I’m sure you could find similar things in places like Ikea or your local garden store. I’ve seen similar designs made out of enamel metal that people use on their kitchen windowsills. You can choose containers that fit with your wedding color theme.
diy herb wedding centerpiece Here you can see an alternative pot, it’s two plant pots that are joined together, which makes a great wedding centerpiece design. Why not add decorative butterflies or bees that look like they are hovering over your plants. You’ll get a lovely fragranceon your reception tables from theses pretty herb wedding centerpieces. Find more ideas for do it yourself wedding centerpiece projects.


Tote Bag Discount Code – American Bridal

by Cindy on August 23, 2011

discount offer on tote bagsAmerican Bridal has an amazing offer on their Tote Bags, you can save up to 65% and get free personalization. These elegant Jute Totes are now only $18.95, making them a great gift for your bridesmaids.

If you spend $125 use discount code 20off at the checkout to receive a further 20% off, plus get free shipping.

Get shopping now, they have over 50 styles of tote bags to choose from and this great offer runs out on Sunday 28th August.