I want to share a blurb from one of my new favorite blogs, Martha Stalwart. Sheesh! This girl is so crafty it hurts! She was recently married and put on the whole shindig with the help of her friends and family. Read below for lots of tips and tricks to throwing the perfect DIY wedding.
The bride & groom decided to have a picnic themed wedding outdoors. They had tables and blankets and used picnic baskets as their centerpieces! They had cute foods that were made by her loving mother and they even made their own wedding cake!
All photos above by Channing Johnson via Ruffled
All photos below by Delia Hauser of Martha Stalwart
Above: the bride workin’ on her bouquets. So pretty!
Below: the groomy workin’ on their picnic basket centerpieces!
The aftermath. The bride suggests that you hire a cleanup crew because, as you can tell, you don’t want to clean this up the night after your wedding!
Tip #1: Prep absolutely EVERYTHING you can before the week leading up to your wedding. We spread out our projects over about 7 months to save headaches and most importantly, money! If you are only spending 50 bucks here and there to tackle gift bags or favors or your cake decorations, the final cost of your wedding won’t sting so much.
Tip #2: Have a notebook with a plan. A REAL plan. I typed out every project I could think of for the week and then divided it between the days. I had layout charts for the tables, the food and the decorations. When the last minute details are coming together, you’ll be getting ready, so your notebook should be a solid replacement for yourself.
Tip #3: Things will go wrong, no matter what, so be ready to laugh about it or to just let it go. We had rain all week, humidity that felt like a jungle, a sagging cake, no phone or wifi, and mosquito bites all over our bodies and faces…just to name a few!
Click here to read the full post complete with photos and more tips on creating your perfect day! I’d say it was a success!