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  • Why it pays to DIY at your wedding

    When it comes to DIY weddings many couples will opt for them simply because they want to save themselves some money. DIY weddings are one of the most cost effective ways to say I do, however, that isn’t the only reason why a DIY wedding might be the ideal choice for you. Let us run through some of the reasons why it pays to DIY at your wedding.

    You can make your wedding hugely personal
    There is nothing better than having a personal wedding that is the perfect reflection of you as a couple. Buying things from store or asking for the venue or wedding planner to put things together means that it may not be quite as personal as you hope. DIY, in comparison means that you can take charge of all things related to your wedding and make sure that it is exactly what you want it to be.

    It can give an incredibly relaxed vibe
    Whilst some people may like the idea of a formal wedding, there are also plenty of people who are going to enjoy a relaxed and informal wedding too. Taking a DIY approach on your wedding day is going to give you an incredibly relaxed vibe, which your guests are going to love just as much as you will.

    You can be creative
    Even if you don’t think of yourself as hugely creative, organising a wedding is going to bring out a creative side that you may not have realised that you had. You are going to need to think outside the box and come up with ideas that need some careful consideration. In the end you may surprise yourself by what you can come up with.

    You can do it together
    Wedding planning can be stressful and many couples find that rather than enjoying the process and it bringing them together, that they can squabble instead. Another great benefit to DIY weddings is that you can do it together. You can make the big decisions together, you can try your hand at crafty bits together and of course you can sit down together and talk about the ways that you can DIY.

    It saves you money
    One of the biggest positives about DIY at your wedding is that it saves you money. You can think about the areas that you don’t mind doing a bit of DIY and saving cash, then put this alongside the areas that you are happy to pay out for, such as your wedding dress, creating the perfect balance for your big day.
    As you can see, there are a number of reasons why it may pay to DIY at your wedding. Why not try some of the amazing DIY ideas that you can find online and see if you can save yourself some cash as well as have a wedding to remember?

  • Pocketfold Inspiration #4



    This Lavender design was created using our Gatefold Pocketfold in Heart Silver with Purple Heart Backing Mat and Belly Band. Accompanied by a White Text Mat and Insert.

    How do you plan to design your wedding invitations? We’d love to know! Share your perfect designs with us over on Facebook or Twitter.



  • DIY Project: Make your own photo booth

    Looking for a fun yet affordable way to keep your guests entertained during your wedding reception? Why not get creative with a bit of wedding DIY and design your own photo booth? Super simple to make and extremely budget friendly, it’s one of our favourite trends to hit the UK wedding scene.

    Step one - Source all your props

    First things first, source a handful of fun props by shopping eBay, charity shops, pound shops and party shops. You might also like to theme your props to your day. For example, if you’ve opted for a Gatsby styled day, throw in some feathered headpieces, 20’s hats, pearl jewellery and feather boas to complement your day. Once you’ve collected a range of props, pop them in a box, or an old suitcase, that will be easily accessible to your guests.

    Step two - Create your own backdrop

    Take your photo booth from naff to fab with the addition of a simple backdrop. We’re not saying you have to get too fancy, something like sequin fabric hung on the wall, or an origami paper crane backdrop will work just fine. Colourful bunting, pom poms and pinwheels, which can all be hung on the wall behind you, are other design ideas you might like to consider.

    Step three - Set up your photo booth in the perfect location

    Once you’ve created your own photo booth, there’s still something very important to consider – where to put it. Photo booths can be set up inside or outside your venue but you need to choose somewhere that’s easily accessible and comfortable for all your guests. There may be a separate room that can be used for your photo booth - but be careful of separating your guests from the rest of the party and make sure it is well signposted.

    Step four - Get a family friend or photographer to get snapping

    As most photographers only stay until the first dance, you might want to make sure guests can have fun in your photo booth from the start of your drinks reception. This means your photographer will be able to capture some great shots throughout the afternoon. Alternatively, you could hire your photographer for an extra hour or two into the evening with the sole duty of photo booth photography.

    How would you style your photo booth? We’d love to hear your ideas! Tell us over on Facebook or Twitter.



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