I’ve been so excited to share some of my DIY tips and tricks that I have used throughout the wedding process. As you all know, weddings are extremely expensive and where I could try to do things myself and save some money I was definitely happy (plus it’s often an excuse to get together with the bridesmaids and have some fun!). When I first got engaged I was so excited to ask the special people in my life to be my bridesmaids but I knew I wanted to do it in a creative way. Pintrest is a dream for this sort of thing and helped me to think of fun, special ways I could ask them without it costing a fortune. I loved the ‘will you be my bridesmaid’ esque boxes and got making them straight away.
I found these really cute boxes (£3.99) from The Card Factory shop (I can’t find these online but I’m sure they still have them in store). I loved them because they looked classy and bridal. The white ribbon just screamed wedding to me. I padded the inside with iridescent pearl shredded tissue paper along with some pink tissue paper as it was one of our chosen wedding colours.
I wanted to make the boxes personal and thought the best way to do that was to put some pictures and memories that I had shared with that person. Luckily, I had just bought a HP Sprocket and this was amazing in helping create that personal touch! If you haven’t got a photo printer then try printing them from your computer as this would work just as well. I also put the date and details of the wedding on the inside along with obviously asking the most important question!
Inside I filled the boxes with lots of (pink) wedding inspired gifts which will all be linked below…
Nail Varnish– £2.99 It was my mission to find a blush pink nail polish which had a wedding inspired name and I eventually came across this Rimmel London one in the shade ‘Ring a Ring O’Roses’ which I thought was rather fitting. Boots and Superdrug often have these on 3 for 2 also.
Mini bottle of Prosecco – £4.50 Let’s be honest every girl loves Prosecco and this just had to be part of the box! I choose these as they fit perfectly with the theme and added a little glitz to the box.
B&Q Paint Swatches– I know this sounds crazy but I thought this was a great idea to show the colour scheme I was thinking of for the wedding. I glued them all together and they ended up working really well (and the best part, they’re free, YAY!).
Yankee Candle (Wedding Day)– £2.50 I love candles and when I saw that Yankee did a Wedding Day scent I had to get them! The smell is sophisticated, fruity and floral which suits its name well.
Wedding Confetti– £1
I hope these little tips help you along the way!