DIY Gold Wedding Hair Accessories

Diy Wedding Hairpiece Ideas

First we raided our local vintage/antique/flea market for [affordable] delicate gold broaches and pins. Then we pinned up little twists (something like A Cup of Joe’s Three twisted buns tutorial from a while ago). Then we just arranged and nestled in the pins and broaches, securing them with bobby pins.

Makeup by Raney O’Keefe

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07.25.12 / DIY Weddings, Featured

DIY Fruit Netting Wedding Favor

Diy Cheap Wedding Favor Ideas

How perfect is this DIY packaging idea with this week’s colorful vegetable wedding board? I’m thinking this idea could easily be translated into a wedding menu or favor. Reusing produce netting for packaging…genius!

Project via Tokketok

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07.25.12 / DIY Weddings, Featured

DIY Seating Chart Made Easy

diy wedding seating chart

If you’ve gotten through this stage of planning your wedding you’ll appreciate how tricky seating arrangements can be. We don’t usually share things that have already made an appearance on the web but we loved this genius tutorial from Something Turquoise so much we asked Stefanie from Lavender Joy Weddings and Ryan Ray to shoot this easy (and budget friendly!) seating chart tutorial for Once Wed. Isn’t it great?!?

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Supplies: Inexpensive kraft paper or postal wrap, (Pictured is postal wrap from The Container Store for $2.99/roll), scissors, post-it notes, glass, and a pen.

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Directions:

1. Using the glass as a guide, draw circles onto the kraft paper to represent the floor plan for the reception.

2. Cut each post-it into strips (trim them if they overlap each other).

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3. Write the names of your wedding guests on the post-it strips, designating a color for each group of guests (i.e., his family, her family, work, college…).

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4. Arrange the post-it strips on the floor plan to create an easily-adjustable seating chart. Move ‘guests’ around until you’re pleased with the arrangement!

Project: Stefanie of Lavender Joy Weddings // Photography: Ryan Ray

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07.25.12 / DIY Weddings, Featured

INSPIRATION: DIY Low Budget Table Centerpiece

DIY Low Budget Wedding Centerpiece Table Idea

I’m talking really affordable…like less than $10. We picked up a white oval serving dish from T.J.Maxx for around $5, put a brick or two of water-soaked floral foam in there, and then walked around outside with clippers and just arranged foliage as though it were flowers. Its a nice, simple way of incorporating nature into a variety of aesthetics (just change up the container and table decor)–especially for those having a wedding on a tight budget and/or all those who have written us saying they want an outdoorsy wedding but are having everything inside. Just look for a variety of leaf sizes and shapes. And I’d recommend doing a test run to learn which greenery will hold up for several hours (some will wilt quickly even in floral foam).

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07.25.12 / DIY Weddings, Featured