The secret that some bartenders don’t want you to know is that nearly any cocktail can be improvised into a mocktail. Why don’t they talk about this more often? I don’t know. I take the completely opposite stance. I feel that being able to cater to any kind of guest demonstrates flexibility. Today I’m going to share with you some of my go-to mocktail recipes.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of DIY posts.
Where we bring you the greatest do it yourself wedding projects from our Contributing DIY Editor Liz Gubernatis and from the wonderful minds of our offbeat brides.
We were inspired by this post on Craftster to make a Companion Cube card box. And then we found the basis for our templates (to which we made some crucial modifications) over here. But we had to make a bunch of mods to make these work the way we wanted them to, and it was kind of terrifically complex. So I figured in case anyone else wanted to give this a try, I'd post what we did to help ease the process for y'all. So here goes…
In a community of artists, seamstresses, metallurgists, and crafters, I am awed at the DIY talent that abounds on Offbeat Bride. I always fancied myself creative, but I don't have the passion, the patience, or the prowess to do the massive projects undertaken here on a daily basis.
When my sister was planning her camping-themed wedding she was adamant that (due to budgetary constraints and DIY overload) she did not want to have traditional paper programs. Enter the digital program.
A few days ago, I had an idea for the bridesmaids' bouquets to have a sword hilt for a handle.I just finished the first one, version 1.0, and there are some things I want to tweak and change. But for the most part, this is it! Now, let me show you how I made it so that you too can wield your flowers on your special day.
I love flowers and definitely wanted to have something to carry to our ceremony, but my flowers had to survive a road trip from Seattle to Moab, the desert environment, a trip back, and still had to look good a month later at our reception! That's a tall order for a bouquet. I ended up inventing my own method for making paper flowers…
Marley May, our seven-year-old rescue pitbull-whippet mix has offered her services as Dog of Honor for our upcoming nuptials. She wanted a special necklace to let our guests know her important status, so I made her one with burlap, ribbon, and silk flowers. It took about an hour to make and she's so goshdarn adorable with it on, I can hardly stand it! Here's how you can recreate this Dog of Honor necklace for your own pooch…
It is completely possible to buy a pattern to make a corset for yourself, but if you have non-standard measurements, there is a decent chance that the pattern will require a high amount of alteration anyway. So why not just make a completely custom pattern, fitted exactly to you, with duct tape? I did and it has been awesome!
For our menus, rather than printing anything out, my future husband and I bought antique windows to display the bar and dinner menus. I am super super-pleased with how well this turned out. So I thought I'd share the step-by-step method.