Category Archive

DIY

This our archive of DIY weddings. If you’re looking for free wedding printables and wedding DIY tutorials, we can do that too. We’ve got everything from wedding decor DIY projects to fashion DIY, and of course DIY wedding favors. But for the love of god, mostly everyone wants wedding invitation DIY — we’ve got it all!

Jewish outdoor camping wedding in the woods

We wanted to honor and connect to the outdoors as much as possible. I was barefoot for the entire ceremony and reception (so was my mother and many of our friends! Husband could not be since he had to smash a glass). We had a fairly traditional Jewish ceremony.

A Cuban-American Moonrise Kingdom-themed retro wedding

Our wedding was a Moonrise Kingdom-themed epic night in which we celebrated everything and everyone we love. My family is from Cuba and Ian is half Cuban and half American, so we did a special Cuban Cafecito with Tata (my grandmother) ceremony as our “Unity Ceremony.”

I had a $6k wedding budget, here’s the real breakdown of my expenses

We had a $6000 wedding budget, and we did most of these things detailed in this excellent post on Offbeat Bride. We did get some help from family, but sticking to our wedding budget allowed us to take the month-long cross-country road trip honeymoon of our dreams! Here’s how we stuck to our $6k wedding budget:

s'mores wedding favors

Eat ’em or take ’em: these s’mores wedding favors are a gooey gift guests will devour

S’mores are a staple of outdoor weddings in any season, but especially in the fall when the weather gets chilly and a bonfire is apropos. You’re cooking them up over a bonfire, adding them to your sweets table, and even making them into cakes! But a perfect way to provide a dessert AND a takeaway gift is an easy-to-make s’mores wedding favor.

Here’s how to make them super easily with a few staples from Michael’s Weddings™…

A seriously easy way to make a cathedral veil from your favorite fabric

About a month before my wedding, I became fascinated with a colorful floral veil in this post on my favorite wedding blog. I looked around for similar veils online, but couldn’t find anything for a price I was willing to pay. So I decided to DIY my veil and it was surprisingly easy! Here’s how I did it…

big crepe paper flower tutorial

Supersize your wedding flora with this big crepe paper flower tutorial

We know HUGE bouquets are super popular right now, but what if we mega-size the actual flowers instead of just the bouquet size? We love a good huge flower bouquet, headpiece, centerpiece, or ceremony backdrop.

The best part? You can totally make these yourself.