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Unique Wedding Ideas-DIY Ideas To Make Your Wedding Unique
by, 01-09-2012 at 02:25 PM (49 Views)
by Georgina Clatworthy
Your wedding needs to ooze with personal touches which will make your wedding unique. It is the little details that go along way to making your wedding special not only for you, but for your guests as well. Here are a few unique wedding ideas that you could apply to your wedding preparations to help show off your creative flair and maybe save you money in the process!
Making your own wedding stationery is one of those wedding ideas that crops up time and time again. It is certainly cheaper to make your own invitations and wedding programs, but if you are not the creative type then it may not appeal to you so much. One way of creating unique wedding stationery without having to go to all the trouble of making them from scratch is to purchase ready made instead and add your own embellishments.
Check out pre-printed cards which incorporate a design you could embellish and enhance. Floral designs are the easiest, but you could apply further decorations to many other patterns and designs too. Think about adding glue on flat back crystals and pearls, adding in mini ribbon bows or 3D elements such as stickers in the shape of butterflies, birds and flowers. A simple card pre-printed with a trailing floral design could be made into something truly unique with simple addition of a few crystals and stickers.
When it comes to wedding attire such as wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses you could choose very simple plain dresses and add your own embellishments via some simple accessories to make them look like a custom design. A simple crystal brooch strategically placed on the bodice or at the waist adds a glamorous touch, whilst making your own sashes, stoles or wraps is ultra easy with some coordinating fabric.
If you are feeling particularly creative you could replace plain buttons with fancy versions in crystal or pearl, sew your own beadwork onto a bodice or add some lace appliqués. If you want to dress up a plain pair of shoes try adding some vintage clip-on earrings to the front as a cheaper variation on shoe clips.
Make your own rose petal confetti by drying the petals in a microwave and placing them in small paper cones or bags. Set them out on a table at the entrance to your ceremony so your guests can pick one up for after the ceremony. You can also dry extra petals to scatter on the aisle runner or on your reception tables.
Making your own wedding favors is one of the most popular of unique wedding ideas, but there are some other touches you could add too. Purchase some plain cotton or silk seam binding ribbon and hand stamp it with you choice of motif or saying using a rubber crafting stamp. Ideas for stamps include those with a simple ‘thank you’ to motifs including flowers, hearts and doves. You can also use your choice of colored inks to coordinate with your wedding colors.