DIY weddings are a big thing nowadays. More and more couples are refusing to pay such extreme prices for items just because they have the word ‘wedding’ attached to them, and more and more couples are seeing the beauty in creating a day that is so very ‘them’ by creating most of their wedding with their own crafty hands!
With the exception of photography (as you really can’t take pictures of yourself getting married, now matter how DIY you want to be), absolutely everything in your wedding could become a creative project but I suggest you only create items if you have the skills required to do so, or can learn them quite easily.
Making your own wedding dress, for example, wouldn’t be advisable if you’d never sewn anything before!
The smaller details such as invites, guest books, favours however, are all worth having a go at making yourself if you’d really like to add handcrafted items to your wedding day.
If I was to have a go at a DIY project I’d find a tutorial off the internet or make something up with the supplies I have, but I’ve been making items for a little while now and am quite comfortable crafting.
I know this won’t be the case for everybody and for those that are really new to craft, sitting down with a book that goes through a tutorial step-by-step with photos is often an easier way to learn.
If this sounds like you, I’d recommend checking out the Haynes DIY Wedding Manual, written by Laura Strutt.
I was sent the newly released book last week and, although I must admit that a lot of the projects aren’t to my taste, that really doesn’t matter as with tutorials like this it’s simply the process of how to make it you need to learn. Items can quickly become to your liking just by switching up the colours, fabrics and fonts used!
Here are a few shots of the book for you to get an idea…
The book doesn’t just include DIY projects for every aspect of your wedding day, it also helps you make sense of the planning process and gives you advice on areas such as picking the venue, choosing music and writing speeches.
For those of you with little crafty experience under your belt and a desire to give the DIY wedding a go this would be a great buy.
And for those of you that thought Haynes only wrote car manuals, they really don’t! There are loads of non-car manuals out there including this essential Zombie Survival Manual for the impending Zombie Apocalypse :|
Note: This is not a sponsored post, but I did receive a free book to review
Haynes DIY Wedding Manual