Ideas for Saving Money
Weddings are a joyous occasion but can get expensive in a
hurry. With wedding crafts you can insert a personal touch
and hold the price down as well. Here are a few ideas for
wedding crafts to add sparkle and creativity to your big
It is not that hard to create your own wedding veil. To make
this wedding craft, you will need a length of bridal
illusion in the desired length. You will also need a comb to
attach it to your hair and a hat or headpiece to cover the
comb. Sew large running stitches about an inch from the end
of the illusion and gather it tightly. Now sew the veil to
the comb. Top with hat or headpiece. As an alternative, you
can decorate a wide-brimmed straw hat with silk flowers,
ribbon, and pearls.
The bouquets and floral arrangements can also be personally
crafted. For a simple outdoor wedding, consider wild
flowers. They are free and have a charm all their own.
Bouquets can be arranged in large clear vases, with a bow
tied elegantly around.
Favors for the guests are particularly appropriate wedding
crafts. Refrigerator magnets are a simple and well-received
favor. A really nice idea is to make a magnetic picture
frame and include a picture of the couple. You could cut a
frame out of craft foam in one of the wedding colors,
arrange over the photo, and glue all onto a cardboard
backing. Place self-adhesive magnet tape on the back of the
cardboard. Decorate the front of the frame with foil heart
stickers and a monogram of the couple's last name.
Bows for the ends of the pews or rows make simple wedding
crafts. Wide velvet ribbons are nice for fall and winter
weddings, while satin is more appropriate for spring and
summer weddings. Loop some flat lace in with the ribbons. In
the center of the completed bow, attach some silk flowers
and pearl sprays with a hot glue gun.
Perhaps you'd like to try your hand at decorating your own
cake. Check the craft section of the department store for
pans and gadgets of all types to help you create a cake to
remember. Do remember, though, that it takes a steady hand.
Be sure to practice before starting on the real cake.
Preparing for a wedding can be expensive, but with wedding
crafts, you can take some of the sting out. Plan early,
however, because it will take a little while to make favors
for everyone and all the other little details you will want
to take care of. Maybe creating wedding crafts will even
relieve some of those wedding jitters. In any event,
crafting your own wedding items is a way to have a personal,
beautiful, and less expensive wedding.