06 Jun DIY Wedding Ideas
Every bride knows their wedding is one of the most memorable days of their life. A great way to make it even more memorable is to add a personal touch. Guests will always notice the floral arrangements and cake. However, you can add in other elements to reflect you and your groom’s personality. Sometimes this is best accomplished with a DIY – do it yourself – project. These can range from signs to party favors to table accents. The Crescent Beach Club’s beautiful beachfront is the perfect space to put your DIY wedding ideas on full display.
Down the Aisle in Style
If you want to play up the nautical wonderland of The Crescent Beach Club, you can take inspiration from a wedding shown above. As you can see, beach balls are a cute way to build on the beach theme that also makes for a great photo.
Flower petals are also a great, colorful spin on outdated traditions like rice. Equip your guests with petals to toss as you and your partner make your final stroll down the aisle as a couple. You can set up a small table where guests can collect a cone or cup full of colorful flower petals. This is an easy, inexpensive way to stage an unforgettable wedding photo.
See the Signs
The seating chart is an important part of your wedding. Without it your guests would have trouble finding their place. A little creativity goes a long way in making the chart an extra memorable wedding accessory. While acrylic designs and calligraphy are beautiful, purchasing charts can shave away at your budget. However, you can create a stunning seating chart with a few hours of arts and crafts. If you’re keeping in line with a nautical theme, consider the life preserver seating chart display shown above. Once you find the right life preservers and coordinate the display with your event planner, all you need to do is assign them numbers and write your guests’ names on them.
Menus are another way to add a personal touch to your decor. While your catering hall will most likely provide formal menus, you can add signs around the room to point out some of the more exciting options. Delicious food will impress your guests but a distinctive delivery will take it to the next level. There are endless ways to make your menu stand out. One of the most eye-catching are chalkboards. Writing the menu on an embellished chalkboard adds a personable touch. This appeals to the eyes and the stomach. Tiny chalkboards are perfect for the final touch to a quirky centerpiece.
Directional signs are also a fun way to welcome your guests to your ceremony or reception. They can be functional and point out what side of the aisle guests should sit on. However, they can also just be for fun and point out in various directions with cute phrases like “love this way.”
Next Level Goodie Bags
Goodie bags aren’t just for kid’s parties anymore. A unique goody bag is a great way to treat your guests and thank them for being part of your big day. A personalized bag is super easy to make and customizable to any theme.
Locations like Long Island – and Bayville in particular – have a personality of their own. Consider filling a bag with local goodies to share the culture of your wedding location with your guests. Locally sourced items like popular snacks, drinks, and candy from the area can help your guests feel welcome. Overnight guests will be especially appreciative when they don’t have to pay for overpriced snacks at their hotel gift shop or mini-bar.
Another idea is a hangover helper bag for a little post wedding assistance. Fill the bags with items like a bottle of water, Advil, Emergen-C and more. Your guests can party it up at the reception and leave with everything they need to feel their best the next day.
So Long, Farewell – With Flair
When the guests are departing from your reception one of the first things you’ll want to pack up is your guest book. A traditional, yet timeless part of the wedding – your guest book will be filled with personal messages from family and friends. For years to come you can look back and remember the people who you shared your special day with. So why not make it even more special and design one of your own.
One trendy DIY guest book is created with decorative washi-tape. Instead of do-it-yourself, the book becomes a do-it-together type of project. All you need to do is put a plain scrapbook album of your choice on display. Then, your loved ones will write you a message on a stack of cards. You can be as creative as you want. For instance, cut the cards with pinking shears for a beautiful aesthetic. After your guests write their note, all they need to do is use a few pieces of colorful washi-tape to secure the message in the book.
Every bride and groom wants their wedding to stand out. Unique embellishments on signs, goodie bags, and other wedding accessories are a sure way to make your theme shine and provide a memorable aesthetic your guests will not forget. The Crescent Beach Club works with clients to make sure their works of art and DIY wedding ideas are displayed seamlessly throughout the venue.