DIY wedding

DIY Photo Bunting

We absolutely love pretty garlands and bunting, especially when they’re personalised and look like raining confetti.

Vanessa Janss of Vanessa Janss Photography created this adorable and wickedly easy DIY tutorial. She has managed to take a super popular and often used piece of decor and turn it into a new, fresh, and personal decor item by using photographs!

We also love how she uses photography to explain how to make the bunting; it makes it so easy to understand and is such a neat idea!

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This quick, cheap and totally adorable idea comes courtesy of Vanessa Janss of Vanessa Janss Photography.

Personalised Wedding Invitations

We’re always harping on about the importance of personalising your wedding, so today we’ve decided to talk about how to personalise and print your own wedding invitations.

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We know it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about all the things you’re yet to organise for your wedding, but one thing that’s relatively easy to sort out is the wedding invitations. Some couples handcraft their invitations for a beautiful and authentic feel, but if you’re time poor, printing your invitations is a great, low-cost way to make personalised, unique and stunning wedding invitations.

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We’re especially smitten with Vistaprint, as you can choose from a variety of templates on their website to base your design on. Of course your invitation style depends on your wedding style; is your wedding formal, religious or casual? Incorporate this into your design so that your guests will know what to expect. Printing your own wedding invitations gives a personal touch, and you have the control over the fonts, colours and images. When you’re selecting the paper, experiment with difference textures and thicknesses. Also, if you’re having your wedding at a well-known destination, include some images of the location in your sets.

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When it comes to selecting a printing method, foil stamping, letter press, engraving, embossing and lithography are a few popular ways to have your invitations printed. You’ll also have to choose the paper: textured paper and envelopes are becoming quite a great way to showcase your wedding invitations. At the end of the day, remember that whatever the printing method you use, your invitations will look professional when printed by a reputable company.

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When choosing your invitation colour scheme, remember that maintaining a consistent colour scheme is important. Choose colours and fonts that represent your personality and your wedding style. If you are having a traditional white wedding; silver, gold black and spiral designs work well. If your wedding is religious, incorporate religious symbols and images into your wedding invitations and use colours which are appropriate. A casual beach or garden wedding can experiment with flushes of pink and yellow, soft typeface, and pictures of seashells or flowers. If you want to further personalise your invitations, consider adding a second layer to your set.

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If you’re not quite so crafty, the best option for designing your wedding invitations is to choose a template (or make your own) and have them printed when you’re done.

Oh how beautiful personalised invitations can be!

Amazing Discount

Vistaprint is offering One Stylish Bride readers up to 50% off all invitation products, which includes engagement party invitations, save-the-date cards, bridal shower invitations, wedding reception invitations and more. This means you can get all your invitations in same theme and have your suite of cards matching. What’s more, you’ll also receive 25% off the rest of the Vistaprint site.

Once on the Vistaprint site, just click the “Get Started” button and the discount should carry all the way to check out. To get your discount click here.

About Vistaprint

Vistaprint empowers more than 13 million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression with range of products including customised business cards, postcards, invitations, and T-shirts.

DIY Rustic Bouquet

If you love country and rustic styling, we’re pretty sure you’ll love this DIY rustic bouquet tutorial. We put this charming DIY tutorial together with a few simple supplies and about 10 minutes of our time. Not bad, hey?

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What You’ll Need

Wheat

Dried Lavender

Dried Millet

Brown Paper Raffia Ribbon or Twine

Zip Ties

Scissors

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Directions

Start by cutting the wheat, dried lavender and dried millet to your desired length. There isn’t a certain length that the stems must be, but you should be able to comfortably hold the bouquet in your arms.

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Next, hold the wheat bunch in one hand and pull the inner wheat stems higher then the rest of the bunch, so that the centre stands a little taller. Then take your dried millet and one-by-one place them around the wheat bouquet. Then take your dried lavender and place it around the bouquet, starting at the base of the wheat grains.

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Then secure tightly the base of the bouquet with a zip tie.

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Finally take some brown paper raffia ribbon or twine and wrap it several times around the zip tie, end with a bow.

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This DIY rustic bouquet is wonderfully quick to make, can be made in advance, and is totally real and natural. Don’t forget to consider other mega impressive fillers like lotus pods, poppy seed pods, dried thistles, and dried grasses.

{Project by One Stylish Bride}

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”