Our Wedding - Things We Made

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

february winter wedding

february winter wedding

february winter wedding

Time for another installment of our wedding. We didn't have the biggest budget for getting married but both of us are strong believers that you don't need lots of money to make things look good. A lot of people joked and said that they knew our wedding would be cheap but look fantastic and I think, even if I do say so myself, they were right. 

Right from the start it was clear that a lot of craft and DIY skills would be used. You might remember our save the dates and then our invites. That kind of set the mood for what our wedding would be like.

I wanted a lot of signs, weird I know but things I knew would photograph well and point people in the right direction. The first sign "Cath & Dion Tie the Knot" was made from old fence posts. The fence got knocked over in the wind so I decided that they would be perfect for the sign. This was tied to the front gate so people knew they were in the right place.

I wanted to have an order of the day so people knew what was happening and when. Of course we didn't stick to it completely but it gave the day a nice structure. The chalkboard was mine from childhood, I'm so glad my mum keeps old things. I then used a chalk pen purchased from eBay to write on the board.

The confetti sign was an old bit of wood from TV unit. Again recycled into something usable. I then used some leftover wood paint to write on it.

february winter wedding

february winter wedding

february winter wedding

february winter wedding

february winter wedding

The seating sign was made from the insert of a draw. I wrote on the details in chalk and then hairsprayed the writing to keep it in place. 

The table plan took me ages to decide what to do. In the end this giant pin board worked a treat. I bought little labels and pegs. I made the bunting out of old fabric and then used some of the leftover twine. 

Each table was named after a song we both liked. When we sent for our invites some of them came back without the words on them, luckily the lovely people at Printed.com sorted it out for us but we were left with lots of kraft card with the wreath around it. Instead of waste them we used them for table names. 

And finally another sign. This one for the cards. We used an old picnic hamper for the cards to go in and I used the chalk pen again to write on the loveheart board. The chalkboard came from my Mum as a Christmas present a few years back. The picnic basket also collected the presents we had been given, people were sneaky as we hadn't asked for presents. We asked for money mainly as we wanted a little honeymoon and because buying presents can be tricky. Voucherbox.co.uk have some great Liberty’s vouchers at the moment if you want to save a bit of money on any wedding presents.

There was a lot of DIY that went in and looking back I did take on a lot especially as I had a newborn baby as well. But we wouldn't change a thing.

Did you do make a lot of things for your wedding?

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13 comments

  1. I love everything you made. It looks beautiful and it is so much more special than anything you could have bought. We didn't make anything for our wedding, but that's because we didn't invite anyone either and ran off to the States :-0 #BloggerClubUK

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  2. My wedding was kind of like yours with lots of DIY touches that we kept and still have 2 years on, they photographed really well! #ablogginggoodtime

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  3. You should set up a business as it looked so stylish. People would pay a fortune to have his look. I really loved the old hamper with the heart for the cards ❤️ Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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  4. Love this it all looks amazing! I made all sorts for my wedding and I never ever again want to have to scrub a sticky label off a jar! #abloggingoodtime
    Laura @ 2 Travelling Tots

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  5. That all looks beautiful, some great DIY ideas!! :) #sundaybest

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  6. Wow this looks amazing! You've got some great ideas here! Wish I knew all this when we tied the knot!! #KCACOLS

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  7. Wow, that all looks fantastic! Great ideas! We're getting married in December and we've done a few handmade bits :) #KCACOLS

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  8. What a lovely post. I made my own wedding bouquet from buttons and beads. #KCACOLS

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  9. beautiful! if I did my wedding again id do similar :) we made our own petal confetti but other than that, I didn't make a lot! #KCACOLS

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  10. Love these ideas! I love crafting and up cycling so these are right up my street. It's nice to have your wedding individual and original #KCACOLS

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  11. That all looks so nice, and I love that you had loads of signs everywhere! I love weddings where the couple have made things themselves, it always feels a bit special! x #KCACOLS

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  12. These are really cute! We made a lot of things for our wedding too - including arranging all of the flowers! #kcacols

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  13. I love all the things you made for your wedding,I'm gleaning lots of ideas from you! Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x

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