Spring is bursting with colors as flowers blossom everywhere you look. This season is all about bright colors and bold flowers. Use this to your advantage to save some money and make beautiful decorations for your spring wedding. … read more
A flower bouquet, FaceTime kisses, and some Chinese takeout is what you had in mind for Valentine’s Day this year. It’s what you did last year with your partner because unfortunately you are in a long-distance relationship. Long-distance relationships are tough, and making the holiday of love special while apart is even tougher. Get your craft on this year and send your significant other a care package to fall head-over-heels for. … read more
By the time your big day rolls around, chances are your bridesmaids have already spent a significant amount of cash on preparations. Instead of asking them to shell out for another wedding-related accessory, treat them to their very own customized floral headband, which you can make yourself using just a few scraps of fabric.
I am going to a bachelorette party in a few days and decided to help out with a few crafts. While searching for good ideas, I stumbled across a type of party badge that assigns roles to all of the party guests. The roles were funny like, “Diva” and “Animal.” I immediately loved the idea. Why not make these badges and let the bride assign roles to everyone? … read more
Lately I have been drooling over all of the beautiful wedding hangers out there. I don’t know what has come over me—why do I care so much about a hanger? I have no idea, all I know is that I wanted one…bad. At $20–$40 each, though, I didn’t want one that bad. I started to toy with the idea of crafting my own DIY wedding hanger. It couldn’t be that hard, could it? Well, let me show you my first few attempts:
OK, I know that looks bad. Did I just scare you? I will tell you that it does take a few tries. I promise, though, that once you get the hang of how the wire bends, it’s smooth sailing. I encourage everyone to not be scared of this project and give it a shot. You can make a beautiful bridal hanger for less than $5. They also make an awesome bridesmaid gift! So here we go.
For those of us who may be DIY-inclined, it can be hard to reign ourselves in. Should we though? What about flowers? Are wedding flowers on the OK-to-do-myself list, or are they strictly for professionals? … read more
After I received a quote from a florist that totaled over $350 for three bouquets, I decided that there had to be a cheaper way to do things. Now, I’m not big with DIY projects (my philosophy is that if it can’t be done while drinking a glass of wine, it’s not worth doing yourself), but bouquets don’t look that hard to make, so I decided to give it a try. Here’s how I made my own budget DIY grocery store bridal bouquet!
Step 1: Buy supplies. We bought white hydrangeas, green hypericum berries, and green trachelium at Whole Foods for a total of $22. We also purchased floral tape, straight pins, and ribbon from Michaels for about $10.
Step 2: Cut the stems. Turns out that hydrangeas have really thick stems that cannot be conquered by ordinary scissors and need a chef’s knife. (Step 1.5 is to wash the raw-chicken residue off your cutting board from dinner last night.) If you have roses or really any flower with a more delicate stem, scissors or pruning shears will be just fine, but we had to pull out the big guns on this.
My very dear friend Sophia is planning her entire Los Angeles wedding in only three months. I’m devastated I won’t be able to attend, so I’m trying to help her plan as much as I can from afar by sending her inspiration pictures and vendor referrals, calling in favors from peeps I know in the industry, and taking care of the little details so she won’t have to worry about them at all.
This past weekend I created a care package for her that included an emergency kit and bathroom basket. Though there is a lot of product overlap, the bathroom basket may be at the venue ahead of time while Sophia is getting ready at a hotel room, so I thought I’d cover my bases and get doubles of most things. I’ve only included pricing once when I divided products up, and items without prices are things I had around our apartment. Here’s a breakdown of exactly what I included and what everything cost!
After hemming and hawing about what to put on my head for the ceremony, I finally decided on making a two-tier cathedral Alencon lace DIY veil for the wedding. Here’s how it became a thing.
CUTTING THE TULLE
You’re supposed to use the stronger and more expensive embroidery tulle, but I used the cheap stuff. About a dollar per yard. Granted, I did have to cut two different veils in the end since the first one ripped (again, cheap stuff). Another thing is, you have to use 108? wide tulle for the cathedral veil, otherwise it will look like you’re dragging a ribbon around like a Russian rhythmic gymnast.