Hey there, Romancers! We’re back with the third installment of DIY with Abby Grace Photography. This week- Episode III: Signage.
For the months leading up to our wedding, I scoured wedding blogs like it was my job. I’m a huge fan of detail, and I wanted our wedding to be rife with them. As you know, we had a relatively small budget for our wedding ($7K), but I wanted the wedding to look priceless. Through handcrafting enough details, we added enough of an air of attention to the wedding that it didn’t look like a $7K wedding at all.
One of my favorite details to make was the signs for the cake table and car. I’d seen a similar cake sign from another wedding, but I was determined to make mine unique. Seeing as we’d decided on a snowflake theme (I know, so creative for a winter wedding), I went in search of the perfect die-cut flakes. If you’ve been reading my entries, you already know where I went first. That’s right, folks- PAPER SOURCE! My favorite store in the whole world! They had snowflakes in all different sizes, so I was able to choose the one that was big enough to show up from far away, but not so big that they became impossible to work with.
After finding my die-cuts, I headed over to Michaels to find white circular cutouts. I picked out a semi-opulent, textured paper and cut out the circles using a Cricut (look it up- coolest machine ever for scrapbooking, card making, you name it). I also found silver cardboard letters while at Michaels, so I was ready to go.
I used my favorite brand of adhesive, Zots, to attach the circles to the snowflakes, and used them again to attach the letters to the circle-snowflake combination. Once they were all done, I tied each snowflake onto a long piece of silver ribbon, making a loop around each flake to keep them from sliding.
*DIY Budget Tip*:
If you’re in the same boat I was with a low budget, but you want your wedding to look as priceless as possible, do yourself a favor and start looking into detail-attentive project that you can do yourself. It will make all the difference in the world, and your wedding will be that much more YOURS.
Stay tuned for the final installment next week- the hot chocolate bar!