Our DIY wedding
When we decided to get married it was obvious that we will add our own personal touch. We wanted the wedding to have our character, to show who we are as a cupule and how we want our life to be. I know it is a lot to put on one event, so let me be clear, it was more of the bigger idea and the main thinking line. When we had to start and figure out what this big statement spouse to be, it became clear to us that we love simple things, beautiful, handmade, and especially useful.
Our DIY wedding list started almost a year before the wedding and we were happy to take our time and do it step by step. We started with the gifts for guests, we wanted them to be personal and fun but also we had 120 guests so it had to be on budget. Chen, my husband, found a wholesaler that sells cute jars so it was cheaper to order 120 jars, and I bought a sticker sheet for home printer and design a cover for each filling. Which get me to a really unfortunate but funny story. About 7 months before the wedding we went to pick olives so we could make homemade pickled olives. We carried 7.5 kilos (16.5 pounds) of olives to our home!! It was crazy 🙂 we did the whole process and put them in big containers in our closet. A week before the wedding we opened the containers and 90% of the olives went bad!! That was really disappointing…. And we had to figure out a creative solution for the jars! And we had to do it quickly! Two of my friends came and we made delicious goodies all night! Strawberry jam, onion jam, Japanese pickles, and what was left from the olives.
The next thing we had to prepare from advance is the liqueur. Chen is a big fan of Lemoncello and has already prepared it several times, but we needed a large amount… lucky my uncle and grandparents have a big lemon trees! Chen made 7 bottles of Lemoncello! It was a big hit in the wedding 🙂
I also wanted to have a flower stand where the guests could get pretty 🙂 so I made 120 flower wearable decoration. Crazy I know. It was the day before the wedding, and it took us 4-5 hours but it was worth it! I enjoyed making them and it was a great addition to the party. We had flower crowns, lapel pins, hair pins, it was amazing.
For the dance floor I made little ribbons attached to a stretch band. It was a very fun addition!
For the kids I brought some of my magnetic board DIY kits 🙂
Last thing I want to recommend is about wedding invitations. Our invitation was only online, we didn’t wanted to print anything that wasn’t necessary. I built a one page website using WIX and it was really easy. We than sent the link to all the guests who was very much impressed with the original idea. It’s in Hebrew but you can still check it out!
I hoped liked our ideas and I would love to hear yours! Comment or send me your thought to firstname.lastname@example.org .