Increasing awareness of the extravagant cost of the average wedding has prompted a trend toward a more DIY approach to wedding planning. Plus every couple wants their wedding to be different and the best. So you can’t just sit simply once your big day is coming soon without worrying about every small detail. Here are some astounding DIY trends you should definitely look into!
- HALDI DÉCOR: The color yellow is the hero of this ceremony, so take care of the balance between colors. Make haldi props using wooden sticks, wrap them with colorful papers, you can also make a flower bed for the bride to sit on it. Decorate a wall with chart papers and flowers, choose some best Bollywood songs and surprise the bride with a flash mob during the ceremony. Decorate the haldi thaal, or tray with flowers and pebbles. Make a pattern out of flowers on the floor or decorate a wall with kites, old dicks, colored glass chips, or small planters.
- MEHNDI DÉCOR: Green is the color of mehndi and so you can decorate the whole place in shades and tints of green or can also use a contrast color to green. If it’s a night function, use yellow fairy lights, you can also place a jhula for the bride and decorate it with flowers. The use of bird cages, dream catchers, bottles, etc. will also look cool. Prepare a photo album for the bride, gather all her pictures from childhood till date, and place them at corners writing notes on each. Write some Bollywood dialogues on board and place them along the sides.
INVITATION CARDS, it is the first thing your guests are going to look at, now to give your special touch to the invitation you can make handmade chocolates and sweets to send along with them. You can also add a personal note with the main writing to each guest. You can include some accessories like scented candles, dry fruit bags, a small calendar highlighting your wedding dates, small carry bags with your names on them that they can bring to the ceremonies, a tissue box, or a set of handkerchiefs for each, etc.
To give your guests a warm welcome, you can give them some WELCOME GIFTS at their arrival like a jar of handmade candies, a handwritten letter with the schedule of each function, a basket of snacks.
Hand-made FOOD LABELS and handwritten FOOD MENUS can look esthetic with all the decoration and will give your guests a homely feeling.
Candle stands and dining table CENTERPIECES can be easily made out of craft material and waste.
DANCE PROPS can also be used in the sangeet ceremony. Make them with paper cutouts and colors. Also, hand over small props to guests and they can raise the props while cheering dance squads from the audience.
Inventive PHOTO GALLERY can look so good with flowers and colorful strands. Tie them with pretty fairy lights and it can also work as a suspended photo wall.
If the bride or groom has a pet, you can decorate a chair or make a PET HOUSE, for the pet to sit, and click pictures.
For the ring ceremony, design a RING PILLOW, BOX, OR TRAY.
Make cute and lovely CAKE TOPPERS for the couple.
Make cute WEDDING SIGNS, write quotes and, anyone-liner on ceramic plates or paper plates.
Make SASH and CROWN for the bride.
DIY SHAGUN THAAL and MONEY COVERS.
While welcoming the guests, give them a WRIST BAND different for the bride’s side and groom’s side, make them using colorful threads and flowers:
Also, you can make CUTE SIGNS for bridesmaids and the bride click group pictures.
Place PHOTO BOOTH and SELFIE BOOTH at a corner.
Decorate a wall with STICKY NOTES and ask each guest to write a note for the bride and groom.
Decorate POOJA THAAL and trays on your own.
Give your guests a RETURN GIFT HAMPER, made at home. Make them with flower petals and sparkly gift wrappers.