DIY (do it yourself) activities are all the rage, including when it comes to weddings.
If you'd like to give your big day a more personal touch, you should consider crafting some DIY projects. These will perfectly capture your and your partner's spirit through the small, intricate details. Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting projects you'll take up in life, so giving it this intimate touch with creations made by your very own hands is something truly special.
If you're looking for some inspiration for your wedding, here are some easy DIY ideas. Not only that, but you can have fun making them!
#1 Bouquets for the Bridesmaids
Something very simple to do, and that will surely not take you long, are the bouquets for your bridesmaids. You can make them using dried flowers that are in style right now or with some classic fresh ones.
If you want to personalize this DIY even more, you could make each bouquet unique, customizing them according to the favorite colors of each bridesmaid or even her personality.
#2 Souvenirs for your Guests
Depending on the size of your guest list, it'll be whether you dare to do this or not.
The little details really count, and a souvenir is something that we all love. What better if it's done by the bride and groom!
You could make a simple keepsake, like macramé key chains or bracelets; or a scented candle by tying cinnamon sticks around a circular candle. You could also buy small, durable, potted plants (such as succulents or cacti) and decorate the pot with paint, paper mache, or ribbon.
#3 Do your Own Margarita Bar
Margaritas are the flagship cocktail of Mexico, so they cannot be missing from your wedding!
A super fun DIY project is to install a margarita bar, where each guest can prepare their own in whatever flavor they wish.
Choose between 3 to 5 fruits as flavors for the drink. The juice could be strawberry, orange, mango, or lime; these should be ready ahead of time so that your guests can easily mix it with their tequila. You could also choose some spices to serve with the drink for some extra flavor, such as basil, mint, rosemary, or black pepper.
Make everything available at the bar so your guests can have fun customizing their own margarita.
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#4 Handcrafted Centerpieces
If the event is quite large, you may only want to make the centerpiece for your wedding table. But if it's small, it would be a great detail if you made them for every group.
It's an activity that you can do with your partner, with your mom and sisters, or with your bridesmaids. Let your imagination run wild; use unusual jars or containers, flowers of varying colors and sizes, and add organic elements such as stones, branches, and twigs.
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#5 Seating Chart with Photos of your Guests
This is definitely the DIY idea that attendees will like the most!
Instead of having a boring list with the table assignment for your guests, you can make a board where the number of the table appears, and with it, a picture of the guests in the designated area.
It'll be super fun for each of your guests to find their photo and figure out which table is theirs.
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#6 Thank You Notes for Each Guest
Continuing with the surprises, you and your partner can spend some time writing a small thank you note for everyone that comes to the wedding.
The idea is that what you write is individualized for each person. You could include a small memory that you lived together, a joke that only you two understand, or tell them how happy you are that they're here on such an important day for you.
Keep each note in an envelope with their name on it, and ask your wedding planner to place them on the corresponding table. This way, when your guests arrive they can read your heartfelt letter.
#7 Prepare Your Own Face Scrub and Mask to Pamper Yourself
Not everything is about the decorations and surprising your guests. It's your wedding, treat yourself!
Get together with your bridesmaids the night before the wedding and prepare your own face scrub and mask. It's best to make them with ingredients according to your skin type and needs. Not only can it help you all relax, but it also will leave your faces radiant for the big day.
DIY projects are a great way to personalize your wedding, with creations that reflect the personality of you and your partner.
At Velas Resorts, we can help you turn any idea you have for your wedding into a reality. We specialize in luxury celebrations in the most beautiful beach destinations in Mexico.
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