DIY Wedding Tips to Truly Save Your £££s!

Before you think we’ve gone a little bit flat pack furniture on you, we‘re clearly only talking about DIY at your wedding! If time is on your side, why not get creative and get involved in some homemade ideas for you wedding. There are so many small or larger projects you can undertake at home, which will not only save you money but also be hugely fun! Rope in the Bridesmaids, family, anyone and get together and have a crafting weekend, just keep the wine minimum!
Here are our top tips for some DIY tricks:

• Recycling!

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I’m sure more of you do this as we speak, but recycling various household items can create brilliant looks at your wedding. Old jam jars can look great with small bunches of flowers in them, or with lace stuck around and a candle put inside can look really cute on our tables. Old wine bottles can be saved up and used as centre pieces and Old jars can be used to present retro sweets on your sweet table. Get saving!

• Confetti!

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Bored of the old rose petals? Well how about punching out your own confetti from sheet of favourite love songs, books or even newspaper for a vintage theme. You can buy heart shaped hole punches for a cheap price – and overall they give a really nice, natural effect.

• Scrabble!

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Collecting old scrabble pieces make for a great way to make name places for your tables. Just remember to write a list of exactly what letters you need and use Etsy or Ebay as sourcing for missing or additional letters.

• Felt fun!

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Collecting or buying odd mis-matched pieces of felt can be used to make great wedding favours. Simply sew together and fill with lavender to make cute scented favours for your guests. Felt makes for great bunting too!

• Get Baking!

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Getting into the kitchen and baking away is a great way to contribute to your wedding. Biscuits as wedding favours, cupcakes for the guests, or homemade boiled sweets for the sweet table – come with your own flavours especially for the bride and groom to make it really stand out!

There are so many ways to add a certain diy/ homemade touch to your wedding and sometimes the small intricate details can really make a wedding seem more personal.

If you fancy getting involved in some DIY – remember to plan in advance! It can take up to eight months to get everything fully finished when doing it yourself, and remember: practise makes perfect! Especially if baking! Enjoy!

Top 5 Wedding Honeymoons for the more adventurous!

After the long, and sometimes stressful process of planning a wedding, when the actual day comes it is time to not only celebrate being husband and wife but time to finally let your hair down from all the stresses and that is why honeymoons are so important.

Going through the planning process seems like an endless run of details that you are waiting, sometimes for up to a year to actually see, but booking your honeymoon is the fun part: booking just for the two of you, not worrying about numbers, details and definitely no colour schemes! And after all the structure of planning a wedding, the urge to relax and take it easy is high, but have you ever thought of doing the opposite during your holiday? Forget the beach holidays; sunning yourself and reading a book, here are our top 5 honeymoon destinations for the more adrenaline fuelled couples:

Abseiling down Table Mountain

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If you’ve both got a head for heights and feel like checking out some of the most amazing views, then how about an abseil down the iconic Table Mountain peak – with an 112m drop from 1,000 metres above sea level it is one for the more hardened adventurer!
And after completing that mammoth task, South Africa is full of amazing places to do more relaxing things. With its perfect climate, amazing vineyards and perfect coastlines it is ideal for honeymoon destination!

Bungee jumping in New Zealand

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This is the Marmite of the holiday activities – some love it, others? Hate it! But bungee jumping in New Zealand is where it all started and where bungee jumping was born – it’d be rude not too! As well as achieving this amazing feat, you can be videoed and keep the film for years to come – one to show the grandchildren possibly?

White Water Rafting in The British Isles

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For those not wanting to travel far afield for their thrills, try white water rafting and enjoy our natural scenery in the UK. Granted, it may be a little cold, but not knowing what is going to happen with both the weather and the water is half the fun!
Try the white water rafting at twilight on the River Tummel in Perthshire, Scotland for a little something extra.

Skydiving in Las Vegas

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Why not do the whole thing in Vegas?? Get married in Vegas, spend the evening celebrating and then to top it all jump out of a plane! Perfect! Get some amazing views of the Hoover Dam and the Colorado River, and even get to do the dive completely together strapped to the instructor – a great token for the memory bank, oh and make sure you get the video!

Dog sledding in Canada

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Now it may not be the beach you were imagining, but picture this: dashing through the snow on a one horse, oh no wait, being pulled behind a pack of husky dogs! The views and clear air are spectacular – with thrills and speed, feel the romance as you take in the scenery together on your sledge and then marvel at the cute husky dogs!

Phew! There are so many options out there to suit what each of your interests are! Certainly brings your wedding to a close nicely!