We love weddings here in Homemade Parties as much as we love kiddie parties. And we love it even more, of course, if it’s a DIY wedding! Meet Eric and Je, today’s DIY couple. The bride shares that they wanted a DIY wedding to save on styling expenses so they started with all their projects early in their wedding planning days. She realized later on that not only did they get to save, the quality time they spent together doing things themselves was also a sneak peek to what awaits them as husband and wife!
DIY Wedding Invites: Eric and Je decided on a pompom themed wedding after seeing this inspiration from the internet. They printed the invites themselves using a template purchased from Etsy. And, well you guessed it, those pompom balls were made by the bride herself! Don’t you just love the playfulness it brings to their invites?
Pompom Boutonnieres: Welcome to Je’s pompom ball factory! She attached dried twigs to her pompom balls and gave it to their florist for a little more sprucing. The dried twigs? She picked them from her backyard. Talk about an eco-friendly wedding!
Church Arrangement: Pompoms were incorporated in every detail of their wedding, so instead of using flowers, paper pompoms adorned Eric and Je’s aisle. Judging from the photo of their pompom making session, it seems these two had a blast
preparing DIYing for their wedding!
Pompom Ball Confetti: Most of us just use petals (because you can ask your florist for some) or rice grains (because of tradition), but no…we only get married once (fingers crossed) so we have to throw really really pretty confetti!!! Je made 600 or so of these tiny yarn pompoms, and didn’t even realize she’s already made that much! I’m surprised her guests even threw them as confetti! I would’ve kept them all to myself! See how to make tiny pompoms here.
Circle Garland: Round-shaped puncher, check! Board paper in their wedding colors, check! Yarn, check! Scissors, check! Glue, check! Tadah…their DIY circle garland! See a tutorial here.
Centerpieces: Having already used yarns for the pompoms, Je thought of incorporating this to their centrepieces too. She used illustration boards for her table numbers and Sola bottles for vases and wrapped them with yarn. Her tip on how to remove the sticky labels of the bottles? Clean with warm soapy water! See Je’s inspiration here.
Reception Frames, Thumbprint Signature Frame and Wedding Guestbook: All printed and crafted at home using old and new frames. The signature frame was painted by a friend and the personalised wedding guest book was from Papemelroti, again dressed up with twigs from her backyard.
Photobooth Props and Wedding Shout-outs: I personally prefer props on sticks and so does the bride so she printed these photobooth props from Oh Happy Day! She also printed out some wedding shout outs for their entourage photoshoots.
Other DIY Details: I guess by now it’s pretty obvious how much of a DIY wedding this was. Here are more handmade details from Eric and Je’s wedding. I particularly like the idea of having a box in the gifts area to hold the cards and enveloped gifts. Also, if you want to borrow the words of the “So, You’re Going To Sit Through A Wedding” program for your own wedding, you can see the full text here.
Wedding Shoes: To quote our bride, “Pimped our wedding shoes! At the end of the day, all our hardwork and late nights preparing for our wedding was worth it! Let us not forget to thank the Lord for guiding and helping us achieve our goals in life.”
- Coordination by Chalebrations
- Official wedding photos by Myio Okamoto Photography (Some photos here from the bride’s DIY documentation)
- Floral arrangements by Country Blooms
- Wedding gown from Landmark’s ready-to-wear bridal line, Ivory and Laces
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