This DIY is as easy as heading over to Etsy, searching 'wedding programs' and finding a template you like. Prices for instant downloads are as low as $10. Once you have the file, all you have to do is fill in your wedding details, find some good quality paper and print the programs right from your home printer.
Printable Wedding Program Template ($10)
Wedding Day Survival Kit
As part of their gifts, make each of your maids a wedding day survival kit. Put in tissues, mints, needle and thread, blotting papers and anything else you think they might need. Place everything in a small, pretty bag they can place in their purse or even carry on its own on the big day.
Women's Crochet Coin Purse Handbag with Zipper Closure ($12.99)
Paper Cone Flower Petal Holders
Is there anything easier than this? All you need is some pretty paper, a hole puncher and the flower petals.
Even novice crafters can handle this one—no bows needed! Buy lots of pretty ribbon in whatever colors work for your event and cut them into long strips. Then tie varying strips to the top of each chair, letting the ribbons cascade down the back.
Go to a local wholesale candy supplier to buy different varieties of sweet treats (bonus points if you have a color theme). You can then place them in different sized mason jars, bowls, dishes, etc. for guests to take on their way out. And don’t forget the bags!
Do you love to make your own jam? Make large batches, put in jars and place personalized labels on them. If you own a sewing machine, you can create sweet-smelling sachets on the super-cheap, using vintage or thrifted fabric and dried lavender. Even simpler: Fill colorful bags with Jordan almonds, then create a monogram tag using card stock, a hole punch, and stickers. You can also go green by wrapping tree seedlings in burlap sacks.
Fill a beautiful basket, gift bag or reusable bag (for eco-friendly brides) with local treats, bottles of water, aspirin, Alka-Seltzer, tissues, a list of things to do (if it’s a destination wedding), sunglasses (if you’re having an outdoor affair), etc.
For the rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch, you can make pretty centerpieces by hot gluing robe around a low, round vase or even empty coffee cans or wine bottles. Fill with beautiful blooms and you’ve got an easy--and cheap--DIY!
Thank You Card
While couples often order thank you cards through their stationer, it can be pricey. Luckily, sites like Shutterfly have made it super easy to design your own cards. If you’re great with design templates, you can even create your own original card with your computer and printer at home.
Framed Table Numbers
Whether you’re using actual numbers or naming your tables after favorite movies, places, etc., you can easily make them stand out by placing the cards in gorgeous frames that you can pick up at local flea markets, antique shops, home décor stores, etc. If you’re a bit more ambitious, you can buy wood frames at the local craft store to paint and decorate on your own.
Your seating chart doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, the simpler it is, the easier it will be for your guests to find their spot. Some easy DIY ideas include hanging escort cards with ribbon on two painted shutters, using snapshots of your guests to create a collage, pinning escort cards to a pretty bulletin board, attaching the cards to your favors or simply writing it all out on a large chalkboard (if you have nice handwriting, of course).
Large Rustic Framed Chalkboard ($55)