In anticipation of Lionsgate’s upcoming film, “The Big Wedding” below is a fun list of DIY tips to make your big day even more special.
Every bride wants her wedding to be unique, and what better way than with some DIY flair. From place cards to centerpieces, favors to thank you notes, DIY tricks are a fun way to get everyone involved in the planning process and add a one-of-a-kind flair to a dream wedding.
To add a little personal touch to your decorations, why not create a centerpiece that is not only beautiful, but meaningful to you and your fiance. If you are wine connoisseurs, why not fill vases with wine corks from your favorite bottles? Don’t have that many left over corks? Ask local restaurants or hotels to save some corks for you. Want some extra flair? Buy a small glass cylinder to put in the middle and add a small candle, creating the perfect romantic mood. Wine not your thing? Fill glasses with colored sand and tie ribbons or burlap around the center that showcase your personal style. Having a beach themed wedding? Collect seashells and sea glass to put into clear containers for the ideal beachy feeling. Still need some extra light? Fill flatter, rounder serving dishes with water to float tea candles and your goodies from the beach!
Decorate Your Candles:
Love candles but hate how plain they look in contrast to the rest of your decorations? Buy glass cylinders to put them in and express yourself! Wrap the cylinder in fun fabric or ribbon to match your wedding colors, decorate with feathers, flowers, or rhinestones to create that unique look. You can even add your initials or stain the glass of the cylinder to create a colorful effect!
It may seem like a waste of time (since guests simply pick them up and plop them down on their lap), but taking the time to get creative with napkin folds also adds a nice touch. Learning how to do a whimsical napkin fold is a detail that makes a statement and impresses guests.
All three of the ideas above are pretty simple DIY ideas that will add personality and memorable details to your wedding day.
Let’s not forget the reception! Even a silly and fun parting gift full of ingredients for the perfect hangover cure—Advil, water, and the perfect Bloody Mary mix—is sure to make your wedding unforgettable.
“With an all-star cast led by Robert DeNiro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, with Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, THE BIG WEDDING is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son’s wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future – and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process. Screenplay by Justin Zackham. Directed by Justin Zackham.”
You can watch the Big Wedding trailer here on my blog!
The Big Wedding will be in theaters 4/26/13.