DIY Weddings

Are you getting prepped for your wedding? We’ve got some fun tips to get the wedding of your dreams that’s still in budget! We were inspired by two Artbeads employees that recently tied the knot and created a beautiful back drop for their special day. No matter what your preference is, we’ve got tips for both the trendy and classic bride.

Black Tie Affair

Artbeads Wedding Decorations

The wedding of the year for Artbeads was two of our own employees getting hitched just this last January. Their classy black and white theme was followed throughout the reception with subtle white flowers surrounded by black and white baby pictures, and even gave a nod to their shared love of coffee—packaging milk chocolate and white chocolate espresso beans together and adding the tag A Perfect Blend. One of the cutest table decorations from their wedding was the napkin setting. You can add a big dose of charming to your wedding tables with these adorable tuxedo napkins. Simply fold a cloth napkin according to the instructions in this video. Add little rhinestones or real buttons to place in front for a darling finishing touch. Another DIY decoration at the latest Artbeads wedding was a puzzle piece paper lantern. Using separate pieces of paper, fold them together like a puzzle into various shapes! With help from her sisters, our Artbeads bride was able to put each lantern together in about 20 minutes. They had a heck of a time with the first one, figuring out how the pieces fit, but after completing one they got into a groove. The soft glow from behind the paper gives off an enchanting illumination, like fireflies dancing across the night sky as you twirl along the floor below. Our Artbeads bride looked radiant under their glimmer, which made for a truly romantic and magical night for everyone. You can take them apart and build new shapes, too. When the wedding is over you can use them as everyday lampshades and keep them as a reminder as to how much your spouse lights up your life.

A Vision in Blue

Something Blue
Photo Source: The Enchanted Home Blog.

Want to have the wedding event of the year? Blue themes are a popular wedding trend, and if this is your style, there are various ways to add a blue hue to your big day. Paper lanterns make classy additions to a reception and add a simple ambiance to the reception. Try recreating our Emperor’s Landing paper lantern ideawith a blue theme accented by white or chocolate brown butterflies. These sweet shapes glistening with colorful flatbacks will illuminate your wedding with a romantic glow. If you’re looking for a more subtle way to incorporate blue, try wrapping small balls of blue tulle around LED lights to light up the night. Do you like the brown and blue palette? Follow this organic feel with nature-inspired table decorations like robin eggs centered in a nest or even blue porcelain plates. There’s no need to splurge on fine china—cruise through antique shops for blue dinner plates, and don’t worry if they’re different. That’s what will make each guest’s experience unique. Discover more great tips and tricks from our “Something Blue” Pinterest board, too!

Someone once told me, Don’t worry if something isn’t perfect, just remember to have fun on your special day. These are wonderful words for any bride to hear. Enjoy the day and enjoy the time spent with family and friends. That’s what is most important.


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