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DIY ideas & tips for destination weddings

By Lisa Gundlach Mar 5, 2013 3:01:00 PM

March is National Craft month. Who knew? In honor of this celebration we scoured the internet for some fabulous Do-it-Yourself (DIY) projects for a range of abilities and interests. The beauty of a destination wedding is that you don't HAVE to fuss over details. That said, we know many of you want to put that personal stamp on your day. DIY projects are a fun and affordable way to do just that. 

Simple DIY projects such as these can add personality to your wedding:

ribbon drink flags add a nice personal touch to your destination wedding cocktails!

                                                                       [photo: Johnny Miller] 

For the color obsessed: How about color coordinating drink stirrers with your wedding theme? These ribbon drink flags from Martha Stewart Weddings add a festive touch to your signature cocktail. 


Nautical theme wedding place card idea                                                                                              [photo: Mary Swenson]

If you're thinking of a nautical theme for your beach wedding, Project Wedding has a knotty reception accent idea for you! Bonus: very little craft skills required. The nice thing about both the drink flags and the sailor's knots is that you can complete the projects at home and have them wedding ready!  


Wedding reception decor idea: adorn each chair with a lei

                                                              [photo: KT Merry Photography]

A DIY idea that requires NO creative skills? You bet! Props to the Bridal Guide for this simple yet elegant idea of adorning chairs with leis. 


DIY chiffon & tulle flower project

                                                                         [photo: Olivia Kanaley]

For the crafty girl, we adore this gorgeous chiffon and tulle flowers DIY project featured on Project Wedding!  Ah, the possibilities for these pretty little creations: dress embellishments, shoe clips, package decorations or hair pieces. 

No worries if you don't have a crafty bone in your bridal body, but love the concept of having homemade touches at your wedding! Highly recommend that you check out Etsy.com for your homemade wedding fix. I have blogged in the past about some of our favorite Etsy shops

Finally a word to the wise for the destination bride: If you choose to bring any wedding favors or decorations to your wedding -- DIY or otherwise -- make sure that they travel well and won't weigh down your suitcase. Also, don't be over ambitious with your on-site prep work. Remember, when in paradise you want to be enjoying your surroundings and family, not be stressing about assembling a craft project. 

Are you doing any DIY projects for your destination wedding? We'd love to hear about them. Better yet, we'd love to SEE them. Please share them on our Facebook page

Topics: destination wedding, wedding planning, DIY, planning a destination wedding

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