Did you know that I was a wedding planner for two summers? I worked for a woman who had her own company and I spent my weekends for two summers doing wedding planning for the actual wedding day. I completely enjoyed seeing all the different styles, preferences, and traditions. I was trying to determine if I wanted to start my own company, but ultimately decided that I didn’t want to give up my weekends with my family and I got pregnant with my youngest daughter after trying for years. After meeting a wedding venue owner and author, I’m doing a giveaway for her wedding planner and decided to come up with some easy DIY wedding decor. And even though I’m calling it wedding decor, some of the ideas can be used for other types of parties too. And hopefully these ideas get your creative juices flowing for whatever you’re planning.
When I attended the Haven Conference this summer, I never expected to meet someone from Arkansas. During lunch on one of the days, two women joined the table I was at and an elegant lady sat next to me. I would soon learn that she lived in Little Rock Arkansas and ran a gorgeous wedding venue. Alda Ellis and her husband also started a yacht wedding experience and she has written many books! Alda’s Magnolia Hill is a 31-acre estate where they live and provide full-service wedding packages. On the website you will see the most beautiful photos of weddings on their property, including fireworks, a lake backdrop, horse and carriage rides, row boat entrances, and dove send-offs, to say the least. It’s a magical and stunning setting to promise everlasting love to your sweetie. Alda can also provide the floral arranging, planning, and more at her venue which makes it so easy for a couple.
Easy DIY Wedding Decor – Wedding Planner Giveaway
It was such a pleasure meeting this sweet and talented woman. She offered me one of her wedding planners to do a giveaway. She signed the copy and it’s been great staying in touch with her. Our Wedding Planner is available on Amazon and it’s a beautiful planner with well-organized chapters, info on commonly-accepted traditions, workbook pages, and thoughtful tips and ideas. I would have loved having this planner 21 years ago! You can enter the giveaway to get this planner for free by following Alda’s Magnolia Hill and leaving me a comment on my giveaway post by Thursday, August 12, 2021.
Easy DIY Wedding Decor
To fully celebrate the wedding planner giveaway, I came up with a fun and easy table setting and some easy and affordable DIY decorations! I think this table setting can almost be fully done using decor from around the house and maybe a few items from the Dollar Store. I call the table setting an Engagement Dinner because I would probably do a similar set-up if I hosted an engagement party. I hope you enjoy these DIYs and are inspired to get crafty!
You can download the PDF, print, then cut your own tags for this easy DIY.
Once you’ve hole-punched confetti leaves, you can add about a teaspoon of confetti to these tiny paper bags with custom labels.
Easy DIY Wedding Decor – Video:
I hope you liked the short video! I really wanted to show you just how easy and quickly these easy DIY wedding decor ideas come together. I think they work with any budget and skill level – the flower girl can even help! Please click the like button for the video and if you want more DIY and decorating inspiration, you can subscribe to my channel~
Wedding favors and a confetti send-off aren’t necessary, but they’re fun and affordable things to do for your guests and include them in the celebration. I love dressing a table without buying a bunch of new stuff and keeping it kid-friendly is important too. I hope you enjoyed these ideas and if you know anyone who’s engaged, send them the link to Alda’s planner – having all the information in one place makes everything so much easier. Leave me a comment if you want to enter the giveaway and don’t have social media.