Photos: 1. Courtesy of Ashley Firth, 2. Courtesy of Sarah Diligent, 3. Courtesy of Shannon Levine, 4. Courtesy of Sarah Minerella Tedeschi
In a world riddled with Pinterest fails, it's easy to be convinced that DIY-ing part or all of your wedding is a bad idea. And, sure, while taking on multiple at-home projects all at once like making your own cake, centerpieces, and invitations, may end in disaster, there's no reason why you shouldn't try to handcraft at least one detail! DIY projects are interactive, highly personal, and often, highly cost-effective. The key is in narrowing your scope and focusing on something you know you're good at. Being that we're far more interested in Pinterest successes as opposed to Pinterest fails, we asked our Facebook audience to share photos of what they DIY-ed for their weddings. We were blown away by the creative photos that we just had to share our favorites:
1. Wishful thinking
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. That's why bride Ashley Firth took on this task herself and hung them as a backdrop during her ceremony. If she wished for a gorgeous wedding and a passionate kiss, then it came true!
2. Flower power
We're incredibly impressed with bride Sarah Diligent's homemade bouquet. Not only is it well composed and filled with blooms that complement each other perfectly, it wasn't the only project she took on. She noted in her comment that she also made all of her other wedding flowers! Bravo, Sarah.
3. Fall-ing in love
Autumn is by far one of our favorite seasons for weddings, and bride Shannon Levine's DIY altar shows how its rustic charm has endless potential for romance. "We said our vows in front of this antique mantle that I repurposed by painting, aging and decorating with various pumpkins and gourds," she wrote.
4. Reading the signs
We're having a moment with creative ceremony welcome signs. Bride Sarah Minerella Tedeschi's fun sign is so cool and playful, you can tell the exact kind of wedding she and her groom planned.