There are so many little details to the wedding day that can really add up financially. Napkins, assorted decorations and signs add quite a bit more to the bottom line than you may have intended. The obvious answer is to DIY some of these items, but we don’t always have the necessary skills to pull this off. Enter, free wedding printables!
In my quest to create my own DIY paper flower bouquet, I’ve scoured the internet for the ideal realistic paper flower tutorial. In a perfect world, there would be one that already exists, for the exact bouquet I want to make. But, of course, this isn’t the case.
Instead, I’ve been looking at a lot of different paper flower tutorials. There are some that use origami paper, and while they’re beautiful in their own right, its not the aesthetic I’m going for. So, the following tutorials are for realistic paper flowers, and involve mostly crepe paper and tissue paper.
It’s been pretty clear to me for a while that my aesthetic is “DIY boho wedding,” or “modern wood nymph” – something along those lines. I don’t know a lot about how this whole wedding is going to go, but I do know that I want some sort of elf crown, like Galadriel would wear. Or, maybe something a little more baroque.
So, FH and I have decided to do what we’ve always wanted and elope. No fuss, no muss, just…well….us (and an officiant). Of course, I still want to have a nice looking bouquet for this event, and in all likelihood, there will be some sort of reception later in the year, which will necessitate yet another bouquet. I’m far too frugal and budget-conscious to justify purchasing two bouquets, so DIY silk flower bouquets seem like the way to go.
Let’s be real – white diamonds can be pretty basic. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that – they’re just not for everyone. Yes, it’s tradition (sort of); and yes, it’s classic and elegant. But, black diamond engagement rings can be elegant, too, and are 100% badass.
You’ve already got the engagement ring, and now it’s time to pick a perfectly delicate wedding band to match! These affordable wedding bands are all delicate, understated, unique…and under $500. What’s not to love?
If you’re super into Game of Thrones, you’ve probably noticed that Daenerys Stormborn [add whichever titles/names you feel are appropriate here] has been rocking a bunch of dresses that would make for a pretty incredible bridal look. While you may not want horse-riding warriors at your wedding (Steppe-themed weddings don’t seem to be popular…), Daenerys wedding inspiration is bound to be beautiful!
If you want to bring some Targaryen flair to your wedding, these Game of Thrones inspired Daenerys wedding accessories and dresses are worth checking out!
Wedding favors are a fun way to give your guests something that’s close to your heart, and what better gift than one inspired by the free state? New Hampshire wedding favors are perfect for weddings either held in NH, or held out of state by a NH native who wants to include a little piece of home.
These little gifts are a great way to keep the free state close on your big day.
I think I’ve made it clear that the vision for how I look at my wedding is pretty much just “Galadriel” from LotR. Books, movies, whatever – I’m just going for “high elf wedding.” Tooooootally normal. In light of this, I’ve compiled some links to tiaras, dresses and footwear that really bring the whole Rivendell wedding theme to life.