Hudson Valley Weddings – 5 Great DIY-Ideas for Your Wedding

Hudson Valley Weddings – 5 Great DIY-Ideas for Your Wedding

Weddings can end up costing quite a bit of money if you aren’t careful. But there are plenty of amazing DIY ideas that you can try to save in costs and to give your wedding reception some unique flavor. Here are five very simple and beautiful DIY ideas that work well in any wedding.

1. Add a Bow to Your Chair

Decorating the reception can sometimes be a tricky thing to do. Although Hudson Valley’s wedding venues have a lot of amazement of their own, you can use some simple DIY tricks to make your wedding venue even prettier.
Chair covers are often commonly used, but they can end up costing quite a bit of money and the cleaning cost might even add more extra to the price. Therefore, you could just keep your chairs uncovered and add a bit of wow-factor with a simple bow. Get an oversized ribbon and roll it around the chair a few times and tie the loose ends in a large bow shape. You can add a bit of see-through tape to ensure your ribbon won’t fall.

2. Luggage Guest Book

A guest book is also an essential part of the wedding reception. Although you can purchase guest books from wedding shops, you can make your guest book a lot more personalized by creating it yourself.

One creative idea is to take an old vintage suitcase and fill it with old-fashioned post cards. You can leave the suitcase somewhere at the venue and just leave a pencil for your guests to use. Each guest can pick their favorite post card and to leave you two a little note on the postcard.

3. Handmade Cider As a Wedding Favor

You can also put your DIY skills to use when it comes to the wedding favors. Handmade gifts are often much sweeter to receive than if you purchase the gifts from a gift shop.

One of the best ideas is to come up with a signature cider for the weddings and then bottle the cider to give as a wedding favor. You can even make your own ciders at some of the Hudson Valley farms. For example, you could take a look at the Hudson Valley Farm House Cider for more information about making your own cider.

4. Crochet Cake Topper

A cake topper is also a central part of your wedding reception. It is a great idea to personalize your wedding cake by making your own cake topper. This will definitely catch your guests’ attention and it’ll provide you with a lovely memory.

You could go with a crochet cake topper. For example, take a look at this Project Wedding idea for a crochet heart. It’s simple to do and will look beautiful on top of your wedding cake.

5. Wooden Table Numbers

If you want a real challenge, you could make your own wooden table numbers. All you need is some wooden planks and a machine to saw the planks into specific numbers. Then you just need to coat the numbers with paint or stain and you can place them on the tables. 

The above are just some of the amazing ideas you can do yourself for your wedding. DIY wedding ideas are fun and creative way to add more personality to your Hudson Valley wedding and you’ll also save a lot of money!

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What DIY ideas do you have for YOUR wedding? Let me know – I’d love to hear from you!!
Happy Planning!

Laurie Kuerlemann
MC/Host/Wedding Entertainment Director
Platinum Party Events Entertainment