Blogging mojo is back. I want to share all the DIYs that we did and how they look on the actual day.
1) Bridal bouquet
2) Pulut stand
3) Our name initials
The basket was from Daiso.
3) Ferreo rocher tree as hantaran
Not the prettiest but I’m happy with it. DIY hantaran takes a lot of my time but it is another way of reducing the amount spent on the wedding. Done by everybody.
I bought the cake from myfavouritet. Super love the friendly, fast and hassle-free service.
5) ‘Mr and Mrs’ Signages done by my elder sis and cousin
- My cousin bought the plywood from Arts Friend.
- Then, my sis traced the wording using a pencil onto the plywood.
- Colour the wordings
- Poke in the screw
- Braid the twine and add ribbons
6) Directional signages done by my younger sis
7) Name signage done by my younger sis and her colleague. Her colleague helped to saw and nail. Alhamdulilah.
8) Food menu done by my talented sis. Alhamdulilah.
9) Table set-up done by my aunt
10) Bridal room
- Canopy bought from Bali (Kedai jual hammock and canopy). Canopy is a killer to iron! Used steam iron to iron the canopy. Seriously penat.
- Curtains from IKEA
- Butterflies from Johor. I glue-gunned the butterflies to pins and pinned them onto the canopy.
- Faux sheep rug from IKEA
- DIY bedside tables https://buildingourlovenest.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/of-side-tables/
To make the inai straight, use scotch tape.Tight. Worth the pain. But, not so tight your fingers turn blue.
The photos here are edited.
This photo is not edited and after single application. Was taken on Thursday night. I put on second application on Friday night.
12) Bridal shoes
Not DIY but this is how I choose the shoes. Am glad that it matches all 3 outfits and was comfortable. I added padding for cushions and to prevent blisters. Yes, I’m paranoid like that. Last thing I want on my wedding day are blisters. The last dress is long so can’t see the shoes.
A little advice,try to DIY as much as you can. Try to save as much money because it is not worth wasting your hard-earned money on your wedding.
At the end of the day, it feels so satisfying to see the products of your effort. It is heart-warming to see many people chipping in and helping out. That’s what make the wedding memorable. It is the story behind each item. The love and effort others had put in. That is what makes your heart tingles when you looked back on you wedding and feel so loved by your family and friends.
The wedding will make you realised how small you are and how much you need your family and friends in your life. Morbid as it sounds, these are the same people who will ususkan your jenazah when you passed away later. InshaAllah.
The wedding will definitely make you appreciate your loved ones. Alhamdulilah.