Summer tends to be one of the busiest times of the year when it comes to weddings. Many people are looking for ways they can save money and maximize on their wedding decorations. If you are someone who is creative and savvy, you will love some of these ingenious DIY wedding touches for your summer wedding.
Four DIY Touches For Summer Weddings
1. Flower Ice Tray
Along with summer comes the added heat and sweltering sun. With that being said, you want a way for your guests to stay nice and cool while enjoying your big day. A great way to quench your guests’ thirst and create a festive showpiece is with flower ice trays. This design brings a modern twist to a classic drink. Make some delicious Guava Spritzers, which are a combination of sparkling water and guava juice.
You don’t have to go with this particular drink. You can opt for any colorful drink, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. The key is choosing a festive-colored drink so as to liven up the tray and add accent colors. Serve the drinks on a tray filled with ice and adorned with flowers. Accessorize the glasses with a monogrammed stir stick and matching ice cubes. Not only do the vibrant flower colors liven up the tray, but they give you a way to bring your wedding colors into play in the decorations.
2. Accent Tables With Summer Flowers
The best way to save money on your decorating budget is to go with some of the different flowers that are readily available during the summer. Instead of opting for a flower that isn’t in season, go with one of the many varieties that are available everywhere. Go with something like a classic rose, fragrant lily or beautiful carnation. The design possibilities are endless.
However, the more readily available the flower is, the better price you are going to get on your flowers. You can opt for just a few simple flowers with baby’s breath accents and large green leaves. Adding in the right hints of color can bring out the tablecloths and allow you to tie in the colors in your wedding bouquet. If you want to keep things neutral, you can always go with a traditional white rose or white carnation.
3. Hang Twinkle Lights
One of the best ways to add a little drama to your wedding setting is by hanging some white twinkle lights. Not only are they inexpensive, but they only take a few minutes to hang. Regardless of whether you are having your wedding outside in a barn location, in a rustic hotel or inside a fancy hall, these lights will give just the right sense of elegance and ambiance to any setting. Twinkle lights provide enough light for your guests to be able to sit around conversing with one another while still giving you the soft, romantic feeling you desire.
4. Make Mason Jar Candles
Mason jars tend to be quite inexpensive. If you purchase them in bulk, you can typically get an even better deal. If you are having a nighttime wedding, you can create a stylish centerpiece out of mason jars. Simply add in a candle with some accent rocks or marbles to create a sense of ambiance and brighten up your ceremony. When you sit the jars around your location, you can add some foliage around the outside of the jars to liven up the candle holders even more.
If you are really feeling up to it and love making crafts, you might want to consider making a wreath out of flowers and greens to wrap around the jar. For something simpler, you can just add in a few large green leaves underneath of the jar.
While these are only a few ideas to make your summer wedding festive and stylish, there are countless others out there as well. Choose something that speaks to you and falls in line with your decorating style and personal preference. In doing so, you can have a lot of fun with these DIY summer wedding touches.