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Cheap Decorative Candle Wedding Favors and DIY Candle Lights Ideas

18 Jun 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Candle lighting is a lovely and fairly cheap way to add romantic accents into your weddings. Crafty brides like to create personalized wedding favors or decorations with simple small candles. In today’s post, we will introduce several gorgeous candles in various designs for your weddings. They are all awesome ideas for both wedding favors and your wedding DIY projects.

1. cute small candles

romantic heart shaped candles favors for weddings

tea light candles wedding favors

romantic color changing led candle favors

DIY candle project with small candles

super easy DIY wedding decor ideas with simple short candles

wedding ideas with candles

2. beach themed wedding candle favors

stunning beach themed candle wedding favors

3. romantic floral shaped candles

rose flower designed candles

DIY adorable floral candles

DIY a rose candle tutorial

4. cactus candle favors

creative cute succulent shaped wedding candle favors

cactus candle lights in teapot holders

cactus candle lights in tin can holders

DIY Fingertip Veil with Blusher with Step By Step info!

07 Mar 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

DIY Fingertip Veil with Blusher with Step By Step info!

I recently took on the project of making my own veil and boy am I glad. It turned out to be quite a bit simpler than I expected and the end result turned out great! Since a lot of these DIY posts show the hard work of fellow bees but don’t necessarily give instructions on how to achieve the same results, I thought I’d share the steps I followed for mine.

First, some tips. All tulle is not created equal, but it’s all crazy cheap. I didn’t want a super crunchy veil, so I shopped around and fondled at least 12 different bolts of fabric until I found one that felt delicate enough. Most were the same price, but there were obvious differences in quality.

The tools required for this project are really basic, but it’s incredibly important that you have a nice pair of fabric scissors. I can’t stress this enough – the junk-drawer pair from Office Depot will leave you frustrated and your veil frayed. Aside from that, you need some thread, a measuring tape, a large clean surface to work on, and a comb or headband to attach your veil to.

How to Make a Wedding Veil, Video and Written Instructions

06 Mar 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

If you are like many budget-minded brides, you are uncomfortable with paying a lot for the veil you want. The good news is you don’t have to. There are discount veils available, but you can also DIY. Below is a series of tutorials on how to make a wedding veil, step-by-step. You can watch videos and/or read instructions, whichever you prefer.
How to make a wedding veil. Videos and step-by-step instructions.
If you are thinking you do not have the talent to do this, think again. The number one rule for my do-it-yourself videos is I have to be able to do it all by myself. On the 10-point “craftiness” scale I am a 2-3. So if I can do it, you can too.

What’s in this “How to Make a Veil” DIY?

An overview of my five-step veil making process follows. Plus, there are additional videos detailing those steps and a few considerations. There is a corresponding transcript with each step as well.

Here is an outline of the contents, followed by the make a veil overview video:

  • Step 1: Measuring and cutting veil fabric with your own, home made pattern. You can use things you already have around the house.
  • Step 2: Making your blusher (if you want one). I show you how to make the blusher a part of the veil, but you can just as easily leave it off or make it detachable.
  • Step 3: Gluing embellishments such as rhinestones, crystals, pearls, edging, or other decorations. This is the part that makes many paid-for veils expensive.
  • Step 4: Putting gathers in your veil. It is easier than it sounds!
  • Step 5: Sewing on a veil comb. This makes it convenient to securely attach the veil to your hair.
  • If you are trying to decide whether to make your own veil or not, read Your Veil: DIY or Buy?.

How to Create Your own Wedding Bands

01 Mar 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas
Made_your_own_wedding_rings

With some guidance, a little bit of skill and some creativity, you can make almost anything. More couples now are skipping the jewelry store and making or designing their own wedding bands. In an afternoon or over a few sessions, a wedding band workshop will teach the know how of how to solder, smooth and refine your own piece of gold. While some couples are going the DIY route, others just want something that doesn’t look like every other wedding band out there. It is a wedding trend that is truly putting DIY into something you will wear for the rest of your life. Here are a few ways you can get creative to make your own wedding bands:

1. Wedding band workshop

If you’re confident in your skills, you could make a wedding band at home with your own equipment. For a little help and studio space included, search for a jewelry studio nearby such as TheQuarterworkshop.com,which offers wedding band workshops. Depending on the package, you pay for the materials and instruction and a few hours later emerge with your own handmade wedding band. It is also a fun activity to bond with as a couple. And you can say you made your own wedding band with your own hands.

2. Custom design

Although a wedding band workshop doesn’t require advanced goldsmith skills, you may be more comfortable having someone else make a ring for you. The designs in the store may not be to your liking, so have a jeweler start from scratch with what you want. Consult with them on materials, sizing, designs and color. Many jewelry stores will also let you “build” what you want online or in person, and help you create something as you go.

handmade-weddingbands

3. Incorporate your own materials

Another way to add meaning to your wedding bands is to incorporate something special into your design. Say for example you have a piece of heirloom jewellery, your grandmother’s old wedding ring or a piece of gold you have been holding on to. Bring it to a wedding band workshop and learn how to incorporate the piece into the final product. Keep in mind, these skills might be a bit more advanced than beginner’s ring workshops. Alternatively, take it to a designer or jewelry store and have them melt it into the wedding rings you have picked out.

ring-store

4. Add engravings, jewels or embellishments

You can still add your own pieces of flair to wedding bands from a store or online shop. Ask for a custom engraving on the inside or outside of the ring with your names and wedding date. Add your birthstone or different colors of gold into the design. Although the DIY route is only recommended if you’re confident in your abilities, you could also stamp your initials into a wedding band yourself with a letter stamping kit.

5. Go for something completely different

There are so many different styles out there now from twisted to textured to contoured that it is easy to find something that is your own even if you’re buying the rings. For couples who decide on a wedding ring workshop, there is no official rule that says you have to go for the traditional gold bands. Try a neat kind of metal, using vintage jewelry as the materials or go for something completely non-traditional, such as wood, titanium, tungsten or iridium. For rare materials, try searching online or contacting specialized goldsmiths.

14 Stunning DIY Hairstyles For Long Hair | Hairstyle Tutorials

22 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Hair

Having a long hair does not necessarily mean plain and boring. In fact, your options of having different hairstyle every day are boundless.

While your hair stylist can do all the hair styling for you, it’s different when you can just go and do it by yourself!

Stunning & Easy DIY Hairstyles for Long Hair

A collection of the most Stunning & Easy DIY Hairstyles for Long Hair

Whatever the occasion, be it your wedding, a day at work, a special event or even holidays, these stunning hairstyles for long hair are super duper easy you can do them in less than 10 Minutes!

Updo Hairstyles

Loose Braided Hair Tutorial

Looking for the perfect bohemian look? This loose braided hair tutorial is a combination of loose curls + french braid. Add you favorite hair accessory to perfect it!

Loose Braided Hair Tutorial

Loose Braided Hair Tutorial

Get the full Loose Braided Wedding Hairstyle Tutorial HERE

Twisted Bun Hairstyle

If you’re up for a more sweet but elegant look, the twisted bun hairstyle will take care of you in 4 easy steps!

Updo Hairstyles for Long Hair

4 easy steps to do a twisted bun hairstyle!

Get the full Twisted Bun Wedding Hairstyle Tutorial HERE

Curly Bridal Updo Hairstyle

The curly bridal updo hairstyle is the perfect synonym for beautiful mess! A comfortable hairstyle plus really sexy! 😉

Curly Braid Updo

Get the full Curly Bridal Updo Wedding Hairstyle Tutorial HERE

Tuck & Cover French Braid

Running out of time to go to a stylist? This Tuck & Cover French Braid will make you look poised and pulled together.

Tuck & Cover French Braid | DIY Hairstyles for Long Hair

Tuck & Cover French Braid | DIY Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

Get the full Tick & Cover French Braid Wedding Hairstyle Tutorial HERE

The Romantic Roll

This easy-to-do twisted wreath look is just right for any holiday. Talk about simplicity and elegance!

Updo Hairstyles for Long Hair

The Romantic Roll Hairstyle is perfect for just any occasion and season!

Get the full The Romantic Roll Wedding Hairstyle Tutorial HERE

Tousled + Twisted

Either you’re a creative bride who wants to do her hair by herself on her wedding day OR a career woman who’s running late for a client meeting, this tousled + twisted updo hairstyle will take care of you!

Messy Updo Hairstyle

Is it an important client meeting? This Messy Updo will take care of you

Get the Full Tousled + Twisted Wedding Hairstyle Tutorial HERE

Low Rolled Bun

Tame those fly-aways with this chic and classy low rolled bun. It’s too perfect you can wear it from day to night!

Roll Updo Hairstyles for Long Hair

Sweet & Chic Low Rolled Bun | DIY Hairstyles for Long Hair

Get the full Low Rolled Bun Tutorial HERE

Casual Messy Bun

Who doesn’t love a casual messy bun for a casual busy day? A fun and stylish way to pull off in any day.

Casual Messy Hair Bun

A Casual Messy Hair for A Casual Busy Day | DIY Hairstyles for Long Hair

Half Up Half Down Hairstyles

A pretty half up half down hairstyle with a touch of finesse.

Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyle

Easy Half Up Half Down Curly Hairstyle | DIY Hairstyles for Long Hair

Get the full Tutorial HERE

Twisted Crown

 

Hairstyle Tutorials

Twisted Crown Hairstyle | Hairstyle Tutorials

Get the full Twisted Crown Wedding Hairstyle Tutorial HERE.

Twisted Half Up Half Down

A cute hairstyle ideal for just any day and party. You may also want to do this hairstyle as an alternative on the second day after curling your hair.

Hairstyle Tutorials for Long Hair

Twisted Half Up Half Down Hairstyle perfect for any occasion! | Hairstyle Tutorials

Get the full Twisted Half Up Half Down Tutorial HERE

Ribbon Half Updo

The Ribbon Half Updo is your ultimate go-to hairstyle for a classic look on your date night. A perfect combination of sweet, soft and romantic!

Hairstyle Tutorials for Long Hair

This Ribbon Half Up Hairstyle is cute!

Get the full Ribbon Half Updo Tutorial HERE

Half Up Fishtail Braid

Hairstyle Tutorials

An easy and clean fishtail braid for long curly hair | Hairstyle Tutorials

Get the full Half Up Fishtail Braid Hairstyle Tutorial HERE

Faux Fishtail Braid

The faux fishtail braid is a cute and simple bohemian looking hairstyle. Match it with a flowy dress or denim shorts and jeans!

A Classy and Simple Braid for your long hair

A Classy and Simple Braid for your long hair

Get the full Faux Fishtail Braid Hair Tutorial HERE

Tip: Since you already have the gift of a long hair, you can rock any of these hairstyles for just any occasion or season. Be creative! Add, remove or change your hair accessories and you’re good to go!

What do you think? Any of these hairstyles you want to try for yourself?

On a Tight Wedding Budget? DIY Projects Can Save Money

28 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Many couples are paying for their own weddings nowadays, and with that can come a lower budget for the event. However, there are many ways that you can save thousands of dollars on your wedding day and that is by doing it yourself, or DIY. Even if you are not the most crafty person, you and your partner, along with help from your wedding party, will be able to do all kinds of projects that will save you lots of money in the long run. If you have time in your week for DIY projects, this may just be for you.

Why Should I DIY?

If you have time in your day, there are a handful of projects that will help you stay within your wedding budget. DIY can be a lifesaver when when paying for an event where you can have hundreds of people attending! The projects may be a little time consuming, but when you are on a tight budget, it is better to DIY than have to scrimp and cut costs where it matters, like catering.

Wedding Favors

These are perhaps the easiest DIY project that you can do with your wedding party. First you have to decide on what kind of favors you would like; edible ones, such as these S’Mores Centerpiece Favors, are always popular because your guests can snack on it on the way home. Another idea: With just some mason jars, a printer, sticky labels and some ingredients from a bulk store, you can make trail mix in different flavors for your guests. Top it off with some fabric in the same color as your theme and tie with twine for an extra added touch of elegance. If everyone works well together, this project can be done in an afternoon and can save you hundreds of dollars.

Non-Traditional Bouquets

Nontraditional wedding bouquet idea. Budget wedding DIY brooch bouquet...use jewelry from parents and grandparents to make it an heirloom.A wedding trend that has been steadily gaining attention lately are non-traditional bouquets. These bouquets are usually made of different findings, from beads and broaches to seashells and glitter, many brides have decided to make their own stunning non-traditional bouquet. If you are worried that you may not be able to do such a thing by yourself, check the non-traditional bridal bouquet ideas pinboard for inspiration and the right videos to help you along with your project.

Invitations

Another big cost when it comes to weddings are the invitations. A great way to save on them is to make them yourself, and that way you can make them as busy or as simple as you would like them to be. Craft stores have many different styles of stamps, cards and ink that you can use to make your invitations uniquely yours and you can save hundreds of dollars while doing it. Plus, guests are sure to enjoy something that is handmade instead of printed at a factory.

Place cards and Seating Charts

Two more paper crafts that are exceedingly easy to do, and if you made your own invitations you will already have stamps and ink that you can use. If you have decided on a specific theme, you can design your place cards and seating chart around that theme so that it fits in perfectly at the reception. These do not take a lot of time to do and your wedding party can help you with them if you need a couple extra pairs of hands.

Photo Albums

You do not have to pay a photographer to make up your wedding album. With many websites offering the capabilities for you to design your own wedding albums (most notably Shutterfly), this is a sure fire way to get what you want and save some money as well. You could also choose to scrapbook your wedding, and you can save that for weekends when your spouse and yourself are looking for something fun to do together. It is a great way to relive the day and see it from different perspectives as you put your own album together.

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