As the temperatures rise, many Idaho brides are looking for last minute DIY projects to ensure their big day is perfect. These tips are inexpensive, frequently reusable, and don't require a great deal of time to accomplish yet can help set the perfect scene for any outdoor Idaho wedding.
- DIY Dispensers – A large Mason jar, glass candy jar, or large glass, food-safe metal, or plastic container can become a drink dispenser. Spigots are cheap (around $10) and any craft store worth its salt can help you punch a hole. Just double check the wall thickness and hole size necessary before you drill or acquire the spigot.
- Backyard Movie – Whether you want to share home movies or vintage romance flicks with your guests, a DIY drive-in need not be expensive or complex. A screen can be made out of nothing fancier than a suspended white linen sheet. Add a projector, blankets and large pillows, buckets of popcorn and enjoy the show.
- Chalkboard Paint – Create whimsical signs that you can reuse after the wedding on nearly any surface you can dream up. Leave a menu on an old picture frame, guide guests to their seats with old painted planks, or occupy the kids with a giant chalkboard wall and buckets of chalk.
- Wedding Program Fans – Let guests know what to expect and keep them cool with simple program fans. Popsicle sticks, printed card stock, and a bit of glue are all that’s required to pull these together. Add a ribbon or raffia bow for added flair.
- Hay Bale Seating – Ditch the rented chairs and throws down rows of hay bales, top with old sheets or quilts for comfy, inexpensive, and playful seating perfect for a low-key Idaho wedding.
- Glowing Tables – Camp lighting under table clothes provides a whimsical and functional source of lighting for events that run into the wee hours.
- Twinkling Memories – Wrap string lights around trees or posts and suspend photos. Encourage guests to write down their shared memories and leave them behind.
- Punched Tin Votive Holders – Use old food cans (well-rinsed) punched through. The designs are limited only by your imagination. Fill emptied cans with rice and water, freeze, apply a template, and punch away. Prime and spray paint inside and out to suit your decor at least 24 hours in advance of the big day.
- Sentimental Backdrop – Using a large cork board or even plywood painted and trimmed, create a stunning backdrop that shares a story of your partnership. For best impact, focus the theme with variations of a single object help keep the display from becoming busy. Think a backdrop of all old concert posters or made out of bits of driftwood.