June 2017

June 1, 2017

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.