Wedding season is here and now’s the time to unleash your inner DIY bride!
Adding your own homemade touches to the day is a great way to create something utterly unique for everyone to enjoy while sticking to your budget.
Whether you’ve got a wedding this summer, next summer or even the summer after (it’s never too early to start planning!), these ideas are perfect for creating the wedding of your dreams. Say goodbye to expensive centrepieces and favours, and say hello to a one-of-a-kind wedding that’s really set to impress!
Save the dates
Once you have your venue and date in place, it’s time to send out your save the dates. While save the dates are traditionally in the form of small cards, they’re also great for getting a little creative with. Baking and decorating your own biscuits is perfect for adding your own personal touch while giving your guests-to-be something to sink their teeth into (after adding the date to their calendars, that is)!
Sugar cookies can be made thick and sturdy enough to be able to travel well if you need to ship a few. Once baked, decorate them with royal icing as it sets hard and is generally easier to work with than fondant, then wrap them up in some pretty cookie bags. These adorable designs are bound to set hearts a-flutter!Image: Amber’s Hands
Hen party gift bags
Having a hen party? Cheap to make and gorgeous to eat, hen party cupcakes are an absolute must! All you need are some funky cupcake cases and pink food colouring to create cupcakes to perfectly compliment any hen party gift bag. Just don’t forget the champagne to go with them 🙂Image: Crafty Confections
If everything was said with cupcakes the world would be a better place! Asking someone to be your bridesmaid is a pretty big deal so why not ask through the sweet sugary goodness of homemade cupcakes. Write the big question on the cupcake’s topper or box before presenting to your maids. How could anyone ever say no to that?Image: Pinterest
An obvious but crucially important one. Making your own biscuits, cupcakes and bakes to hand out as special favours for your guests to take home is a great way to add your own touch to an already special day. Mini cupcakes, cake pops, macarons or mini brownies also make lovely favours that can be made in advance at home.Image: Pinterest
Ah, the dessert table. The ultimate way to satisfy any sweet-toothed guest. Perfect for any theme, the dessert table is ideal for couples opting to skip the multi-tiered wedding cake in favour of an assortment of sweet treats. Not only does the dessert table offer your wedding guests more variety, it also can be more cost effective if you choose to serve up your own homemade goodies.Image: Polka Dot Bride
Cupcake bouquet centrepieces
If you’re looking for a centrepiece with a difference then look no further! You may or may not have seen them before but cupcake bouquets are a fabulous idea for any special occasion. What better way to treat your guests than with flowers and cake all rolled into one?!
Our lips, moustache and bow tie cutters are a fun touch that’ll appeal to trendy brides. If you’re thinking of having a photo booth at your reception then why not use these cute biscuits as props? They’re sure to go down well and create some awesome photographs to remember the day by!
If children are attending your reception why not treat them to a fun wedding table? Put a cake pop on each place setting or fill mason jars with colourful sweets as name places. You could even keep them busy by putting out plain cupcakes and giving them bowls of sprinkles and edible glitter to decorate them with for a fun wedding activity!Image: Pinterest
Wedding party thank you gifts
Thanking your groomsmen, bridesmaids, parents and other significant people from your day is an important part of your wedding. Baking your own treats to give them is the perfect way to express your thanks and gives them something really personal (and delicious!) to enjoy. How cute are these homemade thank you macarons?!