DIY’S TRIED & TESTED BY YOU (+READERS PHOTOS)

Did you know that since the launch of Bespoke Bride in 2011 we have created over 300 DIY’s? Now, that’s alot of time spent researching, designing and making but what really makes it all worth it. is when our readers share photos of their finished projects with us. Those of you that use Pinterest will have seen that their is now an option to mark a pin as ‘tried’, where you can also add comments and pictures of your creations. These can be difficult to spot and we do sometimes miss them which, is why we are now encouraging you to tag us using our hashtag (#BespokeBrideDIY) on Instagram.

However, don’t worry as not all projects are lost in the depths of Pinterest and we have been fortunate enough to save some of your amazing feedback which we would love to share with you today? Over time many of you have asked questions about the difficulty level of our DIY’s and how well the finished versions held up, so we thought you might find our readers experiences useful, starting with what they thought of our Beyonce Lyric Glasses.

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WEEKEND WEDDING PLANNING: DILEMMAS

 

Cheer’s to the freakin’ weekend! I can’t believe it has been just one week since I last shared my my weekend wedding plans. I’ve only written a couple of posts but it has already made me realise just how quickly the weeks fly by! It took me a few days to recover from last weekends antics as we headed to Carmarthen to celebrate the wedding of Sophie and Gareth, the faces behind Crown & Glory. Those of your who followed our story on Instagram I hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks from the day, we can’t wait to share more on the blog soon!

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A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PLANNING A WEDDING: HERE ARE 14 POSTS TO GET YOU STARTED

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For many the festive season would have been made all the more exciting as it is the perfect opportunity to ask your significant other to become your Mr or Mrs. It is no secret that Christmas, New Years Eve and Valentines day are the most the popular times for engagements, so we always look forward to this time of year as we get the chance to welcome even more newly engaged couples to Bespoke Bride.

It’s an exciting time and if your anything like me when I got engaged, you will want to jump headfirst into all the planning. Here you will you find more information on how to use Bespoke Bride to plan a wedding like no other but to get you started we have put together a list of our most useful posts from our archives, to help with you anything from the best inspirational wedding accounts to follow on Instagram to how to choose the ultimate wedding venue.

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So when you are ready, let’s start with our most popular post to date…

1. 50 Fab Favors for your Wedding day: This epic list includes so many different favor ideas you will be spoiled for choice. One of our favorites has to be the cute watermelon packets pictured above.

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Image via Wedding Chicks

2. 65 FREE Wedding Printables: Look after your wedding budget from the get-go with these creative printable ideas. The list includes invitation suites, favor boxes, banners, tags, cards… basically a ton of ideas that covers all the paper craft ideas you would need at your wedding. Oh and did we mention they are all free!

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Image by James & Lianne Wedding Photography via Bespoke Bride (See the full wedding here)

3. The Ultimate DIY Wedding Venue Checklist: Whilst most venue checklists will take your through the basics, this one is specifically tailored to the not so ‘typical’ wedding venue e.g barns, fields, community centers. As these types of venues aren’t usually set up for this type of function, it will most likely need some extra planning on your part i.e does the venue have generators? Are their toilets? Are there enough power points? What are the noise restrictions? This list takes you through everything you will need to know and there is a free printable checklist too!

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4. 25 Yummy Cocktails to Make in Bulk and Serve at Your Wedding: This list took our readers by storm as it was the perfect budget friendly way to add cocktails into the mix. All you have to do is choose the recipe you like the most whip up a large batch and store in the fridge until it is ready to be served on your wedding day. Simple!

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5. Pretty Envelope Table Plan with Free Printable Floral Liners: Trust us! This is the prettiest and easiest table plan you will have ever seen and it comes with FREE printable floral liners, so most of the hard work has been done for you. Now just to decide where to seat everyone?

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Image by Sarah Eubanks Photography – (See the full wedding here)

6. 20 Unique Ways to Plan a Wedding on a Budget: Budget is a contributing factor to most weddings and for good reason. At a time when money is tight it’s important to watch your spend, no one wants to enter married life with a huge debt over their head. So we trawled our Real Wedding Archives to curate all our favourite bits of budget advice and this is what we got.

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7. 55 Pinterest Accounts to Rock Your Wedding World: Pinterest is *THE* wedding planning tool to use as it is packed with inspirational ideas. These accounts showcase some of the best the wedding world has to offer but just be careful to not get too carried away.

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8. 5 Reasons Eloping is Better than a Wedding: If you’re not sure if a wedding is quite right for you, we recommended our 5 main reasons to elope.

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT BESPOKE BRIDE: AUTUMN 2016

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Phew! It’s been a crazy couple of months for us behind the scenes at Bespoke Bride! If you follow us on Instagram (and watch our Instagram stories) you would have seen quite a bit of BTS action already but today we thought it would be fun to share a little video showing what we’ve been up to and how certain projects we’ve worked on have come together!

From styling a tropical shoot for Shutterfly, creating decorations for the Cricut Stand at The Handmade Fair, Emily doing a spot of modelling for Tilly and The Button’s new line as well as creating lots of spooky DIYS to share on the blog it certainly has been a fun couple of months!

Our first big project was creating a styled shoot for Shutterfly promoting their awesome personalised products and how fab they are to style a tropical themed bridal shower! We carefully chose our items for the shoot, from watermelon plates to ombré place mats and fun wine glasses! Then, we used lots of fresh fruit and beautiful flowers to add a little more colour to the table.

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Next we attended The Handmade Fair with Cricut and if you’ve been reading Bespoke Bride for a while then you’ll know that we are obsessed with these craft machines! We created and styled a bunch of decorations and products for the Cricut Stand including one of our favourite DIYs ever…The cascading flower backdrop! We also loved making this embellished dress for the mannequin and these fun floral cake toppers made out of card! We spent the entire weekend meeting tons of lovely fellow craft obsessives and demonstrating the machines! It was so much fun!

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