February 13

Real DIY Ideas from a Wedding Paper Divas Staffer

As you probably read in our Bride’s Diary series, we’ve had plenty of staffers in the Wedding Paper Divas offices tie the knot this past year. Luckily for the bloggers, that means we get to borrow their great ideas and share them with you!

Here are a few of our favorite DIY ideas from one lovely newlywed:

DIY Gifts for Parents and In-Laws

Stumped for heartfelt gifts for your parents and your new in-laws? Our staff bride kept things simple and sentimental with embroidered handkerchiefs and beautifully mounted poems she and her fiance penned themselves.

DIY Weekend Guides

Since she hosted a destination wedding, our staff bride planned weekend activities for her guests to keep them all entertained. She handed out gift bags to each guest and slipped these handmade weekend guides inside to acquaint them with the schedule.

To make them, she personalized our Fresh Flourish folded programs to serve as a cover, then printed the relevant information on regular sheets of paper she folded in half. She then hole punched the crease of both the programs and the paper and created a binding out of matching ribbon. Genius!

DIY Conversation Starter Cards

To encourage guests to mingle (and to share fun little facts about the couple), she hand wrote dozens of these cards and left them on guests’ chairs, on tables and out at some of the weekend events. They say things like their favorite foods and drinks, all of the places they’ve lived together and what their plans for the future are.

We loved all of these fun DIY ideas, and we hope they help you get creative in your wedding planning! Plus, if you have any DIY ideas to share, send your photos to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll post them for all of our fans and followers.

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About Katie

Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

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