Wedding DIY #3 – Wedding Kits

You can pick up Wedding Kits just about anywhere, craft stores (e.g. Michaels) and even some superstores (e.g. Walmart). They range in what they include as you can pick up ones that are just for invitations or ones that include all of your paper needs (invitations, escort cards, programs, favour boxes, etc). The kits are usually pretty simple, and if you can set aside the time needed to make everything yourself, you can save yourself some serious dough!

Materials: The kit itself, scissors, glue
Directions: Open up  your kit, take everything out and follow the kit-specific instructions inside.

The below examples are from Nico & Alison’s Wedding. They had their ceremony and reception at Strathmere here in Ottawa and the damask print they chose for their invitations, escort cards and favour boxes matched their not only the elegance of the location, but also their black and white colour scheme.
The handwritten names on the escorts cards were a nice touch, and very well done. When everything was set out next to the bone white china at Strathmere, it made for a beautiful table setting.

Wedding DIY #2 – Homemade Treat Favours

Today’s Wedding DIY comes once again from Jessica + Jesse’s Wedding. They gave out a delicious treat as their wedding favour in glass jars with custom labels on them. There are lots of different things you could give to your guests in containers like this such as your favourite candy or chocolate treat, or as in this case, homemade granola. (Note: If you are using something such as nuts, peanuts, etc. make sure you let your guests know in case they have allergies.)


Materials: Mason jars or other glass jars; homemade treats (in this case delicious granola); labels

Directions: After preparing your treat and making sure your jars are nice and clean (and dry), stick labels on them. These labels could be ordered through a store like Staples, or prepared with one of many office supply products (e.g. Avery labels) that you can create on your computer and print at home. You can also order custom-designed labels online.
Decorate the outside with ribbon if desired.
Finally place the treat in the jar and close it shut.
Give to your guests and let them enjoy!