Mimosa Woolamai Rectangle Market Umbrella
Weddings can bring so much joy to many people. Make organising your own event fun and tailor it to your dreams by planning well ahead. Make some of the decorative and even structural elements yourself, and keep an eye out for bargains you can buy now and put away for later. This can also help to keep the budget under control – so maybe you can splurge on stunning blooms or a fabulous cake.*
This easy-to-make D.I.Y. copper frame, hung with a lightweight sign, is a great way to welcome guests to your event and add a bit of bling to the festivities.
A little paint and creativity can make functional party items look just fabulous. This pretty D.I.Y. sign is made from simple fence pickets. You can choose the colours that work with your party theme for a seamless look.
D.I.Y. place cards are a lovely, cost-effective touch. We wrote guests' names on magnolia leaves with a white Sharpie paint marker – charming and effective!
Encourage your guests to join in on the festivities by displaying cute cones of petals on your own confetti station. Match the paper cones and spray paint colour to your party theme for a cohesive decorative look.
Pack blooms into large metal tubs for a casual, more-is-more effect.
Improvise an aisle and altar with a floral arch and modular decking. Simply thread single stems through the sides of the arch and pack blooms into florists' foam bricks to devise a beautiful floral base.
A plain door and a pair of sturdy saw horses are all you need to make a base for an eye-catching – and on-trend – grazing table. Paint the base in colours to suit your theme and to keep the look cohesive. Layer the finished table with a food-safe board set at different heights for a striking display.
Use food-safe boards, cut to size in-store, to form a table full of delicious treats. Making your own grazing board is an easy project to do and something you'll be able to reuse again at future events.
Flowers can be expensive, but they do make a celebration truly special. Supplement with foliage from the garden to stretch the budget.
This pretty cake was created by sandwiching two store-bought mud cakes together, covering with pre-made icing and topping with homemade candied orange slices. A sprig of fresh rosemary adds a finishing touch.
Create a beautiful backdrop to take your decorations to the next level. Transform plain wire mesh panels with a host of flowers to make your own simple floral screen to pop behind the dessert table, or to stand at the entrance to your party for a glamorous photo op.
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Photo credit: Cath Muscat
* But when planning your own event, do make sure you follow the current restrictions and social distancing guidelines as defined by your state government, if required to at the time.
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