I love doing creative stuff so it was a no brainer for me to try to make a few things for our wedding to save on money. I left the important stuff like name cards. Menu and table plan and most of the invites to the professionals I am not that devoted ha! But once you start going into that Pinterest hole you cant get out of it anymore you try to make at least a couple of creations out of the 368 you have saved on you’re wedding inspo board!
So first of I have made some Happy Tears Boxes for the church. I actually made the surrounding for it at home and cut it out and glued it on the square tissue boxes I purchased in Germany a few weeks before the wedding. It said for the happy tears in English and German and the other two sides it had our heart logo stamp printed on it:
Out of an old suitcase my mum found in her attic I made a Card Box for all the Wedding Cards and presents. I decorated the inside with pictures of us as a couple going back right to the start of the summer of 2006 when we began dating. I found a second hand hessian bunting with cards written on it which fitted perfectly into our theme:
I always wanted a photo boot for our wedding but the prices for one to hire where just not in our budget (now in he insight I would have saved on other things and would have gotten one because every German wedding I have attend ever since ours has had a little camera box with the best high quality printed out images and we gotten some of the funniest family shots to treasure forever!) so I decided to make one DIY style. I raided our fancy dress box and then took some of my mums thousands sunglasses and hats and scarfs from her walk in wardrobe for the fancy dress corner. I put my Canon Camera on a tripod my and an added a wireless remote control for said camera which I bought of Amazon for around £16 and my dad borrowed a white screen from work. I didn’t take a single picture of the Photo Booth area but here are some of the images granted their pretty dark and mostly blurry but who cares. From my 4 gorgeous cousins to ‘Kate and William’ all the way from the UK as well as my cousins boys and the lovely Meck Family:
A couple of weeks after the weeding I finally had time to look through my SD card and found some right belters it looked as though everybody loved it. But my professional photographer also managed to capture some amazing pictures of the children dressing up and running around the venue when we all arrived:
We had 19 children at the wedding so I made them a little goodie bag full of stuff to keep them entertained at the venue until the food showed up. I bought some brown paper bags, an ABC stamp set and stamped each child’s name on the bag (and our wedding heart stamp on the back of it) and filled with with a tub of bubbles, a little wedding activities booklet I bought (off eBay if I can remember correctly) some colouring pens, and some bracelets for the girls and some airplanes for the boys to build which was a huge hit judging by the picture below:
Every church wedding has a church leaflet so a week before the wedding my lovely aunty helped me create a 4 page leaflet with an image of Mr. C. and myself next to the text: verliebt… verlobt… wir hearten! (doesn’t sound too good in english: in love…engaged… we are getting married!) together with our wedding heart stamp. Inside we listed all the songs and some details of what will be happening when within the church service and a thank you note to our family priest, our amazing ‘Malteser’ choir (two thirds of them are my family) and others.
Now this one is a DIY Project but I cannot take the credit for it. A family friend is a very talented painter and she made us this massive tree on a canvas as a wedding present for all our guests to sign it. It is now displayed on top of our mantel piece in the living room and is our pride and joy! I find this such a good alternative to a wedding guest book which you most likely never ever going to open up again right?
Katrin also made a smaller one just for the kids which had the silhouettes of Finn and Molly-May holding some balloons on which looks so adorable with all the kids finger prints inside it. What is probably hard to show on the picture is that Katrin written Finn and MM’s name inside their shadows over and over again, such a lovely detail:
Did you make some DIY stuff for you’re wedding too?