The case for making your own decorations

Danielle Gibbons

Everyone knows weddings are expensive. A great way to cut back on costs is by doing some of the work yourself. Yes, fresh flowers are beautiful. However, the flowers at Hobby Lobby are also lovely too. It’s so easy these days to go to a craft store like Hobby Lobby and create something fabulous. They have all of the necessities and supplies to do it. So, what are you waiting for?

Something that is easy to create and will save you a lot of money for that special day is creating your own wedding decorations, whether it’s for the reception, the ceremony or both. The things that wedding planners and decorators offer can be created so easily if you just take the time to do so.

Glassware, flowers, beads and more are all available at craft stores for a fraction of the price of pre-made decorations. A popular wedding decoration technique is to fill glassware with beads, water and flowers. Hobby Lobby has a huge variety of sizes and shapes for glassware, usually ranging from $1 to $5 each. Fill the glass with colorful beads. A bag of beads is under five dollars; that’s a lot of beads. Next step is the flowers. There are so many flower options at Hobby Lobby, it’s hard to choose. Some brides worry that people will notice that the flowers are fake.

However, it is unlikely that someone will notice that the flowers at the altar or along the aisle look fake. They’re going to be too wrapped up in everything else going on that it will be the last thing on their mind. And if they do realize, who cares? Most of the flowers that are bought for a wedding either get thrown away or saved for a day or two until they turn brown.

Now that you have some tips to get started, hop onto Google. Look up any kind of wedding decoration that you like. If you print off a picture, you will be sure to find everything you need in a craft store.

If you’re looking for a way to cut costs and still have a fabulous wedding, creating your own decorations is an easy and affordable way to go.