It's not an easy job to organize any kind of wedding, let alone one filled with DIY elements in every corner. But no matter how much time you need to make them, these personal touches will make your wedding feel even more meaningful. Today's bride, Laverne, knew exactly how she wanted her dream wedding to be like. As the owner of a party supplies company, she wanted to show her gratitude and warm welcome to her guests through what she loved the most: DIY crafts. Her personal touch could be found in the wedding stationery, boutonnieres, favors, and all throughout the wedding. Since it was a destination wedding on the southern coast of Bali, the couple also made sure all their guests felt comfortable by providing thoughtful gifts such as personalized flip flops and other favors to be used during the reception. The wedding looked so intimate and put-together, everything was so well-organized from the DIY photo booth to the yellow balloons released by all the guests. We especially love how Alex charmingly personalized his style with a well-tailored suit and yellow sneakers that matched Laverne's dress and the whole decoration. Scroll down to see all the wonderful pictures.
Confession from the DIY bride:
After I said yes to the ultimate question and the butterflies in my stomach have calmed down, I started to pull out my "dream wedding" list. I even contacted my favorite illustrator the day after Alex popped the question. Later did I learn that having a wedding of your dream is so expensive. Since we financed the wedding fully by ourselves, and due to the fact that the wedding day is just a beginning of our marriage, we decided to pick three elements to splurge on: the wedding venue, photographer, and wedding dress. The others were "examined" extra carefully, and we decided to go the DIY way. "Enjoy the ride" was the most important lesson that I learned. Preparation only comes once and it's a waste to have it filled only with frustration. Don't force yourself. Spend time with your partner and embrace this moment of your lifetime. A week before D-day, focus on yourself. If there's so many things haven't been DIY-ed, ask for help or just let it go. At the end of the day, the most important thing is the celebration of your lifetime marriage to the love of your life.