This Saturday my sister and brother-in-law-to-be are getting married. Hurrah! It will be a low key, intimate wedding but without compromising on beauty and splendidness. The theme is vintage with a rustic edge and most aspects have been handmade or upcycled to fit the theme and the budget.
Over the course of a few blog posts I will be showcasing some of the handmade and thrifty elements and proving that budget weddings can be fabulous, beautiful and easy (let me clarify that the handmade items are the easy bit to do- not the arranging of a wedding!).
Look how stunning these vintage style name cards are yet they are so, so easy to make, and so, so cheap! I managed to make them for 37p each!
They look stunning next to vintage china and your wedding colour theme can be matched easily with different coloured paper and flowers.
All the equipment you need is shown in the photograph. You will also need a printer to do the names of the guests or they can be handwritten.
My sister picked up several free A4 sized samples of beautiful hand painted wall paper from a site online. Just Google search for sites offering free samples and pick something to suit your theme. Sometimes there is a small charge for postage and packaging.
Take two paper flowers and poke them through the hole. Wrap their wired stalk around the pearls to secure them in place then trim the excess stalk. Print or write the names of the guests onto card or paper in a colour that compliments the painted wallpaper background then cut them using a guillotine and glue down.