• Sharon Sargeant


Updated: Mar 6, 2019

Most brides will have to complete some type of DIY (Do It Yourself) project for their wedding. Whether you are a crafter on the level of “Martha Stewart” or you’re a crafter on a level one you can use some of the suggested basic steps below to keep you from spending countless hours wondering where to go next. It depends on the type of project that you would like to accomplish. Don’t take on something that is too time consuming during your wedding season. It will only give you a high level of stress and anxiety.

No matter what type of project you have, here are a few tips for keeping within budget.

Decide on the type of craft project that you would like to tackle. Look at list below of projects that you may decide to accomplish for your wedding.

  • Candy Station

  • Cookie Station

  • Reception Centerpieces

  • Invitations

  • Escort Card Design

  • Backdrop

  • Photo Booth

  • Altar and Church Decor

This DIY is part of series that will be on-going to assist brides in completing some of the projects that they would like to complete for their special day.

Go to Pinterest and Youtube to look at ideas for a layout. Create a layout for your candy station on a piece of paper. The layout should have symmetry.

Begin collecting some of the container that you will need to complete the table. Use the list below to start. Purchase used then new. Visit the websites below that have used items. Put in the search query “wedding”. Bride’s are willing to get rid of those gently used items. Negotiate for large amounts. Look for your themed items.

  • Craigslist

  • Facebook Marketplace

  • Offer Up

  • Letgo

  • Goodwill, Salvation Army, local charity thrift stores, yardsales

  • Marshalls, Homegoods, TJMaxx


Setting up a candy station

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