DIY Wedding Accessories

There’s no doubt that in recent years we have seen a rise in rustic, country or outdoor themed weddings because they are cozy, simple, elegant and inexpensive. Creating your own accessories in the same vein will give you the same result: a bit different and rough around the edges but completely unique to you. Here are some tips on how to make your own accessories for your simple outdoor wedding.

Birdcage Veil


[Photo Courtesy of Carmen Weddings]

If a long traditional veil seems too cumbersome but you don’t want to completely nix the idea, you’ll love this style of veil. It’s sweet, stylish, sassy and easy to make. All you need is some Russian veiling, a hair comb and some decorative materials like ribbons, feathers and gems. First sew the veiling into a slight bunch at one end to make the convex shape of the cage before attaching it to the comb with needle and thread. Glue on lace, ribbon, pearls or whatever material you have to get the look you want – simple, natural beauty!

Floral Statement Necklace


[Photo Courtesy of Green Wedding Shoes]

Statement necklaces and jeweled necklines are all the rage these days and so to give this trend a natural twist, try using real flowers. With twine and wire make the necklace and frame from which your flowers will be attached. Trim and arrange your flowers, and attach them to the frame with more wire. This is the best alternative if you’re having an outdoor wedding and you don’t want to deal with real jewelry. For more detailed instructions check this article out.

Barefoot Sandals


[Photo Courtesy of Sweet Violet Bride ]

This is for the wild child in some of you who likes to go around barefoot because, let’s face it, heels and the outdoors don’t mix very well. But with colorful beads, pearls, gems, shells and charms, and some stretchy cord or twine you can easily make yourself a pair of these barefoot sandals. Perfect for dancing the night away!

Dawn Lo is a contributing writer to the Bridal Guide.

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