DIY Crafts That Look Great in Wedding Photos

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How many times have you browsed through a couple’s wedding photos only to be left uninspired by them and feel they lack in creativity and uniqueness? If you’re busy planning your own wedding and you’re determined not to fall into the trap of the typical and boring wedding photos, but you’re also on a budget, then you may want to check out these fabulous and inexpensive DIY crafts that can be used to jazz up your photos.

It’s incredible how just a couple well placed items in a photo can completely change the feel and looks of it, and help to convey the personality of the wedding and your own couple style. 

Petals for Tossing

As your guests enter into the ceremony you can have a table set up with paper cones you’ve made, and a basket full of multi-colored flower petals. Guests can fill their cone with petals which they can toss as you and your new husband walk down the aisle and leave the ceremony. This wonderful and inexpensive touch will look spectacular in photos.

Add Some Glitter to the Candles

Candles are one of the most popular wedding decor items. They add drama, romance, and elegance to a room, and are usually quite inexpensive. To take the candles a little further you can create glittered tea light holders for them to rest. All you need are glass tea light holders, glue, and glitter. Run the glue along the top of the holder and roll it through glitter. You can use real or LED style tea lights.

Add Strands of Fake Pearls

Here’s an item that can be used in all different ways and can really become the key element in your decor. Fake strands of pearls can be used on flower arrangements, in vases, in centerpieces, strung on chairs, in bouquets, intertwined with tulle, and so many other options. Don’t be afraid to get creative in how you use them.

Paper Lanterns as Far as the Eye Can See

Another spectacular looking décor item is paper lanterns. You can find these in solid white and then add your own décor touches, leave them white, or pick up colored lanterns. These look great during the day and in the evening and will show up beautifully in photos.

Don’t Make Cuts on the Photographer

If you’re on a budget and taking the DIY approach, then you are well aware that there are plenty of places you can save money. A photographer isn’t one of those places you’ll want to cut back on costs. Instead, book a professional that knows the area, is experienced in wedding photography specifically, and can provide you with references. By picking a photographer who is familiar with the area, you can actually save money as they will be aware of locations you can usually do your photos for free or a small fee.

Joshua Brown Photography is a great example of this, as the company has experience in wedding photography catskills locations specifically. It’s that combination of experience and knowledge of the area that will guarantee great results.

Wedding Photos that Will Inspire You

By taking the time to make your own DIY crafts you’ll be ensuring that your wedding photos inspire you and put a smile on your face for many years to come.

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  1. These look awesome, my wife would have loved this in our wedding

  2. Sylvia Zajis says

    I have always liked the idea of paper lanterns at a wedding and you can now make your own via tutorial on YouTube or even order them in bulk from a lot of discount distribution centers. They fill empty space inexpensively and leave the lasting impression.

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