I hope you didn’t miss it! It was such a good show. We chatted DIY weddings with Abby from Style Me Pretty, Jen from Something Turquoise, and Heather from Dollar Store Crafts. If you check out their profiles on FaveCrafts.com you can see all the amazing DIY projects that they have!
We started off the show on the right foot with some wedding trivia! These questions had me stumped, so test yourself and see how much wedding knowledge you have!
How many couples get married in the United States on average every year?
What is the most popular month to get married in?
What color do 1 in 5 couples include in their wedding pallet?
What to know the answers? You’ll have to listen in to the beginning of the show to get them! Also, as if that’s not enticing enough, if you listen in you’ll find out what type of theme wedding Amy Anderson would pay to attend! How for the rest of the show:
First up we had Jen on from Something Turquoise. Jen thinks that DIY-ing your own wedding has become so much easier since there is so much information online and uses Pinterest every day for inspiration. She told us that Pinterest is a perfect tool for brides since you can start a collaborative board where several people can pin to one inspiration board to help plan a wedding! How cool! Then we talked trends! Jen is seeing a lot of fashion trends carring over into the wedding sphere like neon and ombre. She gave us some great tips on how to incorporate these trends into any wedding.
Next up was Abby from Style Me Pretty! Both Abby and her husband work full time on the site making it gorgeous and easy to navigate. They are also building out the DIY section of the site, so get ready for that! Abby knows that all this content can be overwhelming for a bride, but she firmly believes that every bride should bring it back to the essence of herself and make her wedding really her own – we couldn’t agree more! Another great tid bit of advice? Enjoy the journey more! Going to find place mats with your mom means you’re getting to spend some extra time with your mom. How sweet is that?
And last, but definitely not least is was Heather Mann from Dollar Store Crafts! She shed some insights on whether or not crafting for your wedding is actually cheaper. The answer? YES! Of course it’s cheaper. What does she recommend for cutting costs? Sit down and honestly evaluate your priorities right from the start. Also, make sure that you give yourself enough time if you are going to be planning a DIY wedding, because DIY takes time and you don’t want to be stressed or rushed close to the date of your wedding. Wondering where Heather gets her inspiration for weddings? Expensive weddings of course! And then off to the dollar store. Super awesome tip? If you buy from the dollar store online, you can buy in bulk which is perfect for wedding DIYs.
In true FaveCrafts fashion, we’ve got a giveaway running for you! If you listened to the show, you know there was a secret word given, enter it in the comments section below to be entered to win a wedding themed Smashbook!
- Contest open to US and Canada residents 18+
- One comment/entry per person.
- Contest closes June 15, 2012 at 11:59p CST.
- Please enter the super secret password from the radio show in the comments in order to be entered.
- Winners will be posted on this blog Monday, June 18th and notified by email
Thanks all! Hope to see you next month, July 10th, for another great show!