11 Wedding Ideas Fit for Royalty
Wedding season has arrived! There’s even more reason to be excited this year as the country is gearing up for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. DIY weddings are on the rise as thrifty brides and grooms are turning to handmade decorations and invitations in order to save money.
Do you know someone getting married this summer? Why not lend them a helping hand by gifting some of these fabulous keepsakes. We’ve selected 11 ideas that we think even a Royal would adore on their big day!
Use trusty punches and dies from your stash to create a confetti box, pretty corsage and cupcake toppers! These little paper accessories will add the finishing touches to your big day or would make wonderful gifts to the happy couple ahead of their wedding.
A wedding isn’t complete without cake – who agrees? Adorn your bakes with these adorably scrumptious mini flags and rosettes that coincide with the royal theme perfectly, and can be made using tools from your stash. If you haven’t been lucky enough to score an invite to Harry and Meghan’s big day, staying at home with these topped cakes is the next best thing!
Master the art of papercutting and dream up gorgeous wedding treats that the bride and groom will treasure forever. These intricate designs are great for first-timers and with a little bit of practice, you’ll have produced a spectacular work of art that can be transferred onto a greeting or gift box.
Modern-day brides are embracing the concept of creating their own elegant invitations. Here, two simple but unique designs have been created and are ideal for large or small numbers of guests. Whilst one invite appears as an open envelope with the corners folded into the centre and tied shut with ribbon, the other is a tri-fold card closed with a tied bow wrap.
A highlight of any wedding day is the exchanging of rings, so make it even more personal with an embroidered ring pillow, just like this one made from felt, and embroidered in ocean blue and gold. The pictured cushion has then been decorated with a border of stitches and seed beads. Simply tie the rings onto the ribbon and give it a starring role on the big day!
Take a weight off the bride and groom’s shoulders by making them a truly bespoke centrepiece for their special day with this beautiful two-tiered fabric wedding cake. To create a cake as pictured, select a palette of cream and white with a hint of oyster shell pink. The cake is adorned with bridal lace, pearls, roses, and diamanté. Once you’ve finished, stitch matching place cards with a pretty vintage feel.
Make a child’s dreams come true with this crochet headband that will make them simply magical! Worked around a child-size hairband, this glamorous headpiece features glinting beads and is worked in simple double crochet using a 3.5mm hook.
Gold is a huge trend in the wedding world right now, and that’s the perfect excuse to get your foiling machine out and craft handmade decorations! This beautiful wedding banner can be made in less than half an hour, and you can write a personalised message to place around the venue for guests.
It wouldn’t be a Royal wedding without the Queen in attendance. Complete with dress, sash, crown, jewels (and underwear!), this pattern is the perfect way to celebrate one of the most important guests on the big day. You could even knit some corgis to run alongside!
Paper flowers are a beautiful addition to wedding décor for couples looking for something a little different. Using crepe paper, have fun and experiment with vibrant, bright blooms or delicate pastel shades. Once you’ve mastered the technique they’re so simple and are a great money-saving hack!
Classic soldier motifs give this project timeless appeal – and it’s suitable for beginners! You only need to know how to knit and purl, because the soldiers can be sewn on afterwards using a technique called Swiss darning.
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