The Creative Princess: DIY Bridal Bouquet and Garter

DIY Bridal Bouquet and Garter

David Tutera, Michaels, Wedding, #cbias
This year I will celebrate 10 years of marriage to a WONDERFUL guy. I loved our wedding! The wedding and reception were held at the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, inside one of their pavilions. It was pretty amazing! Our wedding colors were White and all shades of purple. Almost everything was DIY, we were on a tight budget.

My wedding was BEAUTIFUL!

Styles change a lot in 10 years and what was popular then, is not popular now. My #1 piece of advice for a bride-to-be is, be true to you. Don't worry about what may or may not be popular. Do what makes you, and your man, happy.

That is one thing I like about David Tutera, he focuses on the couple and what they want/like, not the trends. Oh, he is still trendy but he does not push the trends on you. Did you know he now has a line available at Michaels craft stores?

If you are like me, you can not afford to have the REAL David Tutera plan your wedding. His line at Michaels is the next best thing! You are able to take his items and make them yours.
David Tutera, Michaels, Wedding, #cbias
I used the David Tutera Hair Snaps to take this garter to the next level!
David Tutera, Michaels, Wedding, #cbias
To make the garter you will need:
Stretch Lace
Fabric Flowers
David Tutera Hair Snaps
Hot Glue
David Tutera, Michaels, Wedding, #cbias
First, find the center of each flower. Then, you will take the back of the snap off and glue the top piece to the flower.
David Tutera, Michaels, Wedding, #cbias
Next, measure your thigh to see how much lace you will need. Cut the lace an inch, or two, shorter. Before gluing your flowers into place, arrange them to get the look you are wanting to achieve. Once you have your look, glue the ends of your stretch lace together, then glue your flowers down so that your seam is covered. You can also sew your ends and flowers but hot glue works just fine.

My total cost for this project was just over $12. That is a GREAT price for a beautiful, one of a kind, garter!

That's it! Super simple and easy. If we were to renew our vows I would do shades of pink, ivory and burlap. I LOVE the shabby chic look, it has been a favorite of mine for years.

I also made a pretty bouquet and added the David Tutera Moon Lights. They are BEAUTIFUL and make your bouquet GLOW! Hello! That is AWESOME! I once saw a bouquet that was wrapped in wire and I fell in love with it. I was trying to achieve that look but, it just was not working. I think it still turned out great though. I also wrapped the stems in burlap and then the same lace I used for the garter.

The bouquet was around $40 to make, still MUCH cheaper than using a florist. If I had planned it better I could have gotten this price down further by using store coupons or sales.
David Tutera, Michaels, Wedding, #cbias
Be sure to check out the David Tutera line next time you are at Michaels!

Follow David Tutera on Twitter and Facebook, you can also find great ideas from Michaels on Twitter and Facebook as well!

Did you DIY your wedding?
Not married yet? Do you plan to DIY your wedding?

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® #CBias #SocialFabric All opinions are my own.

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