Paperback weddings – DIY wedding décor

If you’re engaged to be married and planning your wedding, we know you’ve done the math:

Husband + wedding of your dreams = an arm and a leg…

Most brides to be have high standards when it comes to certain aspects of their wedding, and we all know that getting your brother to take the wedding pictures instead of a professional photographer could be, well, wedding album suicide…


But there are ways to cut costs and still have your dream wedding when it comes to décor. One of our most favourite ideas is making your own wedding bunting. Need help? Get those bridesmaids together (they’re not just there to look pretty on your wedding day 😉 , pop a glass of red, and start cutting those triangles. Outdoor and indoor bunting really contributes to a lovely atmosphere and great pictures at your wedding. And what’s great about this, is that you can use the exact colours and patterns you want to suit your wedding theme. Use lace instead of string to attach your bunting, and it could give a nice vintage feel to your décor.

Other paper wedding décor ideas:


  • Making your own wedding invitations is the first step to saving some money. Service providers these days are becoming very expensive when it comes to wedding invitations. Just remember that your invitation is just that – an invitation. It’s the wedding they will remember, and the invite will eventually end up in the trash. With all the lovely paper, lace, stamps and accessories these days, making your own invitations is very easy. Browse the internet for some great ideas. We’re sure you’ll find something you love.


  • Wedding flowers: Never thought of using paper flowers for your wedding, did you? If done nicely, paper flowers can bring that something extra to your wedding décor. Once again, you are able to use the colours of your choice, and mix and match as you please. There are endless designs available, from roses to lilies. Add some pearls or crystals for that special touch.


  • Wedding favours needn’t be a costly part of your wedding. There are numerous ideas on the internet and Pinterest for wedding favour ideas and wrapping, which are easy to make and cost effective. Have a look on Maccauvlei on Vaal’s Pinterest boards for some ideas.


  • Outdoor ceremony? Paper lanterns can give such a romantic atmosphere to an outdoor ceremony, and will ensure the loveliest pictures. If you’re not up to making it yourself, there are various kinds available at your local china mart at an affordable price.

Now go ahead – Book that awesome wedding photographer that you want!

Maccauvlei on Vaal – We’re happy to assist with your wedding needs! Call us if you are interested in booking your dream wedding at our lovely venue.

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country lodge and conferencing venue in the Vaal, open to both leisure and conference guests. Maccauvlei on Vaal has a variety of entertainment options. Also on offer are golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding venues, photography and culture weekends and more.

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers


Old Sasolburg Road, Viljoensdrift

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 2310

Fax:         086 667 4469


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