Light it Up DIY Style

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How will you light up your wedding?
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As we meander into fall and toward winter, I dream of romantic winter weddings. You know the ones I mean; they are filled with twinkling lights, crisp and cool air, and misty-breathed lovers whispering sweet words to each other. Doesn’t it just make you wish you were there?

If you’re planning a winter wedding, you could be. And getting that special “twinkle” doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult, either. Check out some of these fantastic DIY ideas for lighting your night up:

Use paper lanterns or luminarias. You can make your own using paper bags, doilies, and a votive; or, if you have some cash burning a hole in your pocket, you can purchase some from artisans like Hannah Nuun.

Create Mason jar lanterns. You know, Mason jars might be one of the most useful items for a DIY wedding. Simply use adhesive spray to attach lace doilies (check your local thrift store), set a votive or tealight inside, and voila!

Use blank canvas and fairy lights. This last option is the simplest and most space-effective. Simply purchase some blank canvases and then bundle up some fairy lights behind it. The lights will show through, but because of the canvas, the light will be diffused and softer. You can also poke a pattern of holes in the canvas to stick individual bulbs through for a brighter effect.

How do you plan on lighting up your wedding night? Will you use candles, lanterns, luminarias, fairy lights, or something else?

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