A photo posted by Lia Griffith (@liagriffith) on Nov 12, 2014 at 3:42pm PST

I was immediately smitten and then had a stroke of genius: what if my centerpieces were paper flowers?! Lia also had tutorials on her site and I was motivated further after falling for an adorable flower pom on Pinterest.

As a

A photo posted by Pretty Poet INK (@prettypoetink) on Jan 9, 2016 at 8:10am PST

My mother helped with my bouquet by giving advice and later adding the bit of trimming for a nice finish.

Next, I buckled down on the paper flowers, and selected a design I liked on Lia’s

A photo posted by Pretty Poet INK (@prettypoetink) on Jan 9, 2016 at 7:58am PST

In addition to the loose flowers, I also made two pairs of flower poms, which turned out beautiful (shout-out to mom for gluing the pearls for me).

A photo posted by Pretty Poet INK (@prettypoetink) on Jan 9, 2016 at 8:07am PST

With my flowers all cut, I was able to work on my birdcage veil. After about an hour or so (and a quick lesson on YouTube), I was done with that, too.

A photo posted by Pretty Poet INK (@prettypoetink) on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:52pm PST

So, I had two bouquets, four poms, and a veil done, but I was getting down to the wire. As much as I had planned accordingly for time, I wanted to add just one more flower or one more plant and it took time I didn’t really have.

A photo posted by Pretty Poet INK (@prettypoetink) on Jan 9, 2016 at 8:22am PST

Now, while I hope this piece served to inspire you to get a little crafty with your own wedding, I would advise you to remember it all takes time and determination to see things through the end.

Afiya Augustine DIY Bride 1

Crafting isn’t for the faint of heart, ladies and gents, so make sure you’re strong-willed — and have your favorite glue gun handy!



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