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DIY this super easy ping pong ball light garland

DIY this super easy ping pong ball light garland

DIY weddings are more popular than ever since DIY projects can save you beaucoup bucks in the process. So if you need some seriously pretty mood lighting for your DIY decor, this easy ping pong ball light garland is your go-to DIY wedding project. Plus, they function as garland/bunting for a ceremony backdrop of for stringing along the ceiling in your venue.

They’re cheap, easy to make, and they look gorgeous lighting the rest of your decor (and photo ops!). The ping pong balls give off a warm, soft glow, perfect for setting the mood.

Here’s how to make these killer lights…

Mirror garland at a wedding as seen on @offbeatbride #ceremony #wedding #decor

DIY Mirror garland brings the pretty shinies to your ceremony

An eagle-eyed reader spotted the mirror garland hanging in the trees behind Matt and Jescia’s outdoor ceremony and demanded to know (okay, truth: politely and graciously asked) if the couple could share their DIY secret. Here’s what Jescia had to say.

Cake topper banner from @offbeatbride

Calling all weirdos in love: this free printable cake topper banner is for you

One of my favorite quotes that we’ve featured on Offbeat Bride is this little snippet from Robert Fulghum and is about “mutual weirdness.” As a weirdo with a penchant for similar weirdos, this resonates for me. I decided to whip up a DIY printable cake topper banner with “mutual weirdness” as its theme. Let’s see how it’s made!

huzzah banner alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Make a “huzzah!” banner for your wedding

Amber and Marshall had a fabulous Renaissance-themed wedding. So seriously fabulous that I hope we get to feature them in a bride profile soon. But one of my favorite details that they added to our Offbeat Bride Flickr pool is their “huzzah” banner.

wedding geek signs alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Katina & Nefi’s intimate DIY state park wedding

Things to love about this gorgeous forest-y wedding: comic book paper flowers, the bride’s amazing vintage dress, their geeky location signs, lots of DIY projects, and their mutual deep love of FOOD (and each other!). Plus, they are both chic as hell. Wait until you hear the bride’s sneaky trick on the groom. Hint: it involves cake.

sdfersf alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Amanda & Alex’s silly DIY barbecue wedding

A hardcore band nerd married a bookworm who doesn’t know how to play a kazoo properly, but damned if they didn’t totally celebrate their shared loves of science fiction, games, music, and all things ridiculous. With a modest budget, they had a wedding that had something for everyone: board games, frisbee, a photo booth, dancing, booze, and lots and lots of BBQ.