A wedding in the sign of 3D printing
Have you ever imagined a 3D printed wedding? That’s the idea of Erin Winick, this young bride who works for the MIT Technology Review. She turned to 3D technologies to significantly reduce the cost of her wedding and thus create the most accessories possible, from the bouquet to the decorations of the cake through the flower necklaces of her bridesmaids. Creating a truly 3D printed wedding.
Passionate about 3D printing, Erin has had two desktop 3D printers for 3 years, which she prefers to use rather than buy from new when possible. She explains, “3D printed items have a personal touch you don’t get from purchasing something at the store,” So without hesitation she looked to her little machines when she started to organise her wedding. Her fiancé being a maker as well, Simply facilitated the process further. Together, they 3D printed Erin’s headband, bouquet, bridesmaids accessories, all table numbers, floral decorations for cakes and flower necklace for girls.
If we look at the bouquet of the bride, we see that it is composed of 200 blue tulips printed in 3D that glow in the dark. Erin explains that it took more than a hundred hours of printing for a few months. After printing the tulips, she then placed them on small polystyrene balls using pins and traditional floral glue. She downloaded all her models on the STL file platform; Thingiverse.
In total, Erin spent $ 75 for all the bouquets; when you know that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on the bridal bouquet, 3D printing can certainly be a good way to save money. Of course, it was easier for Erin since she already had 2 3D printers at home. Another advantage of 3D technologies: the ability to customise what you make and add a personal touch. And of course, it’s very interesting for a wedding. To secure it as a ceremony that is always unique and made to measure.
One thing is certain; the 3D printing has helped to embellish this day. Especially when it comes to creating a ceremony in the image of the bride and groom. This 3D printed wedding is a good example of what 3D technologies are capable of doing today!
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