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Bride and groom create a 'crisp wall' for wedding guests to snack on at their ceremony

A bride and groom created an amazing DIY 'crisp wall' for their guests to snack on at their wedding - and it only cost £75 to make.

Charlotte and Gavin Bell, both 28, from Dunfermline, Scotland, came up with the quirky idea for wedding favours before they tied the knot in December 2019. 

The simple structure, made from timber and chicken wire and spare navy paint, took less than two hours to build and paint before 200 bags of crisps were pegged onto it. 

Classic brands such as Quavers, Space Raiders, Discos and Wheat Crunchies all went down a treat with the guests as they arrived at the reception. 

A bride and groom created an amazing DIY 'crisp wall' for their guests to snack on at their wedding - and it only cost £75 to make

After sharing the idea on social media, the couple has been inundated with messages from people across the country who are even asking to rent the crisp wall for their own nuptials.

Teacher Charlotte said: 'I've always been crisp-obsessed and everyone I know loves snacking, so the idea came about when Gavin's sister suggested we should have a cart of crisps at the venue, instead of a candy cart.

'I wanted to put my own twist on it, so we put our heads together and had the idea to make a wall full of crisp packets for people to pick from.

'We went for a theme of retro crisps, so the most stressful part was trying to track down particular brands.

Charlotte and Gavin Bell, both 28, from Dunfermline, Scotland, came up with the quirky idea for wedding favours before they tied the knot in December 2019

'I couldn't find where to buy Tangy Toms, so we had Discos, Space Raiders, Wheat Crunchies and Twiglets, as well as some more general Walkers ones.

'Our guests loved the idea, it was hilarious because everyone just kept going back for more, even while they were dancing they were asking if they could go and get a bag of crisps.

'Everyone even went home in their taxis with a bag!' 

After the crisp wall went down so well at her wedding, Charlotte posted a picture of it on a Facebook page after someone was asking for ideas about alternatives to evening food at weddings.

Classic brands such as Quavers, Space Raiders, Discos and Wheat Crunchies all went down a treat with the guests as they arrived at the reception

After sharing the genius idea on social media, the couple has been inundated with messages from people across the country who are even asking to rent the crisp wall for their own nuptials

Charlotte added: 'Gavin didn't think it would be so popular and he now realises it was an ingenious idea.

'But I think I'm going to keep it for my 30th birthday and just keep using it at different milestone events!' 

Charlotte posted a picture of it on a Facebook page after someone was asking for ideas about alternatives to evening food at weddings