DIY Wedding Ideas

DIY Wedding Ideas That Are Fun And Cost Effective!

Weddings can be notoriously expensive. It is, after all, one of the most important days in a person’s life! Everyone wants a wedding that is dazzling, and memorable. Unfortunately, some of these grand plans might not be within your wedding budget, but not to worry! DIY projects are your answer to this conundrum; the Do-It-Yourself trend started long before brides completely embraced it – but with the help of Pinterest, Instagram, and several other wedding-idea websites (like ours!), more brides and grooms are finding ways to take over parts of the wedding that would have previously been farmed out to vendors. This puts a personal stamp of so many elements of the wedding and really helps to bring out the couples’ taste and style. Not only are they a way to give your celebration a more personal touch, but they’re also a great way to save some money! Here are some of the ideas that our team came across, and hopefully they’ll inspire you on your journey to have an absolute knockout of a wedding. Don’t forget to check our list of amazing Instagram pages for wedding makeup artists.

Invitations

It is SUPER EASY to design and make high-quality wedding invitations yourself instead of spending all that money on something people will only look at a couple of times. There are several ideas online and you can take what you like from each of them, make your shopping list and head to the craft store depending on what you need to make your idea work. Tip: choose the high-quality materials so that the finished product has a professional look. There are no limits on space or rules about color and you’re not stuck with an option in a stationery store or online invitation site. You can be as creative – or simple – as you wish.

Wedding Invitations

Gift Bags

Personalised gift bags are a great way to put your own touch on saying thank you to the people who made it out to your wedding, and instead of paying someone to put it together for you, round up a group of friends and family to help you out in this task. They can give their input on what they think would be appropriate- and memorable- for the guests that attend your special day. We’ve seen some truly incredible projects- from personalized hats to jewelry, there are truly no limits to what you can achieve. Include a handwritten note, and maybe a souvenir from the wedding to make the memory a lasting one!

Gift Bags

Cake Toppers

Cake toppers are the perfect way to bring out your identity as a couple and considering it’s perched on top of a cake, you can bet everyone is going to take a look at it! They can represent various aspects of you as a couple, or even if you want to go the traditional route, you can create wedding toppers in your own likeness using 3D imaging!

Cake Toppers

Floral Wedding Crown

Nowadays it seems that brides are slowly moving away from the traditional veil and choosing some sort of headpiece instead. This gorgeous floral wedding crown goes really well with outdoor and/or rustic boho wedding events and is the perfect accessory if you’re planning on having a wedding outdoors, surrounded by nature.

Wedding Floral Crowns

Napkin rings

So classy and SO EASY! You can choose from hundreds of designs available online, or even come up with your own (depending on your crafty skills) and make stunning napkin rings that will take your table setting to a whole new level. Most likely (most definitely) you’ll have a considerable amount of napkin rings to make, so this is a great project to do as a group if you want to involve more people. (You’re getting married, people can’t say no!)

Napkin Rings

Floral Bouquets

Over the past few years, DIY brides have embraced making their own bouquets and floral arrangements. For some, it’s a budget matter. For others, Pinterest strikes again, giving them the option to go beyond the traditional bouquet; button bouquets, brooch bouquets, seashells and everything else that glitters, sparkles or pops can be pulled together in a pretty arrangement that looks amazing with certain wedding gowns and outfits. While you’re at it, you can also save a great deal of money if you organize the floral arrangements yourself instead of hiring a florist to do it for you. That being said, this is not an easy task, so make sure that you arrange for the flowers well in advance, understanding that they have a short lifespan. It’s not a one person job, so a flower power team is definitely recommended!  

Wedding Floral Bouquets

Decor

How much décor you do yourself is going to be relative to where you’re getting married. For example, in your hometown, you can make the centerpieces and another such décor ahead of time (the same doesn’t apply to the flowers!) and your planner can put it out on the big day. If you’re having a destination wedding, you have to consider the cost of shipping these arrangements and how many will actually make it to your wedding in one piece. You don’t want to get there and start all over! A few creative couples over the years have done lightweight origami projects that could be hung from trees, and hand-made, color-coordinated dream catchers floating in the trees above the ceremony are a great touch too.

DIY Wedding Decor

While we wrap up the article, a small warning: don’t take on more than you can handle simply because it’s exciting or can save you a certain amount of money. It’s better to prioritize; work on what you can and spend on what you should! Don’t be intimidated by DIY projects, but also be realistic about what you can accomplish and how effectively you can execute it on your big day. There’s nothing worse than having to spend weeks creating the perfect DIY wedding project only to have them arrive in crumbles because of damage caused during handling and delivery.

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