Every bride dreams of having the perfect wedding- a day that is unforgettable, fun, and beautiful. Over the past few years, the Do-It-Yourself Wedding has become very popular because many brides are on a budget, but want to add a unique or high end touch to their special day.
We’ve scoured Pinterest for the very best DIY ideas out there. Just click on each photo to get more detailed information and tutorials. Whatever your wedding theme or colors, we’re sure that you can find something on this list to incorporate into your wedding!
DIY WEDDING DECORATIONS
What do you get when you combine a piece of wood, nails, and string? This sweet piece of art! The heart may be the obvious choice for your wedding, but this can be customized any way you’d like.
Photo Table Runner
If you’re using long tables for your reception consider making this table runner! It’s easy to do and will be a great conversation starter for your guests.
Large, decorative letters are an excellent way to add a special touch to your wedding. We like this X and O, but what about using this method for a monogram? This tutorial uses fresh flowers, but if you made it with silk flowers it could be displayed in your new home after your wedding.
Glitter Tea Light Holders
This may be the quickest DIY project ever! Spray on some glue, sprinkle some glitter and voila you’ve added a little sparkle to your wedding décor!
This project is somewhat tedious, but the end results are definitely worth it. (And you can catch up on your favorite TV show while working!) The pearls in this photo were spray painted metallic rose gold, but you could leave them white if you prefer. This method would also make beautiful table numbers or cake toppers!
These lovely terrariums can be created well in advance of your wedding and would be perfect for a beach wedding. Collect some glass containers and get working! You can even make mini versions as your wedding favors.
DIY ESCORT & PLACE CARDS
Color Dipped Cork Card Holder
These adorable cork placecard holders will add a pop of color to your reception. And they’re so simple you could have your flower girl or ring bearer get in on the action. (P.S. You don’t have to drink tons of wine to make these. The cork lids can be found at most craft stores!)
Billy Ball Escort Card Display Box
This display box would be a nice touch at a summer wedding. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and they even include a template for the name strips!
Colorful Pocket Escort Card Display
If you like to scrapbook, then this is a great project is for you! This would be an eye-catching display at the entrance of your reception and you can customize the colors to match your wedding.
Painted Burlap Table Numbers
Another popular wedding trend is burlap. Wrapped around vases or used as aisle and table runners, the options are endless. Here’s another unique burlap idea for you! You should be able to find these 6” stretched burlap canvases at your local craft store. Just add some number stencils and a spritz of color to get this look.
Vintage Wood Table Numbers
A DIY list wouldn’t be complete unless mod podge was involved, right? These table numbers are crafted from from rustic wood, but this concept can be applied to any kind of wood you’d like. Design and print your table numbers then mod podge away.
Book Table Numbers
The perfect table decor for the bride and groom that love to read! Use a piece of tulle to tie house numbers or wooden numbers to a stack of old books.
Moss Table Numbers
Add a little green to your reception tables. (These are not as difficult as they look- did you know moss is sold in sheets for easy crafting?) You could also make a gorgeous monogram using this method.
DIY WEDDING FAVORS FAVORS
Mini Potted Succulent Favor
These mini succulents would look darling alongside of the terrariums we mentioned above. You can put one at each place setting, or use them as escort cards and display them on one table at the entrance of your reception.
Spice Dip Favor
Buy spices in bulk and create these little glass bottles for your guests to take home. You can even tie them in to your wedding by matching the spice to your family heritage or wedding cuisine.
Berry Jam Favor
Summer is the perfect time to spread the love (get it?) with these jam wedding favors. If you have time, make your own jam. Otherwise, you can purchase small jars of jam and personalize them with a new label and some ribbon. Click the picture for lots of recipes and labels!
Oreo Pop Favor
Is there anyone out there that doesn’t love a delicious Oreo? I think not. Jazz ‘em up and hand ‘em out! The options are endless!
Well now you have your work cut out for you! If you’re still looking for more DIY wedding ideas, check out our Pinterest Board. Good luck as you plan your wedding! May it be everything you’ve dreamed of!
And don’t forget to refer your guests to RegistryFinder.com, where they can locate all your wedding registries in one place!
by RegistryFinder.com contributor Rebecca Haar