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DIY Wedding Details


Your wedding day is a celebration of the union of two unique personalities and hence, it should feel like you. The big day should reverberate your charismatic and artistic souls in each detail. And to personalize a wedding according to your individual taste, sense of style, and aesthetics, DIY wedding projects are the best places to get started. DIY wedding details are the perfect start to inject your creativity and imagination into every big and little character of your wedding. Whether you’re looking to host a glamorous and chic city wedding with black tie details or you are planning to escape to the wilderness of the countryside to host a rustic-chic reception day, there are DIY wedding decorations for every wedding planning timeline and style.


Adding personal touches here and there can not only transform the big day, but these budget-friendly ideas are great for your wedding bank too, and will fit into any celebration. If you fall under the umbrella of budget-friendly or décor-savvy couples who want to plan their wedding on their own and personalize every detail, prepare yourself to be the best wedding planner with these easy and pocket-friendly wedding décor inspirations


Our Favorites DIY Wedding Details Of All Times


DIY Your Bridal and Bridesmaids’ Bouquets

The first step to DIY your wedding is to get your wedding floral details in place. From turning your bridesmaids’ wedding bouquets into eclectic centerpiece arrangements for your reception tables to assembling your bridal bouquet, there is a good deal of DIY green wedding ideas for your wedding to choose from. Your bridal bouquet arrangements should speak for your unique personality and come straight from the heart. Hence, you can always opt to forage your own wedding flowers, or fill in your bouquet with loose stems from the local florist or farmers market, or even pick flowers straight from your garden to create a personalized mix. You can add a sentimental touch to your bridal bouquet by stripping a piece of fabric from your grandma’s wedding dress or securing the bouquet with an heirloom brooch or any such memento that holds significance.


DIY Wedding Favors and Thank You Gifts

We all have a huge thing for DIY wedding favors that takes personalization to a whole new level! From giving away customized wedding party take away gifts like champagnes with personalized wine labels and cute reusable totes with engraved initials to your gang of bridesmaids to birdseed wedding favors which is a sweet, simple, eco-friendly way to thank your wedding guests, there are many unique and season-inspired wedding favor ideas for your loved ones. You can also choose to make beautiful handmade coasters or embroider napkins with monograms with your wedding party before the big day and get help on your DIY wedding projects. Gift your party tiny vials of locally sourced honey, jams, or olive oils, or bake them cookies and cupcakes for imparting some local flair in your DIY wedding favor ideas.


DIY Wedding Stationery

Don’t we all love DIY wedding invitations that are spruced up using creativity and artistry? Just like uniquely creative wedding invitation ideas which can be DIY’d, there are other wedding stationeries that can use DIY details too. For instance, DIY wedding programs can be printed in an elegant digital template with all your big day information and can be doubled as hand fans by adding paddle sticks for summer weddings in outdoor settings. You can also DIY escort cards by adding fresh blooms and sticks with your guests’ names on them. For a more luxe feeling, add personalized wax seals to all the wedding stationeries and paper products. Have a custom-made seal with your monogrammed initials or your wedding date and use them on escort cards, place cards, invitation suites, cocktail menus, and wedding menus. One of the most fun DIY wedding ideas for stationeries to add a quirky twist to traditional guestbooks - have your guests snap polaroids of themselves and add the photos with the handwritten personal notes on the keepsake book.


Fun Wedding Signs

Probably the most simple DIY wedding idea, having must-have wedding signs personalized in your own ways is a big DIY flex. Choose a wedding venue with ample outdoor areas to give your guests a bit of direction with DIY ideas for wedding signs and point them in the right direction. Wedding signs are great for personalizing your big day with DIY wedding decorations. From couples hosting a carnival-themed backyard wedding by bringing in ring toss, balloon darts, and homemade refreshments to giving an enhanced estate décor look to traditional wedding signs by utilizing imaginative canvases, DIY wedding signs are great for creating a beautiful aesthetic for the wedding details. For instance, a wedding sign made out of a vintage mirror can add to the bucolic aesthetics of a fall wedding, and a stencil or a plywood decal can add to the rustic and natural aesthetics of DIY wedding details. On that note, a wedding sign made out of reclaimed wood can be a great addition to beach aesthetics.


Upcycle Furniture for Your Wedding

If you’re wondering about how to plan a wedding on a small budget, then look for upcycling wedding ideas to reimagine your home furniture for the outdoor wedding ceremony and reception setups. Also, one of our most favorite DIY wedding ideas, repurposing indoor furniture for dressing up reception details can be a huge cost saver. From vintage dressers and bookshelves juxtaposed against the wilds of nature for welcoming guests to repurposing old wine barrels as rustic cocktail tables, the inspired use of furniture can create a sense of comfort for your guests. Also, to channelize the ultimate summer camp wedding ideas, you can set up a lounge area with your home furniture where your guests can unwind and connect with one another away from the formal reception setting. Setting up a lounge area with rugs and low seating arrangements along with parasols, blankets, flip-flops, etc. can bring unparalleled comfort and visual aesthetics to your DIY wedding décor.


Set Up Drink and Food Stations

Things only get dreamier by the minute when you complete your DIY wedding checklist with self-serve food and drink stations. From setting up a holiday hot chocolate bar station for your winter fête to setting up a vintage car trunk with self-serve bottles on ice for your summer soirée, setting up beverage and food stations are a highway to channelize Pinterest DIY wedding ideas. Pre-mix your favorite summer cocktail recipes and garnish them with edible flowers to serve them in transparent glass dispensers for an oh-so summertime feel. These drinks can be anything from tangy mimosas and tasty sangrias to lemonades and ice tea infused with gin. The glassware can carry the wedding aesthetics - from mason jars for a rustic countryside aesthetic to champagne flutes for a more refined touch. A barrel bar for a vineyard-inspired cocktail reception can be great as it requires minimal assembly. Candy stations are great for kids and add yet another element of fun to your garden wedding.


DIY Ceremony Backdrop Ideas


Your chic wedding detail photographs will testify to the kind of beautiful wedding day you had for years to come. And one of the best wedding planning tips for brides who are DIY-savvy, designing the ceremony backdrop with gorgeous and whimsical details is not only a sure-fire way to have beautiful wedding portraits, but also a great money-saving option. Sometimes your wedding altar just needs an extra oomph factor to smoothen the rough edges. You can DIY your wedding arch or chuppah by using anything from flowers, branches, and greenery to candles, saplings, or lanterns. For instance, create a more desert-inspired wedding backdrop by using dried palm trees and pink anthuriums and for a more whimsical and garden-like feel, go for foraged flowers and herbs. Designing your wedding arch can be an atmospheric addition to your wedding décor. The biggest perk of this is you can shape the arch in any way you fancy- whether you love a woven wreath of magnolia branches or a colorful mix of vibrant astilbe and yarrow flowers wrapped in a pyramid shape. 


DIY Reception Table Details

Curious about the best ways to create a statement on your wedding day without going overboard? Then look for the best DIY wedding decorations on a budget for reception tables, that can instantly spruce up the overall look of the reception. For DIY-savvy couples, creating alfresco dinner arrangements with custom trellised canopies can be a statement-making move. Drape these customized reception table canopies with drapes and lush green garlands for a romantic atmosphere. But couples who do not want to take the pain of designing ceremony arches and reception canopies, big-sized leaves from a local flower market can be a great way to make a statement on a budget. Wide monstera blades or banana leaves with gold calligraphy letters can be used as DIY reception centerpiece ideas, as well as for escort cards, table numbers, or exit tosses. Sprucing up reception tables with statement-making décor additions can be atmospheric. For example, tinted glassware can be great for injecting the choice of wedding colors into the tablescape or the choice of luxe linens can add a little visual pizzazz into the reception décor.


DIY the Little Details

Cozy and small wedding details come together to create an unforgettable wedding day décor. Like setting up bohemian rugs as a resurgence of rustic Middle East bohemian aesthetics can have a dramatic influence on the overall wedding character. It can be laid out to create a lounge area, set up the dance floor, anchor the ceremony space, or line the aisle. Similarly, a flower wall instantly adds volumes to garden aesthetics. DIY a wedding flower wall for a whimsical garden-inspired backdrop and double it as a photo booth as well as your wedding ceremony backdrop. To add to DIY small wedding detailseco-friendly wedding blooms and greens can also be used for escort card display or to layout the wedding program. Setting up a grand entranceway can also set the tone for the rest of your wedding décor. DIY your ceremony entry by framing a gateway that complements the overall wedding aesthetics. From dried grasses, lanterns, candles to using clusters of eucalyptus, pampas grass, and cacti fringe, there are many unique wedding entry decoration ideas to add to the wedding planning checklist.


Add Fairy Lights, Candles, and Drapes

You haven’t seen transformation magic until you’ve seen what a few strings of dangling fairy lights, some candles, and flowy drapes can do to a wedding! If you’re wondering how to plan a DIY wedding on a strict budget, head to the nearest wedding rental thrift store and score these three things according to your selected wedding décor theme. Voilà! Your wedding will be the dreamiest setting you’ve ever seen in all the seasons. If your wedding venue has huge trees, hang strands of good-old fairy lights vertically from your Christmas collection for a whimsical scene that looks as if it's dripping in magic. Add some dreamy drapes to add softness to the venue, create light and airy moods, utilize vaulted ceilings to full potential for indoor settings, and make large event spaces more intimate. Finally, bring some mix and match hued candles or taper candles of a single color and strategically place them as reception table centerpieces. The cool and eclectic reception décor wedding planning tips will amplify the glow of your wedding and make it exquisitely opulent and dramatic.


From hosting a garden wedding with upcycled home furniture to scoring hidden gems from driveway sales and charity shops for a backyard soirée, a DIY wedding is a great opportunity to get a bit crafty and save some money. To start off your DIY wedding projects, try to visualize a well-balanced event space in tandem with the original and overall aesthetic visions. For couples who do not identify themselves as crafty, these easy DIY details don’t require a ton of skills or expertise. From hanging string lights on your own to arranging carpet rugs, these DIY details are easier than you think.


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