How to create ‘DIY’ wedding decor
Having a budget wedding doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have fun and creative decor. With some clever tips and ideas you can make your own wedding decor, such as table decorations and a beautiful custom made dress.
Creativity certainly doesn’t have to cost a lot. If you need to follow a strict budget, but still want an elegant and unique wedding, the following DIY ideas could be what you need.
DIY tips to spruce up your big day
Mason Jars for Centrepieces, Giveaways, or Thank-you Favours
Mason jars are affordable and can be incorporated into your decor in many versatile ways.
They can be used as vases for table centrepieces, as decorations or enclosures for light fixtures. Alternatively use them as containers for your party favours. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to create an awesome Mason jar giveaway. One quirky idea is to fill them with a cake or cookie mix.
Mason jars instantly make any DIY project chic, the money you’ll save on your home made decor means you can splurge a little more on your custom wedding dress.
One of a Kind Guestbook
If you want to remember all the details of your big day, why not create a guestbook for guests to leave you a message?
A traditional guestbook might be a little passé, especially if you are aiming for a unique wedding. An alternative would be to have big bottle in place of a guestbook. Your guests can sign their name on corks, small pieces of paper or mini scrolls and place them in the bottle.
Afterwards, the bottle makes a great decoration for you to take home and a wonderful remembrance of the most important day of your life spent with loved ones.
Another idea for those with a travel-themed wedding is having the guests sign a message on cute stationery. Which they then fold into paper planes and place inside a mini suitcase.
Place Card Holders
Making your guests feel special on your big day is a lovely gesture of gratitude for their presence on one of the most important days of your life. Sometimes, something as small as a cute personalised place card holder can make them feel really appreciated.
A couple of simple ideas include using tiny pinecones with handwritten cards, or picture frames with their photos instead of names inside. These DIY ideas are easy to create, but they can make all the difference to your guests’ experience.