Managing your wedding budget can be very high stress and it can often feel like costs are going through the roof. You have so many plans that you need to be thinking of for your wedding day, from the catering to the cake and the venue to the dress! Frequently the little details are what can add the wow factor, but don’t worry these are the areas that can be easy on the budget. If either you brides or grooms are creative there are so many ways to create your own decorations.
Si Glamour are big fans of DIY Wedding ideas. We love people telling us what different ideas they’re putting in to place for their weddings. We know that if you toy with some of these DIY Wedding ideas that you’ll save yourself lots of stress looking after that budget.
Check out our 9 DIY Wedding ideas to see how you can add that special personal touch to your big day!
Watch that budget and create some simple chair decorations and pews for the isle. There are so many shops that sell silk flowers and they don’t have to cost you the earth. Buy some silk ribbon and some twine and get creating the flowers to make fabulous pews or chair decorations. You’d be amazed at how elegant these can look yet so inexpensive.
Show your wedding guests to their tables in style by creating your own seating plan. Browse through markets, charity shops and car boot sales for a mixture of vintage-inspired frames. You can then attach them to the board and decorate it flowers, subtle glitter or fairy lights. Type your seating arrangements on nice paper, pop them in the frames and you’ve got yourself a stylish table plan.
PHOTO-BOOTH AND PROPS
Without the massive expense of hiring bands or magicians to entertain your guests. You can still make sure everyone has fun at your big day. Why not create your own fun photo booth. Shop for funny hats and props in charity shops or markets or gets your bridesmaids around to help you make some. Create a backdrop to your taste and leave some props and disposable cameras for your guests to have fun taking pictures in your booth.
If you’re lucky enough to have the option for an outdoor wedding, here’s a nice way to transform the space. You can easily make subtle glowing lanterns for your outdoor space. Just fill used jam jars with flowers and fairy lights and join them together with ribbon. Attach them to the marquee or trees around the area to make it look so pretty.
SIGNAGE THAT SPARKLES
Having a country style wedding? Transform a wooden pallet with a handful of fairy lights. Write your wedding day schedule on each slat and place it at the entrance of your wedding venue. This will not only add an extra dash of sparkle to your wedding but your guests will appreciate knowing your plan for them on the day.
Bunting is an easy way to transform your wedding venue. It’s simple to tie in with your chosen wedding theme or colour scheme. It’s a fun DIY job for you and your hubby-to-be or bridesmaids to make! Pick your fabric and sew away! We do suggest that you do this job early as it can be quite time-consuming but it’s definitely worth it.
You don’t have to pay for those expensive pre wedding punches and fruit juices to spoil your guests! A DIY drink station is a great choice for a Summer celebration. You can find some lovely glass drink dispensers online that you can fill with fruity cocktails, cloudy lemonade or flavoured water. Coupled with some mason jars and colourful straws you’ve got yourself your very own self-serve drink station.
Save any clear wine or gin bottles you’ve used and get creating for your centrepieces. You don’t have to dent your budget for centrepieces for the tables. Simply collect your bottles and fill them with flowers or fairy lights to create gorgeous centre pieces.
BUCKET LIST / DATE JAR
A bucket list or date jar is a great alternative to a wedding guest book and it’s easy to recreate yourself. A nice way to get your guests involved in your wedding day is to create a bucket list or date jar! Rather than the traditional wedding guest book this can contribute towards your memories and add a bit of fun to the day. Ask your guests to write a fun wedding bucket list or date suggestion on a piece of paper and pop it in a jar. You’ll really enjoy reading these and be sure that your guests will get very creative with their suggestions.
Now that you have some budget-friendly DIY wedding ideas for your big day, it’s time to get planning!
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