What's Appropriate to DIY at Your Wedding
Age-old traditions hold that every bride should have “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.” It seems these days, she should also come armed with a carefully collected DIY Pinterest board. When that list of “necessary” decorations and other wedding accouterments start piling up, it’s only natural to start divvying it up into the DIY-able and the not-so-DIY-able. This of course will just depend on every bride’s own crafty inclinations, but with the amount of DIY resources out there, you may be surprised just how much you can truly do yourself. (Including those of you with the self-proclaimed black thumbs and terrible handwriting.) Here are a few ideas—get to pinning!
Flowers: Classic in White
Follow our step-by-step for these almost-too-easy arrangements.
Flowers: Spring Fling
Steal this “easy wow” of a centerpiece for a wedding in bloom.
Flowers: Winter Wreath
Bring the outdoors in with a seasonally appropriate wreath from Style Me Pretty.
Tiny Touches: Games Please
Keep guests (especially the young and young-at-heart ones!) entertained with a lighthearted game of corn hole.
Tiny Touches: For the Guests
How sweet are these tiny honey jars as favors for guests?
Tiny Touches: Confetti for the Grand Exit
Hand out tiny packets of leaves (olive leaves pictured here) for a more bird-friendly alternative to rice.
Hand-Lettered: Personalized Coat Hanger
Try your own hand at hand lettering and calligraphy on a low-stakes detail like the dress hanger.
Hand-Lettered: Venue Signage
Make sure guests end up in the right spot with a spunky sign post.
Hand-Lettered: Welcome Sign
Once they’ve found the right spot, welcome them on in with a hand-written sign. (Perfect for photos too!)
Photo Props: Pretty Backdrops
Make a perfectly picturesque moment with these pretty DIY backdrops.
Photo Props: Put a ‘Gram On It
You know we love a monogram down here. Why not make what is basically a giant 3D one to take photos with?
Photo Props: Snapshot Station
Remember the day forever with instant-printing photos guests can add to the guest book themselves.
Table Top Décor: Easy Elegance
Number the tables with this super easy chalkboard bottle DIY. You might even have to uncork a bottle in the process—for the sake of the project of course.
Table Top Décor: Simple and Sweet
Keep the tables simple, classic, and laid back with these precious woodland-esque centerpieces.
Table Top Décor: Written in Rosemary
Make place-settings extra special with a budget-friendly name card (that smells good too!).