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19 DIY wedding ideas you didn't even know you could make

19 DIY wedding ideas you didn't even know you could make


Written by Katie Byrne


No - really! Our round-up of crafty ideas will leave you brimming with inspiration...

 

#1 Ask the younger member(s) of your bridal party to hand-make signs for your ceremony...

Not only is it a great way of making them feel included, but their sweet designs will also add some extra 'aw!' factor to proceedings.

As seen at: Kerry and Ben's wedding

Image: Ferri Photography 

 

#2 A handmade table plan doesn't have to be massively intricate or detailed.

Simply write names onto luggage tags and attach on to a map or print for a super-simple finish.

As seen at: Becky and James' wedding.

Image: Julia and You

#3 Ask a crafty friend of family member to handmake you an arch, that can be decorated with fabric, faux blooms, fairy lights and pot plants.

KimYe, eat your hearts out!

As seen at: Sarah and Gareth's wedding.

Image: Craig & Eva Sanders

 

 

#4 Enjoy baking?

 

If you're not too fussed about your wedding cake looking totally perfect, you could always consider baking and decorating it yourself!

 

As seen at: Amy and Andy's wedding.

 

Image: Sarah Jane Ethan Photography 

#5 Roll prettily-patterned sheets into cones for a simple confetti idea...

Seriously - you can't go wrong with this one!

As seen at: Gemma and James' wedding.

Image: Radka Horvath 

 

 

#6 For extra sparkle, roll the tips or tops of your cones in glitter!

 

As seen at: Hannah and Ollie's wedding.

 

Image: Binky Nixon Photography 

 

 

#7 Follow the lead of this crafty groom and hand-make a box for your wedding rings

It'll make a glorious lasting souvenir, too.

As seen at: Sarah and Dan's wedding.

Image: Candid Frank Photography 

 

#8 Transform an old dresser into a chic drinks table...

A lick of paint + new handles = instant transformation! 

As seen at: Alexa and Eric's wedding.

Image: Danielle Poff Photography 

 

 

#9 Tie string to the neck of an old bottle and fill with one or two blooms for an instant (and striking!) tree decoration.

 

Plus, your guests can take them home as favours. 

 

As seen at: Bianca and Sam's wedding.

 

Image: Samantha Ward Photography

 

 

#10 Create a simple handmade photo-display area.

 

Use chicken wire and double-sided tape to hold your favourite pics in place.

 

As seen at: Crystal and Nick's wedding.

 

Image: Lauren Fair Photography

 

 

#11 Simple decorative details make the perfect finishing touches for pew ends and tablecentres.

 

From mason jars filled with fleurs to simple chalk signs for your tables, they're oh-so easy to hand-make.

 

As seen at: Jenn and Seth's wedding.

 

 

Izzy Hudgins Photography 

 

 

#12 If you've got a talent or passion for hand-making something in particular...

 

...Why not incorporate it into your favours?

 

As seen at: Emma and Jon's wedding.

 

Image: Julia and You 

 

 

#13 This super-simple, super-smart guestbook alternative is brilliant.

 

The best bit? All you need is a jar and scraps of paper for your guests to write their messages on!

 

As seen at: Nicki and Rob's wedding.

 

Image: Julia & You 

 

 

#14 Put-together activity packs to keep kids entertained. 

 

No, this technically isn't crafting per se - but it's still making! #AmIRight

 

As seen at: Felicity and John's wedding.

 

Image: Darren Edmunds and David McConaghy

 

 

#15 Chalkboards = your friend.

 

Easy to adorn, they're a chic way to display timetables, favourite quotes or those oh-so essential dancefloor rules...

 

As seen at: Jessica and David's wedding.

 

Image: Neil Hanson

 

 

#16 Autumnal wedding?

 

Pumpkins are so versatile: perfect for painting, carving and adorning, they make a great addition to any reception.

 

As seen at: Claire and Steve's wedding.

 

Image: Kerrie Mitchell 

 

 

#17 If you or your partner are savvy with electrics...

 

...You might want to consider making a striking light display, like this couple did!

 

As seen at: Hannah and Gavin's wedding.

 

Image: Ellie Gillard 

 

 

#18 Re-purpose old wood...

 

...Into shoe storage by the dancefloor, into signs to navigate your guests around your ceremony and so on.

 

As seen at: Amy and Taylor's wedding.

 

Image: KT Merry 

 

 

#19 Raise a toast with customised glasses.

 

All you need to do is add a strip of chalkboard fablon and voila! 

 

As seen at: Sam and Tyler's wedding.

 

Image: Park Road Photography 


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