Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in /home/weddinga/public_html/site/templates/main.php on line 169

The rise (and rise) of the DIY wedding

Written by Katie Byrne, published 21st apr 2015

81% of Brit couples will include handmade details in their wedding day, a new survey has revealed...

A new survey has revealed more than three-quarters of UK weddings feature DIY details made by the happy couple.

Of 2,113 British newlyweds quizzed, only 19% said there were no DIY aspects to their wedding day.

The survey, conducted by, found favours were the most popular items to be handmade for a wedding, with 41% of the vote, followed by invitations (38%).

Almost a quarter (24%) of the couples quizzed revealed they had made their own wedding cake, whilst 21% made their own venue decorations. Just under a fifth (19%) of those quizzed got a friend or family member to handle the photography, whilst 18% said they took charge of their own wedding flowers.


Less popular items to DIY included the catering (15%), order of service prints (14%), guest book (13%) and drinks (11%).

It didn't end there though: 9% of the people surveyed also revealed they had made or amended a wedding dress.

Over three-quarters (78%) of the people questioned said their motivations for DIY details was 'to keep costs down', with 67% adding they wanted to add a 'personal touch' to their celebration.

How much of your wedding day will you be DIYing?

diy weddingwedding surveywedding ideaswedding studies

You could be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day

Nope, this isn’t a premature April Fool…

Inside Chanel Iman's stunning Beverly Hills wedding

Emily Ratajkowski has married!

Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden hold surprise wedding