Are you in search of some simple DIY wedding projects on a budget? Believe it or not… I managed to get married, all in for under £300. Honestly. It’s important to know though, that I wasn’t interested in a fancy wedding. At all. But if you want a fancy wedding and still want to save a complete fortune, the best idea is to DIY!
When choosing your wedding venue, it can be difficult to find the right place for you to exchange your vows. There are sites such as UKbride, that can condense all the information you need all in one place. Easily making it a lot easier to find all the key features of each wedding venue. The next big step is to decorate your venue, so here are 10 affordable and easy ways for you to DIY your decorations…
10 Incredibly Simple DIY Wedding Ideas On A Budget
DIY Pallet Wedding Sign
A growing wedding trend is to use a pallet sign as a DIY project for your wedding day. Painting and decorating your pallet with flowers, make it an elegant example of shabby chic with practical use too. Pallets are cheap and easy to get a hold of too, sometimes you can even bag one for free!
Start Collecting Mason Jars For Your DIY Wedding Projects On A Budget!
Collecting jars from your family and friends, or even from Amazon or Craigslist, is a great way to gain resources for DIY projects. You can use them for flowers, fairy lights or even favours! A basically free way to get some stunning DIY pieces. Start searching through thrift stores or buy in bulk to save even more.
Having a seating plan displayed so that your guests can find their place is a way to organise your family and friends without too much fuss. You can minimise the cost of this by easily making one yourself! All you need is a canvas or a sheet of wood, and some paint, and viola! The perfect table plan.
DIY Shabby Chic Centrepieces
With the rise of the shabby chic and rustic theme, having DIY centrepieces for your tables is becoming a popular option among brides. Things like burlap runners and succulents within flower arrangements are easy and cheap ways to recreate this trend. You could even use doilys stitched together as a table runner like shared in this post, the possibilities are endless!
One of the priciest things in your wedding budget, brides have found some clever DIY tricks to minimise the impact on the budget in regards to your flowers. A popular choice is to piece together your own arrangements from flowers crafted from tissue paper, ribbons or even old books. This is a personal spin on the traditional wedding flowers.
DIY Wedding Favour Ideas
Giving your guests wedding favours is a great way to say thank you for celebrating with you on your special day, but they can be quite pricey when you add them all together! Putting together DIY favours is more personal, such as a ‘hangover kit’ made up of painkillers, mints and maybe an eye mask!
DIY Natural Earth Friendly Confetti
Often, wedding venues don’t allow you to use paper confetti, so a great way to get around this is to use a natural component that will give you the same effect. Making your own confetti is also cheaper, as well as caring for the environment!
You could use leaves that have punched out with a stamper, or dried flower buds. You can DIY something for them to be carried in too, such as a cone or small box.
DIY Photobooth and Props
Having a DIY photobooth at your wedding celebrations is a great way to bring your family and friends together to create some brilliant memories. Having a giant frame, lots of crazy props and some disposable cameras available is bound to get your guests involved!
DIY Flower Arrangements
Making your own decorations like flowers is a great idea, but how do you arrange them? Hula hoops! Yes that’s right, using a Hula hoop to hang your beautiful DIY triumphs up to make a stunning arrangement.
DIY wedding ideas on a budget | DIY Wedding Arch
Having an arch at your ceremony is a pretty and elegant way to add some dimension to your decorations. This is especially true if you are tying the knot outside. It’s as easy as styling up some wooden beams, or you could add a quirky spin and use an old pair of doors!
Making everything yourself (or with charitable friends) is an amazing way of making your wedding come in under budget! You could even tell friends that if they help, it could be considered in lieu of a gift. Obviously, that would be for a project like building a wedding arch! The more hands that you can get making projects, the better.