This year’s brides are getting more creative than ever with handmade flair that showcase their inner domestic diva. With sites like Pinterest gaining popularity with women everywhere, there are endless possibilities for a budget-conscious bride with a knack for the creative. Try out some of these DIY projects that will please your guests and your budget!
This bride got crafty and made her own flower accessories and boutonnieres from fabrics that coordinated with her wedding colors. This is a great way to personalize your accessories and save a chunk of money at the same time.
More and more brides are making their own dresses. This bride made her dress (and pattern) by first sewing the green vintage-style dress, then crocheting doilies like crazy for weeks to complete the lace overlay. Isn’t it just lovely?
One of the easiest things to do DIY style is decorations. This couple paid tribute to their predecessors by stringing old photos of family members throughout the reception area. This is a great sentimental conversation piece. You can even turn it into a guessing game with prizes for the guest who matches the most photos to family members.
DIY Bouquets are a great way to add some extra flair to your wedding. This bride made her own origami paper flowers from a pattern and crafted bouquets for herself and her bridesmaids. You can also create matching boutonnieres for groomsmen and other members of the bridal party.
These DIY feather-topped drink stirrers add style to any beverage, and are incredibly easy to make. All you need is bamboo skewers, gold trim, feathers, and a glue gun.
This is a twist on a wedding menu. With only five materials, you can create these adorable fabric menu tags guests will surely appreciate. Supplies: fabric, ribbon, iron-on transfers and a printer. That’s it!
This is another hand-crafted bouquet, but this one has even more sentimental value. This bride photocopied pages from her favorite books, poems, and love notes from her husband-to-be and crafted them into roses. The mix of colored and off-white paper is stunning, and a great way to tie in your wedding colors with a vintage look.
Instead of traditional guest seating cards, tie ribbons around cute, inexpensive toys that your guests will love. These ones are great because they can be personalized to guests’ personalities.
This is another spectacular spin on a DIY bouquet. Broach bouquets are incredibly popular right now, but can run you about $950. This bride collected vintage broaches and pins and created her own. There are a lot of online tutorials on how to do this, and finding your own pins is a great way to show your personality. You can also incorporate family heirloom pieces and honor family members from both families. The best part about broach bouquets is you can keep them forever or reuse pins in your wardrobe or other DIY crafts.
This couple simplified their cake decorating by letting guests decorate it themselves. They ordered a solid white cake and filled piping bags with colored icing in the wedding’s color scheme and let the guests get creative. This is such a fun idea and great for making the guests feel involved in the festivities.
DIY is becoming a huge trend right now and is a great way to incorporate your personality into the big day. Hopefully these ideas will give you some inspiration for your own DIY wedding. What creative DIY wedding projects have tickled your fancy lately?
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