For brides on a budget, making some of your wedding decor yourself is an easy way to stretch your budget as far as you can. While it sounds difficult, making your own wedding decor can be relatively easy—with a little patience and a few trips to the craft store, your guests won’t even know you made these projects yourself. Check out some of favorite (and easiest) DIY wedding projects below!
Planning on a few signs around your ceremony and reception to direct guests to the correct locations for seating, drinks, and more? Make them yourself! For boho brides, chalk paint on a vintage window or shutter can transform an old piece of wood into a unique, rustic sign perfect for your wedding. For brides opting for a more traditional look, you can find pieces of glass or wood at your local hardware store and add your own lettering to them with paint! If you’re not confident in your own penmanship, enlist the help of an artistically-inclined friend.
Light Up The Night
An easy way to add elegance to any space, a few well-placed string lights can take your reception from simple to magical with no effort. If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, a few vintage-inspired light strands between the trees will elevate the space perfectly—and mother nature will do the rest! For indoor ceremonies, look into fairy lights, which are much more subtle and often come on silver or gold strands for an elevated look. A few fairy lights on your dessert table, in centerpieces, or wrapped around architectural elements of your venue can make the reception pop.
DIY Place Cards
Place cards and table numbers can easily be done yourself! You could get creative and find something easy to weigh them down—we love the way this bride opted for a pine cone, matching her theme easily for almost no cost—but nearly anything works. Attach a small tag and write your guest’s name, and you’ve got an adorable place card! Not confident in your writing ability? Find some nice paper at the craft store, download a free font online, and print the place cards yourself!
Adding boho flair to your centerpieces is easy—these little log details can be accomplished right in your garage! A few careful cuts on some local logs and a bit of wood stain from the craft store makes an easy centerpiece. Add a few silver or glass pieces (you’d be surprised what cute glass containers you can find at the thrift store) and some candles, and you’ve got a lovely boho tablescape for your reception.