Your hands can create DIY wedding decorations that are better than a store-bought, carbon copy decorations. Also, this would be a great chance for you to cut some corners and save some money to spend on that fantastic getaway honeymoon! You can make this the wedding of your dreams and believe me, your wedding will look amazing even though it could cost half of what your wedding planner wants to charge you. With a little bit of ingenuity and research, you can be sure that your DIY wedding decorations are something your wedding guests have never seen before. Here are 10 DIY wedding decorations to make sure your guests will walk away from your big day amazed and dazzled.
1. Wooden Ladder Wedding Arch
Ignore the fancy wedding arches that your wedding planner is advertising to you. With a few friends and two ladders, you can easily recreate this wooden ladder wedding arch. Whether you are super ambitious and decide to completely build the ladders from scratch or take the easy way and just borrow a ladder that is about a similar size to your own from a friend, you only need a few yards of tulle and satin. With some well-placed bouquets, you can easily hide the fact that your wedding arch is created from ladders and your guests will only see a romantic location where you will be saying your vows.
2. Wooden Stab Guest Book
Want a new decoration in your home to remind you of your big day? Leave the ordinary guestbook idea for someone else’s wedding and have a wooden stab for your personal guestbook. While the idea may sound strange at first, you will love seeing this precious reminder of your special day hanging in your living room or as your headboard and your guest will be surprised by such a genius idea.
3. Paper Crane Garland
You could invest in hundreds of dollars of floral arrangement or you could gather a bunch of friends and learn a new skill together for the wedding. These paper crane garlands will give your decorations a whimsical and modern feel. It is perfect if you want a minimalist look but still want some pizzazz to your decorations.
4. Floating Flowers
Your spring wedding will truly feel like a magical floral wonderland if you make these floating flower garlands. They give such a mystical element to your wedding, whether they are from a distance and you cannot see the wire or up close and you are surrounded by floating flowers. Save some extra money and use fake flowers instead of real ones.
5. Pearl Chair Garlands
Give your wedding a classy, vintage feel with these pearl and beads garland behind your guests’ chairs. You can maintain the atmosphere and distract from the simple necessity of chairs and incorporate them into your overall display.
6. Floral Aisle Decoration
Do you need to save some money from your aisle display? Whether you will be taking a long or short trip down the aisle, that is a lot of ground to cover with flowers. Ditch the fancy vases and use some tin cans. You will find plenty around your own house and without their labels, they will have a rustic, countryside feel to them.
7. Confetti Wedding Favors
Are you stressing over what wedding favors to give to your two hundred wedding guests? Do not give them little trinkets that they will find cute at the reception but will toss once they leave the restaurant. Give them a gift that they will use and will improve your own wedding. Make your own confetti jars as a gift and incorporate your guests into your wedding ceremony.
8. Floral Table Runner
Have you figured out your centerpieces yet? It can be expensive to find thirty or so centerpieces and to coordinate how variety among those thirty or so tables. Ditch the multiple tables and create a family-style element with one long table and a floral table runner. While there are flowers in this table runner, notice that it is more leaves and greenery than flowers. Using more greenery than floral pieces will cut down on your wedding cost and you will lose none of the appeal.
9. Tulle Reception Ceiling
Give your wedding reception a dreamy feel with this tulle and fairy lights ceiling. With a quick trip to the fabric and hardware store, you will step into a reception that looks like something of your daydreams from ceiling to floor. Enclose your wedding guests in a world of your own creation.
10. Self- Serve Cocktail Bar
The cocktail hour where the guests refresh and pep up after a long ceremony? Lean your creativity to specialized cocktails for your wedding drinks and create a mini self-serve bar so your guests can sample all your drinks and mingle.