Your search for the most magnificent DIY wedding decorations is over! We’ve put together a list of what we believe are the seven most beautiful and unique decorations you can make for your upcoming wedding. They’ll add glamour, class, and style to any wedding and without the hefty price tag, you’d expect from such stunning decorations!
Get ready to be inspired by some fantastic DIY wedding decorations…
7 Affordable Ideas for DIY Wedding Decorations
There’s no reason why a tight budget should hold you back from achieving the wedding of your dreams. It’s all about prioritising your needs and wants, cutting back where you can and not feeling guilty about anything. One great way to save money is to create your own decorations, and we’ve found seven terrific DIY ideas to get you started.
- Tree stump slices – you’d be amazed at how effective tree stumps are when positioned on your reception tables. Large slices can be used as table centerpieces, with smaller ones as coasters or placeholders. You can either remove the bark and smooth the edges or leave them au-naturel, depending on the style of your wedding.
- Pinwheels – not just for kids, pinwheels make fabulous table decorations and attractive photo props too. Arrange them in jars or vases along your reception tables or hand them out to guests personally. Use the same colours in your pinwheels as you have for your wedding theme for cohesiveness and your guests can take them home as wedding favours too.
- Handmade signs – forget buying signs – make your own! If your wedding is outdoors, often you need help to point your guests in the right direction for the food, ceremony and even photos. Pellets work well as sign making materials.
- Vintage bunting – make your own bunting from old tablecloths or fabric found at secondhand shops.
- Potted plants – plant a cutting or seedling inside a tiny pot, add ribbon and a guest’s name for a great table decoration, wedding favour and placename holder in one!
- Candy table – in large glass containers, place candy which matches your colour theme on a table. Add little muslin bags for guests to pack their own bag of sweets to take home with them.
- Ribbon backdrops – tie long lengths of ribbon, lace or hessian to a thick wire or piece of string, then hang to help decorate your wedding venue.
Often wedding favours and decorations can do the same job. Don’t forget to take a look at our article 65+ Wedding Favour Ideas for Your Wedding Reception for more inspiration on DIY wedding decorations!