Every couple wants a wedding that reflects their personal style and values. That’s where DIY projects come in—to give your wedding unique handmade touches that set your ceremony apart from the crowd. Give yourself enough time and solicit some help from your wedding party; you’ll be able to pull off these exquisite details without a hitch. These 30 DIY wedding projects are easy to do while offering maximum impact in the style department.
1. Confetti Party Poppers
Now that tossing rice at newlyweds is considered passe, couples are faced with several send-off choices. Honestly Yum suggests making this tradition even more fun for your guests by handing out these handmade party poppers. Just a quick pull, and it’ll be raining confetti.
2. Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Prepare for every possible wedding day disaster with this emergency kit by The Knot Blog. Fight stains, rips, tears, and every other unpredictable fiasco with the necessities in this jar. Also pairs nicely with our wedding kit for bridesmaids.
3. Gilded Table Numbers
The Wedding Chicks put some serious thought and design into these gilded table numbers. The gold accent truly gives these numbers a unique flair and makes them look far more expensive than they actually are.
4. Brooch Bouquet
Go out and find all of the brooches you can find to build one of these brooch bouquets like this one featured in Life in Velvet. Use colors strictly with your theme, or go crazy.
5. Wedding Vow Notebooks
Don’t worry about having to memorize your personalized vows. You’ll be too nervous for that anyway! Something Turquoise will walk you through creating these wedding vow notebooks for the bride and groom to read from during the ceremony.
6. Birch Bark Wedding Vases
Perfect for an outdoor wedding, these birch bark vases are a charming detail for floral arrangements. Jennifer Rizzo makes these rustic vases look fairly easy, so we’re sure you can do it too.
7. Bridesmaid Ask Gift
Style Me Pretty gives us a closer look at the ideal contents for a bridesmaid “ask” gift. Invite your bridesmaids to your wedding party in style with Champagne, earrings and a cute reusable tote.
8. Glitter Soles
Take a note from Once Over Lightly and give your shoes a little extra sparkle for the most memorable day of your life. These glitter soles are a tiny detail, but can make for fun photos.
9. Wedding Invitations
DIY wedding invitations can be tricky, but Metal and Mud has you covered. You don’t have to be an expert in design to make quality invitations, and this example is solid proof.
10. Candlestick Centerpieces
Brittany Makes had a vision of tall flower centerpieces for her wedding and found them in these table legs that could pass as candlesticks. Gold spray paint paired with the perfect floral arrangement make for a stunning wedding decoration.
11. Wedding Guest Book
Capture your guests’ well wishes with this DIY wedding guestbook courtesy of Pretty Thrifty. This project is proof that you don’t have to spend a fortune to record the most important part of your wedding—the people you celebrate with.
12. “Lighted” Hearts Picture Prop
Even if you’re not working with a photo booth, photo props are still a clever way to jazz up reception pictures. This “lighted” heart prop made by Hostess with the Mostess is simple to make, and easy to pass from guest to guest for posing.
13. Wedding Card Box
Your theme doesn’t have to touch every single element of your wedding. Take the simple route when creating a wedding card box like the one featured by Kelley Marie.
14. Photo Backdrop
Make your own photo backdrop following this tutorial from The Glitter Guide. No one will notice if the construction is imperfect as long as the pictures turn out fantastic.
15. Photo Booth Props
It seems photo booths are present at every wedding nowadays. Make yours special by crafting these DIY photo booth props from Ruffled Blog.
16. Wedding Hairpiece
Give your bridal hair the final touch it needs with this DIY hairpiece from Spot of Tea Designs. Elegant in all of its simplicity, this accessory can fit into any hairstyle whether you’re sporting an updo or wearing your hair down.
17. Burlap Napkin Rings
Introduce some rustic style into your place settings with these DIY burlap napkin rings. Fab You Bliss gives not one, but three different styles that complement each other very well, but can also stand alone.
18. Wedding Cake Stand
If you spent days choosing between buttercream and ganache, don’t you think it’s only right to give some thought to how you will display the cake? Craft a cute and quick cake stand. Eat Drink Pretty has some good ideas on the subject, and you should be able to adapt these to any wedding theme.
19. Moroccan Lanterns
Is there an exotic flair to your wedding’s theme? Save old spaghetti jars to create these Moroccan lanterns as seen on the Matsutake Blog.
20. Rose Petal Aisle Runner
While the bride is certainly the focal point to the aisle in any ceremony, a beautiful aisle runner can’t hurt. The Royal DIY Bride made a striking runner with silk petals glued to tulle. Easy clean up and easy on the eyes.
21. Wooden Ring Bearer Box
Give your ring bearer something he can be proud to march down the aisle with in this elegant ring box from The Knotty Bride. This box doubles as a keepsake box for you after the big day.
22. Bird Feeder Wedding Favor
It can be difficult to give out wedding favors that you’re certain your guests will treasure. Intimate Weddings suggests saying a simple “thank you” with a heart made out of bird feed. It gets your gratitude across, and folks can enjoy hanging the token from their trees and observing the visitors it attracts. You can also check out our post on building a DIY Bird Feeder for an alternate angle on this project.
23. Bridal Shower Invitations
Make your bridal shower a classy affair with these DIY invitations from Creme de la Craft. Instead of sending run-of-the-mill paper invitations, try adding a spark by introducing silk flowers to the design.
Tiny rosebuds make these boutonnieres the dazzling touch your groom and groomsmen need on your wedding day. Follow the steps from Super + Super blog to create your own.
25. Wedding Marquee
Create a photo op at your reception with these show-stopping DIY marquee lights. Jen Woodhouse shows us that these are a lot easier to make than they look, and boy do they look great on camera! Follow this example of “Mr. & Mrs.” or create your initials.
26. Seashell Candles
Give tea lights new life by melting them down and settling them into seashells. This obviously won’t work for everyone’s wedding theme, but this Design Sponge technique could be modified to fit your taste.
27. Tissue Paper Fan Wedding Arch
Who knew tissue paper could look so stunning? Fancy Pants Weddings lives up to its name with this DIY project for a wedding arch. You’ll be dying to take your vows beneath this beauty.
28. Geo Chalkboard Place Cards
Flax and Twine puts a geometric twist on place cards with this DIY project. The gold glitter provides just the right amount of glamour to the smallest element of your table settings.
29. World Map Seating Chart
Where in the world am I sitting? Your guests will love being able to answer that question with your DIY seating chart made with a world map. Forevermore Events demonstrates how even the tedious parts of rounding up wedding guests can still be fun.
30. Groom’s Bow Tie
Show your love for your groom and his groomsmen by making their bowties by hand. Not a whiz behind the sewing machine? Don’t worry! Something New Stationery will walk you through it.
Personalize Your Special Day
DIY projects are a wonderful way to personalize your wedding with custom creations that reflect your personality as a couple. For more ideas to personalize your life together check us out on Pinterest.