12 Wedding Ideas to DIY at Home
Are you trying to plan your wedding from home during coronavirus? There is still plenty you can do to plan and prepare for your special day. We’ve put together a list of 12 easy (and fun!) wedding DIYs that you can make at home…
Seat Reservation Tags
Seat reservation tags are a great idea to save the front-most chairs for your wedding ceremony. You can make them for your bridal party, and any other key people, such as guests giving a reading or a musical performance. The quickest way to make these is to find a printable template online, and then customise them how you like. Or you can design them yourself on your computer. You can then print them, hole punch at the top, and loop through some pretty ribbon. If you’re feeling extra creative, you could cut out the shape from card and use a calligraphy pen to freehand the text onto the card.
There are so many different options for making your table numbers or table names. Use a good quality card, and print out a design you like. Or you could opt for something quirky, and write directly onto a wood or glass surface. Your table numbers/names can be freestanding or made to slot into a holder. The choice is yours!
Name places can be unique to your wedding theme or season. For a Spring wedding, you could choose a pretty floral design. How about using a gold pen to write your guests’ names on real leaves for a fresh summer wedding? Make use of natural decor for Autumn weddings by using pine cones or cinnamon sticks to display the names. In Winter, you could write your guests’ names on a snowflake shape!
Family Photo Table
A family photo table is perfect to show the generations of both of your families. It’s also a beautiful way to honour family members who might no longer be with you. It makes a great set up, and you could even place your guest book in front to help give some inspiration to your guests of what to write! All you need to do is print the photos and frame them. Add a small piece of paper inside the frame to state the relationship to the bride or groom.
No matter how many guests will be at your wedding, you’ll need somewhere to put those wedding cards! It’s really easy to make a card box. You could use an old suitcase or hamper basket, or even just cover a cardboard box with some nice cloth! Don’t forget to add a sign saying ‘Cards’ so your guests know what to do.
Kids Activity Packs
If you’re having children at your wedding, you may want to consider providing them with some activities they can do at the table during the meal. Children get excited at weddings (of course!) and can be restless when sitting at a table with the ‘boring’ adults! You could put together a small activity pack for them to focus on, with a colouring or puzzle book, some pens and a perhaps even an ‘eye spy’ list. Tie each pack together with some brown string in a bow. You can give each child the same activities, or personalise each pack to their individual tastes.
It may seem daunting at first, but making your own seating chart is actually fairly easy! You can get a corkboard and hot glue each table card on, and any decorations you want. Or you could use a big glass sheet and try out some fun calligraphy to design your seating plan. Take a look at our Pinterest page for some inspiration!
Why not make some cute wedding reception decor for your venue? We love these wooden scrabble effect letters. You could even use faux flowers or wine corks to make the letter shapes! You could even write out your favourite ‘love’ themed quote to display. It’s great for your wedding photographer to have extra details of your special day to capture!
Everyone loves a good confetti shot! It’s really easy to make these cones to hold your confetti in. Simply use a square piece of paper or card, and roll to make a cone shape. Ensure the cone is taped or glued securely and there is no gaping hole at the cone point. You can now fill with your confetti! If you want, add your names and wedding date to the cones. You can also hole punch the cones and loop through some ribbon to hang off your ceremony chairs. If you want a more eco-friendly wedding, use biodegradable confetti, or dried rose petals.
Wedding Party Gifts
It’s good etiquette to give each member of your wedding party a thank you gift for being part of your special day. Why not give them something extra special by DIYing the gifts yourself? Try your hand at making rose petal soaps, or put together a jar of hot-chocolate ingredients complete with mini marshmallows!
Bunting is probably the easiest thing you can DIY for your wedding. It’s cheap and can make a big visual impact. The classic bunting shape is a triangle, but why consider a cute heart shape instead? Use any material you like, whether that’s card, cloth or tissue paper. Then hot glue your shapes onto string, or hole punch and thread the string through! Make sure to leave enough string either side so that you can tie your bunting in place.
A ring cushion can be a bit tricky to make, but if you have a knack for sewing it should be fairly straightforward! If you don’t want an actual mini cushion, consider hot glueing a pretty ribbon to a large shell or piece of wood with your initials engraved. You can then tie your wedding rings onto the ribbon and viola, a beautiful ring holder!
DIYing wedding items is much easier than you think, and it’s fun too! Many couples are opting to make what they can themselves, not only because it saves money, but also because it’s much more eco-friendly. And, it means you can use the money you save to book up those great wedding suppliers you’ve been eyeing up!
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