While you are considering cutting costs for your wedding, think about the venture that is DIY wedding decorations. You don’t have to spend a huge amount on decorating your reception venue. Just be sure to schedule enough time for this activity, and you will be more than able to complete the job. Even before finding one of the best wedding dresses in town, this is something you can begin to process.
Take some time out, decide on the wedding decoration ideas you want to implement, get your material, and invite your bridal party to help you out. You could make a fun day out of it complete with drinks and snacks to fuel you as you work. Enjoy seeing the work of your hands during your big day, plus the knowledge that it didn’t cost a lot to get fancy and yet customized DIY wedding reception décor. As long as you don’t leave the planning too late before the wedding, you should be able to use any one of our DIY wedding decor ideas below.
- All green garlands
You could create a garland from any type of hard greenery and hang at your wedding reception or ceremony. This, by the way, is a great choice for DIY outdoor wedding decorations. Make this a day or two before your big day to avoid wilting. String greenery together with floral wire and drape over chairs, tables, or your wedding arch.
- Tulle and lavender chair backs
Create beautiful chair backs out of tulle by draping the fabric over the back of the chair and tying in a neat bow behind. You can tuck a full twig or two of lavender in each bow for an elegant finish.
- Hydrangea globes
A lot can be achieved with some twine, a floral sphere, and pretty hydrangeas. Use the foam globe as a pin cushion for the flowers, wrapping the twine around it for support. You can soak the globe a little in water to keep the flowers from wilting. Hang these beautiful globes indoors or outside to add flair and color to your occasion. Can also be a part of your table decoration, hanging from a beam, or part of the backdrop for your reception.
- Wine cork signs
If you have been saving your wine corks, then now is a great time as ever to use them for homemade wedding decorations. Whether you need a sign for your wine bar, beer bar or even dessert bar, you can trace out the word for the sign on craft paper, and glue the corks together to create a sign.
- Trendy glasses
Add some sweet sparkle and shine to your ordinary drink glasses with sugar. Pour large crystal sugar in one bowl and corn syrup in another. Dip the rims of each glass into the syrup first, and then into the sugar next time. There you have it, beautiful sparkly glasses. Remember to allow the sugar on the rims harden at room temperature for best results.
- Rustic jars
For a rustic or bohemian themed wedding, get old jars in different colors and sizes from friends and family and fill them with cheap, beautiful wedding flowers. They can be used to make easy wedding decorations for your reception in line with the rustic theme.
- Sunflower pomanders
Hang colorful sunflower pomanders from the ceiling. All you need is to get Styrofoam balls from the craft store, and fake sunflowers. Very easy to put together for additional wedding decoration. Simple wedding decorations, just like the hydrangea globes, you use the Styrofoam like a pin cushion for the sunflowers.
- Personalized napkins
You could rent fancy napkins for a high price, or you could buy plain ones in bulk and make them your own. Personalize the napkins by embroidering your initials on them. You could also incorporate twigs, burlap and jute rope for a creatively beautiful effect.
- Wire wrapped signs
Stylish signs for your seats can be made easily by bending the copper wire to your will. You could write out the words in the desired size, and bend the wire step by step to follow each letter and cut off whatever wire remains. Create a neat and simple sign easily; by far one of the niftiest DIY wedding decor ideas.
- Handwritten signage
For cheap and easy communication with your guests, whether it’s the wedding program, venue map or dinner menu, craft personalized, handwritten signs on boards or cardboard and spread strategically throughout the venue.
These signs will not only be cute, but they will also be informative and help your event flow smoothly with little to no hitch.
DIY wedding decorations could just be the answer to your prayers if you are looking to cut costs for your wedding. If neither of these options is what you are looking for, perhaps they could inspire you to come up with creations of your own. All there is no limit when making decorations of your own. Just ensure to keep your decorations in line with the overall theme of your wedding, and you should find some inspiring results.