DIY Projects for Your Wedding

When you're engaged, time seems to go by faster than anyone realizes. So after you've decided on the date, the ceremony and reception venues, and a theme or color palette, you should begin working on any DIY projects you're interested in. This will allow you to enjoy your projects more because you won't feel rushed. Can the ring pillow or welcome sign be made six months in advance? No, not at all. These are items that can last a long time, which is the key.

Ask your married friends if they completed their DIY projects? Most likely, you'll hear "No, I ran out of time!" responses rather than yeses. The majority of your projects should be done early on to keep you organized and on top of all the other big-day details. The following DIY projects can be completed before the wedding:

 

 

Flower Girl Basket

Use paper or silk petals in a basket instead of fresh flowers as a last-minute decoration. Before the ceremony, ask your florist to add fresh petals to the flower girl's basket if you want the real deal.

 

Runner Made From Reclaimed Wood

With a rustic, reclaimed wood runner, long dining tables will have texture and height. An aged wood piece runs along the length of the table, giving the understated arrangements and dainty votive candle holders a boost to make the display seem grander and more elegant. What's the bonus? In contrast to the velvety white blooms, the rough texture of the reclaimed runner adds dimension to each tablescape.

 

Centerpiece With a Floating Effect

You might want to reconsider your opinion of dollar-store faux florals before you say "ew.". Water transforms even cheap flowers into real flowers. Let three blooms float in a plastic terrarium bowl filled 3/4 of the way with water. What's the best part? It will only cost you $2 to create this stunning centerpiece.

 

Centerpiece With a Floating Effect

Consider driftwood your new best friend. Use a detail brush or white paint pen to hand-letter guests’ first names on a small block of driftwood. Style the personalized blocks with a gauzy, white linen napkin to polish off each setting.

 

Wedding Signage

You can write classics such as "Welcome" with the bride's and groom's first names underneath or "Wedding This Way" with an arrow on wood, heavyweight cardstock, or another sturdy surface. Creating wedding signage can be a great DIY project if you have great handwriting.

 

Displays of Family Photos

If you're borrowing photos from relatives, it may take some time to gather family photos. This process can take a while, so start looking for inexpensive frames early.

 

Lanterns That Are Picture-Perfect

At weddings, lanterns are a must-have decor piece, but they can be expensive. No more! These gorgeous, trendy pieces can be crafted for less than $10. Remove the glass and backing from the frames to create the look. Using hot glue, attach the four frames together by spray painting both sides of the frames gold. Just replace the glass and you're good to go!