14 Great Ways to Give Your Wedding That DIY Feel

There are lots of lovely ways to give your wedding that personal touch and DIY is one of them. While it won’t be for everyone, if you do love a good project (or have a few of the girls you can rope in), it can be a gorgeous way to put your own stamp on your day and show off your amazing talents as well. Some projects won’t take you more than an hour or two tops while others will require a couple of months of serious collecting and the odd battle or two with a glue gun but most of these projects are suitable for all DIYers – you don’t have to be particularly crafty to pull them off. Some bits like old wine bottles and jam jars you can collect at home and won’t cost you a thing and if you’re after some pretty little extras, the likes of Hickeys is great for materials for your projects with everything from ribbons and sequins to fabrics and craft supplies.

Today we’re taking some inspo from real weddings and are showcasing some fab DIY details couples have used for their own Big Day. We’re particularly taken with Julie and Scott’s recent bash, check out their wedding for a masterclass in cool, DIY style and some other brilliant ideas below. Of course you don’t have to have a crafty bone in your body but can still have a bit of a DIY feel for your day – there are suppliers out there that will nail the look for you. After a creative table plan? Take a peek at Table Plan Designs who can come to the rescue and whip up a masterpiece for you whether you’re after a footie, music or comic themed table plan. Check out some of their awesome designs here!

1. Put Together Some Survival Kits for Your Girls

Photo from Lisa & John’s real wedding by Kathy Silke Photography

2. Jazz Up Some Wooden Hangers with Cute Transfers

Photo from Joanne & David’s real wedding by Peter Rowen Photography

3. Use an Old Book to Carry the Rings to the Altar

Photo by Q Weddings via Grey Likes Weddings

4. Create Your Very Own Love Story Sign

Photo from Julie & Scott’s real wedding by The Fennells

5. Have A Photo Wall Full of Your Fave Snaps

Photo from Julie & Scott’s real wedding by The Fennells

6. Collect Old Frames and Create a Fun Table Plan

Photo from Laura & Craig’s real wedding by Hu O’Reilly Photography

7. Use Old Wine Bottles to Display Table Numbers

Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic

8. Or Get Creative with Some Personalised Table Names

Photo from Julie & Scott’s real wedding by The Fennells

9. Spray Paint Old Mason Jars and Fill Them with Flowers

Photo by Nick Murray Photography via Rock My Wedding

10. Make Up Some Cute Flags and Use Them as Place Cards

Photo by Marianne Wilson Photography

11. Display Your Favourite Love Quotes Around the Venue

Photo via Altar Ego Weddings

12. Use Some Light Bulbs as a Cool Cake Topper

Photo by Mirabel Photography via Ruffled

13. Get Crafty and Get Knitting 

Photo from Helen & Noel’s real wedding by Photographic.ie

14. Collect Jars and Use Them for Drinks

Photo from Chris & Anne’s real wedding by Emma Russell Photography

Main photo from Julie & Scott’s real wedding by The Fennells

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Pamela Mahon

Pamela Mahon

Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery. Her favourite section on the site is the galleries section (too many pretty images to choose from), and she can often be found lurking in the fashion and beauty forums as well.
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