Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, and you want it to be truly unique. DIY wedding decorations are the ultimate way of personalizing your special day.
Do you want to save money for the honeymoon? Are you a super crafter looking for wedding inspiration? These DIY decorations are simple and stylish solutions to make the day a memorable and fun one:
- Nature Provides
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Nature provides an abundance of ideas for DIY creativity. Consider a neutral wood palette or green hues. You could upcycle and turn an old tree stump into a wedding centerpiece for your table or all the tables.
Is there an old tree stump on your property or a friend’s? Have it cut down, and then polish and refinish it. Alternatively, look for a piece at your local hardwood store.
Your stump can be painted in any color, or you can place real or LED candles on top for a simple look. Place herbs on top or your favorite superhero statues to nerd out.
- Picnic Wedding
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Think back to all the fun cookouts and picnics your families have shared together over the holidays. Why not have a picnic as a part of your wedding theme? This is perfect for an outdoor wedding or for the reception. Decorations may be recycled from previous celebrations for a fun and odd collection of string lights and banners.
You can also make your own picnic banners for your wedding. Make a romantic paper doily banner from an affordable paper multi-doily pack, thread, ribbons and scissors. Another idea is to take scrap fabric and construct a fun multi-colored banner, which will require basic sewing skills. Look to what’s around you and reminds you of picnic pastimes.
- Share the Memories
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Get personal and share the story of your love by displaying your photos in a creative way. Forget the story of your love slideshow that everyone does.
Create a twine photo geometric wall display, sketching out triangles and rectangles on the wall, placing the twine over the lines as you wind the string around nails or tacks. Place Polaroid cameras on the tables so that guests may add to the display. You could also use this as a way for family and friends to find their seats at the wedding, with goofy photos and table numbers.
Integrating DIY Decorations with Theme + Colors
Your DIY wedding decorations should celebrate you as a couple, but it’s important they complement other decoration choices you’ve made, especially the wedding venue. Sometimes one special detail kick starts your imagination and will inspire a theme, where you may have been felt indecisive before. DIY decorations blend into any theme or color scheme:
- Consider the wedding venue. What tones and hues are present? You don’t want those to clash, so choose color schemes that complement each other.
- What are your favorite colors? If you feel indecisive, start here first. Other ideas are to look to how you’ve decorated your home or the colors that are in your wardrobe. Your favorite colors are always nearby.
- Check out bridal websites and magazines. Bridal websites offer inspiration, such as bridal boards on Pinterest. Bridal magazines may feel cliché and overwhelming to your shopping senses, but they have provided inspiration for ages. Have wine handy and take a look with friends.
- Use the 1+2 instant color scheme method, by choosing one main color and two accent colors.
Some may think DIY decorations are too tacky for a wedding, but these DIY finds go to show that a personal touch makes a wedding chic and personal.
Use nature as inspiration, from centerpieces to the rest of the decorations. Memories of cookouts and picnics inspire unique banners and may extend to being the theme for the reception or an outdoor wedding. Share the story of your love and family memories by creating an unique art display with twine, letting family and friends add their pictures into the mix.
Simple DIY wedding decorations are a guaranteed way to make your wedding personal, unique and unforgettable for years to come.
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.
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