Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
Now that you’re browsing the net looking for inspiration for your big day, you’re probably searching for a few totally unique ideas that will help to set the stage for what will be one of the most memorable days of your life.
Look no further! If you are hoping to inject some fun and personality into your big day, choosing to forgo the standard, ready-made details allows you to set the stage for a personalized wedding –a DIY wedding that is designed exactly how you want it.
Here are some fun ideas for a DIY wedding.
Announce your wedding in style with personalized wedding invitations. Handmade invitations can be as elegant or wild as your personality. A couple of our top picks for DIY wedding invitations are Save the Date Airplanes, and Photo Booth Invites.
Make your own cake topper? Definitely! A personalized cake topper can make a big statement, and after the wedding it can become a special keepsake from your big day. Take inspiration from things that are special to you as a couple, or go tongue-in-cheek and create a hilarious topper –it’s entirely up to you.
Centerpieces can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose. While many couples tend to purchase traditional, huge, flowery bouquets, there’s nothing wrong with taking a different approach and going with something more minimalistic and modern. Or, simply choose a color palette and go with it, choosing any bloom that strikes your fancy. Centerpieces don’t have to just be floral; you can also incorporate props such as vintage books, succulents, and antique silver tableware into your table displays.
Lighting doesn’t have to be complicated. There are lots of ways that you can add a touch of light to your wedding, without having to completely redesign your venue. Bring in candles to add an elegant and romantic feel to your venue. A mix of tea lights and pillar candles can look stunning as part of the table centerpieces. If you are having a rustic event, repurpose vintage or antique lamps to light up dark corners. Paper lanterns or hanging stars are a great way to add a touch of ambience to an outdoor reception.
The ceilings can have a big impact on the feel of a room. A few simple ceiling treatments can help to completely transform your space. Drape white fabric or tulle from the ceilings and tie it back to add an ethereal touch to your venue. If your event will go into the evening, add strands of white lights behind the fabric drapes to add a touch of soft, ambient light to the room, creating a beautiful and dreamy atmosphere.
Chalkboards are making an appearance in all kinds of different weddings today. Whether your wedding is traditional, rustic, modern, or zany and fun; chalkboards can add a touch of personality to you décor. You can buy chalkboard paint online or at a DIY store, and use it to make your own chalkboards out of rustic windows, picture frames, and more. Or make your own chalkboard washi tape, and go wild dressing up place settings, wedding favour bags, vases, and more.
A Live Photo Wall
Here’s a simple and fun way to add a DIY touch to your wedding. A live photo wall is a beautiful way to involve your guests, and get them excited about your big day. A live photo wall is a live, constantly updated collection of photos that your guests take on their iPhones. A live photo wall is easy to set up: all you need is a projector, a laptop, and the right software. With Sharypic, you can easily set up your online photo account, and choose your hashtag for your big day. Let the guests know what the hashtag is, and when the guests upload their photos to their social media accounts, and tag them with your hashtag, Sharypic will collect the photos and stream them onto the wall –live! It’s a great way to create lasting memories, and to make sure you have tons of cool photos to look back on after your special day.
A Fun Photo Booth
A photo booth is a fun way to help lighten the mood at your reception. Indoor and outdoor receptions can both benefit from a simple photo booth, set up in the corner of the venue. A photo booth can be as simple as hanging a nice backdrop or you could go all out and set up an actual “booth” complete with accessories, props, and elaborate backgrounds. With Sharypic, your guests can take photos with their iPhones, and then upload the photos and tag them with your designated hashtag. This will allow all of the photos from your day to be curated in one place for you to look at later, and if you have a live photo wall, your photo booth photos will be streamed live to the wall. A fun and very memorable addition to your wedding!
Special Wedding Favors
Personalized wedding favors are a special way to make fun and special treats for your guests. There’s no shortage of amazingly simple, and fun handmade wedding favor ideas online. Some of our favorites include Personalized Flash Drives, Sea Glass Candy, and Regional Treats.
Handmade Thank You Cards
Boring thank you cards are no longer necessary. Thank your guests with fun, and unique handmade thank you cards that are fun to make, and even more fun to receive. Use photos from your big day to make personalized thank you cards, or even thank you postcards. Or use paper cut-outs, stencils, an embosser, or rubber stamps to make artistic and elegant thank you cards.
DIY wedding projects help to create beautiful and ultra-personalized memories that will last a lifetime. Take inspiration from things that are special to you, and break away from the norm, you’ll be surprised at how fun, and beautiful it can be!