DIY decoration tips for a wedding?????

by DIY wedding planner on December 29, 2011

I was thinking of ways to save money and at the same time add my personal touch to wedding decorations e.g. flowers, tables etc to make it unique. I am going to make my own wedding invitations but is there any other fantastic ideas out there?

I need some artistic inspiration…………………
Oh and my bridesmaids are purple/brown/gold truffle colours. I am looking for something different although I dont want to go OTT . Im looking for a little simple thing that would make a big difference if you get me. I have no particular theme in mind, I mite like ideas on that too….

My fiance plays guitar and so do I so im loving that idea

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

vbel1158 December 29, 2011 at 5:21 am

Fake flowers will always be cheaper. If you don’t want flower centerpieces, you can go to a dollar store or an arts supply store and get glass or plastic bowls/vases and do floating candles. Then put some rose petals around the bowls for some added color.

You can also try or try a search engine for ann’s bridal bargains. They are both great sites. The knot has everything (right to actual ideas and tips) and ann’s has everything for a lot cheaper than a typical wedding supplier (got most of my stuff from there).

Good luck!


Tiffany December 29, 2011 at 6:02 am

For my wedding, my husband plays guitar by the way…we got a cheap 20 dollar guitar. We used it instead of a book for people to sign!

Find something that states who you are as a couple…if your fun…go with bright colors and maybe a candy table! (I so wanted to do that!)


Sassy Bride December 29, 2011 at 6:08 am

Does your wedding have a theme? Sometimes having a theme makes it a little easier to decoration…although it depends on the theme and how complex you are trying to make it. For example my fiance and I decided to use a heart theme, since it was right around Valentine’s Day. We scattered candy hearts on the tables for decorations…everyone really liked the idea and thought it was cute.
It’s hard to really advise you any further in regards to decorations since I don’t know your theme, colors, venue or budget. But, there are tons of ideas out there…best thing to do is get a creative friend to help you. Or, really think about what you want for your themes and colors and post a more detailed question. This way you willl be able to get the most benefit from it.


Kit December 29, 2011 at 6:15 am

Need more information:

Any theme ?:
Time of Wedding(morning/afternoon/evening):
Month of Wedding:
Casual / Formal:
# of Tables:
Traditional / Modern:

with those questions answered we will be able to give you more ideas then you will know what to do with!


Patty December 29, 2011 at 6:24 am

you can go as extravagant or simple as you want, especially if you’re going the DIY route. warning: sometimes making your own things will cost you as much or more than if you had just gone bargain shopping. (it’s also very stressful and more time consuming than one would think– start early!) but you’ll be so much happier with the results and your guests will be so impressed by all your hard work!!

if you have a theme and/or color scheme to work with, those will be the starting point for the rest of your stuff. depending on your invitations, you can take an element from those, and use it as your overall theme. just so long as you’re consistent, it’ll look like a well- thought out and expensive event. also, details are everything and are what add to the uniqueness, so don’t forget them!

here’s my story:
i made our invitations and all other wedding stationery (thank you’s, menu cards, programs, seating cards, table numbers, guestbook, etc), decorations, cake stand and centerpieces.
my wedding had a slightly Asian theme (i’m Chinese, my hubby is Caucasian). our seating cards were origami cranes with a little tag attached with gold thread that had the guest’s name and table number. we got married in December, so these were perfect for guests to hang on their Christmas trees for decoration afterwards. our invitations had embossed bamboo on it. bamboo was one of our design elements. our centerpieces were ceramic green pigs (it was the Chinese Year of the Pig) and held bamboo. we randomly gave it away to one guest per table, and also used extras as decoration at the seating card and guest book tables. thank-you notes had “thank you” embossed in Chinese and English. everything stuck to the color theme of royal blue, cream, gold, and green (except our flowers– those were bright pink, light pink, and white in roses and orchids). you get the point.

i had a great time planning my wedding (maybe that’s why i’m still on the weddings area on Y!A– i just can’t let it go, haha). have fun with it (and get help from family/friends whenever you can)! Good luck!


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