DIY: Wedding Ideas on a Budget

If you’re looking to save some green on your wedding while adding a creative, personal touch that your guests will appreciate, look no further! We’ve put together a list of our top five simple DIY Wedding Ideas that budget-savvy brides will love.

5. Twine and Paper Doily-Wrapped Tableware

The traditional linen-wrapped tableware are the go-to for most wedding receptions but let’s face it, they can get pretty expensive. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative, it doesn’t get any easier than these Rustic Wedding place settings. Swing by your favorite craft store and pick-up enough paper doilies for each guest (and a few extra just in case) and enough twine to wrap each at least once (grab a larger roll if you prefer to wrap them multiple times). Tie each setting up with a bow and you’re good to go!


DIY Paper Doily and Twine Tableware

4. Ribbon-Tied Photo Backdrop

We’re absolutely loving this DIY project and so will your budget. This ribbon and lace tied backdrop is the perfect way to put a unique spin on your wedding photo booth – especially if the background is black or up against a wall. No photo booth at your reception? No problem! Hang the backdrop behind your Wedding Dessert Table for some added flair. Check out the tutorial to get started!

Pssst…add this to your list of Bridal Shower Ideas too!


DIY Ribbon-Tied Photo Backdrop

3. Painted Glass Votives

Give your everyday votive candles an upgrade with this easy and super fun DIY wedding project. Add these little bursts of color to your Wedding Reception Centerpieces and Tableware or even give them away as favors. Don’t have enough time on your hands to play Picasso? Enlist the help of your bridal party and make a girls night out of it! Add even more colorful aspects into your big day with our Watercolor Floral Wedding Invitations.

DIY Painted Glass Votives

DIY Painted Glass Votives

2. Blooms in a Bag

Hosting a Summer Wedding? Take advantage of all those gorgeous blooms with this Inexpensive Wedding Centerpiece Idea! We can’t get enough of this fresh from the farmers market vibe and neither will your guests. Whether you’re using real or silk flowers, place them in a vase (with water if they’re fresh) then put the entire vase in the paper bag – tie the twine around and you’re done!

DIY Floral Centerpieces in Paper Bag

DIY Floral Centerpieces in Paper Bag

1. Lavender and Tulle Wrapped Chairs

Simple and gorgeous, these lavender and tulle wrapped chairs are giving us some serious Vintage Wedding Inspiration! Decorating chairs can be a tedious job so this project works best with a smaller guest list. For most chairs, you can wrap four with about five yards of tulle, but every chair is different! Before you head to the craft store and buy all the tulle they have, we recommend trying it out on one of your reception chairs first. Save even more by swapping out the lavender for some baby’s breath!

DIY Lavender and Tulle Wrapped Chairs

DIY Lavender and Tulle Wrapped Chairs

Itching for even more DIY Wedding Ideas? Check out our 10 Ways to Package Wedding Favors list!

Images (top to bottom): Buzzfeed, Oh Lovely Day, OnceWed, Apartment Therapy, Buzzfeed

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