Do-it-yourself wedding decor: how to create a beautiful event

November 14, 2014

Do-it-yourself wedding decor: how to create a beautiful event

Weddings are one of the most important days in many people's lives: they celebrate a lifelong union and offer a chance for friends and family to get together and enjoy a fun evening together.

However, they can also get very expensive.

Nearly everything about a wedding costs money, from renting a space to buying wedding dresses and suits to providing food for all of the guests.

Here are a few ideas for DIY wedding decor.


Flowers can quickly add up to be one of the most expensive parts of wedding decor.

Ordering from a florist usually involves expensive fees for designing the bouquets, finding holders and delivering the arrangements.

The good news is that you can make your own beautiful flower decorations for tabletops.

Buy your flowers in bulk and purchase either tall milk jugs or mason jars. It's easy to arrange the flowers yourself in the containers. Wrap a thin piece of twine around the jar to give it an added design touch.

Make your own invitations

Using a professional printer for your save-the-date cards and invitations can get pricey pretty quickly.

To cut back on expenses in this department, consider sending out electronic invitations.

Online services allow you to design and send beautiful invitations at a fraction of the cost.

If you like an old-fashioned printed invitation, however, you can also design one yourself at home and have it printed at a local print shop. This option is still cheaper than having a professional design and print your invitations.

Wedding backdrop

A wedding backdrop is customary behind the altar, and sometimes behind where the bride and groom sit for dinner.

While buying one is more expensive than you might expect, you can make one with wax paper to save some cash.

Simply cut the wax paper into small sheets and roll them into cones. Take a needle and thread the cones together in long strings. Attach 10-15 strings to a curtain rod and voila! You have the perfect wedding backdrop.

Stay true to your vision

These are just a few suggestions for DIY wedding decorations to help you save money at your wedding. As long as you get creative and stay true to your design aesthetic, your wedding can be both DIY and exactly what you've dreamed of for years.

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