DIY Wedding Projects
A sure way to add personality to your wedding day? Fill it with handmade details. Not a crafter? No problem! Our glossary of tips, tools, and techniques, plus ever-expanding library of DIY wedding ideas make it easy to create custom details for every aspect of the wedding. Start with the wedding stationery: We have hundreds of free printable templates and step-by-step instructions for creating your own DIY save-the-dates, wedding invitations, programs, menus, signage, and thank-you cards. Upgrade your ceremony or reception venue with our DIY ideas (exit toss packets, aisle décor, centerpieces, and photo booth backdrops, to name a few) developed for every theme and color palette. And because, let's face it, you might not have a lot of spare time for crafting, we have super-simple last-minute projects that you can check off your list in the weeks leading up to the big day, like drink stirrers and DIY games for the cocktail hour and wedding favors and bridal party gifts. Bonus: In addition to being easy to do, all of our ideas are also easy on the budget—while still looking lovely and luxe.
A to Z of DIY Weddings: An Ultimate Glossary of Tips, Tools, and Techniques
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One Flower Girl Dress, Four Ways
It's as easy as one, two, three ... four!
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26 DIY Wedding Centerpieces We LoveCelebration décor can be as inventive as you like—and simple to tackle on your own.
49 Edible Wedding Favors Guests Will Eat Up (Literally!)These food favor ideas are sure to hit the spot—and are super easy to DIY.
DIY Wedding Hairstyles
The Lazy Bride's Guide to DIY: 7 Projects That Require Zero EffortEven if you don't consider yourself crafty, there are still easy ways to DIY parts of your wedding.
17 DIY Bridesmaid Gifts to Craft for Your CrewPresent your pals with personalized tokens of thanks, handmade just for your ’maids.
22 Creative Wedding Backdrop IdeasMark the big moment—literally—by making one of these DIY altar decorations.
8 Wedding Snack Bar Ideas for Serving Food and Drinks to Your GuestsStations brimming with savory treats, desserts, or tipples can be a fun addition to your celebration.
DIY Table Numbers to Count on for a Special TouchCrafty ideas for digits that will show the way at your reception.
11 DIY Wedding Cake Ideas That Will Transform Your TiersSteal these wedding cake decorating ideas and instructions for eye-catching confections.
17 Super Creative DIY Guest Book Ideas for Your WeddingThink outside the book for a special touch on your big day—and a keepsake to enjoy for years to come.
8 Tips For DIYing Your Wedding InvitesHere are some easy ways to make your wedding inviations and stationery that much more memorable.
Ring Bearer Pillow Ideas You Can Make on Your OwnWedding cushion how-tos for adding a personalized touch to your ceremony.
17 Overhead Wedding Decoration Ideas We LoveElevate your tablescape—and rethink the chandelier—with one of these dangling pieces.
Outdoor Wedding Decorations That Are Easy to DIYDress up your ceremony and reception spaces with these craft ideas that are simple to pull off.
15 DIY Photo Booth Backdrops to Upgrade Your Wedding ReceptionPost
This DIY Cascading Bouquet Is Every Retro Bride's Dream
See how floral designer Ron Wendt uses a classic hand-wired technique to create this 1940s-inspired bouquet of gardenias.Post
DIY Personalized Sneakers for Your Flower Girl
Give your flower girl something she'll remember (and want to wear). David Stark of David Stark Design and Production walks us through decorating sneakers with a hand-drawn design for a big-day accessory that's cute, clever, and comfy.Gallery
A Modern, Orange-and-Blue Wedding in Italy
Two Southerners jetted off to the Tuscan countryside for an intimate, modern, and musical celebration.Post
How to DIY Your Own Mud Cloth-Inspired Ribbon
Event planner David Stark shows us how to get crafty and create an awesome, easy painted ribbon to tie around your bouquet, wrap bridal party gifts, and more!Post
DIY Cake Pulls: A Lucky Wedding Tradition
Cake: It's always the sweetest part of the evening. But to make it even more enchanting, we've reworked the southern tradition of "cake pulls"—fortune-telling charms on ribbons that each bridesmaid tugs out of the confection—to give guests a peek at the future.Post
How to Make An Origami Crane for Your Wedding
Get the step-by-step instructions here!Gallery
35 Dreamy Watercolor Wedding Ideas
The latest wedding trend is definitely here to stay.Post
DIY Personalized Wedding Welcome Packet
A super-thoughtful way to make guests feel welcome? Create your own custom guide to the city where you're getting married.Post
DIY Paper Flower Crown
This cute and customizable paper flower crown is a cinch to make, and you can re-wear it as many times as you like!Post
DIY: Fern-and-Feather Floral Crown for the Boho-Chic Bride
Inspired by dream catchers, this fresh DIY accessory by Ron Wendt will add a bohemian touch to your wedding look.Gallery
Make Your Own Botanical-Themed Wedding Guest Book
You've never seen anything like this accordion-style wedding guest book before!Post
How to Customize Your Wedding Coasters
These cute coasters are a practical and personalized goodie to add to guests' gift bags.Post
1 Muslin Bag, 3 Clever Wedding Uses
Get ready to go design-crazy on everything. A cool idea plus a hot iron add up to witty gift wrap when you transform basic woven sacks with our iron-on designs. These mini totes make handy makeup bags for your bridal party, welcome bags when packed with provisions like breath mints and pain relievers, and even activity bags for holding kids games to keep younger guests busy and quiet during toasts.Post
A Seriously Stunning (and New!) Way to Use Wedding Flowers
Brittany Asch of Brrch, a floral studio in New York City, showed us how to create a gorgeous floral table, and it's easier than you might think! Using peonies, roses, magnolias, and poppies, you can create a stunning illusion of eating on a bed of flowers. Pro tip: Have someone strong helping you out, as you're going to need to lift a sizable piece of acrylic to get this one done.Post
How To: DIY Plaster-Dipped Vessel Centerpieces
One lush, overflowing centerpiece creates an unforgettable tablescape and lets you keep everything else spare and simple. This arrangement of hellebores, andromeda, garden roses, dahlias, clematis, delphiniums, and porcelain vines is displayed in a custom compote that's actually just a footed bowl dipped in plaster.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
11 Ways to Tie the Knot at Your Wedding (Literally)!
They've become a classic symbol of marriage, so why not use them to decorate your wedding?Post
How to Tie Knots for Easy Wedding Projects
Consider this your quick and easy knots glossary. While there are dozens that you could use for your wedding, the following four are the easiest to learn.Post
Keep Your Flower Girl Cozy and Cute with a DIY Shrug
There's not much cuter than a little girl with a big bow. At a winter wedding, up your flower girl's game with a cushy faux-fur wrap fastened with a big, bright ribbon.Post
Easy DIY Idea: Glam Metallic Reception Details
Metallic marvels, like these make-at-home bows, are a simple way to jazz up day-of décor. They'll upgrade napkin rings with glitz and glam, make a vow scroll or marriage license look all the more special, and even add elegance to a rolled menu card or favor box set at place settings.See More