From decorating your own wedding cake to designing stationery, DIY weddings are fun and cost-effective. If you have an artistic side and want to add a personal touch to your wedding, get inspired with our 5 DIY ideas and start making and baking!
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1. Make Your Own Bonboniere
Your guests will appreciate a tasty, edible favour in some simple packaging. You can treat them with some delicious homemade biscuits or jam placed in a small glass jar with a pretty handmade label on it. Herbed olive oil is another brilliant idea because everyone will find it useful. Cake pops wrapped in cellophane and tied with a satin ribbon will look very decorative on the table or you can also bake mini cupcakes and put them small bell jars.
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2. Craft Some Colourful Bunting
Bunting looks very cheerful and festive and you can easily make this gorgeous decoration yourself. All you need is some string and a bunch of bright coloured pieces of paper or fabric. Simply cut the folded material in triangle shape by using a cardboard stencil to make sure that all pieces are exactly the same size. This is a perfect idea for vintage themed weddings.
3. Be Creative With The Centrepiece
To make an impressive centrepiece you can collect vintage milk bottles and place single blooms in each of them. You can also paint the inside of glass jars to match your colour scheme and use them as tealight holders or vases. You can use vintage crystal wine glasses as candle holders or a single crystal rose bowl as the centre piece. If you are having a vintage themed wedding you can also use old books and decorate them with velvet ribbons and flowers.
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4. Design The Stationery
Since making wedding invitations may be a challenging task for some, you can just add a personal touch by decorating them with lace, ribbon or collage details. You can even make your own rubber stamp which you will use on all stationery products from invitations to thank you cards.
5. Bake A Wedding Cake
Even though a homemade cake may not look as luxurious as the one you can buy at the bakery, it will definitely taste good and there are many simple but effective tricks that you can use for decorating it. You can use fondant, candies, flowers, berries and, of course, DIY cake toppers made from thin wooden sticks and coloured paper to create bunting or even top the cake with fresh flowers.