Super-Simple, DIY Wedding Decoration Ideas

Gorgeous, Super-Simple Wedding Decoration Ideas

There are so many things to think about when planning your wedding, from your gorgeous dress and the catering and menu for the wedding breakfast, to your wedding music and the all-important guest list. But one of the most enjoyable items on your wedding checklist has to be choosing the wedding decorations.

Gorgeous, pretty, fun, quirky, or stylish, themed, colour-coordinated, sparkly or natural, there are millions of ideas out there. We wanted to bring together some of the key items and trends that you can bring into play in your big plan, without busting your budget.

Even better, every single one of them can be created by you and your family with a bit of that DIY flair.

Here are the key simply-stylish, budget-friendly DIY wedding decoration trends. Take a look and get creative.

It doesn’t get more budget-friendly than this and there are so very many ways you can use them. Here are just a few:

  • Wrapped in lace and/or tied with string
  • Strung-up around your marquee
  • Filled with tealights to line a pathway
  • Wrapped in ribbon and filled with wild flowers

Wine Bottles

Use them to hold signs for table numbers, as vases for tall flowers, filled with fairy lights as lanterns, wrapped in string for a rustic feel or sprayed with metallic or glitter paint to match your wedding theme.

Rustic Chic

This one is more of a theme than a specific DIY item, but there are so many things you can make and do yourself to introduce that natural, woodland-beauty feel to your wonderful day.

Get creative with string, to tie your flowers or ever as napkin rings. Bring in the wicker, with pretty baskets or a hamper box full of goodies for your guests. And don’t forget the beauty of wood – create a beautiful tableau with wooden blocks, moss, candles and fairy lights.

Candles and Candle Holders

Candles are an absolute staple for all weddings, big or small. And there are absolutely thousands of different styles and ideas to choose from. Here are some of our top favourites:

  • Pillar candles on a mirror base
  • Simple glass jar candles, labelled with personalized messages or quotes
  • Candles wrapped in string, and tied with small ornaments or tiny flowers
  • Candles in small flower pots – you can use a stencil to add a painted flower or star decoration
  • Glass candle holders wrapped in ribbon and stuck with a heart-shaped sticker.

Quirky Boxes & Bird Cages

From Birdcages filled with flowers, fairy lights or candles to hat boxes and even prettily covered shoe-boxes filled with sweet treats and gifts for your guests, these two look great whatever your theme

Giant Signs

Signs create a wonderful focus for your wedding. You can go for an illuminated Mr&Mrs or Love sign for your dance floor, or wooden versions for your tables. But our favourite sign ideas are chalk boards and hand-made hanging signs to show your guests the way, or even with personal messages or quotes.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these decoration ideas, and if you want more inspiration, just head to the Wedding section of our blog or take a look at our incredible, completely comprehensive Complete Guide to Wedding Entertainment.

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