If you’re feeling a little daunted by the task ahead, here are our top tips for creating a DIY wedding that’s like no other!
1. Style over theme!
You may have thought about having a rustic wedding for example, but without including little touches of ‘you’ as a couple it’s hard not to end up with a rustic-themed wedding that isn't much different to any other your guests have been to (or that you’ve already seen online!)
Rather than thinking of them as themes, think of styles you are drawn to – rustic, bohemian, modern or maybe Hollywood glam (or a combination of these) are more about style than anything else. As you put all your elements together, such as flowers, cake, décor etc., you’re more likely to create a wedding that has the rustic feel you want but will feel like completely your own style. Your guests love to be wowed and surprised on your wedding day and having your own wedding day style will make it a unique experience for them.
2. A few of your favourite things...
3. Adding touches of you!
4. Switch it up
Rather than having hessian decorated jam jars to display your flowers in, how about decorating your jars with something more personal, like our crafty-minded bride whose family crocheted little jar cosies, or fill that centrepiece lantern you like with flowers instead of candles for something a little more special. When it comes to table numbers, switch them up for something a bit more you. Use a mini chalkboard with your favourite song lyrics on it so each table is a song name instead of a number (this will then help you create a unique table plan). How about a little potted chalkboard heart on a stick as a table number to represent your love of gardening, or maybe a little 45” vinyl to show off your love of music.?
5. Mix it up!
These extra touches will turn a beautiful wedding into an amazing wedding... and a memorable one at that!
I hope this gets you excited about putting together your own DIY wedding. If you feel like you need a helping hand then ask us about our DIY Wedding Workshops and Venue Styling sessions where you’ll learn loads of tricks of the trade and more top tips.
Check out our instagram for inspiration and ideas too. Get in touch and mention you’ve seen us on Wedding Shed and we’ll email you a voucher or, better still, come and say hi at the upcoming Ufton Court Wedding Fayre. We’re always more than happy to offer a free consultation and have a chat about how we can help you create your own amazing DIY wedding day. Happy planning!