First off, congratulations! You’ve found that special someone to share your life with and are ready to start thinking about the details for your big day! Or you’ve already begun planning and are looking for some fun, easy DIY projects to add that extra-special, personal touch to your decor.
Throughout my many mindless hours scrolling through Pinterest, reading craft blogs and getting fun ideas from clients, I was able to compile my top 5 list of easy (and budget friendly!) DIY projects for your wedding. These projects are tried-and-true by yours truly and will be included on my big day as well (the countdown is on…April 30th here I come!)
Table Seating Chart
Image Courtesy: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, KT Merry & Bash Please
A simple way to display your seating assignments without the mess of individual place cards is made easy with these seating chart frames!
The templates for these designs can be purchased online at websites like Etsy.com, or can be created yourself with programs like Adobe Illustrator or Microsoft Word. You can print out one large print showing the entire seating chart, create prints for each individual table assignment, or even handwrite them on paper luggage tags or doilies.
The best part about this craft? You get a to keep the beautiful frame afterwards!
Image Courtesy: Style Me Pretty, Wedding Bells & BRIDES
So we’ve shown our guests to their tables with our first project, now we need to make sure they can find their table! Table numbers are super fun to create and can designed in numerous different ways.
Get creative with your table numbers by including childhood photos or painting over the numbers with glitter paint for an extra shine! Find a unique frame to accent your wedding decor to display the numbers in, or use a block of wood, frame stand, wine cork or photo clip to stick the number in!
Image Courtesy: Borrowed & Blue, Evermine Occasions & Ribbon Days
Despite being one of the smaller details in wedding planning, deciding on favors is a big decision! Candies, matches, mugs, popcorn, succulents, candles, mini champagne bottles…the ideas are endless. Make your wedding favors a little easier by creating your own favor tags!
The best part about creating your own favor tags is that you can add your own special message, thanking your guests for sharing in your special day. You can even purchase a hole-puncher from any craft store for fun and unique shapes. Or if you'd like to add an even more hand-made touch, have a custom-stamp made with your thank you, names and wedding date!
Wedding Day Quotes
Image Courtesy: Wedding Chicks, Southern Weddings & Mod Wedding
Make your wedding day even sweeter by including your favorite quotes at your guestbook table, seating chart table or in the centerpiece decor! This is a trending idea that can really add a special touch to your big day and give your guests a better insight to the couple.
You can even add an extra-special touch by printing the design on patterned paper, or adding graphics like flowers, polka-dots or detailed borders. Or if you're extra crafty, try your hand at creating a custom chalkboard sign for your wedding-day decor!
Keep your guests entertained and involved with their table by creating fun activities like crossword puzzles, word searches, Mad Libs and I Spy games!
The theme of these puzzles should revolve around the couple or wedding day and can get guests familiar with the couple more, plus get them acquainted with their table. You can find free online generators for crossword puzzles, word searches and Mad Libs that can easily be placed into a file for you to customize.
Check out our Etsy shop for an easy I Spy printable that is sure to be a memorable part of your guest’s day :)
Helpful tips & tricks
- To create consistent designs, try using the same fonts, colors and graphics throughout your printables.
- Printing on matte card-stock will add a professional touch to your designs
- Use your wedding invitations as inspiration for your designs! They will help guide you on what colors, fonts and graphics to choose
- When in doubt, check out websites like Pinterest for inspiration how to create your own unique wedding decor!