Crafting your very own wedding decorations and accessories is a wonderful way to personalize this momentous occasion. But while these items may be DIY, do make sure they are high on style, creativity, and personalization. Here, we present great craft ideas for accent pieces you can proudly use—whether at the ceremony or at your reception. Some are a cinch to make; others may be a bit more challenging. But each one is amazingly budget-friendly, while being a sure conversation piece at your wedding event!
Just Imagine The Possibilities!
Summary of Ideas Presented Above:
- Create table numbers - Construct them using eco-friendly materials such as bird seeds, sunflower seeds, or even candies.
- Bake cookies - Who can resist something home baked like delicious iced sugar cookies? Create them in shapes that match your theme and colors. Add a personal touch by placing a monogram of the bride and groom’s initials.
- Make creative place card holders - Turn fabric scraps into clever place card holders that can double up as favors for guests.
- Craft your own bouquet and boutonnière - Consider using soda cans for an unconventional spin to your wedding day. You can also use materials such as crepe or tissue paper to craft an all-paper bridal bouquet.
- Present a one-of-a-kind “wedding wish mural” - As an alternative guest book idea, turn your guest book into a work of art using large stretched canvases (available at any arts and crafts supply store). See how to do this.
- Decorate the cake server - Even with a small wedding cake, personal touches always add that extra special flair. Consider decorating your cake server with a pretty brooch or similar piece of jewelry like an earring.
Additional Craft Ideas for Your Wedding:
- Wedding invitations - Browse through the many books available that have templates for invitations, place cards, and save-the-date cards. You can also get inspiration from an actual invitation you’ve received and then make it your own. Or consider using a simple motif and then work with pretty stationery and card stock available at paper craft stores.
- Wedding ceremony signage - For a simple and cost-effective way of ushering guests in to the reception, display a chalkboard with a welcome message written in a pretty font—using multi-colored chalk, if you wish. It also adds a nostalgic touch to the occasion, reminiscent of your childhood days!
- Cake and edible wedding favors - Even if your wedding is on a tight budget, you can still have a lovely cake display. Simply use a three-tier stand to present your cake on its top layer. Then, fill the remaining tiers with prettily wrapped guest favors tucked amidst faux flowers. Another cost-saving tip is to gift guests with cookies tied up in organza bundles, cupcakes frosted to suit the party color palette, or 1-piece boxes of chocolate truffles.
- Event programme - Save on the cost of a social printing service. Take special card stock and print out your wedding programme yourself, using a font that expresses the style and theme of the wedding. Then encase each programme in a sleeve of elegant vellum or handmade paper, in a color that matches your motif.
- Ring pillow - Innovative is the way to go—even with your ceremony accessories. In place of the traditional ring pillow, think of a unique way to have your rings brought down the aisle. Try something as unconventional as an open wooden box, for instance, or a miniature treasure chest filled with fresh flowers. Simply put ribbons on the stems of two of the flowers to hold the rings in place. Or if yours is a beach wedding, your rings could be nestled in a bed of sand inside a large shell, embellished with exotic orchids. Unique yet elegant!