If you’re looking to make your wedding that bit more personal, a few select DIY projects and touches can really make it extra special. If you love a good project or have plenty of talents you can showcase, your wedding is the perfect opportunity to show them off. Of course there’s some ways to indulge your creative side that don’t involve DIY if time isn’t on your side from illustrated invites and maps to finger print guest books and cute caricature sketches your guests can take away! And there’s the stuff you can get involved in from a dessert table full of home-baked treats to sweet personalised hangers for your girls and adorable knitted cake toppers! Check out more great ideas below…
10 DIY Projects You Can Totally Handle
1. Include an Illustrated Wedding Map
Photo by Leslie D Photography via SMP
We love this cute little trend and it’s perfect for creatives looking to make sure their guests get to the ceremony stress free. Unless art is your forte, you might want to have a chat to your stationery designer about putting together one of these lovelies for you! Check out more adorable wedding map ideas here.
2. Make Up Some Personalised Hangers for Your Girls’ Gúnas
Photo by Michelle Prunty Photography
Make sure your girls have somewhere pretty to perch their dresses with this awesome DIY idea. Scribble initials, dates and names on your hangers and surprise your girls on the wedding morning!
3. Make Your Own Wedding Ring Book
Photo by Catherine Capo via Wedding Chicks
This DIY wedding ring book is a gorgeous idea if you’re looking to give your ceremony your own homespun twist and would look lovely placed on a table at home after the wedding too.
4. Pop a Cute Knitted Topper on Your Cake
Photo from Linda & Cormac’s real wedding by Julie Cummins Photography
Make the day extra personal with a cute cake topper – we love this fun knitted version from Linda and Cormac’s real wedding, a gorgeous keepsake as well.
5. Get Guests Involved with a Finger Print Guest Book
Photo by James & Elaine Photography via Wedding Chicks
Creative couples have lots of options when it comes to the wedding guest book from finger print trees to jigsaws – we love the idea of leaving a book out where guests do a little doodle, finger print or drawing to wish you well!
6. Make Some Treats for Your Dessert Table
Photo from Moritz & Laura’s real wedding by Emma Russell Photography
The dessert table trend is one couples can’t get enough of and we’re not surprised! Guests will only be too happy to tuck in to a table full of yummy treats come dessert time. If you’re a keen baker or you’re looking to get talented family and friends involved, this is the ideal project – just ask them to whip up their signature sweet treat.
7. Have Beautiful Keepsake Felt & Paper Flower Bouquet
Bouquet by Bio Flowers
If you’re keen to hang on to your bouquet beyond the Big Day, these stunning hand crafted wooden versions from Irish company Bio Flowers will be right up your street. Made from wood with the option of beautiful burlap, diamante brooches or paper accents, these beauties will stand the test of time so you can cherish it longer after your wedding. Check out more gorgeous creations from Bio Flowers here!
8. Have a Caricature Artist as a Fun Favour Alternative
Photo via Story MixMedia
Lots of crafty couples are pooling together the cash they would have spent on favours and are using it to hire something fun like a caricature artist instead who can live sketch illustrations of guests at their Big Day – a great take home favour that will be hung in many a home! Check out Irish caricature artists offering this service below.
Caricature Artists in Ireland
Ken Coogan Caricatures | Live Caricature Entertainment by Anita Foy | Andrew Goti Caricatures | Caricatures by Niall O’ Loughlin | Caricatures by Mark Heng
9. Leave Out Colouring Kits for the Kids
Photo by Folega Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Make sure the little ones are kept busy by leaving out some colouring books and craft supplies! Or if you’re looking to give the mammies and daddies a night off, check out some babysitters and children’s entertainers here.
10. Celebrate Your Love Story with Cute Signs
Photo by Ray & Kelly Photography via Wedding Chicks | Photo from Barry & Aileen’s real wedding by Konrad Kubic Photography
If you’re looking to really personalise your day, there are some fab ways to go about it! We love a good sign and these two are perfect for DIYers looking to make their day extra special.
11. Treat Guests to Homemade Favours
Photo by This & That Photography
From fudge and honey to jam and homemade candles, the options are endless when it comes to favours! If you’ve a knack for baking or crafting – use your talents to give guests a super personal favour they’ll be chuffed to take home for their store cupboard.
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.