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5 DIY Wedding Decorations That Add a Personal Touch

5 DIY Wedding Decorations That Add a Personal Touch

Creating your own wedding decorations is a wonderful way to add a personal and unique touch to your special day. DIY projects can not only help you save money but also make your wedding more intimate and memorable. Here are five creative and easy-to-make DIY wedding decoration ideas that will add charm and personality to your celebration.

1. Handmade Table Centrepieces: A Personalised Touch to Tables

Crafting with Love

Create beautiful table centrepieces using items like mason jars, candles, flowers, and ribbons. You can customise these centrepieces to match your wedding theme and colour scheme. Consider incorporating elements that have special meaning to your relationship, like flowers from where you had your first date.

Sustainability and Style

Use recycled or sustainable materials to add an eco-friendly touch to your wedding. These centrepieces not only decorate the tables but also serve as a conversation starter among guests.

2. Customised Welcome Signs: Greeting Guests with Style

First Impressions Matter

Design a welcome sign that sets the tone for your wedding. Use materials like wood, chalkboard, or acrylic for a rustic, vintage, or modern look, respectively. Add your names, wedding date, and a personal greeting or quote that reflects your journey as a couple.

Adding Artistic Flair

If you or a friend has artistic skills, hand-paint or calligraphy the details for an extra personal touch.

3. Fairy Light Ambiance: A Romantic Glow

Creating a Dreamy Atmosphere

String fairy lights around the venue to create a magical and romantic ambiance. These lights can be draped over tables, wrapped around trees, or hung from the ceiling, transforming your space into a dreamy setting.

Versatile and Enchanting

Fairy lights are versatile and can complement almost any wedding style. Plus, they make for stunning photos!

4. DIY Photo Booth: Fun Memories for Guests

A Customised Fun Corner

Set up a DIY photo booth with a homemade backdrop. Use materials like fabric, paper flowers, or a collage of your photos together. Add props and a Polaroid camera for guests to snap and keep memories from the day.

Personalising the Props

Create props that relate to your love story or wedding theme, adding an extra layer of personalisation and fun for your guests.

5. Handcrafted or Eco-friendly Wedding Favours: A Thank You Gift

Thoughtful Keepsakes

Make your own wedding favours as a token of gratitude for your guests. Ideas include homemade candles, soaps, seeds, package them beautifully with a personalised thank you note, or if you really are wanting to keep waste to a minimum, a great alternative is donating to a chosen charity on their behalf. The groom or bride can mention this during the speeches and get everyone to raise a toast to your chosen charity. This would also make a great video to send to the charity especially if it is a charity close to your heart.

Unique and Heartfelt

These handmade favours are not only cost-effective & eco-friendly but also allow you to express your appreciation in a unique and heartfelt way.

DIY wedding decorations are not just about being budget & planet friendly; they are a reflection of your personal style and the love you share as a couple. Each handmade item adds a layer of warmth and intimacy to your wedding, making it an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. So, roll up your sleeves and let your creativity and love shine through your wedding decor!

If you would like to chat about any of these personal touches or are interested in prop & decor hire, please get in touch on my or email

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