DIY wedding decorations for every theme

By Rhiannon W

Updated: August 23rd, 2018

Planning a wedding on a budget? DIY wedding decorations are your answer; DIY is a delightful excuse to get crafty "DIY wedding decorations for every theme"

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Planning a wedding on a budget? DIY wedding decorations are your answer; DIY is a delightful excuse to get crafty and exercise extreme Pinterest addiction! If you’re looking for ideas on fun, creative, affordable, DIY wedding decorations, you’ll love what we’ve rounded up below! Get inspired and imaginative; you could try these DIY ideas for almost every wedding theme possible.

DIY wedding decorations centrepiece
Source: Hi Miss Puff

The outdoor wedding 

Dreaming of an outdoor wedding? What could be nicer than saying “I do” against a backdrop of fresh green grass, beautiful old trees, thriving gardens and a clear blue sky? The concept of the outdoor wedding gives you so much scenery to choose from… If you’re a country girl (or boy) at heart, maybe you’ve imagined yourself committing to your loved one beneath a fig tree, before heading to the farm shed for the reception.

DIY wedding decorations hanging mason jars
ang mason jars of flowers and baby’s breath on the aisle – all you need are jars, string and flowers.
Source: Etsy

DIY wedding decorations
Decorate a
wooden frame with vintage lace, leaves and fresh flowers to make your own arch.
Source: For Creative Juice

DIY wedding decorations twine mache fairy lights
Make your own romantic lighting for an evening reception using twine and fairy lights
. Get the tutorial from Splash of Something.
Source: Splash of Something

DIY wedding decorations photo garland
Tell your love story through
DIY photo garland – photographs pegged to twine and draped above tables.
Source: Pinterest

DIY wedding decorations for the beach

If you and your love share a passion for the sun, sand and salty air, the beach is the perfect place for you to have your special day.  Go for the full sea-side look and adorn your chosen location and venue in sea shells and star fish, or take a more conservative approach to the theme and keep scenery a little separate from style.

DIY wedding decorations driftwood centrepiece
Use driftwood as a
table centerpiece, or suspend it from the ceiling. Make it feel romantic by adding some florals, tea light candles or fairy lights.
Source: Weddingomania

DIY wedding decorations beach lanterns
Suspend lanterns above tables to create
tropical mood lighting for an outdoor beach wedding reception.
Source: Woman Getting Married

DIY wedding decorations rope pearl votive
a little DIY kit from Soiree Supply or source your own glass, rope and pearls to make votive decorations.
Source: Soiree Supply

Rustic DIY wedding decorations

The rustic look is all about earthy tones, natural features, a romantic palette and vintage décor. You can dress any location in rustic style and it will instantly become a stunning wedding and reception venue. Blush pinks, rose gold, lace, chalkboard, white paint, wood and greenery are essential ingredients for the rustic look.

DIY wedding decorations burlap banner
DIY your own,
personalised wedding banner using burlap, stencils and spray paint. Hang it behind the bridal table, on the photo booth, or on the back of the getaway car.
Source: Etsy

DIY wedding decorations dessert table
Use a wooden pallet, some tousling vines and light up
letters to elegantly decorate the dessert table.

DIY wedding decorations galvanised tubs
beverages in galvanised tubs.
Source: Pinterest

DIY wedding decorations wooden pallet guest instructions
Use a few planks of wood screwed or glued together, with some white paint
to provide instructions to guests.
Source: wedding FORWARD

Glitz and glam

Sequins, sparkle, suits, flashy smiles and champagne – glitz and glam is where the party’s at! If you’re having a traditional church wedding but want to modernise the classic look, this contemporary style will be a wonderful way to decorate any venue.

DIY wedding decorations sparkly baby's breath
A little metallic spray paint a
nd some baby’s breath will bring sparkle to your centerpieces.
Source: Pinterest

DIY wedding decorations glitter candle holers
tea light candle holders are so easy to make – all you need is glass (save money by buying online), spray glue and glitter!
Source: Weddingstar

DIY wedding decorations sequins table runners
Glam up your table runners
and chair covers by using sparkly, sequined fabric.
Source: mywedding

If you love these DIY wedding decorations but don’t want to spend the weeks leading up to the big day stressed about getting everything done, Airtasker have an exceptional group of events professionals available to help with the handiwork and set up for your big day.



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  1. Wedding Photography

    I really love all the ideas for this DIY but I love the most is the picture that is hanging on the string. That’s cool!