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★ Creative Handmade Wedding Ideas | DIY Decorations, Tutorials & Homemade Projects

Updated on February 18, 2016
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Unique Things You Can Make For Your Big Day!

Whether you want to craft all of the decorations, clothes, food and flowers yourself with the help of friends and family, or hand over the responsibility to someone else to create handmade masterpieces, this lens is sure to give you some fantastic ideas for themes and ideas for making your wedding truly unique!

I've included photos of the coolest weddings I've ever seen, plus DIY tutorials for wedding favors, decorations, cakes, and lots more. Making any aspect of the wedding yourself adds more of a personal touch to make the day a bit more special.

Hope you find it useful and very inspiring :-)

DIY Floral Bouquet

Lovely bouquet made with gerbera daisies, carnations, snapdragons and other wild flowers.
Lovely bouquet made with gerbera daisies, carnations, snapdragons and other wild flowers. | Source

Fun Tip:

On your RSVPs, ask your guests to request a song for the wedding party. This way you know what the audience wants to hear and your guests will get excited when their song comes on!

A Little Introduction

Why go Handmade?

Your wedding is one of the best and biggest days of your life...so you want to get it right! Having control over your whole wedding is important if you want it to fully represent you as a couple, and this is why I love the idea of a DIY wedding; you get to infuse your personalities into every aspect of it.

Particularly suited to people who want a unique, unusual or quirky wedding, or who want to craft the wedding to suit their personalities, hobbies and interests better, planning your own wedding means that you can do away with conventions & pre-planned packages and just do it exactly how you want it.

Being into crafts, I personally love the possibility of adding lots of handmade elements most of all, and I certainly would want to make my own bouquets, invites, table settings, decorations and much more! Handcrafted details add a charm and uniqueness to the occasion, and because you pick out every part of every item on display, it will mean much more to you too.

Of course if you don't enjoy crafts you don't need to do this, but I think a fun idea would be to have 'DIY parties' with family and friends where you all help each other to make everything in a production line! This will produce fab memories, will be more fun and will get everything made so much quicker.

Not only do you get the above advantages that come with having huge involvement in the wedding creation, but it's also (nearly always) a lot cheaper to DIY the event than to hire other people to do it for you and buy everything pre-made. This is ideal for budget-friendly weddings and for people who want to keep costs down to a minimum (or want to have more leftover for a honeymoon or house deposit :))

I hope this page gives you lots of ideas for adding personal and creative touches to your big day :)

$10 Marquee Lights

Would look great at an evening wedding party - you could create the initials of the bride and groom!
Would look great at an evening wedding party - you could create the initials of the bride and groom! | Source

Homemade Bunting

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Handmade Wedding Decorations - In Progress

String + glue wrapped around balloons = pretty hanging baubles! Click here for a tutorial.

Photo and DIY by Kent Meister Photography.

Bride's Hair Piece

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Carnival Themed Wedding

Ribbons & Tea Light Lanterns

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Creative Themed Weddings

I love this homemade 'Up' (the Pixar movie) themed wedding decor - cute!
I love this homemade 'Up' (the Pixar movie) themed wedding decor - cute! | Source

Log Slice Table Numbers

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Funny Song & Dance Wedding Videos

Homemade Wedding Decorations & Crafty Makes

Just some of my favourite projects :)

Lego Wedding Cake Toppers

Awesome idea...a personalized Lego couple!
Awesome idea...a personalized Lego couple! | Source

Knitted Ring Pillow

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How To Make Your Own Wedding Cake

Butterfly Wedding Cake

This gorgeous cake was a joint effort by the bride and groom, and is filled with homemade lemon curd and raspberry filling...yum!
This gorgeous cake was a joint effort by the bride and groom, and is filled with homemade lemon curd and raspberry filling...yum! | Source

Wedding Programs

Making your own wedding stationery - whether it's save-the-dates, invitations or programs - can save quite a lot of money.
Making your own wedding stationery - whether it's save-the-dates, invitations or programs - can save quite a lot of money. | Source

For Your Wedding, Would/Did You Go Handmade?

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    • sweetstickyrainbo profile image

      sweetstickyrainbo 3 years ago

      Yeah, I plan to eat Christmas this year!

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      BudgetWedding 3 years ago

      Good ideas! Creating your own is not only fun, but a lot less expensive. For example, a bride can buy bulk flowers and create their own arrangements. http://myweddingposies.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I appreciate you.

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      tienlove 6 years ago

      Wow, this lens has some really great ideas. I never would have thought of doing everything handmade at a wedding. What fun!

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      Cynthia Arre 6 years ago from Quezon City

      Beautiful ideas! That doily dress is darling! ~Blessed~

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      JewelRiver 7 years ago

      Great lens great pics. Bravo!

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      Kyecerulian 7 years ago

      I love the carnival wedding idea!