4 ways to DIY your wedding

DIY weddings are becoming ever more popular among brides and grooms across the country. Utilising the help of friends & family members you can save money by creating stationary, decorations and even the cake (depending of course on how confident you are in the baking department!). Having a hands-on approach to the wedding can give you the perfect opportunity to leave a personal imprint on how your big day will look and feel for the guests. It’s also a great opportunity to bring people together in the run-up to the big day giving old friends a chance to break the ice and have fun by crafting together. We wanted to include some rustic DIY wedding photo’s on this blog and we’re lucky enough to be able to feature Norfolk Wedding Photographer Steven Brooks who has kindly let us use his images.

I have put together 5 things you can do to create your very own DIY wedding.

1.DIY Candles

A great and quirky addition to a wedding these DIY candles can be wrapped in your favourite quotes, be it romantic, geeky or just funny. it’s a great way to get friends and family involved allowing

each person to put their own quote of choice onto a candle. Best if all these candles are very easy to make. All you need are glass jar candles, easy to find on online shopping sites like Amazon.

Also, a standard letter size paper any colour though this works best with translucent vellum and finally some clear tape. All you need to then is enter your quotes into a word processor, choose a nice font and then print.

If you’re interested in making your own DIY wedding candles Soap Queen have article on DIY wedding favour candles – https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/home-crafts/wedding-favor-candles-diy/

Rustic DIY Wedding photography

Image courtesy of Steven Brooks Wedding Photography Norfolk


This is, again, a great way to get your friends and family together so you can all pitch in and add a personal touch to the wedding. Be it the creation of invitations, seating plans or date cards it’s a great way to add a unique spin to your big day. This allows you to create the exact kind of images that you love and imagined and gives even relatively small wedding matters such as stationary that personal touch.

  1. 3. Food

From cheeseboards to salads and even cakes cooking and preparing your own food for the wedding is a great way to save money and give your wedding that special touch that is unique to you. Just makes sure you leave yourself plenty of time to prepare as there can be nothing worse than added last minute stressing the run up the wedding day. This is especially the case when it comes to baking wedding cakes and it should be recommended that if you don;t have any experience with baking at all it’s probably best to leave this one to the experts given that it’s such an important part of your wedding day.

  1. Decorations

The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your own decorations for your wedding. From bunting to fairy lights to elaborate centrepieces the opportunities to get creatively wild are plentiful. This is also another great way to get your friends and family involved. From rustic jars with flowers to table runners and wedding signs, there are plenty of options to add your personal touch to your DIY wedding. The Know have put together a lovely gallery on DIY wedding decorations which you can take a look at here!

The internet is full of step by step guides and videos on how you can incorporate the things above into your weddings making really easy to jump right in and get started on creating your very own DIY wedding.