How to Make Your Own DIY Wedding Decorations

When planning your wedding ceremony and wedding reception, DIY wedding decorations are a great way to add your personal touch to the big day. For people looking for budget-friendly wedding décor, our extensive collection of DIY wedding decorations can also help save money and give your wedding day a unique look. Whether you’re hosting a large wedding or a more intimate celebration, Shutterfly’s decorations can help make your wedding dreams come true.

Shutterfly loves to help you customize your life with great personalized wedding gifts, stationery, décor, and more. Our unique wedding decorations can help make your ceremony special. From custom wedding invitations to DIY wedding signs and banners and more, this guide to DIY wedding décor can help you have the best wedding.

DIY Wedding Invitations

Show off your special wedding décor and hone your guest list with our special wedding invitations. As your center for personalized invitations and DIY wedding decorations, Shutterfly’s custom wedding invitations are unmatched. Start with your favorite design, then choose your paper. Our selection of paper has never been better, with choices including our Signature Smooth cardstock, Pearl Shimmer cardstock, or our new Luxe Double-Thick cardstock. Many of our unique invitations can be decorated with foil-stamp text and highlights, and your choice of trim.

With wedding invitation themes with beautiful greenery, modern glam, rustic elements, boho chic and more — you can create DIY wedding decor with cards that perfectly match your style. Just add the wedding information and a photo to set the stage for your entire wedding ceremony. Check out our wedding invitation hub to get started creating your perfect, personalized invite.

diy wedding decorations invitations invites in three different styles

DIY Wedding Yard Signs

Welcome loved ones with our DIY wedding signs. From rustic wedding sign designs to classic elegance, Shutterfly’s custom wedding signs are great for your reception or wedding. Customize yours with your wedding colors and the names of the happy couple. Perfect for an outdoor wedding, yard signs will make your event stand out and help welcome guests to the special occasion. With many designs to choose from, our custom signage can help you put many personal touches on your DIY wedding, reception, bachelorette party, or any event.

Three custom yard signs to welcome guests to a wedding

DIY Celebration Banners

A banner can set a festive tone for your wedding or wedding reception. To give you the best options for your wedding, we offer bunting banners and vinyl banners. A bunting banner can be personalized with your own text and photos for your indoor events. These banners work great for entryways, receptions, or anywhere at the wedding venue where you want to add a special, unique touch.

For outdoor events like a backyard wedding, consider our vinyl wedding banner. Built for indoor or outdoor use, these custom wedding banners are easy to customize with the wedding couples’ names, some welcoming words, and even photos.

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DIY Wedding Table Decorations

To impress guests and make your big day as organized as possible, make sure your wedding ceremony and wedding reception are set off with fun DIY wedding decorations. Start with our custom wedding programs and customize them with your own design and text explaining the event schedule. Then, at the reception or rehearsal have a place card for everyone’s table numbers and seating arrangements. Use our wedding menu templates or upload your own design to make everyone’s day special.

Custom candles with photos of you and your spouse add a special touch to any DIY wedding centerpiece. Adorn your wedding table with custom designed cloth napkins and table runners that match your style. If you’re hosting a backyard wedding, customize serving patters, wine glasses and more place setting items as a DIY project for your wedding day. Tabletop picture frames filled with photos of the happy couple are sure to make your loved ones smile as they enjoy their meal. Customize all of your DIY wedding decorations with colors and templates that complement your wedding theme. Each one-of-a-kind piece is sure to wow your wedding guests and can even live on as a special keepsake you cherish for years to come.

Table setting at a wedding with a wedding menu, place card, and custom stemless wine glass

DIY Photo Booth Fun

With Shutterfly, it’s easy to make sure your guests have an unforgettable time celebrating your big day. Make a big impression with custom selfie frames wedding guests can use when posing for pictures for your photographer or in a photo booth. These DIY wedding ideas are perfect photo props for fun photos with your wedding party, bridesmaids, family members, and friends. While wedding planning, customize your photo booth props to your liking so they’re ready for all of your happy guests to take wedding photos with them all night long.

Custom wedding selfie frame photo booth props

DIY Wedding Guestbooks

Create an elegant wedding guestbook to capture your loved ones’ advice and well wishes. The perfect way to capture all the special moments from this special occasion, you can design a guestbook that’s uniquely yours with patterned backgrounds, pre-designed templates, and embellishments to make your personalized book a treasured keepsake. Your guests will love signing your book and filling it with notes and memories from your wedding day.

Custom wedding guestbook photo book

DIY Photo Decorations

Showcase your love throughout the venue with tabletop photo prints with pictures of your journey together as a couple. Amongst the table settings and wedding flowers, place photos of your most cherished memories together as DIY wedding decor. Shutterfly offers stunning options from glass prints, acrylic photo blocks, slate plaques, and more. Or, hang a photo collage of the two of you with our high-quality photo prints. Your guests will adore seeing pictures of your happiest moments everywhere around the wedding venue.

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DIY Wedding Decoration Ideas from a Wedding Expert

For even more inspired ideas for DIY wedding decorations, explore our wedding collection inspired by renowned expert Claire Roche. From gorgeous photo tiles and wall art to unique jewelry and keepsakes, this collection has everything to make a big impression for small weddings and big weddings alike.

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Accessorize with DIY Wedding Jewelry

When you’re planning the wedding, it’s easy to forget that you and your betrothed are also a part of your DIY wedding decorations. The bride’s stunning wedding dress may drop jaws to the floor, and everyone loves a handsome groom. Make a unique piece of jewelry for your partner to wear on this special occasion. Our Claire Roche collection features gorgeous, engraved cuffs and bar necklaces in silver, gold, or rose gold plating. Then, personalize it with the name of your beloved to make a great personal decoration for the day and a keepsake that they’ll always cherish.

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Photo Tiles Are Perfect Wedding Decor Ideas

Custom photo tiles make awesome DIY wedding decorations and are great home décor after the event,. Decorate your dream wedding with these aluminum tiles using some of your favorite photos. Guide guests through each part of your relationship with fun photos from the beginning until the wedding rehearsals. Once the wedding celebration is over, give them as gifts or keep them as keepsakes.

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Custom Address Labels for Your Wedding Announcements

Once the wedding ceremony is over, you may send out wedding announcements, thank you cards, and other niceties. Now, you can make your envelopes part of your DIY wedding decorations. Check out our wedding announcements and mail them using our Shutterfly custom address labels. Our labels come in tasteful design colors and you can personalize them with the newlyweds’ names.