Wedding

55 DIY Wedding Ideas to Personalize Your Special Day

Last Updated: May 1, 2018

You’ve spent your life dreaming of this special day and now it’s finally time to start planning it. Make the space extra special by adding wedding decor that is personalized just for you. Creating custom wedding decor doesn’t need to mess with your budget or your style standards.

We’ve come up with 55 DIY wedding ideas that will make your wedding unique. From rustic wedding ideas like mixing pallet boards with twinkling lights to vintage wedding decor that gives off a more romantic vibe, we’ve got you covered.

Sift through the list to find the perfect wedding ideas you can create for your ceremony. Give your guests a preview of how unique your wedding will be with a custom wedding invitation that mirrors the theme you’ve chosen.

1. Beach Wedding Flip Flop Station

Planning a beach wedding? This adorable flip flop station gives guests the perfect place to store their fancy footwear before joining the seaside ceremony.

2. Found Objects Bohemian Tablescape

Make each dining table unique with an eclectic collection of assorted knick-knacks. For a rustic, bohemian vibe, add pampas grass or feathers to vases.

3. Upcycled Mirror Arrival Sign

A vintage mirror gets new life as an arrival sign for guests. Use a metallic spray paint on the frame for a romantic and elegant look.

4. Ringbearer Security Briefcase

A simple briefcase becomes a humorous accessory with some graphic stickers and an adorable ringbearer.

5. Guitar Pick Table Assignments

For the music-loving couple, this guitar pick table assignment board is a creative way to show your guests to their seats.

6. Colorful Blanket Bohemian Aisle

Bohemian rug is layed out in aisle

Source: Cassie Rosch

Colorful blankets are a creative alternative to an aisle runner, and fit right in with any bohemian or Southwestern inspired wedding.

7. Playful Pinwheel Boutonniere

In lieu of flowers, have your groomsmen don these playful pinwheel boutonnieres to add a layer of whimsy to the ceremony. Try including this unique touch in their groomsman proposal present.

8. Geometric Floral Sand Centerpieces

For a simple centerpiece that looks stunning, fill small terraniums with sand and arrange trimmed flowers on top of them.

9. Woodland Inspired Floral Centerpieces

log centerpiece on table

Source: Arte De Vie

For a rustic-themed wedding, ditch the vases and display flowers in old tree logs. This unique touch will add an earthy vibe to your reception.

10. Handmaid Sports Sign Reception Entrance

For a reception entrance that will leave your guests cheering, consider doing a football-style run in, complete with bursting through the sign! It’s a no-cost idea perfect for any sports fans.

11. Hand Lettered Hanging Moon Signage

Metallic moons add a celestial element to table seating. Use flowerly penmanship for a romantic touch.

12. Cartoon Ping Pong Ball Favors

Give your guests a gift they can play with! Ping pong paddles and balls, painted to look like the bride and groom, will delight and entertain long after the wedding.

13. Jenga Game Night Guest Book

Game night will be a source of memories for years to come with this original spin on the traditional guest book.

14. Hanging Wisteria

flowers hanging from ceiling

Source: Irene Fucci

Flowing branches of wisteria add a romantic and airy touch to an outdoor dining set-up. Remember to choose a wedding flower idea that works for flowers that are in season at the time of your big day.

15. Bride and Groom Bucket List

Put a unique twist on your guest book by asking friends and family to provide a “bucket list” idea. It will give you and your spouse a lifetime of surprising adventures to share.

16. Smores Favor Gift Sets

You don’t have to spend a fortune on favors to win your guests’ hearts. Keep things simple with this classic fireside treat, and they’ll go home happy campers!

17. DIY Colorful Fan Wedding Backdrop

An array of colorful fans make for a charming and easy DIY ceremony backdrop. This is the perfect setting to get that must-have wedding photo.

18. Bright Balloon Centerpieces

For an inexpensive alternative to flowers at the dining tables, opt for oversized balloons in a variety of colors to match your palette.

19. Blue Moon Wedding Backdrop

This romantic DIY backdrop will turn your ceremony into a stunner- and can also double as your “something blue”!

20. Fun Facts Table Numbers

Keep your guests entertainened at dinner with fun DIY centerpieces featuring silly trivia about the happy couple. It’s the perfect opportunity to add a personal touch to each guest table!

21. Self Portrait Guest Book Art

Encourage your guests to break out their creative side- by drawing themselves rather than signing their names. After the big day, you’ll have a one of a kind keepsake that’s ready for framing.

22. Whimsical Pineapple Vase Centerpieces

Hollowed pineapples make perfect eye-popping vases, especially for tropical flower blends.

23. Customized Lawn Game

Keep guests of all ages entertained at an outdoor wedding with fun wedding games like this easy DIY cornhole game. Best of all, you’ll have a lifelong souvenier after the big day is over!

24. Hand Lettered Dessert Table Sign

Sometimes a witty statement is all you need, especially when dessert is involved. Let the treats do the talking and direct guests toward your table with this sweet sign overhead.

25. Illustrated Wedding Program

Customize your wedding day program with illustrations of the leading cast of characters. It will be a great memento to frame after the big day.

26. Circus Themed Treats Table

Add a vintage touch to an outdoor wedding with a treat table brimming with popcorn and cotton candy. Your guests will “step right up!”

27. Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Nothing says fancy quite like ice cubes packed with edible flowers. It’s a small, easy detail that packs mega-romance, especially when added to a signature cocktail to celebrate the big day.

28. Rustic Succulent Table Toppers

Succulents are super easy to care for- and make for great, low cost table toppers. Add some simple wood boxes and tea candles for a rustic vibe.

29. Colorful Streamer Procession Wands

colorful steamer wands are waived

Source: Ivy Weddings

If you’re not a fan of confetti or rice, have your guests wave streamers as you and your new spouse leave the ceremony. An array of colors will add a nice pop to your procession pictures.

30. Childhood Toy Diorama Centerpieces

If flowers aren’t your thing, retro toys make for a one of a kind centerpiece. Keep your guests laughing with silly dioramas incorportating favorite childhood toys.

31. Giant Standing Paper Flowers

Perfect for a spring wedding, these oversized DIY flowers will provide the perfect backdrop for photo ops.

32. Custom Quote Balloons

Imbide an air of playfulness to your reception with some balloons sporting cheeky slogans.

33. “Please Be Seeded” Escort Cards

Give your guests some memories to grow with these easy flower seed escort cards. They’re the perfect accessory for a spring wedding.

34. Balloon Bar Cart Display

An easy DIY display of bright balloons helps draw attention to one of the most important reception features: the bar!

35. Lantern Airplant Bridesmaid Bouquets

Instead of bouquets, have your bridesmaids carry these gilded lanterns filled with a variety of airplants.

36. Silver Geometric Shapes

These silver geometric ornaments, known as himmeli, are Scandanavian good luck charms with a long history. Add this growing trend to your wedding with an easy DIY version.

37. Painted Animal Table Cards

For a touch of glamour without spending big bucks, use metallic paint on dollar store toy animals. These small gilded treasures are perfect for guest placecard!

38. Textured Bridal Bouquet

Textured grasses make a great alternative to a floral bouquet, perfect for a bohemian bride.

39. Airplane Table Numbers

Take flight with these whimsical wooden table numbers, perfect for adding a rustic and airy touch to your reception.

40. Cotton Candy Favors

Favors don’t have to be expensive to be appreciated. Show your guests how sweet they are with these easy and whimsical cotton-candy treat bags.

41. Floral Heart Ceremony Backdrop

Arrange fresh greenery and bright wildflowers into the shape of a heart for a romantic and rustic ceremony backdrop.

42. DIY Tattoo Bar

Have everyone get inked (temporarily!) for your big day with this super fun DIY tattoo bar. The memory of the day will live on for days to come.

43. Rustic Sparkle Peace Sign Backdrop

This rusted metal peace sign gets a touch of bohemian twinkle when paired with some fresh greenery and sparkly tinsel.

44. Ombre Flower Wall

A DIY wall made of fabric flowers makes for a lavish and romantic photo backdrop. Try using the same type of florals that are used in your centerpiece arrangements for consistency.

45. Romantic Scroll Ceremony Backdrop

If you’ve got a love for language, this simple scroll backdrop is super romantic- and super easy to make!

46. Pallet and String Light Ceremony Backdrop

Add some rustic charm to your wedding by transforming simple wooden pallets into a ceremony backdrop. String lights give the piece the perfect bit of sparkle and magic.

47. Fairytale Inspired Centerpieces

DIY your own fairytale centerpieces with old hardcovered books and small unicorn toys. Spray the unicorns with gold metallic paint for a magical look.

48. Pop of Color Pom Pom Bouquet

Let your inner creative child shine by adding a strand or two of colorful pom poms to your bouquets.

49. Glitter Ice Cubes

Add a pop of sparkle to your champagne and wine buckets with these super easy DIY glitter ice cubes.

50. Inventory Tag Guest Book

Give your loved ones some creative questions to answer, and take your own kind of inventory with this clever guest book idea.

51. Pampas Grass Crescent Moon Ceremony Backdrop

grass in the shape of a moon

Source: Anna Roussos

Flowy, fluffy pampas grass is the perfect complement for a wedding with a beachy vibe. Use it to create this romantic crescent moon backdrop for a ceremony that’s out of this world.

52. Dreamcatcher Table Cards

Channel some bohemian vibes with these lovely mini-dreamcatchers that serve a dual purpose- table assignments and wedding favors!

53. Easy Copper Lavender Centerpieces

Skip expensive bouquet centerpieces. Simple sprays of lavender look especially elegant when displated in copper vases.

54. DIY Custom Photo Bouquet Charms

For a truly heartfelt gift for your best girls, gather photos of their parents on their wedding days. Make small charms, and have each bridesmaid hang it from her bouquet. What a special way to celebrate love!

55. DIY Simple Cactus Centerpieces

Table decorations don’t have to break the bank! Mismatched cactuses in all shapes and sizes make unique centerpieces and work especially well for Southwestern-inspired weddings.

These fun DIY wedding ideas will add a unique touch to your wedding without the cost of formal decor. Try mixing in personalized elements such as wedding place cards or wedding menu cards with DIY features like hand stitching or origami flowers. The look will be unforgettable.