Unique DIY Ideas from our March featured couples


It’s the start of another month so it’s time to highlight some DIY ideas and personalization tips shared by our March featured couples!

1. If you’re crafty, why not create your own accessories from fabric scraps and vintage odds & ends. Kristin was one crafty bride and created fabric flower hairpieces and boutonnieres made of antique keys and gears for herself, her groom and the entire bridal party!

From Kristin & Kevin’s DIY, Vintage Cameras, and S’mores Garden Wedding (photographed by Krista Lee Photography)

2. Incorporate you, your hobbies and interests into your decor. Kristin’s a photographer and Kevin is a computer nerd so they used her vintage camera collection to represent the bride’s creative side and old books for the groom’s book-smarts.

From Kristin & Kevin’s DIY, Vintage Cameras, and S’mores Garden Wedding (photographed by Krista Lee Photography)

3. A great idea for alternative guest and escort cards are name tags clipped on to chicken wire frame if you’re having a rustic or outdoor wedding.

From Kristin & Kevin’s DIY, Vintage Cameras, and S’mores Garden Wedding (photographed by Krista Lee Photography)

4. More on incorporating you into your wedding. If you met while playing sports, as Tawnya and Lee did, honor it at your wedding. These cuties met playing ultimate frisbee in a park so they had lawn games at their celebration.

frisbee wedding

From Tawnya & Lee’s Love and Frisbee Fun-Filled Farm Wedding (photographed by Andrew Paquet Photography)

5.  For an environment-friendly touch, do as Tawnya and Lee did — they saved paper and skipped the programs and just had the bridal party written on a chalk board.

From Tawnya & Lee’s Love and Frisbee Fun-Filled Farm Wedding (photographed by Andrew Paquet Photography)

6.  Share your love story in your wedding invitation! It’s a great way to introduce one another to respective families and friends, and you can be sure that no one else will have an invitation exactly like yours.

From Halley & Josh’s Bright and Colorful Modern Vintage Wedding (photos by Heather Parker Photography)

7. Have your beloved pet join the happy festivities — or if he’s up to it, dress him up in a matching collar and make him part of your bridal party.

From Halley & Josh’s Bright and Colorful Modern Vintage Wedding (photos by Heather Parker Photography)

8. Another example of  incorporating you into your wedding. Denise is a vocalist and LJ is a DJ so electronic dance parties are part of their lifestyle, hence the raver shades and glowsticks at their reception.

From Denise & LJ’s Techno Music Party in a Vineyard Wedding (photos by Anna Bruce Photography)

9. Make your favors do double duty by having them serve as table decor at the reception. Denise & LJ made original mix CDs, wrapped them in bright sleeves and arranged them on the tables (along with glowsticks) to create extra pops of color.

From Denise & LJ’s Techno Music Party in a Vineyard Wedding (photos by Anna Bruce Photography)

10. Do as this creative couple did and ride bicycles to your reception! They also made a lot of Mexican paper flowers, some of which the bride pinned to the bottom of her dress. The others were used to adorn tables at their reception.

From Jessica & Jeff’s Multicultural Commitment Ceremony Celebration (photos by Debra Gulbas Photography)

11. If you can’t decide which wedding tradition to use, implement them all! Jessica and Jeff’s one-of-a-kind celebration fused together a medley of cultural wedding traditions from all over the world.

From Jessica & Jeff’s Multicultural Commitment Ceremony Celebration (photos by Debra Gulbas Photography)

12. Some more cool DIY wedding ideas from Jessica & Jeff’s commitment ceremony - photos of their friends and family from their weddings & engagements hanging at the guest entrance, and a wedding cake pinata.

guest photos wedding cake pinata

From Jessica & Jeff’s Multicultural Commitment Ceremony Celebration (photos by Debra Gulbas Photography)

13. Instead of printing escort cards, a cost-effective alternative is to have a bulletin board filled with photos of your guests written with their table numbers at the back.

From Brittani & Scott’s Fun and Feel-Good DIY Wedding (photos by Stephanie Haller Photography)

14. Instead of having cake toppers, do as Brittani & Scott did and have shrinky dink art made off your favorite photos.

From Brittani & Scott’s Fun and Feel-Good DIY Wedding (photos by Stephanie Haller Photography)

15. Cute DIY idea from Brittani & Scott’s wedding: a handmade cupcake flavor menu sign.

From Brittani & Scott’s Fun and Feel-Good DIY Wedding (photos by Stephanie Haller Photography)

16. If you’re going for a period theme, make sure the look is carried all throughout your details for a cohesive look such as Amy & Josh did for their art deco wedding.

From Amy & Josh’s 1920s Art Deco American Theater Wedding (photos by Richard Bell Photography)

17.  Awesome DIY idea for a ceremony backdrop: Kathryn and Larry stuffed glass ornaments with flowers and used fishing line to hang them along with little candle holders on a curtain rod.

glass votive ceremony backdrop

From Kathryn & Larry’s Elegant and Sassy DIY Wedding with a ’40s Flair (photos by Alewine Photography)

18. More on personalizing your wedding: Hilary’s matron of honor was her mom and they wore matching sparkly chucks.

From Hilary & Robert’s Pastel Pretty Cumberland University Wedding  (photographed by Krista Lee Photography)

19. Nothing can be more personal than homemade! Hilary & Robert’s favors were homemade jelly. Their out of town favors were Moon Pies and other goodies  made in Tennessee.

From Hilary & Robert’s Pastel Pretty Cumberland University Wedding  (photographed by Krista Lee Photography)

20. Have a passage from your favorite book read at the ceremony. Katie & Michael incorporated some insights from Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” at their wedding.

From Katie & Michael’s Artistic Vintage Meets Modern Farm Wedding (photos by Hazelton Photography)

21. Wear funky printed shoes in your color motif under your all-white gown just like artistic Katie did.

From Katie & Michael’s Artistic Vintage Meets Modern Farm Wedding (photos by Hazelton Photography)

22. Make your own brooch bouquet from 60 heirloom brooches (from her late grandmother, mom, sister, mother-in-law, friends, and even friends of friends!) like Rebecca did.

From Rebecca & Chris’ Quirky Subtly-Disney Green & Black Wedding (photos by  McDonald Photography)

23. If you can, incorporate your mom’s wedding dress into your own. Jenna’s pretty dress was hand made by her mom with the skirt from her own wedding gown. The top was found vintage and then hand-dyed light blush with Tazo’s Passion Tea which is a subtle nod to how Jena and her husband Jason met.

From Jenna & Jason’s Cozy and Intimate Rocker-Chic Wedding (photos by Matt Andrews Photography)

24. If you’re getting married outdoors, consider giving away fresh farm produce as favors. (Who doesn’t want farm-fresh food?)

From Lauren & Parker’s Bright and Happy DIY Farmer’s Market Wedding (photos by Katie Snyder Photography)

* If you enjoyed this list, feel free to see all the personalize your wedding DIY idea compilations with real-life examples!

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6 Comments

  1. What a fantastic post! I love seeing all these creative ideas gathered in one place. Your blog is such a wonderful resource for DIY brides!

  2. Hi Kimberly, thank you so much for the kind comment and for stopping by. I LOVE your site so I’m honored that you think this blog is a wonderful resource! :)

  3. What a great blog for ideas. I love to offer suggestions to my brides on things that are unique and so many of your ideas will fit into their style of event. Love the wedding cake piñata!

  4. These are great compilation of ideas! Making your own design for a wedding is indeed a great way to express yourself through the items and makes the wedding more personal!

    Annabella MErlin
    Creative Photo Albums

  5. Yeah. We love the wedding cake piñata too. In case you ever need to get your hands on one, we sell some fun varieties.

  6. so beautiful D-Day !

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