Five Budget-Friendly DIY Projects for Weddings

Five budget-friendly DIY projects for weddings

Weddings can become expensive when you think about all the things you need. However, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a luxurious and fabulous wedding.

Make your wedding day unique by creating personal projects and saving money while doing it! Finding small projects to enhance your wedding while staying within your budget is obtainable, realistic, and enjoyable for you and your helping hands. Keep reading to discover five budget-friendly DIY projects for weddings.


Personalized photo booth background

Having a beautiful background for photographs is a must at weddings. You can use balloons, faux plants, old books, paper pom-poms, or chalkboard wallpaper to create a personalized and pretty backdrop for you and your guest to enjoy!

All you need to create your photo booth background is space, inspiration, and a whole lot of hot glue.

Reusable photo booth props

While using your DIY photo booth, you must include props! Cute props are essential to any great photo booth and bring a fun energy to your wedding reception. If you’re camera-shy, you can use the props as support to ease you into different poses. 

Some props to include by your photo booth are:

  • Cowboy hats
  • Chalk-speech bubbles
  • Fake mustaches and beards
  • Prop glasses

DIY centerpieces

Creating your own centerpieces can be a handful. Before jumping into starting your centerpieces, think about the overall theme and colors you want to incorporate. Do your research to ensure that what you’re trying to achieve is within your budget and obtainable. Here are some budget-friendly ideas for your centerpieces:

  • Lemons and flowers: This centerpiece is perfect for a summer wedding. All you need to do is cut your lemons and place them in a mason jar of water and place your flowers in the middle.
  • Wooden crates: Place flowers and succulents in the wooden crate to create a rustic-chic centerpiece.
  • Painted wine bottles: Save any of your wine bottles, paint them your wedding colors, and top them off with flowers.

Creative name labels

Even though your wedding table place cards aren’t as significant, you can still create masterpieces! Instead of traditional name place cards, add a personal touch and create your name labels yourself. To make your name labels, you can use:

  • Chalkboard paper
  • Transparent blocks
  • Wine bottles
  • Postcards
  • Scrabble pieces

Pro-tip

Learning how to achieve chalkboard lettering will make your name labels look professionally done and elegant.

Fun wedding entertainment

Creating your wedding entertainment is super easy, and your guests will thank you! Keeping your guest amused during the reception and ending the night with a bang is important to make the wedding night extra special. From outdoor wedding games to DIY couple quizzes, there are endless choices to DIY fun! Some entertainment options to consider include:


  • Ring toss
  • Bowling lawn game
  • Cornhole
  • Giant tic-tac-toe

Don’t let wedding planning be a daunting task! Doing your DIY projects early on will help you stay organized and allow you to enjoy your big day stress-free. Use these five budget-friendly DIY projects for your wedding to ensure a perfect day while saving money.


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