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50+ DIYs to Add Personality and Style to Your Wedding

Jun 4 2014 - 6:09am

Not every bride is especially crafty, but with an abundance of easy-to-follow tutorials that yield impressive results, every bride can be! Whether you're looking for creative solutions for table numbers or still need a breathtaking backdrop for exchanging vows, we've pulled together some stylish options you won't want to miss. With difficulty levels ranging from simple day-of assemblage to slightly more laborious projects, you're destined to find something that suits your DIY [1] capabilities.

— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb

Photo by Once Like a Spark [2] via Green Wedding Shoes [3]

Grapewood Centerpiece

We love this grapewood centerpiece [4] for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or wedding [5].

Photo by Melissa Arlena [6] via Green Wedding Shoes [7]

Handwritten Plates

These DIY handwritten plates [8] are a cute way to share your wedding [9] vows or first dance song lyrics.

Photo by Megan Hayes [10] via Ruffled Blog [11]

Paper Protea Place Cards

Complete your place setting with a burst of color and these paper protea place cards [12].

Photo by Ashley Forrette [13] via Ruffled Blog [14]

Metallic Chalkboard Table Numbers

These table numbers [15] ditch the black chalkboard paint for a metallic touch.

Photo by Urban Rose Photo [16] via Ruffled Blog [17]

Confetti Bag

Add a little sparkle to your wedding [18] with these DIY confetti bags [19].

Photo by Canary Grey Photography [20] via Green Wedding Shoes [21]

Chevron Risers

For your wedding [22] reception, consider making chevron risers [23] to display a dessert or cheese spread.

Photo by Justin Marantz [24] via Style Me Pretty [25]

Noisemakers

Add some personality to your wedding [26] with these DIY noisemakers [27].

Photo by Pictilio [28] via Style Me Pretty [29]

Glitter Favor Boxes

Perfect for sweet treats, these glitter favor boxes [30] are simple and affordable to make.

Photo by Smitten on Paper [31] via Style Me Pretty [32]

Farmers Market Bouquet

Add a burst of color with fruits and veggies with this farmers market bouquet tutorial [33].

Photo by Melissa Arlena [34] via Green Wedding Shoes [35]

Star Garland

Add the final touch to your blissful bash with this star garland DIY [36].

Photo by Meg Ruth [37] via Green Wedding Shoes [38]

Wire Orbs

Whether you choose to hang them from a tree or scatter them among your table, there are several ways to use these wire orbs [39].

Photo by Page Bertelsen [40] via Ruffled Blog [41]

Painted Votive Holder

These geometric painted votive holders [42] would make a fun addition to a mod wedding [43].

Photo by The Why We Love [44] via Ruffled Blog [45]

Magnolia Napkins

Using an iron-on, these magnolia napkins [46] are a simple way to dress up a place setting.

Photo by White Loft Studio [47] via Style Me Pretty [48]

Watercolor Place Cards

Give your wedding [49] a homemade touch with these watercolor place cards [50].

Photo by Urban Rose Photo [51] via Ruffled Blog [52]

Love Notes Favor Box

These love notes favor boxes [53] are a cute option for displaying your vows or a poem.

Photo by Tulle Box Designs [54] via Ruffled Blog [55]

Moss Table Numbers

For an easy DIY [56], try these eye-catching table numbers [57]. Kick it up a notch by displaying them in a bell jar.

Photo by Hank and Hunt [58] via Ruffled Blog [59]

Gold Linens

Add gold dots [60] to linen napkins to make your table settings stand out.

Photo by My Growing Home [61] via Design Mom [62]

Canned Table Numbers

Add a bit of neon and metallic to your tables with these simple table numbers [63].

Source: 100 Layer Cake [64]

Parasol Drink Sticks

These pink parasol drink sticks [65] would be perfect for a Summer outdoor wedding [66].

Source: Papermash [67]

Downloadable Mad Libs

Get these downloadable wedding mad libs [68] for icebreakers at each table. They'll be fun to look at afterward, too!

Source: Love vs. Design [69]

Geranium Arrangement

Learn how to make this lush but affordable geranium arrangement [70], perfect for table centerpieces or on the cake table.

Photo by Lisa Warninger [71] via Oncewed [72]

Fringed Tassel Banners

Fringed tassel banners [73] add amazing texture and color to any venue.

Photo by Jesyka D’Itri Marés [74] via Green Wedding Shoes [75]

Photo Table Runner

Creating a photo table runner [76] is a great alternative to framing sentimental photos.

Photo by Krista Mason [77] via Ruffled Blog [78]

Glitter Toppers

Introduce a bit of sparkle with a glitter cake topper [79].

Photo by Evie S. [80] via Ruffled Blog [81]

Terrarium Place Card Holders

For something truly special, delight guests with terrarium place card holders [82] that they can continue to enjoy once the wedding [83] is over.

Photo by Garett and Jessica Mayfield [84] via Green Wedding Shoes [85]

Escort Cards

These escort cards [86] not only efficiently organize seating but also serve as a stunning floral display.

Photo by Lily Red Studio [87] via Elizabeth Anne Designs [88]

Warming Note

If you're worried about guests getting chilly during an outdoor ceremony, consider offering an assortment of vintage quilts topped off with this chic "keep warm" sign [89].

Photo by Justin & Mary Marantz [90] via Style Me Pretty [91]

Pineapple Centerpieces

If you're planning a tropical wedding [92], check out these pretty pineapple centerpieces [93].

Photo by Hilton Pittman Photography [94] via Wedding Chicks [95]

Wood Table Numbers

These vintage wood table numbers [96] feel equally rustic and elegant.

Photo by Garett and Jessica Mayfield [97] via Green Wedding Shoes [98]

DIY Stripes

Consider stripes [99] for a gender-neutral or masculine table setting.

Photo by Mary Swenson [100] via Project Wedding [101]

Boxwood Monograms

If the idea of making one of these boxwood monograms [102] for each guest overwhelms you, consider making a pair just for the bride and groom table.

Source: Snippet and Ink [103]

Ribbon Medallions

Ribbon medallions [104] would be a great way to add color to a dessert table.

Photo by Jackie Wonders [105] via Style Me Pretty [106]

Rope Signs

Spell out a special message with these rope signs [107].

Photo by Garett and Jessica Mayfield [108] via Green Wedding Shoes [109]

Rattan Ball Lights

These rattan ball lights [110] only require a trip to the dollar store and some easy assemblage.

Source: Crafty Butt [111]

Pom-Pom Vines

Transform any indoor or outdoor space into a whimsical garden with these pom-pom vines [112].

Photo by Rifle Design [113] via Oncewed [114]

Mason Jar Centerpieces

Mason jar centerpieces [115] are ideal for adding laid-back country charm to an outdoor wedding [116].

Photo by Our Labor of Love [117] via Emmaline Bride [118]

Book Planters

For the literary couple, these book planters [119] are a great option for a creative twist on traditional centerpieces.

Photo by ee photography [120] via Green Wedding Shoes [121]

String Heart

This string heart [122] could be hung in your home after the wedding [123].

Photo by Katherine Elizabeth Photography [124] via Green Wedding Shoes [125]

Succulent Favors

Mini succulent favors [126] are a perfectly eco-conscious gift that will also create a lovely visual.

Photo by Madalina Lesan [127] via Emmaline Bride [128]

Paper Pom Pom

Paper pom poms aren't just for hanging. We love how these wedding pom poms [129] look in a crystal vase.

Photo by Lyndsey Fagerlund [130] via Emmaline Bride [131]

Clay Table Numbers and Flags

These clay table numbers and flags [132] will last long after the wedding [133] is over. We like the idea of repurposing the flags for cocktail parties and the numbers for custom address plates.

Photo by Hank and Hunt [134] via The Sweetest Occasion [135]

Lace Cones

Lacey doilies make the perfect cones [136]. We especially love how they look filled with colorful petals.

Source: Heartmade [137]

Feather Drink Sticks

Add bohemian flair to cocktail hour with these feather drink sticks [138].

Source: 100 Layer Cake [139]

Simple Wreaths

These paper wreaths [140] add flair to classic terracotta pots.

Source: Susie Harris Blog [141]

Seersucker Linens

Custom linens are a fantastic way to add major style to a reception, but they can be expensive to order and tricky to make. These seersucker versions [142] don't require any sewing!

Photo by Krista A. Jones Photography [143] via Bayside Bride [144]

Butterfly Rice Tosser

Make a butterfly rice tosser [145] to celebrate the happy couple.

Photo by Jackie Wonders [146] via Style Me Pretty [147]

Gilded Flowers

Learn how to make flowers like zinnias have a Midas touch [148].

Source: Creatures Comfort [149]

Table Runner

Use the ever-popular pinwheel in an unusual way with this DIY table runner [150].

Photo by Garett and Jessica Mayfield [151] via Green Wedding Shoes [152]

Rustic Branch Candleholder

This rustic branch candleholder [153] is easier than it looks!

Photo by Hirondelles Blog [154] via Ruffled Blog [155]

Ombré Backdrop

Make a simple ombré photo backdrop [156]

Photo by Katherine Elizabeth Photography [157] via Green Wedding Shoes [158]

Oversize Flowers

Channel a fairy-tale effect at your wedding [159] with these oversize flowers [160].

Photo by Once Like a Spark [161] via Green Wedding Shoes [162]

Eco Wedding Chandelier

You won't believe how this eco wedding chandelier [163] was created.

Source: Ruffled Blog [164]


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