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DIY Wedding Guide: Everything A Budget-Friendly Bride Needs

June 4, 2019, BY

A DIY wedding doesn’t need to look cheap - nowadays the Internet is full of awesome free DIY guides, printables, and tips brides can use to make their wedding look glamorous on a budget.

Many of our Free.ca members love DIY crafts and activities, and we don’t blame them. DIY wedding decorations can look just as good as store-bought items, and for only a fraction of the price.

Since it’s wedding and bridal shower season, we thought we’d share some of these DIY wedding and shower items for you and your girls to try today!

DIY Wedding Invitations

This may seem like an ambitious task, but you can actually make your own wedding invitations. Now, this will require a lot of patience and will take a lot of time if you have a lot of guests.

Bonus tip: you can also use these templates to make bridal shower invitations.

Traditional Invitations

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Source: Polka Dot Bride

Polka Dot Bride created this detailed step by step tutorial to make these Majestic Pearl Wedding Invitations. These invitations are classic and very bridal.

Rustic Invitations

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Source: Boho Weddings

The “rustic chic” wedding aesthetic has been very popular over the past few years, and we’ve found an activity for rustic DIY wedding invitations.

These rustic pocketfold invitations are an intermediate DIY level, so you might want to have some of your bridesmaids help you with this activity.

Boho Weddings posted this invitation and they also have a complete step by step guide on their site.

How To: DIY Wedding Centrepieces

Centrepieces can easily be the most expensive part of your decor budget, especially if your centrepieces include flowers. This is why many brides choose to make their own, and we don’t blame them.

Who better to take DIY advice from than Martha Stewart herself?

Martha Stewart Weddings has a list of DIY centrepieces and we’ve picked some of our favourite options for you.

Peony Centrepieces

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Source: Martha Stewart Weddings

Who says floral centrepieces need to break the bank? This simple and elegant peony arrangement is sure to impress your guests.

Group several big, bold peonies together to create a beautiful tablescape. You can Invite guests to take a vase home at the end of the evening, and voila: you’ve got your guests favours done.

Bright & Colourful Candle Holders

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Source: Martha Stewart Weddings

You’ll often candles being used as wedding decor, but not candles like these! These bright and colourful candle holders are unique and gorgeous.

The best part? You can choose any colour scheme to work with your wedding theme and colour scheme.

To make them, spray-paint wooden candle holders of varying heights to match candles.

Paper Magnolia Blossoms

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Source: Martha Stewart Weddings

Have you ever tried making paper flowers? It sounds harder than it is. These gorgeous paper magnolia blossoms look almost as good as the real thing!

For easy assembly, Martha Stewart Weddings has even included a Magnolia Petal Template you can cut and use.

DIY Wedding Card Box

A card box is a cost you truly don’t need to bear. Especially when there are so many easy DIY wedding card box tutorials out there.

We love this video tutorial on how to make your own card box because it’s simple and easy to follow.  As shown in the video, it’s super easy to customize the box to your theme and colour scheme.

Last But Not Least: DIY Wedding Favors

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Source: Ruffled Blog

We personally love DIY wedding favors, because we feel it adds an extra personal touch. And your guests are likely to appreciate that the favors are homemade.

One of our personal favourites is this activity for DIY soy wax candles. Your guests can keep the flame of your love burning long after the reception is over!

What You’ll Need

To make things simple, we’ve included a list of some craft supplies you may need to start these DIY tasks. Simply click the link, order your supplies, and have them delivered right to your door.

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