Say ‘I Do’ to These DIY Wedding Design Ideas

Jennifer
June 11, 2012

There’s nothing much more personal than marrying your partner and embarking on the rest of your lives together. So why would you pick and choose wedding invitations and decorations from a catalog that hordes of people have flipped through and selected from before?

Do-it-yourself (DIY) weddings are catching on more and more for a number of reasons:

1. You save money by cutting out the middleman, whether it’s a wedding planner or other types of workers.
2. The ceremony and reception reflect the tastes of the couple rather than a wedding planner’s idea of what it should be.
3. DIY can mean a more eco-friendly wedding if you choose to recycle materials such as mason jars for centerpieces. Also, you’re less inclined to throw away personalized decorations.

A customized wedding starts off with save-the-date cards and invitations. For inspiration, check out our “Hot Off the Press” devoted entirely to wedding postcards, invitations, magnets and stickers printed here at PsPrint. Then read on for more wedding printing and decorations that couples worked on themselves and with the help of creative friends. Be sure to click on the images for source information and how-to instructions.

Invitations, Ink designed this wedding invitation postcard printed here at PsPrint.

Back of the above wedding invitation.

ToeFishArt customizes shabby-chic typography signs like this one with vows.

Arm yourself with flowers, a wiffleball and a hot-glue gun for these decorations.

Chalkboard signs are an affordable, personalized decoration.

I tried the immersed-flower centerpiece idea before, and it didn’t turn out this well.

Have guests write messages on stones and display them in a clear vase.

Another interactive idea for guests is this coaster by LuckyBeePress on Etsy.

There’s no question what’s in the punchbowl – but is it spiked?

About the Author:

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Pinterest presence. She also guest blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.
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About Jennifer Moline

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

Anonymous's picture
January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

I'm getting married next year and we've been looking for inspiration to help us make our wedding special, but not cost the earth! We have made good use of our friends and have saved a lot of money by getting them to each do different bits for us, like the cake, photography etc.

So many great ideas here, I almost want to pinch them all! ;-) Thanks.

Anonymous's picture
January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

I'm getting married next month, and I think I'll use the chalkboard idea ... super cool!

Anonymous's picture
January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Yes! I love the sentiment and the old-timey look of the chalkboard sign.

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