Our Top Tips for Planning your DIY Wedding

Read our top tips for planning your own DIY wedding, from creating your own personal invitiations to creating your own playlist, there's all sort of options for your dry hire weekend wedding

DIY Weddings are becoming more and more popular among couples tying the knot, as it allows you to personalise your special day to greater detail and save money to put towards that all important honeymoon!

We've put together a quick guide of top tips when planning your DIY wedding, also known as a dry hire wedding.

Make it your Own with a DIY Wedding

Invitations: Creating your own invitations can be a fun and creative way to set the tone for your upcoming wedding. You can use a variety of materials, such as cardstock, ribbon and lace to create unique and personalised invitations.

DIY Wedding Decorations: Decorations can be one of the most expensive aspects of a wedding, but by making your own, you can save money and add a personal touch to your special day. Create your own centrepieces, garlands and other decorations using materials such as flowers, candles, fabric and fairy lights.

Flowers: One way to save a lot of money is by arranging your own flowers. You can pick up flowers from a local supplier and make your own bouquets and centrepieces or you can use flowers from your own garden. Alternatively, enlist friends and families to contribute blooms as well.

Favours: Instead of buying expensive favours, you can make your own. You can create homemade jams, baked goods, candles, or other homemade items. You could also give your guests a small plant, such as a succulent, as a token of your appreciation.

Music: Hiring a band or DJ can be expensive, a solution to this is to create your own personalised playlist to save money. Or if you know any friends or family who have musical talents, you could ask them to play during your ceremony or reception.

Photography: Hiring a professional photographer can be expensive, but you can ask a friend or family member who is skilled with a camera to take pictures for you. Or you could set up a photo booth with props and a backdrop for guests to take weird and fun photos to remember the special day.

Self Catering Wedding Ideas: Save money by cooking your own food or by asking friends and family to show off their culinary skills by contributing a dish. This can help add an additional personal touch to your wedding and make it more intimate.

Overall, going down the DIY weddings route offers you the chance to create a one-of-a-kind celebrating that is both meaningful and memorable. From crafting handmade details to involving loved ones in the process, these weddings are a reflection of your love, creativity and commitment to each other.

Keep in mind, Do it Yourself weddings can take a lot of time and effort, so make sure you plan ahead and enlist the help of friends and family to make the process more manageable.

Looking for a DIY Wedding Venue with no corkage fees, look no further than Knockerdown's exclusive use Wedding Weekend Venue with 16 onsite self catering holiday cottages for guest accommodation up to 93 people.

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Published on May 29, 2024 in