Summer is wedding season – and there’s no better way to save some $$$ than by DIY’ing certain aspects of your ceremony (plus it adds an oh-so-important personal touch to everything!) Here are some great ideas for some DIY Summer nuptials (many of which can be used instead for any fancy party or get-together on your calendar!):
Beautiful wedding invitations can be yours just by customizing this Kraft Paper printable from TheKnot.
Make your own gorgeous flowery wedding program with this free downloadable template from TheKnot.
A bouquet to hold (and eventually toss!) can be completely non-traditional, as evidenced by this beautiful succulent version featured on The DIY Network.
Personalized dcorations are a must, and this pretty DIY Tassel Bunting from Rae Ann Kelly can be customized with a special saying, your names, or your own newlywed monogram.
Make a custom banner with Martha Stewart‘s template that is the perfect backdrop to the reception, ceremony, or even on-the-fly candid shots.
Speaking of candid shots, it’s always great to set aside an area for beautiful couple photos to commemorate the occasion. This DIY Cloud Backdrop from A Practical Wedding is both unique and gorgeous.
Table numbers can be chic, sophisticated, cute, pretty, rustic, or just about anything else your heart desires. Here’s a gilded hand-painted version from Wedding Chicks.
A blooming monogram for the table adds a personal note of pretty. From Urbanic Paper Parcel Post‘s blog.
For napkin rings, these DIY Origami Diamond Napkin Rings from Brooklyn Bride add a touch of whimsy to your table.
Personalize the seats where the bride and groom will sit with these printable banners from Lia Griffith.
Another must-have decoration for a wedding: BALLOONS. This LOVE balloon backdrop is super-easy and totally gorgeous. By Jenny Van Summers, found here.
Create a DIY Aisle Runner with a special message to your beloved, found on Bridal Musings via Belle Amour.
2 large wooden puzzle pieces can be painted and used as your special bride and groom cake topper. Photo from Lover.ly by Captured Photography by Jenny.
Make your own Edible Photo Lollipops with a photo of the bride and groom as wedding favors. Tutorial from PhotoJojo.
For the final send-off for the new couple, Style Me Pretty has some great DIY Push Pop Confetti.
Hope your event is special, lovely, memorable, and DIY!