Standing out from the crowd, saving money for other aspects of married life, and simply getting more involved than ever before, a DIY wedding is proving to be extremely popular. The likes of Pinterest have encouraged couples to ensure their wedding is more personalised and unique than ever before.  

If you are looking to take your wedding plans into your own hands and create a day that truly reflects your relationship, here are some simple ways to do just that.

Thank You Cards

Pictures are an easy way to personalise thank you cards. People love trying to spot themselves in pictures, so you could try taking a picture of all your guests rounded up together and use it for your cards. Personal but simple, so you can spend your time enjoying your newlywed life.


Instead of spending a considerable amount of your budget on a wedding cake, why not make your own? Or if you’re more Mary Quant than Mary Berry, you could ask a couple of friends if they would help by contributing a cake each. You then have variety, and you have saved money whilst making it unique to you.


Paper bouquets can be made a long time beforehand to avoid the stress of possibly wilted flowers. If you’re having a spring or summer wedding, garden flowers are a beautifully simple option. And if you’re feeling creative, try materials such as silk to create the perfect bouquet.


A favourite DIY centrepiece involves printing black and white pictures of you and your fiancé and placing them in Mason jars of various sizes around the table. If not, candles are always popular, using all shapes and sizes to give your wedding a homely touch.

If you are planning your own DIY wedding, we hope these tips have helped you. And unless you are going the extra mile and making your own bridal dress, contact Fleur de Lys Bridal on 01799 526982 – we can’t wait to hear from you.