15 DIY Foods You Could Make for Your Wedding

From apps to dessert, we've got a few options.
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Andrea Fowler
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Andrea Fowler
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When it comes to DIY for your wedding, there are some things you could totally tackle and others that are best left to the pros. Catering your own wedding, for example, is a task far too daunting for a couple to take on themselves. However, if food is woven into your relationship fabric and you really want to share that with your guests, there are stress-free ways to go about it.

Think about food options that can be prepared ahead of time (at least two days) in large batches. The day before your wedding should be reserved for R & R and maybe tending to a couple last-minute details—but not slaving away in the kitchen. You could also pick a food station that's easily assembled, like tacos or trail mix, gather the materials a few days ahead of the wedding and ask an attendant to put it together for the reception. Here are some of our favorite options when it comes to DIY food for your wedding.

DIY Trail Mix Bar

DIY camp wedding trail mix bar wedding food
Jeremiah and Rachel Photography

From: A Camp-Inspired, Country Wedding at a Private Residence in Condon, Montana

Salsa and Guacamole

DIY salsa and guacamole chip station for wedding reception food
Shelly Taylor Photography

From: A Southwestern DIY Wedding at a Private Residence in Waco, Texas

Taco Salad or Nachos Station

DIY taco salad station for wedding reception food
Taylor Rae Photography

From: A Bright, Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Yardley, Pennsylvania

DIY Flavored Popcorn Bar

DIY popcorn bar wedding food idea
Olivia Rae Photography

From: A Country Chic Wedding at a Private Residence in Millersville, Pennsylvania

Pickled Veggies

DIY pickled favors for wedding reception food
Angela King Photography

From: A Rustic, Country Wedding at Cedar Bend Events in Cedar Creek, Texas

Bacon Station

DIY bacon station for wedding reception food
Brooke Images

From: A Classic Summer Wedding at Ribault Club in Fort George Island, Florida

Sliced Apple and Toppings Station

DIY sliced apples and seasonal toppings for wedding reception food
Karen Allen Photography

From: A Festive, Fall Wedding at Amber Grove in Moseley, Virginia

Pre-Bottled Limoncello Drinks

DIY pre-bottled limoncello drink station for wedding reception food
The Mccartneys

From: A Romantic Barn Wedding in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Homemade Pie Bar

DIY homemade pie wedding dessert bar
Erin Wilson Photography

From: A Rustic Spring Wedding With Vintage Details at the Barn at Sleepy Hollow in Clarksville, Arkansas

Hot Chocolate Bar With Marshmallows and Whipped Cream

DIY hot chocolate bar for wedding reception food
Brinton Studios

From: A Rustic, Whimsical Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch Tabernash, Colorado

DIY S'mores Bar

DIY S'mores bar for wedding reception food
Forever October Photography

From: A Rustic Mountain Wedding at Sundance Mountain Resort in Provo, Utah

Homemade Cookies

Homemade cookie dessert bar for wedding reception food
The Canovas Photography

From: A DIY Shabby-Chic Wedding at a Private Residence in DeLand, Florida

Pre-Packaged Jam Favors

DIY wedding food favor idea
Heather Sanderson Photography

From: A Rustic Vintage Wedding at Fulford Barn in Brownfield, Texas

Homemade Dessert Bar With Fruit Tarts and Cookies

Homemade dessert bar for wedding reception food
Shaw Photography Co.

From: A Rustic, Laid-Back, Farm Wedding at a Private Residence in Cuba, New York

Homemade Jam-Filled Cookies

Homemade jam-filled cookies for wedding reception food
Melanie Grady Photography

From: A Charming, Rustic Wedding at West Overton Barn in Scottsdale, Pennsylvania

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