6 Easy DIY Wedding Ideas

These simple projects can save you money and help you put a personalize touch on your wedding day.
by Justine Lorelle Blanchard
  1. 1. Stamped Wedding Monograms

    photo by Candice C. Cusic
    For an instant wedding motif, invest in a custom monogram stamp. In seconds you can leave your mark on virtually any wedding detail, from invitations to guest book pages. (Tip: You might want to get more than one so you can enlist help!)
  2. 2. Wrapping Paper Wedding Programs

    photo by Susan Jackson Photography
    Simple DIY ceremony programs are a wrap when you incorporate bold, graphic wrapping paper. Simply collect a few rolls in a similar color scheme (the variety of patterns creates a cool, vintage effect) and adhere the paper to your programs.
  3. 3. Screen-Printed Cocktail Napkins

    photo by Jeff Tisman Photography
    Kick up the look of your cocktail napkins by screen-printing a favorite quote or even a simple monogram. A Print Gocco machine (available at most craft stores) lets you load your art and print virtually anything on napkins, favor bags, and even T-shirts! (Looking for customizable wedding napkins? Check out The Knot Shop!)
  4. 4. Pressed-Flower Wedding Stationery

    photo by Kim Fox Photography
    To get this simple, organic look, you can either press your blooms instantly in a Microfleur microwave flower press (available on Amazon.com) or use the old-fashioned method of pressing petals in a heavy book. Then, carefully glue pressed flowers to your stationery and seal with spray paper adhesive.
  5. 5. Shipping Tag Favor Cards

    photo by Joyelle West Photography
    Even if you purchase your wedding favors, you can still give them a DIY look with handmade tags. Purchase inexpensive paper shipping tags at an office supply store, then print or handwrite a quick message to your guests. Bonus: The tagged favors can also double as place cards. (Find tons of unique wedding favors in The Knot Shop!)
  6. 6. Custom Wedding Stickers

    photo by Laura Negri Photography

    Dress up anything from favor bags to thank-you notes with custom wedding stickers. Design a logo with your monogram, wedding motif, or even your new married address. Print your stickers at home or have your own designs printed at sites like StickerGiant.com or in The Knot Shop.

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