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Clear Span Marquee For Home Wedding with Halterneck Rue De Seine Wedding Dress, Doughnut Wall, Shot Station & Food Truck By Ash Powell Pin Image

Clear Span Marquee Wedding With Halterneck Dress and Doughnut Wall

BUDGET £25-27.5K

This wedding had a real outdoorsy theme, including a garden ceremony followed by a clear span marquee reception which allowed guests to appreciate the scenery they were surrounded by. With DIY Projects and a doughnut wall, it was a feast not only for the eyes but for the tummies too! With personalised poems from the bridesmaid and wedding speeches that left everyone in tears, the day was an emotional rollercoaster that definitely ended on a high!

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Same-Sex Wedding at Coed Hills by South Wales Wedding Photographer

BUDGET £22.5 – 25K

Set in the unspoiled ancient woodlands of Wales is the rustic wedding of same-sex couple, Cath and Anna. Complementing each other beautifully in lace wedding dresses and looking deliriously happy in each and every capture by South Wales wedding photographer, Eleanor Jane Photography. There are DIY wedding projects galore, including a doughnut wall and chalkboard order of the day sign, so get your pinning fingers ready!

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Colourful Home Wedding Under £5000 with Hand Fastening Ceremony

BUDGET <£5K

It was all hands on deck to make this colourful home wedding under £5000 a success. A friend officiated their hand fastening ceremony, parents offered their farm for the nuptials and everyone chipped in serving food and drinks. It’s a far cry from how a traditional wedding takes place, and what they see during their day job at M and G Photographic, but it was everything Hollie and Patrick hoped their day would be.

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Naked Wedding Cake – A Recipe & Decoration Ideas

A naked wedding cake is a stylish choice that would suit any theme or colour scheme. Simple and understated, there are literally thousands of ways to decorate your naked wedding cake so you can truly make the design your own. We’ve got a wealth of decoration ideas below as well as a delicious naked wedding cake recipe. You are so welcome.

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Kent Wedding Venue with Ferris Wheel and Homemade Doughnut Wall

BUDGET £30 – 32.5K

It’s mid-January and we are officially ready for the rain to stop and the woolly jumpers to be put away. So, we thought we would bring a little sunshine to you with this Spring/Summer celebration at this Kent wedding venue. Ferris wheels, food and fun was the order of the day for this beautiful couple. DIY decor, a gluten-free menu and their favourite song lyrics scattered throughout the displays – the whole day encapsulated their personalities!

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Two Day Village Hall Wedding with DIY Decor and Bride in Tea Length Wedding Dress

Day one was an intimate affair at Fort Henry with only immediate family and friends, plus the couples adorable dog Alfie, and day two was party day in a local village hall, prepped and preened by family and friends with lots of DIY decor and details. The afternoon kicked off with Gin cocktails, craft beers, fish and chips and ice cream cones, and culminated with a ceilidh band. Capturing all the laid back vibes and fun were photographer friends The George’s.

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How To Have A DIY Wedding

Fancy yourself a bit of a Kirstie Allsopp? If the words glue gun, origami and sewing machine get you excited then you are in the right place. Let us share with you our top tips on how to have a DIY wedding and some of our favourite DIY wedding ideas.

What Can You DIY For Your Wedding

Here are our top tips on how to have the DIY wedding of your dreams.

1. Check Rock My Wedding’s dedicated DIY wedding Pinterest board for loads of ideas and inspiration.

2. Take a look through our DIY Archives and make yourself a gorgeous and very simple bottle table plan or perhaps hoops for your bridesmaids.

3. Sometimes (most times in fact), less is more. So, see how you can keep things as simplistic as possible.

4. Make sure you budget correctly. Try and calculate what you need and then you probably want to double it. Unless you have made your DIY items before, it can be tricky to know exactly how much you need. Also, factor in for times when it might go wrong. A DIY budget contingency if you will. And believe us, a can of spray paint never goes as far as you’d think.

5. How long is it all going to take? Be realistic and then add some extra time on. 9 times out of 10, DIY projects take longer than you originally anticipated. Have plenty of time scheduled in for no DIY too. You don’t want it taking over every single evening of the run-up to your wedding day. Create buffer time to help you wind down before the big day.

6. Get a team behind you and delegate. Having friends and family involved helps to create even more amazing and often hilarious memories.

7.  DIY the things you enjoy. If it becomes a labour, you want it to be a labour of love, not of I-wish-I’d-never-started loathing.

8. Don’t strive for perfection. It doesn’t exist.

9. Don’t underestimate how long it might take to put your own stationery together. And if you’re giving it a crack, you could look at taking a modern calligraphy course to make them extra super fabulous and give them a really personal touch.

10. Invest your money where it’s going to be worth it. Is it more beneficial to hire in a bar for the evening than find the time to figure out how to make the bar yourself (thats going to be sturdy and actually stand up) and then find the time for actually making it and then you know, filling it with excellent beverage choices.

11. Practice when it comes to DIY flowers. Thinking of making your own bouquet? Give it a go way before the big day to make sure you have it nailed and if you don’t, that leaves you plenty of times to get yourself booked onto a floristry course.

12. Buy someone else’s wedding. In the interest of helping save the environment and save you time, you might find that someone else has already had a wedding with a similar style to what you’re after and they might be selling the decor on. So investigate that route.

12. Be careful not to pull on your best creative friend too much. Set expectations. Friends will want to help but they might not want to dedicate a fortnights worth of evenings to tying string around cutlery or cutting place cards out.

13. Be frugal. Scour ebay or local charity shops and car boot sales for bargains. If you’re looking for crockery or furniture or maybe vases and general decor these are great places to look.

14. Check out some of our favourite easy and budget friendly DIY projects here.

  • DIY Wedding Dress
  • DIY Rustic Tipi Wedding
  • Rustic Boho
  • DIY Decor

Hopefully that will all help you on your way and give you a place to start and for more absolutely solid advice, visit these weddings to see what these DIY couples had to say about the process:

Alice & Ian
Leila & David
Anna and Luke
Kerri and Sam
Hayley and Al
Hannah and Jon
Lizzy and Rob
Michaela and Luke

And if you still want more you can listen to Charlotte and Becky chat all about DIY weddings over on our podcast.

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Quaich Ceremony at Loch Garten in Scotland with DIY Village Hall Wedding Reception

BUDGET £12.5 – 15K

Nearly five years in the business and I’m the first to hold my hands up and say I’ve never heard of a Quaich ceremony. Shame on me. But I’m certainly glad I know what one is now. It’s such a lovely Scottish tradition and the first of many ways this wonderful couple made their day their way. Just wait until you see their village hall reception laden with trinkets and DIY decor too, it’s so beautiful.

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Homemade Wedding Decorations for a Pastel Pink At Home Marquee Wedding

BUDGET £30 – 32.5K

At home weddings always make us feel all fuzzy inside, especially when the couple go to the extra effort to create homemade wedding decorations too. You can just tell bride and groom, Laura and James, poured their absolute heart and soul into making signs, centrepieces and furniture, and that every one of their guests appreciated all their efforts and had the time of their lives celebrating at their Summer wedding.

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