10 Things You Should DIY Rather Than Buy For Your Wedding
If you're a DIY bride looking for fun and creative projects to help make your big day truly unique then look no further!

We've compiled a list of some of our favorite DIY ideas, most of which are accompanied by 'How To' instructions.

It was hard to stop at just 10 but we wanted to make sure we only offered up the most beautiful and elegant DIY projects so you can keep your special event classy not trashy.

Prepare to be inspired...

DIY Wax Paper Backdrop

Believe it or not this stunning backdrop is totally DIY! If you are lusting after the perfect focal point for your ceremony or reception then nothing short of this backdrop will do. The lightness of the wax paper helps it to hang beautifully, giving a light and airy quality that won't draw attention away from you and your beau. It's simple yet impactful, and with little more than string, ribbon and paper it can be designed to fit any size venue.

See more and find out how to make your own wax paper backdrop over at - Style Me Pretty

DIY Wax Paper Backdrop DIY Wax Paper Backdrop

Images by Allie Rae Photography via Style Me Pretty

DIY Pie in a Jar Treats

Nothing quite compares to homemade cooking, which is why these super sweet pie in a jar treats make for the perfect wedding favors, or even wedding appetizers to keep everyone happy. You don't need any fancy ingredients, and the recipe is easy to modify to suit different diets and lifestyle choices.

See more and find out how to make your own pie in a jar treats over at - Green Wedding Shoes

DIY Pie in a Jar Treats

Image by Candice Benjamin via Green Wedding Shoes

DIY Magnolia Napkins

This crafty napkin tutorial isn't exclusively for weddings, but these easy iron-on magnolia napkins is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Elegant, classic and all possible in 4 easy to follow steps they are the perfect addition to your wedding table decorations.

See more and find out how to make your own magnolia napkins over at - Style Me Pretty

DIY Magnolia Napkins

DIY Magnolia Napkins

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DIY Easy Favor Boxes

Wedding favors are easily overlooked, but when they're packaged beautifully they will definitely get noticed... and if you think about it they are like mini centerpieces for each individual place setting! Another great way to make a feature of your favors is to pile them together for an eye catching arrangement. Homemade favors have a reputation for looking crafty but these adorable gold bird truffle boxes are charming, impressive, and totally affordable.

See more and find out how to make your own bird favor boxes over at - Wedding Chicks

DIY Easy Favor Boxes

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DIY Herbal Wedding Boutonnieres

Casual and aromatic herbs are ideal for a late summer or fall wedding. As far as what herbs to use, the sky really is the limit. From lavender and thyme to oregano and sage, the best part of all about these gorgeous boutonnieres is you can dry them and use them later for cooking. It doesn't get more eco friendly than that!

See more and find out how to make your own herbal boutonniers over at - Once Wed

DIY Herbal Wedding Boutonnieres

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DIY Floral Pergola Project

Romantic and whimsical, this stunning DIY floral pergola looks a million bucks but you can make it for very little. Depending on your color scheme you can easily swap out the flowers and fabrics used in this tutorial with ones that work better with your style and vibe. Use your pergola to capture once in a lifetime shots of you and your partner. If it's a bright sunny day then the soft fabric will act as an ideal diffuser for the harsh lighting conditions, making sure you retain your gorgeous glow.

See more and find out how to make your own floral pergola over at - Green Wedding Shoes

DIY Floral Pergola Project

Images via Charlotte Tittle Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

DIY Heirloom Cake Topper

Whatever you're wedding cake, be it a traditional multi-tier affair or a weird and wonderful custom creation, you're going to need a topper. This super simple yet ever so clever cake topper will add a splash of nostalgia and vintage flair to your wedding cake. It also makes for the perfect keepsake to hold onto after your cake has been devoured. Your only dilemma is how to go about not offending anyone when you choose which side of the family will take the limelight!

See more and find out how to make your own heirloom cake topper over at - Style Me Pretty

DIY Heirloom Cake Topper

Image by Jackie Wonders via Style Me Pretty

DIY Herbs in a Teacup

Whether you're on the hunt for eco friendly wedding favors or you simply want something practical that isn't going to become just another throwaway then then these unique favors will hit the spot. Vintage teacups come in a plethora of shapes, sizes and quaint designs and you can find them aplenty at yard sales or second hand stores. Rather than leave them sitting pretty and gathering dust in your cupboard put them to good use and make these super easy and inexpensive potted herb favors?

See more and find out how to make your own herbs in a teacup over at - Intimate Weddings

DIY Herbs in a Teacup

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DIY Rustic Wedding Bouquet 

Rather than put a huge dent in your budget paying over the odds for pricey wedding bouquets, why not have a go at making your own? It may seem like an impossible feat but it's really not as hard as it sounds, it's also a great way to ensure you're walking down the aisle with exactly what you envisioned as opposed to someone else's interpretation. It might take a little practice to master the art of the perfect wedding bouquet, but the end results will be well worth it.

See more and find out how to make your own rustic wedding bouquet over at - Rustic Wedding Chic

DIY Rustic Wedding Bouquet

Image by MCR Projects via Rustic Wedding Chic

DIY Wedding Flower Crown

If you fancy something a little different than the traditional wedding tiara then a flower crown is the way to go. Delicate and elegant, flower crowns look divine over a long drop veil, and they're not that hard to make. If you're using real flowers, which we totally recommend, then they don't have a very long lifespan so you'll definitely want to make this on the day before, if not the day, of your wedding. Keep it simple by sticking to three choice blossoms for a much more refined and classic look.

See more and find out how to make your own flower crown over at - Once Wed

DIY Wedding Flower Crown

Image by Rylee Hitchner via Once Wed

Your Turn...

What are you planning to DIY for your wedding? Share with us in the comments below...