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DIY weddings are a great way of getting hitched on a budget. The other main benefit of hosting a DIY wedding is the freedom it gives you to craft an extremely personal day that is a great reflection of you and your partner’s personalities. DIY weddings are often among the most memorable because of the time, effort, love, and attention to detail that the couple put into hand making and arranging every aspect of the day themselves. . Here are the top 3 popular themes for a DIY wedding 

Vintage

One of the most popular DIY themes by a long way is the vintage theme. Ask your guests to dress in pale, summery pastel colors, floral prints, and lace and decorate your venue in the same style. Use vintage or vintage style furniture to display wooden photo frames painted in pastels; use vintage items like typewriters, telephones, suitcases, or sewing machines as vintage props for your themed wedding. You can display jars of vintage and retro sweets on the tables and string fairy lights and bunting made of vintage and floral prints around your venue.

Backyard

Often the location of your wedding can be one of your biggest expenses to consider, well, not with a DIY backyard wedding! Whether it’s your own backyard or a willing friend or relative’s, hosting your wedding in a garden is the ultimate DIY money-saving venue option. Many people who host their wedding in the backyard turn it into a full-on outdoorsy garden theme. If you have a pretty vintage chest of drawers or dressing table, bring it out into the back garden and decorate it with wooden picture frames and flowers. Use an abundance of flowers, twigs, greenery, and candles for table decorations and string fairy lights in the trees, bushes, or shrubs for when the sun starts to sink down. 

Design and Decor: The Copper Quail//Photographer: Sarah Larae Photography//

 

Rustic

A rustic theme works well for a DIY wedding because lots of the materials can be bought cheaply to make handmade decorations. Ideal locations for a rustic wedding include a barn, farm, camp, or wooded area, although, with a bit of imagination, you could host it anywhere. Rough wood often features heavily in the decor with wooden signposts written on with white paint, wooden table numbers and cake stands, and wooden photo frames. 

Bakery: Sister my Sister//Floral Designer: Little Green House Florist//Event Venue:Gold Mountain Manor//Photographer: Square Eye Photography//