10 Budget-friendly DIY Wedding Projects

 
by Kim Merrikin, Seattle Goodwill
June 11, 2016
 

Goodwill DIY Wedding

It is officially wedding season. Dates are set, venues are booked and you’re probably spending a lot of time meeting with wedding cake bakers, caterers, photographers, officiants—and deciding what your perfect wedding will look like.

Thanks to the endless wealth of DIY projects found on the internet, those wedding décor projects don’t need to be difficult or break the budget to create the perfect look for your big day. Here are ten of our favorite wedding DIY projects, and below you’ll find a list of items used in them that you can find at Goodwill:

 

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF DIY WEDDING DECORvia Pop Sugar
Ok, so this one isn’t a DIY project, but we thought it would be a helpful read before you worked down this list.

 

Rustic Wedding Chic - 15 Ways To Use Plaid

 

15 WAYS TO USE PLAID – via Rustic Wedding Chic
As responsible citizens of the NW Washington, we couldn’t skip this one. Since plaid is engrained in our local culture, it’s fairly easy to find at our stores in attire and linens!  

 

 

Intimate Weddings - Eco-Friendly Favor: Plants in a teacup

 

ECO-FRIENDLY FAVOR: PLANTS IN A TEACUP – via Intimate Weddings
This blog specifically talks about planting herbs in the teacups, but don’t forget about succulents and other more resilient plants. Have your guests take them as a favor! 

 

 

Rustic Wedding Chic - Using Wine Bottles as Decor

 

USING WINE BOTTLESvia Rustic Wedding Chic
There are probably a thousand excellent ways to use bottles in wedding décor—and this blog lists 15 wonderful ways with links to specific DIY projects. 

 

 

 

The Knot - Hot Air Balloon Wedding Centerpieces

 

HOT AIR BALLOON CENTERPIECES via The Knot
This one might take a little time—so be ready to assemble the bridesmaids—but it will be well worth the time to have these whimsical centerpieces on your guest tables! 

 

 

Project Wedding - DIY Photobooth

 

DIY PHOTOBOOTH – via Project Wedding
Photobooths are all the rage at weddings still—but might be too much for the budget. If you’ve got a point and shoot camera and a tripod, it is fairly easy to build your own—especially for outdoor weddings where there’s natural light. The backdrop can be as simple as a flat bed sheet with a pattern that fits your theme—or you can try this dip-dyed coffee filter backdrop

 

The Vault Files - Color Dipped Cork Place Card Holders

 

COLOR DIPPED CORK PLACECARD HOLDERS – via The Vault Files
Cute, simple—and super inexpensive! This is another project that can easily be knocked out while catching up on your favorite show—or with your favorite friends!  

 

 

Project Wedding - Yarn Ball Toss

 

YARN BALL TOSS – via Project Wedding
Skip the rice, bubbles, and birdseed—and check out this super cute idea! Have your guests throw tiny yarn balls to add a splash of color to the “getaway” photos. It is a super simple project, and could easily be done from the couch as you binge watch your favorite show. 

 

Rustic Wedding Chic - Use Vintage Suitcases as Decor

 

USE VINTAGE SUITCASES AS DECORvia Rustic Wedding Chic
There are many ways you can use vintage suitcases as part of your décor. A small stack of them on a bench or stool makes a nice little table surface, or they can be put out to collect well-wishes from your attendees. If you find one that you love at Goodwill, but want to clean it up a bit, check out this article

 

Intimate Weddings - Easy Distressed Glass Vases

 

EASY DISTRESSED GLASS VASES – via Intimate Weddings
It is as easy as 1-2-3-(4). 1. Thrift vases. 2. Paint vases. 3. Sand vases. 4. Varnish vases. 

 

 

 

ITEMS IN THESE PROJECTS THAT YOU CAN FIND AT GOODWILL:
Teacups & saucers, wine bottles, assorted bottles, baskets, yarn, string, twine, bed sheets, photo booth props, plaid shirts and linens, bags of bottle corks, vintage suitcases, vases, a variety of craft supplies

And while none of the projects we listed use them, you can absolutely find mason jars, a DIY essential, at Goodwill. 


 

Kim fancies herself a professional communicator. She has experience in writing, graphic design, and social media, and is always looking to expand her knowledge base into other fields of communication. She loves people, coffee & Seattle (including the rain).

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