We understand how much effort goes into planning your wedding. Figuring out guest lists, seating charts, catering, the venue, etc. It can be overwhelming. Couples are opting for DIY wedding touches in addition to planning their weddings. You can save money by getting crafty or make your wedding more personal to you and to your partner.

No Planner vs. Planner

Here at Junebug, we can’t recommend wedding planners enough. They may cost more upfront, but they will save you money over time. They keep you on track, execute your vision, and manage the budget meticulously–including finding discounts when possible and running day-of coordination so you can be present with your partner. Also, they make the whole process much less stressful.

Consider hiring a Day-of Coordinator if Hiring a Wedding Planner does not work for you or your spouse. Instead of helping you plan the whole process, they’ll help you coordinate all that you’ve put together. You can relax and have a great time on your wedding day.

Create a mood board.

We believe that creating a mood board makes wedding planning easier. These boards help you make decisions, keep your vision in focus, and visually describe your wishes to your vendors.

These are especially useful when you’re DIYing wedding items because they inspire. You may want to replicate a centerpiece. You must have a background. You will find it easier to tackle these items if you have pictures to refer to.

Create a budget

Setting up a budget will save you a lot of headaches, no matter what type of wedding you are planning. Discuss with your partner how much money you can afford to spend and how much help you expect from your family and friends. Also, discuss your priorities. Budget accordingly if you are looking for a Photographer. This will allow you to determine where you want to save money.

Ask Your Family and Wedding Party for Help

Ask for help. You can count on your wedding party to help you make the most of this special day. Make DIY projects more fun by bringing together friends, wine, snacks, and movies. You can check things off your list faster and make them more fun for yourself.

Consider Thrift Stores

Weddings are not only one of the most memorable events of your life but also extremely wasteful. The same decor is thrown away over and over again. This is not only a waste but also bad for the environment. Consider buying items at thrift shops, from your own home, or through apps such as Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp. Secondhand vases, tableware, furniture, and artwork are stunning.

Play to Your Strengths

It may seem tempting to do everything yourself, but if things go wrong, it could be a waste of time and money. You can certainly pay a vendor at the last moment to fix mistakes, but you will be faced with stress and an additional bill.

Concentrate on your strengths, whether they are sewing, baking, or floral design. Include family and friends in your projects.

Do not save projects until the last minute.

It’s a fact that DIY projects take a lot of time. It’s important not to procrastinate, whether you’re DIYing an entire wedding or only a few aspects. Once you have a list of projects, it is best to start. It will ensure that everything is done in time for the big day and everything looks well-organized. It’s never too early to start.

DIY Wedding Invites

wedding invites can be costly, even though they are only a small portion of your big day. Who would have thought that printing and paper costs could so quickly add up? There are many options for invitations and stationery. The most cost-effective option is often to design and print your stationery using Photoshop or Canva. (Canva has templates that you can easily edit). This can be time-consuming.

If you’re not a graphic designer, there are online options like Shutterfly or Minted that offer beautiful templates at affordable prices. Both offer frequent discounts.


custom-made lighting can take your wedding to the next level. But it’s not cheap. The bulbs you choose and where you place your candles can make or ruin your wedding. Sound dramatic? It’s not.

Wedding lighting can help guests see their way and illuminate the photos that you will cherish forever. You can continue the party even after the sun has set with the right lighting.

You can create many different lighting options. Keep the terminology in mind to avoid creating a bright glow when you really want a natural, soft ambiance. These are some of the popular choices to achieve that perfect glow.

UplightsUplighting creates a soft glow when the lights are turned up and towards the ceiling. This is a popular upgrade, but it can cost up to $3,000 or more. DIY uplighting is the answer. Renting these multi-colored LED lights can save you hundreds of dollars. After your wedding, you can repack the lights with the USPS prepaid shipping label and return them to USPS. You can’t make it any easier than this.

Ceiling lights, also known as twinkle lights -If you are having your wedding outside, adding a “ceiling of lights” is a great way to keep things light while adding a romantic touch. These lights create the illusion of a starry sky even as the sun sets. These lights can be hung from tent corners, trees, etc. These solar-powered lights are available on Amazon starting at $15

LanternsLanterns are beautiful in tropical open-air settings. Amazon has a set of five paper lanterns that cost under $15

CandlesCandles can be used to create a warm, inviting, and beautiful atmosphere in a room. Also, they are very budget-friendly. Combine flameless candles with tapered candles if you are afraid of open flames.


It is helpful to your guests to have various signs displayed around your wedding. Wedding signs are a great way to communicate the schedule of your wedding, guide guests in parking, or even showcase a special cocktail. Create your DIY signs with wood, acrylic, or glass, old windows, chalkboard, or even an old window pane.

When creating signage for your weddings, there are some things you should keep in mind:

Take a look at the lettering. Are You a Pro Calligrapher? Try it out! Try using stencils if you are not confident. Use decals with a machine. It eliminates the guesswork involved in hand painting

Your color palette is one of the easiest ways to integrate wedding colors. This is a great way to add some color.

Be unique -While you may find it tempting to copy a sign from Pinterest, make sure it fits your wedding theme, style, and colors. Please do not copy it because it is cute. You won’t regret your decision once the big day has passed.