DIY Trending Wedding Decorations


Spring has been spoiling us with glorious weather and blue skies, and Summer is well underway! Weddings are happening one after the other, and it’s the perfect time to meet up with the wedding squad to have a go at DIY handmade wedding decorations that are budget-friendly and beautiful!

Here are five of our favourite Wedding Reception decoration ideas that are fun, easy, budget-friendly, elegant and guaranteed to impress your guests.

Frame Lanterns

Head to your local dollar store and grab some photo frames! Paint them with gold paint and then use a hot-glue gun to stick all four together to create a square. Place a candle inside, and they’ll become picture perfect lanterns that are a magnificent centrepiece.

Welcome some of your lucky guests to take these gorgeous handmade lanterns home! What a wonderful way to remember your special day.


Use a chalkboard as a vintage sign to welcome your guests, outline the agenda for the day or food menu for the night. All you need is a chalkboard and some chalk! Using some creativity, you can add a rustic feel to your wedding. The best part is that it’s 100% customisable and personalised to your special day.

Lavender and Twine Wrapped Candles

Get a pack of simple candles and stick on sprigs of lavender or baby breaths around the candle. Then grab a decorative string or ribbon and tie around it! It’s that easy. It’ll not only look beautiful, but it will smell amazing.

Floral Balloon Tails

Combine gorgeous leafs and flowers to beautify your balloons and add a romantic touch. For an extra wow-factor, use confetti filled balloons. It’s perfect for weddings to add elegance and charm.

DIY Wedding Invitations

Jazz up your wedding invitations by wrapping doilies around the invitation. Purchase a variety pack from your local store. It’ll add an ultra-chic touch to the invitation and your guests will appreciate the handmade invitation and keep it for memories!


With these creative DIY wedding decoration ideas, you’ll be able to save a fortune and still create a romantic atmosphere for your big day. They’re perfect for indoor and outdoor weddings, and are super easy and unique to recreate for any celebration.

Here at Raffertys Resort, we’ve hosted countless yet unique weddings. This means we’ve seen amazing DIY projects that really wowed the guests! Get in touch to find out what some of these ideas were and also to bring your dream wedding to life.

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