2016 DIY hints and tips

While we’re not suggesting that every element of your wedding should be ‘DIY’, it’s lovely to get creative when it comes to décor and design.

Take a look at some of these fun ideas that are set to be big in 2016 and will impress your guests on your big day.

1. Miniature plant

Give each guest a miniature plant or cactus as their wedding favour. It’s a gift and a table decoration all in one!

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2. Place names

Create cute place names with a few delicate flowers in a vase. This also acts as a favour, and looks pretty on your table.

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3. Fudge

Who doesn’t love fudge? Make your own and cut it in to heart shapes for the perfect favour to go alongside coffee.

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4. Macarons

Macarons are a fashionable treat. If you’re a talented baker, make your own and present them to guests in cellophane bags with a pretty tag.

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5. Hangover kit

For a little fun, give each guest a ‘hangover kit’ when they leave. Super easy to put together, be sure to include chewing gum, and perhaps a bar of chocolate for the ladies!

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6. Mocktails

While cocktails are fabulous, they are time consuming to make and serve. Offer a selection of non-alcoholic drinks in pretty pitchers so that guests can help themselves.

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7. Hanging jars

If you’re celebrating in a barn, create interest from above by hanging pretty jars filled with gypsophila from the beams. Inexpensive and easy, but so effective.

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8. Decorate their own

We love this! As an alternative to the traditional wedding cake, make your own plain fairy cakes and provide an abundance of sweet treats so that guests can decorate their own.

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9. Create your own

Who needs elaborate floral displays when you can create your own. Paint a ladder and use it to display different glass vessels filled with flowers. Complete with candle at the top, the finished look is stunning.

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10. Crayons

Don’t forget the children! Give each child a selection of games and treats on their place setting, with plenty of crayons of course!

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11. Sparklers

As an alternative to the traditional favour, put sparklers in a bucket and attach a label to each one. You’ll have your very own sparkler finale at the end of the evening.

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12. Fairy lights

Forget fancy lighting. Simply fill glass jars with battery operated fairy lights for a quirky, contemporary look.

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13. Flip flops

We all know that achy-feet feeling. Provide flip flops for your female guests as a great favour alternative.

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14. Buckets

Instead of splashing out on expensive pew decorations, do it yourself. Lining the aisle with galvanised buckets filled with blooms looks fabulous and is easy to do.

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15. Decorate chairs

Smarten up your chairs with a simple swathe of tulle and a sprig of lavender. You might even just choose to do this on the top table.

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16. Candles

Wrap some pretty lace around a simple votive and… voila, you have a beautiful candle decoration. Offer them as favours to your female guests.

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17. Beach place names

For a seaside theme, create quirky place names using pieces of drift wood.

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18. Tea-lights

Time for some more glamorous tea-lights, on this occasion adorned with glitter. Choose your colour to suit your wedding theme.

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19. Mason jars

It’s amazing what paint can do! Decorate Mason or Kilner jars and fill with your favourite blooms – the perfect table centrepiece.

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20. Fancy ice cubes

Want to ensure your drinks look fabulous? Create ice cubes with edible flowers – so pretty in delicate glasses.

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