10 Diy Decor Ideas for Your Beautiful Intimate Wedding

If you’re getting married in 2020, the likelihood is that it will be a small, home wedding. And with social distancing dictating most aspects of our lives, you may not be hiring a team of decorators or a wedding planner. However, that’s no reason why your wedding décor has to be anything short of fabulous. We bring you the coolest, prettiest, and quirkiest DIY décor ideas that you and your loved ones can execute easily at home.

decor ideas
decor ideas

Add these decor ideas to your wedding mood board now and get started! 

#1. Make it bloom! 

Nothing beats fresh flowers when it comes to livening up space, and just because you can’t have a florist does not mean you can’t have flowers. Go to your nearest flower market and buy whatever is in season. Pull out all the vases you have at home and fill them up with bunches of flowers, to make really pretty centerpieces. Get inventive and use an assortment of containers as vases, from mason jars to empty wine bottles,  feel free to mix and match. If you find your vases looking plain, tie some jute or ribbon around it for a festive touch. 

make it bloom
make it bloom
make it bloom
make it bloom

#2. Take it outside

Planning your wedding in a garden or a backyard? If there is an outdoor element to your venue, you’re seriously in luck as nature itself makes for a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony. If you have trees or plants, string them with fairy lights, streamers, and balloons to make it look magical. 

 Take it outside
Take it outside

#3. Let there be light 

Another advantage of having your ceremony outdoors is that you can use candles to transform the entire venue into a fairyland. Use a combination of tealights, candles, and candlesticks that you have at home and set them up in little clusters. Avoid walking paths or places, where people might trip over for safety. However, using them on tabletops and ledges can lend the venue a stunning ambiance post-sunset. 

Let there be light
Let there be light

#4. Put a bow on it

The easiest way to dress up your chairs and give them a festive feel is to literally put a bow on it! Order a big roll of ribbon and make simple bows out of them. Stick these to the backs of the chairs for a formal look. Make sure your bow is wide enough so it makes the right impact against the size of the chair. Thin ribbon will not do the trick. 

 Put a bow on it
Put a bow on it

#5. Make it personal 

A really simple but effective way of making your wedding décor memorable is to add a personalized element to it. Since you’re working with a really small guest list, this is very doable. Write a note for your guests and leave it in the dinner place setting. If it’s a sit-down dinner with fixed seating, you can leave name tags and a welcome note. If dinner is served buffet style, you can print the menus and keep them on each table along with a thank-you note. 

 Make it personal
Make it personal

#6. Raise the Bar

You know your bar is going to be the focal point for a lot of guests, so liven up this space with fun décor. There are many decor ideas that you can use. You can make fun signs and hang them in the background or leave coasters with cheeky lines for guests to use. Bar signage is easy to find and order online, but if you’re more of the creative type, you can easily make these at home. 

Raise the Bar
Raise the Bar

#7. Roll the carpet 

It may be a bit much to have a red-carpet welcome for your guests, but a really easy way of creating impact right at the entrance is to fill up the path with flower petals. From marigold to rose, go for whatever works best with your décor. 

Roll the carpet
Roll the carpet

#8. Add some bling 

Rift through your costume jewelry drawers for any beaded necklaces you may have. Long strings of beads can add a fun décor element to your table settings.  String them around your centerpieces or let them drip out of a wine glass—either way, they make quite the impact. 

 Add some bling
Add some bling

#9. Take it a step up

Have an old ladder lying around? Give it a fresh coat of paint and you have a great prop, ready for use. String the ladder with fairy lights, flowers, or a Mr & Mrs sign and put it in a corner for a beautiful décor element. 

Take it a step up
Take it a step up

#10. Chalk it up 

When thinking about the wedding decor ideas, the chalkboards are always in. Order small blackboards online and write a fun, informative messages on them. From bar specials to signing the guest book, they can be used for a variety of reasons and add a really nice, personalized look to any space. 

Chalk it up
Chalk it up

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Tanvi Saraf

Tanvi Saraf is a writer, editor and traveller who's recently moved to the south. Having worked with the country's leading publications, including Marie Claire, India Today, Harper's Bazaar Bride and L'officiel, she now heads marketing for WeddingWishlist.com & CherryTin.com. Her life's philosophy and choices are guided by her motto, "Enjoy it. Because it's happening", and with both our websites, she's all set to bring the joy back to gifting.

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