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Intro for the DIY Bride

There is no doubt that planning a wedding can get expensive and become rather time consuming. When it comes down to the details, Do it Yourself (DIY) projects are ways to save some of that money and time, and incorporate some personal touches to your special day. You might be surprised by how simple these DIY’s can really be! Impress your guests and show off your creative side by taking various aspects of your wedding and truly doing it yourself.


Getting that beautiful hair style you have always dreamed up might not be as hard as you think. Grab one of your girls and have them help you master the do before you say "I do." With a little practice, and the help of a friend or two, you will be able to create a look on your own rather than having to pay someone an arm and a leg to do the same. Pairing an intricate braid with some curls and some hair spray can give you a beautiful down or up-do for your wedding. Here is a list of braids to incorporate to your special day.


Rustic wood signs and black chalk boards are a modern, simple way to create all types of signs for your wedding. All you will need is wood, paint, stain, and a steady hand to create signs that showcase everything from the guestbook and food to cute quotes and special dates.

Table Numbers

There are several ways to make your own table numbers for your reception. You can create printable numbers straight from your computer or take it a step further by decorating wooden numbers and hot gluing them to a base. It is easy to take simple numbers and customize them with different colors, designs, and glitter in order to fit the theme of your wedding. You can easily purchase these wooden numbers at your local craft stores for only a few dollars each!


Opt out of a large floral centerpiece with unique centerpieces made up of mirrors, candles and more. Start with a round or square mirror and build from there. Stack the mirror with vases, sand candles, floating candles, floating flowers, and more. By creating your own centerpieces the possibilities are truly endless. Learn how to float flowers for a romantic centerpiece here.

Wedding Favors

Create your own take home favors so your guests can commemorate the time spent celebrating your special day. You can choose to incorporate the favor with your theme or turn your favorite Pinterest pin into your reality. Fun and easy DIY favors include candy, soap, cookie mix, or even a mixtape of you and your partner’s favorite tracks.

For more DIY ideas, tips, and tricks to save money at your wedding or event, contact your San Diego Wedding Planner at San Diego Life Events!

Blog post by Danielle Hendricks, edited by Rachel Weinshanker, exclusively for San Diego Life Events.

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