Create Your Perfectly Personalized DIY Wedding Reception

Bouquet of fresh flowers on the wedding table.

Congratulations! You are getting married to the love of your life, and we are so excited for you. You are excited to start wedding planning. After all, this isn’t going to be just any wedding, this is going to be the best day of your life, and everything about it has to be perfect. So how do you even start? Here are some tips for creating your perfectly personalized DIY wedding.

Choose Your Wedding Theme

You should be able to live your dream on your wedding day and create a reception that is uniquely yours. Your personality should shine through every detail of your special day. So go ahead and plan a theme that shows the world who you are as a couple. Whatever you choose, make sure that it lets you shine and will be a day you both will always remember.

Use Your Skills and Resources

So you want to add a personal touch to your wedding reception. Take a minute to assess what you will be able to do. What artistic skills do you have? Are there friends/family members who are willing to help? If you love hand lettering but detest flower arranging, you might consider creating your own invitations but leave the centerpieces to someone else. If you have a friend who adores photo booths, ask for their help putting one together. Whatever you do, remember to add a personal touch somewhere. Put your favorite candy or another meaningful item in the wedding favors. Turn your guest book into a scrapbook with your favorite pictures together. This is all about you!

Lists, Lists, Lists

When you are planning an event this big and beautiful, lists go a long way in helping maintain organization and peace of mind. Write down which decorations you are able to do on your own and which decorations you want to purchase (check out Etsy for some amazing, unique wedding decor). Write shopping lists that contain all the crafts you need to put together your stunning centerpieces or table settings. Make sure you will have all the materials to put together your photo booth/wall or flower hangings. Trust us, making lists ahead of time will really help you with the DIY part.

Start Early

Wedding prep takes a while, especially when you are creating it yourself. Make sure you (and your team) have enough time to create everything you want for the wedding of your dreams! This can be a great time to bond with friends and family members before your big day as well. Go on a shopping spree with your best friends to get the materials you need. Host a girls’ night (or a guys’ night – dudes can be crafty too) to start putting your decor pieces together. Maybe you want some special one-on-one time with your mom or dad; that works too! Plan events where friends and family can help you design all the pieces for your perfect day.

Create the Reception of Your Dreams

One of the most fun things about a DIY wedding is that you get to watch it all come together. The table settings. The guest book. The signs. The wedding favors. The decorations. As you watch your dreams become reality, you will be so proud of what you created. When the special day arrives, you get to step back, survey what you have created, and breathe a sigh of pure delight.

Book the Perfect Venue

Last but not least, make sure you book the perfect venue to host your perfect wedding and reception. After all, venues book up quickly and you don’t want to settle for second best. Our venue will be able to accommodate your needs (and your guests’ needs) and make your wedding day feel magical. Deep within the beautiful natural landscape, this venue makes the perfect backdrop for your DIY reception.

When it comes to wedding planning, you get to go all out. So make sure to contact us to book the wedding venue where you can make your dream come true.