DIY Weddings made easy


With the average UK wedding costing a whopping £20,000, it’s not surprising that money-saving DIY weddings are becoming increasingly popular. Even small changes, such as creating your own table decorations, can save you hundreds of pounds with minimum fuss. What’s more, they’ll make your wedding day just as special as you always dreamed it would be, with an added personal touch.

It’s now easier than ever to achieve this; with a great range of products on offer to help you achieve the look you want, a little bit of creativity can go a long way.

Upcycling is a fantastic way to transform old or unwanted items into personalised, on-trend designs to complement your wedding, whether you’re looking for shabby-chic or a bit of luxury without breaking the bank.


Silver and gold are perfect additions to any wedding colour scheme. Inserting a bit of metallic shimmer into your table decorations is a great way to jazz up your venue, and doesn’t need to be pricey. Use Rust-Oleum’s Universal Metallic Spray Paint in Titanium Silver, Satin Nickel or Pure Gold to convert old mason jars, milk bottles, or even empty tins into expensive-looking vases. A lick of metallic paint will also transform tired-looking candlesticks into beautiful additions to your tables with zero fuss, and you can add glitter, ribbons, or anything else you fancy for that extra dazzle.


It’s also easy to produce inventive, personal table number and place card holders. Simply pick up a few old frames from a charity shop, or use any you might have lying around at home (they don’t need to match), and brighten them up with a lick of paint. Rust-Oleum’s Chalky, Satin or Gloss Finish furniture paints are ideal for the job as there’s no need for primer, and with a wide range of colours on offer it’ll be easy to fit them in with your colour scheme. Either write directly onto the glass with erasable marker pen, or remove the glass and paint the backing board with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint for a quirky finish that will allow for any last-minute seating plan changes. 


For an interesting, reusable alternative to place cards, use Rust-Oleum Peelable Paint, available in a range of shades, to paint strips around wine glasses or champagne flutes. Once dry, you can write the guest’s name directly onto the paint, position it in front of their place setting, and after the festivities simply peel off the paint and your glasses will be as good as new.

These ideas show that, with just a little bit of creativity and inspiration, it’s easy to save money while adding the personal touch that is guaranteed to make your big day even more magical.

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