7 Ways to Say “I Do” to a DIY Wedding

FEB 14, 2020 updated May 28, 2021
Photo by KT Merry

From embellished neckties to rose-covered ring pillows featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, we’re sharing all the heartfelt ways you can customize your most cherished day. Whether you’re in the early stages of planning a DIY wedding or looking to add the finishing touches to your picture-perfect celebration, these seven projects will have you saying “I DIY”.

Make a Martha Stewart-Approved Ring Pillow

Photo by KT Merry

As seen on Martha Stewart Weddings, bride (and editor at Martha Stewart Weddings) Colleen Banks celebrated her wedding with accents of custom fabric designed by calligrapher Stephanie Fishwick. The custom design featuring elegant roses was the perfect addition to Colleen’s wedding decor: “Our wedding was Gucci-inspired with lots of bows, color, and florals. It just fit our personalities so well, and I love bows!”

See how to sew your own ring pillow featuring Satin.

Turn a Love Note into a Handkerchief

Photo by Riley MacLean

When a Spoonflower team member gets ready to say ‘I do,’ you can guarantee custom fabric will be making an appearance. Using a twist on the always popular recipe tea towel project, see how a crafty bride on the Marketing team created a handkerchief featuring a handwritten love note to commemorate the special occasion.

Send out Fabric Invitations

Calling all eco-friendly brides and grooms. A fabric invitation for your guests will help set the scene for your big day while reducing your footprint. For a little inspiration to get started, be sure to take a peek at these handmade invites featuring Cotton Poplin from The Postman’s Knock.

Bonus tutorial: See how to turn your calligraphy into a fabric design.

Spice up Dinner with a Menu Banner

Dinner is served! Add a finishing touch to your reception with a custom-printed menu banner to give your guests a taste of what’s to come. This easy DIY project can be completed with just a fat quarter of Linen Cotton Canvas and we’ve even included three menu banner templates to help you kick-start your DIY wedding planning.

Create a Flame-Free Wedding Send-Off 

The venue is booked, the dress has been selected (bonus points for me-made!) and the cake tasting is complete, but have you thought about how your guests will send you off to newlywed bliss? The wedding experts at Ruffled have solved your wedding woes with a venue-friendly (glitter and flame-free!) DIY send off that any member of your wedding party can create in just a few easy steps– no sewing required.

Wow Your Guests with DIY Escort Cards

Photo by Ruth Eileen Photography

Make a statement with fabric escort cards that are simple to make (no-sew!) while still adding a punch of personality to your venue decor. Using just a $5 fabric swatch of Cotton Poplin for each table, you can impress your guests with your crafting skills, even on a budget.

Shop the featured designs.

Make it Meaningful with Monogrammed Details

Photo by Alex Craig
Photo by Alex Craig

For DIY brides and grooms, it’s all in the details, especially when it comes to what you’re wearing on your big day. Spoonflower team member Allie added a special touch to her wedding day attire by adding a monogram and wedding date to the backside of her partner’s tie and lining of her dress. To recreate the look, upload a file featuring your initials and wedding date on a swatch of Organic Cotton Sateen and hand stitch into an existing (or handmade!) necktie or the lining of a dress. 

Autumn Love Blue Flowers by shopcabin

Now that you’ve got your handmade projects picked out, don’t miss our eight tips everyone planning their DIY wedding should know.

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