DIY wedding details may be bang on trend but they are also a time-sapping activity, especially when you’re a busy bride-to-be. Why not try out some of these quick DIY tasks that will take you barely any time at all?

Dessert station

Invite your girls round the weekend before the big day and get your aprons on. A weekend full of baking is a fun activity, and useful for your wedding – guests will never complain about a table full of tons of delicious goodies! Make big cakes, little cakes, shortbread, flapjack, fudge, cake pops, cookies… the list is endless.  2013-06-23 01261

Foodie favours

How about cooking up some fancy favours? It will make the favours more personal, and you can personalise them even more by icing on the guests’ names and doubling them up as place cards. Genius!  Clarke Clifton Club Bristol-243

Place names

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If you’re not much of a chef, you can still keep the favours or place names personal by going DIY without using the oven. We’ve seen lots of great ideas in our real weddings, like place name pebbles, that make a great souvenir of your wedding day. Or how about this wooden key fob? lg1309sep149


We’re not saying you should do all the bunting for your wedding reception, because that equates to a lot of time, fabric and maybe sewing skills that not everyone has. But how about trying out the DIY thing by making a special piece of bunting for the top table? Maybe incorporate some photographs of you and your h2b.

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Flower crowns

Get creative with floral crowns for you and your bridal party – one of the hottest wedding accessory trends for the new year. Pick the fresh flowers and make it an afternoon activity for you and your girls. It’s a look perfect for a boho-chic or country wedding. IMG_0020-2730222577-O

Jam jar tealights

Light the way around your reception with some romantic tealights in decorated jam jars. These don’t have to cost the earth – tie some hessian ribbon and lace around each one for a rustic touch that will look good at any time of year. 416_vicky-robin

Chalkboard signs

Everyone knows the team at Wedding Ideas love a good wedding sign – they add so much fun to a wedding, and a personal touch that we just adore. Chalkboards are easy to get your hands on, and mean you can do anything that you want and easily rub it off it’s not how you wanted it. They can be used for all kinds of things: signs for directions, a table plan, photo props, a menu, or even pointing the way to the loos!  Matt and Molly's Gloucestershire Tipi Wedding by Bigeye Photography Disc 1 (89 of 338)

If you’re a creative bride that can take on the challenge, we’ve got more DIY ideas that might take a little more time and skill right here…