DIY Wedding Ceremony Ideas – Top 10 List

Planning a wedding is a tough job with so many details to remember including the venue, photographer, food, music and decorations. Many people love to create their decorations and those little “extra” details on their own so we have pulled together a list of some of our favorite DIY wedding ceremony ideas to help inspire your creativity for your wedding day!

You creativity can shine for your wedding and there are amazing things you can create all on your own for all aspects of your wedding day. You can create beautiful backdrops for your ceremony, signage for guests, centerpieces, invitations and save-the-dates, thank-you cards and so much more. The possibilities are truly endless.

Do you have an awesome idea for something you want to create but not sure if you can get it all done on your own? How about have all the bridesmaids get together for dinner at your house and you have a fun girls night making all those centerpieces or wedding favors? It is hard to get everything done on your own and you do not want to make yourself more stressed than you already are about your big day. Most of the time bridesmaids are so excited to help out, so utilize them where ever you can!

Check out these great DIY wedding ceremony ideas below!

The wedding ceremony is such a beautiful thing, one you want to remember forever. Having the focal point decorated beautifully will help to create a picture-perfect scene for you and your soon-to-be spouse to say “I do!” There are so many awesome DIY wedding ideas for the ceremony.

It is always a great idea during your wedding to have signs letting the guests know where to go, so why not make those signs more personalized to you and your wedding theme? At a typical wedding ceremony, the groom’s family sits on one side of the isle and the bride’s family sits on the other. In reality, both families are about to join so why not have everyone intermingle together? This cute DIY wedding idea is the perfect sign to make sure the guests do not stay on separate sides! This photo was taken by Shmily Face Photography.

DIY wedding ideas - Shmily Face Photography

This ceremony backdrop is such great inspiration for a backyard or outdoor wedding. All you need for this look is a long curtain-rod and white fabric of your choice that you would hang over two trees.

DIY wedding ideas

For a more romantic, evening wedding, how about this beautifully lit backdrop? You would simply take a plain white (or other light colored wall) and cover it with twinkling white lights. It is the perfect way to create a plain wall or room to be a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and wedding photos.

DIY wedding ideas

This backdrop is fun and so easy to do! Remember making the paper links when you were little? Pick out your wedding colors and have a blast creating this fun, yet colorful, chain-link backdrop. This photo was taken by Beaux Artx Photographie.

DIY wedding ceremony ideas, Beaux Arts Photographie

This wedding arch is simple yet makes a picture-perfect backdrop for you to say “I do.” Simply using 3 wood pieces, decorate the top with the flowers (real or fake!) of your choice. This photo was taken by John Schnack Photography.

DIY wedding ceremony ideas, John Schnack Photography

Another VERY unique ceremony backdrop that is the perfect vocal point of the room is this idea of romantic country mirrors with a love quote written on each one. The different sizes and types of mirrors with the gold details make for a different, yet beautiful backdrop. This wedding was photographed by Studio Castillero.

DIY wedding ceremony ideas, Studio Castillero

Not only is the front and center of the room a very important place to have decorations, other small details throughout the ceremony help to create a romantic and beautiful atmosphere. Having a beautiful aisle for the bride and bridal party to enter through can be so amazing and you can customize it to whatever theme of wedding you are having.  This romantic isle is lined with pink flower pedals and candles and fits in perfectly with the rest of the decorations throughout the room.

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How about decorating the chairs that all the guests will be sitting in? Including those colorful streamers from the chairs can be bright and fun in an outdoor themed or beach wedding like the photo below on Green Wedding Shoes, or the streamers can be lighter or pale colors that would make things look more romantic and calming like the photos below from Confetti Daydreams.

DIY wedding ceremony ideas

DIY wedding ceremony ideas

You certainly can not forget the ceremony program! The program is a wonderful way to list out the chain of events for the entire wedding. This can include listing out the music and various prayers, explain the relationships for everyone in the bridal party, family of the bride and groom, as well as anyone who may be reading a bible excerpt, singing, playing music, etc. You may also want to include an explanation of any type of ceremony “rituals” you will be doing, in case others in attendance are from a different religion. Another great thing to include is directions to the reception if you will be driving to another location.

This fan program from Wedding Day Pin is a fun and easy DIY wedding ceremony idea that is perfect… especially if you are having an outdoor wedding in the warmer weather!

diy wedding ceremony ideas

Be sure to check back each week for more DIY wedding ideas including reception ideas, save-the-date, invitation and thank-you card ideas, and centerpiece and flower ideas!

Here is one of our past blog posts about how to create your own own floral arrangements. Also, be sure to visit our Wedding Details and DIY Ideas Pinterest board for other great ideas.

Do you have any other really great, unique, DIY wedding ceremony ideas? We would love to hear about them in the comments below!

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