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4 DIY Wedding Ideas That Won't Break The Bank

by Jessica Rotondi
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We could spend hours exploring DIY Wedding ideas on Pinterest. These days, there are so many ways to add unique details that will dazzle guests on your big day. But you don’t need to spend hours toiling over decorations or baking in the kitchen to pull off a beautiful wedding. Nor do you have to spend hundreds of dollars on details.

At Boxed, we’re all about saving time so you can spend time on the things that matter… you know, like spending the rest of your life with the person you love.

Here are some DIY wedding ideas that let you plan ahead and relax, knowing that you saved time and money without sacrificing style.

DIY Welcome Bags

Maybe your guests traveled across the country to your wedding… or maybe they just traveled across town. Regardless, for many people, the hotel check-in is the first stop on wedding day. Wow your guests from the start with these thoughtful DIY wedding welcome bags. VOSS Water will keep them hydrated throughout the weekend, and on-the-go snacks like KIND Bars and Planter’s Nuts will keep them sated between cocktail hour and the witching hour. And if your family or new in-laws are the kiss-on-the-cheek type, EOS lip balm is great for enthusiastic aunt greetings.


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DIY Retro Cocktail Bar

Next stop: Cocktail hour. Sip and mingle like the cast of “Mad Men” with a DIY retro cocktail bar complete with cocktail shaker, mixers like Polar Seltzer, and throwback snacks like Prince & Spring peanutsSnyder’s pretzel rods, and yes, Vienna sausages.


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Tea Time, Alice in Wonderland Style

Your guests will feel like Alice in Wonderland when they sit down to tea and cakes after a turn on the dance floor. We channeled the Mad Hatter and added small handwritten notes attached to toothpicks with cheeky messages like “drink me” and put out an assortment of cookies like Carr’s Ginger Lemon Cremes along with Belgian Boys Mini Dutch Stroopwafels.


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DIY Wedding Snack Bar

A happy guest is a well-fed guest, but you don’t need to offer $5-a-pop cupcakes or a doughnut wall (yep, that’s a thing) to make people happy. We stuck with a pastel color palette (feel free to adapt to your wedding colors!) and selected LaCroix SeltzerBoom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle CornPrince & Spring Mountain Trail Mix, and candies to keep guests celebrating late into the night.

Shop DIY Wedding Snack Bar items here.

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Remember: From simple decorations to the snacks you serve, you can make your guests feel welcome without breaking the bank.

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