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An outdoor table set with a white tablecloth, flowers and napkins.
Planning your big day? Make it a truly personal event, featuring special touches you can make, budget-friendly buys and inspired styling.

Weddings can bring so much joy to many people. Make organising your own event fun and tailor it to your dreams by planning well ahead. Make some of the decorative and even structural elements yourself, and keep an eye out for bargains you can buy now and put away for later. This can also help to keep the budget under control – so maybe you can splurge on stunning blooms or a fabulous cake.*

Table setting

Work with the garden backdrop – keep your colour palette simple with neutral colours and flowers galore. Simple drop sheets flung over basic trestles make a wonderfully textured table dressing.

Sting of white round party lights, and two tables set for arriving guests with a white tablecloth, umbrellas and flowers.

Welcome guests

This easy-to-make D.I.Y. copper frame, hung with a lightweight sign, is a great way to welcome guests to your event and add a bit of bling to the festivities.

A creative D.I.Y. copper frame, hung with a lightweight sign that reads 'welcome'.

Inspiring indicator

A little paint and creativity can make functional party items look just fabulous. This pretty D.I.Y. sign is made from simple fence pickets. You can choose the colours that work with your party theme for a seamless look.

An innovative D.I.Y. sign is made from simple fence pickets. that reads 'dinner, photos, drinks, dancing'.

Name it!

D.I.Y. place cards are a lovely, cost-effective touch. We wrote guests' names on magnolia leaves with a white Sharpie paint marker – charming and effective!

Eco-friendly guests' names on magnolia leaves with a white Sharpie paint marker . This one reads 'Molly'.

Confetti station

Encourage your guests to join in on the festivities by displaying cute cones of petals on your own confetti station. Match the paper cones and spray paint colour to your party theme for a cohesive decorative look.

Cute cones of petals for guests.

Flower fest

Pack blooms into large metal tubs for a casual, more-is-more effect.

Pale pink blooms packed into large metal tubs.

Grand entrance

Improvise an aisle and altar with a floral arch and modular decking. Simply thread single stems through the sides of the arch and pack blooms into florists' foam bricks to devise a beautiful floral base.

A stunning floral arch and modular decking  aisle and altar to replicate the aisle and altar.

Grazing table

A plain door and a pair of sturdy saw horses are all you need to make a base for an eye-catching – and on-trend – grazing table. Paint the base in colours to suit your theme and to keep the look cohesive. Layer the finished table with a food-safe board set at different heights for a striking display.

A plain door and a pair of sturdy saw horses make a great grazing table.

Grazing feast

Use food-safe boards, cut to size in-store, to form a table full of delicious treats. Making your own grazing board is an easy project to do and something you'll be able to reuse again at future events.

Pears, cheese and pistachio nuts on a grazing board.

The power of flowers

Flowers can be expensive, but they do make a celebration truly special. Supplement with foliage from the garden to stretch the budget.

Supplement flowers with foliage from the garden.

D.I.Y. wedding cake

This pretty cake was created by sandwiching two store-bought mud cakes together, covering with pre-made icing and topping with homemade candied orange slices. A sprig of fresh rosemary adds a finishing touch.

Use two store-bought mud cakes together to make the wedding cake, add some homemade candied orange slices on top and a rosemary sprig to add the finishing touch.

Floral wall

Create a beautiful backdrop to take your decorations to the next level. Transform plain wire mesh panels with a host of flowers to make your own simple floral screen to pop behind the dessert table, or to stand at the entrance to your party for a glamorous photo op.

Use a few plain wire mesh panels with a host of flowers to make your own simple floral screen.

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Photo credit: Cath Muscat

* But when planning your own event, do make sure you follow the current restrictions and social distancing guidelines as defined by your state government, if required to at the time.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.