Shoestring Wedding Ideas

Sami Jo Photography

DIY weddings have fast become their very own wedding style, which, contrary to their humble beginnings, can be quite expensive. Peter Loves Jane came up with a new, old-fashioned term: Shoestring Weddings. Without skimping on important things like your wedding photography or flowers you can do most things on a shoestring budget. With that in mind they created this inspirational handmade wedding on a budget.

From the fabric backdrop, to the cake stands and desserts, groom’s boutonniere, and our favorite the hankie bunting. They even made the table cloth and runner. Read on to learn about these easy do-it-yourself wedding projects and see all the photos in the full gallery here, captured by Sami Jo Photography.

pink and white wedding flowers

relaxed bridal looks

wildflower wedding bouquet from Flower Afternoon

casual groom looks with handmade boutonniere

free wedding printable

Peter Loves Jane designed these free wedding invitations, so that you can write in the missing info – your names and the party particulars – with your own fabulous handwriting! Click here to get started on your free handwritten wedding invites.

easy dessert table ideas

dessert table wedding ideas

diy fabric ribbon backdrop

We love this easy fabric backdrop idea that anybody can do with any fabric. You can learn exactly how to make this easy diy-wedding backdrop by clicking here.

How much do you love wooden cake stands? It really does add that rustic element to any wedding. If you are looking into making your own wooden cake stand click here to learn exactly how to do it.

dessert table ideas for your wedding

diy wood cake stand

wedding bunting

wedding elopement party

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Stationary & Event Designer: Peter Loves Jane

Photographer: Sami Jo Photography
Flowers: Flower Afternoon
Models: Matthew & Briana Farr

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  1. -100. Allison Short says:

    Absolutley beautiful! Love the cake stands.

  2. This is all gorgeous! I also love the cake stand!! :)

  3. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    two absolutely darling DIYs in these shoestring wedding ideas by @_peterlovesjane

  4. -100. @Lioninthesun says:

    Super cute! RT @weddingchicks: 2 absolutely darling #DIYs in these shoestring wedding ideas by @_peterlovesjane

  5. -100. Nikkol says:

    What a lovely post! Thank you, ladies, for sharing our work!

  6. -100. Valen Hunter says:

    Thank you Wedding Chicks for the feature :)

  7. -100. Bhavya @ Flower Aura says:

    I have seen a lot of and I mean, a lot of, wedding cards. Wacky, humble, outrageous, hideous, innuendo-driven but I have never seen a wedding card which is honest, but for this one :)


  8. -100. Little Pink Book says:

    Amazing DIY ideas! Love it!!

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  11. -100. Uma Winni says:

    Awesome arrangement….<3

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