DIY Wedding

I’m a DIY bride and I saved hundreds on my big day…I even used IKEA curtains to make decorations, here’s how I cut costs

PLANNING a wedding is not only a stressful experience, but an expensive one too.

With so many different things to organize and pay for, it may seem like the costs are constantly racking up.

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DIY bride Olivia has taken to TikTok to reveal how she managed to keep the costs down on her big dayCredit: Tiktok/@diymywedding
Olivia explained that she used IKEA £14 curtains to create decorations for the wedding

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Olivia explained that she used IKEA £14 curtains to create decorations for the weddingCredit: Tiktok/@diymywedding
Olivia demonstrated how she used the curtains to create 95 napkins

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Olivia demonstrated how she used the curtains to create 95 napkinsCredit: Tiktok/@diymywedding

But one DIY Bride, known on TikTok as ‘diymywedding’, tried to keep the costs of her big day down and has taken to social media to share her wedding tips and tricks on how to do so.

Olivia recently married her soulmate in a beautiful wedding, but in order to keep the price of the day down, she made a lot of the decorations herself.

Olivia has racked up 72.3k followers and 1.2million likes on TikTok and has left many social media users very impressed with her DIY skills.

The bride explained that she bought some curtains from IKEA to create her sage green decorations, which enabled her to save hundreds of pounds on expensive decorations for the day.

Olivia uploaded a video to TikTok with the caption: “These Ikea Silverlonn curtains were the best buy for our wedding, we managed to use them in so many different ways and saved a lot of money!”

She said: “These are all the ways we incorporated these Silverlonn Ikea curtains to help us save a hell of a lot of money for our wedding.

“First things first, I’m sure a lot of you saw the videos of us making our own napkins.

“We also used them for tablecloths.

“These curtains are £14 a pair and you get a hell of a lot of material.

“We used thin strips and frayed the edges to make our vow books.

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“This technique I also used for the bridesmaid hangers.

“And we used it on the top table as a table runner.

“Our color scheme was sage and it was amazing how we utilized the curtains for so many different things and it brought the whole room together”.

In another video, Olivia showed exactly how she used the curtains to create napkins for the guests.

She uploaded a video with the caption ‘SILVERLONN curtains from IKEA have been the best buy for our wedding! We used them for so many things!’

The savvy bride explained: “We tied and folded all of our napkins.

“All of these napkins are actually made from curtains from IKEA, absolutely amazing, best buy for the wedding.

“If you’re having a sage wedding, you need to invest.

“All you’re going to do is fold them quite thick and then tie them with the fray on the outside.

“Then take your name place, tie it on, and we did a little bow.

“They are the perfect personalized gifts.

“Honestly I can’t recommend them enough, they are absolutely beautiful and I know they will tie in with our day just perfectly.

“We use 2 1/2 pairs for 95 napkins”.

TikTok users were very impressed with Olivia’s DIY wedding creations, with her napkin video racking up a whopping 434.6k views and 13.7k likes.

One person said: “I’m so happy I discovered this when you started making the napkins. definitely using it for my wedding. thank you.”

Another added: “I love this!!!”

A third commented: “Your wedding colors/ideas are so similar to mine. I’ve enjoyed watching you put all this together. Your day looks amazing!!”

Olivia used the curtains to add a special touch to her bridesmaid hangers, as well as her vow books

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Olivia used the curtains to add a special touch to her bridesmaid hangers, as well as her vow booksCredit: Tiktok/@diymywedding
Olivia decorated the barn with the IKEA curtains - turning them into table runners and napkins

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Olivia decorated the barn with the IKEA curtains – turning them into table runners and napkinsCredit: Tiktok/@diymywedding
This savvy bride recommends the bargain curtains for any bride who wants to save some money on their wedding day

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This savvy bride recommends the bargain curtains for any bride who wants to save some money on their wedding dayCredit: Tiktok/@diymywedding