DIY Wedding Entertainment Ideas for Couples on a Budget

DIY Photo Booth

Set up a simple photo booth with a backdrop and some props. Guests can take photos with their own phones, or you can set up a camera on a tripod for a more professional look.

Lawn Games

If you're having an outdoor wedding, set up lawn games like cornhole, giant Jenga, or ladder toss.


Set up a karaoke machine or use a smartphone app to turn your wedding into a fun sing-along party.


Set up a DIY bar where guests can create their own cocktails or mocktails. Provide a variety of mixers, garnishes, and glassware, and let guests get creative.

DIY Music Playlist

Instead of hiring a DJ or live band, create your own music playlist on Spotify or other streaming services.

DIY Dance Lessons

Hire a dance instructor to teach a group dance lesson. Guests can learn the steps and then show off their new moves on the dance floor.

DIY Dessert Bar

Create a dessert bar with a variety of treats like cupcakes, cookies, and candy. Guests can create their own dessert plates and enjoy a sweet treat while they dance the night away.

DIY Flip Book

Set up a photo booth with a camera and printer, and let guests create their own flip books.

DIY Beer or Wine Tasting

Set up a beer or wine tasting station where guests can sample different types of drinks. This is a great way to get guests mingling and trying new things.

DIY Movie Night

Set up a projector and screen and show a favorite movie on the lawn or in a separate area of the venue. Guests can relax and enjoy a fun movie while taking a break from dancing.