DIY wedding ideas

  • By BBC Good Food team

Save money and ensure your menu is just right for your big day by doing the food yourself - with a little help from your friends.

Wedding cake with flowers

Give your wedding a personal touch by looking after the food yourself - or if you're a friend of the happy couple, offer your services as a gift. Our stylish make-ahead menus leave you free to enjoy the day. Plus, we guide you through making a show-stopping cake and memorable gifts for guests

Raise a glass

Summer punch with glasses
Get the party started and welcome guests with refreshing, fruity cocktails and non-alcoholic coolers.

Summer drinks


Creative canapés

Scallops on white plate
Serve these chic little bites alongside your welcoming drinks, to keep guests going until the main meal.

Our favourite canapés


Gifts for guests

jars of lavender sugar
Decorate tables with handmade, prettily packaged wedding favours that can double as place-names.

Gorgeous wedding favours


Your wedding menu

Fig salad in white dish
Lay on a simple but impressive buffet spread with a luxurious beef fillet centrepiece, as well as special dishes for vegetarians and stunning salads.

Plan your meal


Time to cut the cake

Chocolate cake with berries
Be inspired by our range of modern and traditional styles, plus romantic cupcakes, then follow one of our step-by-step recipes.

Wedding cake recipes


The wedding video

Lemon cake with flowers
Offered to make the cake, but starting to get cold feet? Build your confidence by watching baking and decorating technique videos from the Good Food team.

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