12 Easy-to-Make Wedding Centerpieces

Liven up wedding reception tables with easy centerpiece ideas. These crafted or floral table toppers are gorgeous and easy to make. Best of all, each centerpiece idea is customizable to fit your wedding colors and budget.

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Wedding Makeup for the Guest

Wedding guest makeup can be tricky, especially on long, warm days! We show you how to apply makeup that¿s perfect for attending a wedding, including secrets to help your look stay flawless through the last dance.

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Sweet Bridal Shower Party Ideas

Calling all bridesmaids! Throw the blushing bride-to-be a shower that's as memorable as the big day. With inventive and inspiring bridal shower themes and ideas -- vintage tea parties, glampouts, mimosa bars, and more -- your girl will be glowing all the way to the alter.

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Editors' Picks: 30 Best Bouquets

We've selected the 30 prettiest bouquets to inspire you on your big day.

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Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Set the scene for a gorgeous wedding reception with our ideas for fresh, flower-filled centerpieces. The materials and flowers used in your centerpieces are great launching points for the rest of your wedding decorations.

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Easy-to-Make Wedding Favors

Send wedding guests away with pretty party favors. We're sharing our favorite DIY wedding favors, including sweet treats and gorgeous gifts.

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Thank-You Gifts for Weddings

Give original and personal wedding thank-you gifts to those who deserve them most.

Themed gift baskets, like this Italian cooking set, are fun to give and receive.

Your wedding is all about celebrating you and your groom. But many others also have contributed to your big day. Some friends and family are in the wedding, others have traveled to the event, and a few have even shouldered costs.

Remember these wedding VIPs by giving them a special token of thanks. Our outside-the-box gift sets will inspire you to give original and personal gifts to those who deserve them most.

Browse the ideas below.

Home Comforts Gift

  • Welcome out-of-town guests with goodies to make their stay more enjoyable.
  • Dupioni silk tote bag from Filigree Monogram Designs; 707-537-0574; www.filigreemonograms.com
  • Robe, slippers, and hand towel from Gracious Style; 888-828-7170; www.graciousstyle.com
  • Robin's Egg soap set from Gardeners Eden; 866-430-3336; www.gardenerseden.com

Games & Grilling

  • Reward groomsmen for their hard work with a fun gift of games and grilling.
  • Footed Cooler barware glasses from Crate & Barrel; 800-967-6696; www.crateandbarrel.com
  • Bicycle jumbo index playing cards, available at department stores nationwide.
  • Poker chips and matchstick lighter from Brookstone; 866-576-7337; www.brookstone.com
  • Cooking with Fire and Smoke by Phillip Stephen Schulz (Simon & Schuster).

Grown Up

  • Thank parents or other big-day helpers with a special treat for green thumbs.
  • Glass cloche and silk flower from American Harvest; 925-485-1577; americanharvestusa.com
  • Waverly Tuscany plate from Zrike; 212-686-3991; www.zrike.com
  • Gloves from Fox Gloves; 888-322-4450; www.foxglovesgardengloves.com
  • Culinary herb garden (seeds and garden markers) from Potting Shed Creations; 208-835-4066; www.pottingshedcreations.com
  • Wooden nail brush from The Body Shop; 800-263-9746; www.thebodyshop.com
  • Selletto soap from Maxalo; 925-820-3414; www.maxalo.com
  • Cucina repairing-action hand cream from Fruits & Passion; 800-276-9952; www.fruits-passion.com

Spa Retreat

  • Pamper bridesmaids with a lavish bath set.
  • Spa mittens and lavender potpourri from Celadon Gifts, 877-235-2366; www.celadongifts.com
  • Pillow spray from Bath & Body Works; 800-395-1001; www.bathandbodyworks.com
  • Archive bubble bath and Pharmacopia lavender soap and votive, Vickerey; 800-963-1050; www.vickerey.com
  • Lavender patch mask from L'Occitane; 888-623-2880; usa.loccitane.com

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