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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Wedding Color Trends: Green Is Everywhere

It's fresh. It's modern. It's classic. It pairs well with other colors and it symbolizes a new start...why wouldn't you choose green for your wedding?


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    • Show Your Colors

      Striped chocolate wraps on a three-layer wedding cake rendered in shades of olive green and cream create a modern look. Each cake layer is wrapped with a band of slightly taller chocolate, creating a lip in which to nestle and drape roses cut and shaped from striped chocolate.

    • Make a Modern Touch

      Inexpensive and easy-to-make chrysanthemum balls are eye-catching floral touches for the ceremony and reception. Make chrysanthemum balls by wrapping 3-inch foam balls with chicken wire and inserting the flower stems.

    • Be Bold with Flowers

      Bright green mums create a beautiful pop of color in a large centerpiece.

    • Create a Personal Touch

      Small green-and-white boxes serve as wedding favors and place cards. Cover craft boxes in scrapbook paper and top with silk flowers and a sliver of coordinating paper with the guest's name.

    • Show Off the Place Cards

      Use a circle of pristine turf to hold guests' table assignments. Color is subtly infused into the arrangement with rose petals. A yellow ribbon is wrapped around the base of the sod.

    • Inspired Tropical Elegance

      Light green orchids bring tropical elegance to this simple three-tier cake. Dainty white hydrangea blossoms echo the icing embellishments that decorate each tier.

    • Delight in a Sweet Finish

      Perfect for showers or a creative cake option at your reception, these petite layer cakes are topped off with fondant and embellished with flowers. Cut these tiny delights from sheet cake using round graduated-size biscuit cutters. For clean edges, freeze the cake and thaw slightly before cutting.

    • Use Pretty Paper

      Choose stylish solids for your wedding stationery wardrobe. These beautiful invitations were paired with a chartreuse envelope for a simple but elegant look. Coordinating ribbon to adds a personal touch.

    • From the Garden

      Surprise details give your wedding decorations personality. Little touches such as beeswax-wrapped votives candles and stuffed terra-cotta pots add texture and enhance a garden-themed wedding.

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      Renew Your Place Settings

      Accessorize your place settings by slipping a green menu card into a napkin. Menu cards aren't necessary but are an easy personal touch for your guests.

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      Flaunt Your Fabulous Bouquet

      In front, a gorgeous bouquet of cymbidium is adorned with green silk ribbon and bead clusters. Behind, the unusual spherical blooms of craspedia create a sleek, modern bouquet.

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      Share in a Green Gala

      Using a chrysanthemum ball, roses, and cymbidium orchids in shades of green, this centerpiece pops against a solid tablecloth. Get this look by filling modern vases with floral foam to match your buds, or create a gel-like base with water-absorbing crystals.

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      18 Perfect Wedding Color Combos

      A smart color scheme is the place to start for much of your wedding planning. Whether you'd like a subdued, elegant wedding or the bold party of the century, colors can help tell your story. Click through our favorite wedding color combinations to inspire the rest of your celebration.
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