DIY Wedding Ideas

Crafting your wedding by hand makes it even more meaningful. Personalize your day (and cut costs) with handmade wedding ideas big and small, whether it's the head table or the boutonnieres.

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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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Wedding Blooms on a Budget

Check out these thrifty tips for making the most of your wedding's flower budget.

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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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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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    • Personal Champagne Bottles

      Toast your guests with mini champagne bottles. Add personal touches like party straws and glittery gold ribbon for a glamorous favor that keeps the party going.

    • Dip-Dyed Fans

      Having a summer wedding? Keep the heat at bay with colorful dip-dyed fans. This easy DIY project transforms inexpensive white paper fans into custom party favors. Place them on outdoor reception tables or hand them out prior to outdoor ceremonies.

    • Custom Spice Blend

      Is the groom a grilling master? Give guests the secret to his best-loved recipe with custom spice blends. To create the blends, simply scale up the recipe and pack into metal tins.

    • S'mores Kit

      Take everyone right back to childhood with personal s'mores kits perfect for backyard weddings and outdoor summer receptions. To get the look, simply fold a cloth napkin into empty berry baskets. Then fill with the traditional s'more fixings like graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.

    • Recipe Cards

      Have a signature recipe friends are always asking for? Give them what they want with custom recipe cards. For the sweetest presentation, pack the cards in brown paper bags and add a sprig of fresh herbs like rosemary or dill flowers.

    • Chocolate Bark

      Go ahead, indulge! Perfect for after dinner, boxes of sweet chocolate bark do double duty as dessert and party favors. We've topped this version with our favorite loose tea blend.

    • Copper-Dipped Wine Glasses

      Love the look of expensive copper-dipped wine glasses? Make them yourself for a fraction of the cost! Using painter's tape, cover the glasses but leave the stem exposed. Coat the stem with copper spray paint, and you're done!

    • Herb Wreath

      Send guests home with a fragrant reminder of your fresh spring wedding. To create the herb wreaths, simply twist fresh herbs around a circular wire frame. Having a big reception? Make mini-wreaths!

    • Creative Constellation

      Planning an outdoor evening reception? Turn guest's gazes to the sky with printed constellation maps. Choose your favorite constellations and print them on personalized cards.

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      Snack Bar

      Keep late-night reception cravings at bay with a stocked snack bar. Wedding goers will love filling take-home bags with salty snack mixes, nuts, and candy.

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      Beauty Bag

      Stock the reception bathrooms with these sweet swag bags. Stick to one inexpensive beauty product like nail polish and choose shades that match wedding decor. A simple cloth bag makes the perfect package.

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      Wine Labels

      Personalize a wine bottle for each table or each guest using an engagement photo. Print it 2-1/2 inches high on white or ivory cardstock, allowing approximately 4 inches below the picture for a handwritten message and embellishments.

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      Candied Orange Peels

      Candy doesn't get cuter than this! Bright orange candied peels make the perfect summer wedding favor. Make the orange peels ahead and store in airtight glass jars.

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      Potted Succulents

      Make wedding centerpieces do double-duty as cute party favors. Plant simple succulents in mini pots and encourage guests to take them home. The low-maintenance plants are perfect for office desks, kitchen counters, and even coffee tables.

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      Sweet and Salty Caramels

      Homemade candy is hard to resist -- especially our salt and pink peppercorn caramels. Wrap them up and gift them in decorated bags. For a personalized touch, stamp plain bags with a monogram.

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      Cute Cookies

      Put your love on display with these adorable heart-shape cookies. To make, simply add red food coloring to your favorite sugar-cookie mix, then roll and cut! We sealed each bag with colorful cardstock and ribbon.

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      Testing Sugar Cookie Doneness

      Get perfectly baked cookies every time!

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      Tea Blend

      Craft the perfect cup of tea with a custom wedding blend. Simply buy loose tea in bulk, mix, and transfer to small class containers. Add a custom name and don't forget brewing instructions.

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      Vibrant Journals

      Use store-bought journals as wedding reception accents and favors. If the journal has a window in the cover, embellish the page underneath with a short sentiment or tiny accent. If it's solid, use stickers or chipboard accents to liven up the cover.

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      Cookie Bar

      Skip basic wedding cake and get creative with a cookie bar. Give guests empty bakery boxes and let them mix and match. For an extra special touch, include recipe cards and ribbon to pretty-up the package.

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      Wedding Mementos and Favors

      Give your guests creative wedding keepsakes that double as edible treats or dazzling decorations. Easily assembled from purchased supplies, they convey an elegant, personal touch that guests will appreciate and long remember.
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