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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Pretty Paper Projects for Weddings

Your choice of beautiful scrapbook papers and ribbon can be fashioned into inexpensive wedding favors and decorations.

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    • Keepsake Heart

      This paper heart project includes a remembrance quote and is finished with a tassel and ribbon for hanging.

    • Country Confetti Cones

      Fill confetti cones with rice, confetti, or bird seed to help your guests send you off in style.

    • Pinwheel Bouquet

      Because you want to thank those who come to wish you well on your wedding day, it's thoughtful to give each of your guests a small token of your appreciation. Friends and family will treasure these simple gifts, and there's a bonus: These pretty party favors can double as part of your reception decor.

    • Paper Lanterns

      Paper lanterns are fashioned from scrapbook papers. As part of your reception decor, group them close together over a glow of tiny white Christmas lights.

    • Candy Holder

      Purchased papier-mache balls are painted and filled with candy message hearts. Or, visit shop.mms.com to order M&M's in custom colors and messages.

    • Country Candy Container

      Place delicious candies in this beautiful candy container that's cut and folded out of Anaglypta wallpaper.

    • Paper Fans

      Folded paper fans are a useful gift for an outdoor summer wedding and reception. Hint: Hand them out before the ceremony so guests can use them to keep cool.

    • Country Bouquet Holder

      Wallpaper embellished with fan flowers and ribbons makes these country bouquet holders special.

    • Paper Napkin Ring

      These inexpensive paper napkin rings not only color coordinate your wedding, they add a touch of creativity as well. Simply cut strips using scalloped-edge craft scissors, then glue ends together. Hot glue ribbons and tiny silk flowers over the seam. Hint: If your paper is delicate you may want to glue it around a section of cardboard tubing for added stability.

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      Paper Cracker

      Make your own table decorations by using crepe paper around cardboard tubing to make paper crackers. Fill with small candies or favors.

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      Striped-Paper Cone Project

      Decorate doors, gates, or fence posts with a beautiful paper cone filled with a flower bouquet.

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      French Newspaper Confetti Bags

      These confetti bags are designed for a Paris-style wedding -- using pieces of a French newspaper -- but will complement any casual wedding.

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      Flower Cones

      Create these hanging flower cones as favors or decorations for your wedding reception.

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      Truffle Box Wedding Favors

      Embellish a beautifully painted wood box with personalized paper tags and fill with truffles or an assortment of small 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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