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DIY Wedding Ideas for Your Big Day

Weddings may be expensive, but your decorations don't have to be. With a trip to the craft store and a little creative juice, your big day can be beautiful and not break the bank. Plus, if you're making your decorations, you can incorporate your color scheme into everything! We worked with wedding designer Michelle Edgemont to whip up some unique, fun, and inexpensive DIY wedding ideas, and we're confident they'll inspire you to do it yourself before you say "I do."

Painted Typography Signs

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Skip the boring paper signs on your big day; direct your guests in style with these easy DIY canvas signs. With a few basic supplies from a local craft store, you can make custom artwork that perfectly matches your color scheme. The best thing about this project is how easy it is to make it your own. Try adding a pattern or gradient and a little glitter (or a lot).

Succulent Napkin Rings

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Candles and flowers aren't the only way to liven up your guests' tables. Succulents come in all shapes and colors and can be unique substitutes for traditional wedding decor. Plus, these napkin rings are easy to make. A quick trip to the flower shop should be enough to get all the supplies you need, and the instructions couldn't be simpler.

Tissue-Paper Drink Stirrers

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What's a cocktail without a little decoration? Add some pizzazz to your guests' drinks with these fun tissue-paper drink stirrers. Whether your bar is open or cash, your friends and family will delight in your crafty work. But don't worry: They're easy and quick to make. Just cut some strips of tissue paper, add some fringe and glue!

Dip-Dyed Favor Bags

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Give your basic wedding favor bags a pop of color with this easy dip-dye technique. Whether you're making one or one hundred, this project is foolproof. Just snap on a pair of rubber gloves, mix up some dye and dip away. It's so simple that you can recruit anybody to help out! And when you're done, your guests will have a one-of-a-kind favor to remind them of the day.

Block-Printed Wedding Invitations

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Letterpress invitations are so trendy right now, but they aren't cheap. Don't worry, though: You can get a similar effect with this DIY block-printing technique. Draw, carve and print your own pattern on your invitations and envelopes to give them a handcrafted, personal look; be prepared for a bit of a mess. Drying your work will likely take longer than you think, so make sure you have plenty of room to lay it out.

Flag Programs

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Get your guests in the wedding spirit with these flag programs. Easy to make and fun to wave, flags are a unique way to keep your friends and family—and their children—engaged in the ceremony. You could even try skipping the rice throwing and replacing it with flag waving. Either way, these flag programs set the tone for a casual and festive wedding to remember.

Acrylic Table Numbers

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Table numbers don't have to be all utility! These DIY table markers are made with inexpensive acrylic frames, paint, and vinyl letter stencils. Try mixing up the colors or adding a pattern. Perfect for a stylish, mod wedding, these table numbers are an easy way to brighten up your tablescapes.

Wax-Letter Wedding Cake Topper

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Maybe the traditional bride and groom cake topper isn't your style. Don't worry: We've got your back. Make your own wax-letter cake toppers out of long toothpicks, letter cookie cutters and wax sheets. The possibilities are endless when it comes to actually spelling things out. Keep it classic with phrases like "We Do" or "Mr. and Mrs." or come up with your own!

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