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DIY Wedding Ideas From Cakes To Centrepieces

  |   By Jen O'Brien

Taking the time to add a few DIY elements to your wedding not only gives your big day some added personal flair, it can also save you a bundle. Buy an inexpensive dress and use antique jewellery to add some glamour to the gown. Make your own table numbers in a few easy steps, opt for a candy bar instead of favours and choose a simple cake topped with some pretty blooms. Our favourite DIY idea of all comes from a recent real wedding we featured -- ask your guests to pick wildflowers and create their own centrepieces in memory of a loved one — it’s a touching tribute and a wonderful way to work homemade elements into your wedding day.

Clockwise from top left:

"We do" sign, photography by Nancy da Costa of Mango Studios. Seen in this real wedding slideshow.

Floral crown, courtesy The Beauty Department. Seen in this blog post.

Bridal gown, courtesy BCBGMAXAZRIA. Seen in this slideshow.

Vintage table numbers, seen in this slideshow.

Candy, photography by Erika Walter of Element Photography. Seen in this real wedding slideshow.

Floral display, photography by Jamie Delaine Photography. Seen in this real wedding slideshow.

Cake, photography by Erika Walter of Element Photography. Seen in this real wedding slideshow.

This article was originally published on Oct 05, 2011
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