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25 Clever DIYs for Your Reception

Add a personal touch to your celebration with a few ingenious do-it-yourself projects. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ideas for inspiration.

By: Mary Wozniak

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  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Dance the night away beneath a gorgeous paper lantern chandelier.

    Photo Credit: Evan and Katelyn

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Create a whimsical giant paper flower backdrop with downloadable patterns and tutorials.

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    With a bit of embellishment, an upcycled mailbox becomes a pretty card holder.

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    LED lights + hanging mason jars = a cool rustic chandelier.

    Photo Credit: Sarah Hearts

  • Table Numbers and Escort Cards

    Table Numbers and Escort Cards

    Create simply elegant place cards with a gold paint marker and shiny magnolia leaves.

    Photo Credit: A Cup Full of Sass

  • Table Numbers and Escort Cards

    Table Numbers and Escort Cards

    Display escort cards adorned with tiny seashells and lovely calligraphy.

  • Table Numbers and Escort Cards

    Table Numbers and Escort Cards

    Get out those adorable baby photos for sweet and sentimental table numbers. Downloadable files make for an easy DIY.

  • Table Numbers and Escort Cards

    Table Numbers and Escort Cards

    Your old bookstore finds are transformed into folded book art with these table number patterns.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Fashion a lavish table runner with fresh blooms and on-trend greenery.

    Photo Credit: The Sorry Girls

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    A romantic floral canopy starts with a hula hoop.

    Photo Credit: Miss Plan It

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Make your own paper succulents and geometric frame with a printable pattern and video tutorial.

  • Favors

    Favors

    A delightful handmade display showcases pretty pink cotton candy favors.

    Photo Credit: Tim Robison Creative

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Transform mason jars and favorite photos into vintage-inspired centerpieces with this easy tutorial.

    Photo Credit: Sarah Neal via Corinne Graves Photography

  • Favors

    Favors

    “For richer or poorer…” A fun favor starts with a custom stamp; add a chocolate coin or a scratch-off lottery ticket.

  • Favors

    Favors

    “In sickness and in health…” Gift a few choice items in a clever craft paper bag.

    Photo Credit: Red Letter Vows/Etsy

  • Favors

    Favors

    Embellish a cupcake with glittery rock candy and custom tags.

    Photo Credit: Elli

  • Favors

    Favors

    Copper craft paint adds trendy metallic flair to brown paper bags. Fill with your favorite treat.

    Photo Credit: Elli

  • Signage

    Signage

    Serious DIYers can construct these amazing marquee letters.

    Photo Credit: Evan and Katelyn

  • Signage

    Signage

    Turn a thrift store picture frame into a trendy glass sign.

    Photo Credit: Avanti Morocha

  • Cake and Cocktails

    Cake and Cocktails

    Customize your cocktails with fun his & hers signature drinks. Download and print a colorful chalkboard bar menu.

  • Cake and Cocktails

    Cake and Cocktails

    Add a rustic woodland look to your dessert table with a Pinterest-inspired cake stand.

  • Cake and Cocktails

    Cake and Cocktails

    Crochet cute lovebirds for a unique cake topper.

    Photo Credit: Lion Brand

  • Cake and Cocktails

    Cake and Cocktails

    Find your inner Picasso. Creative types can paint their own custom cake toppers with these fair trade wooden dolls.

    Photo Credit: Goose Grease/Etsy

  • Cake and Cocktails

    Cake and Cocktails

    Wedding cake magic! Rock candy crystals and pretty fresh flowers transform a grocery store sheet cake.

    Photo Credit: The Kitchn

  • Fun and Games

    Fun and Games

    DIY some supersized backyard games for your outdoor festivities.

    Photo Credit: Lemon Thistle

25 Clever DIYs for Your Reception

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