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Wedding Day Survival Kit Checklist from Kristin Banta Events

As picture perfect as we all imagine our wedding day to be, the truth is, there will always be hiccups along the way. A bridesmaid might chip her nail, a groomsmen might need a little lint-roller action on his tux and the flower girl might stain her dress. Just ask rockstar event planner, Kristin of Kristin Banta Events, accidents are bound to happen! So, we teamed up with her to put together a downloadable...

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Modern DIY Inspiration Photo Shoot by Jasmine Star + In The Now Weddings & Events

When masterminds get together to create a modern inspired shoot, it looks a little something like this spread of gorgeousness. The masterminds would be Jasmine Star on the camera helm and In The Now Weddings & Events on the design, florals and invitation front. And their spread of inspiring goodness would be vibrant hues, a completely awesome spin on the table...

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Sonia Roselli Makeup Tutorial

On your Wedding Day, putting your best face forward is usually on the bride-to-be wish list but unfortunately a makeup artist isn't always in the budget. Well today, Sonia Roselli, makeup artist extraordinaire, is sharing her tricks of the trade. This look is dubbed "Beauty in Bloom" and would be oh so perfect for a garden soiree or outdoor wedding. So get your DIY caps on ladies and take notes. A fresh, gorgeous face is right at your fingertips.

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DIY Ring Holder by Threaded Together Photography

With all the incredible inspiration we throw your way on a daily basis we love to mix it up by sharing projects to help make all the pretty possible.  The folks at Threaded Together Photography not only sent us this adorable idea for a ring holder that would be perfect for any vintage-inspired wedding or for a couple of tea lovers but documented the whole process with some pretty stellar photography.  Get your craft...

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DIY Ribbon Medallions by Posh Paperie + Jackie Wonders

We have the sweetest DIY project for you this morning but before we jump in, I wanted to let everyone know that I am guest blogging over on Piperlime all about the perfect wedding day outfits...for your guests! Definitely stop by for a visit. Lots of cuteness happening over there. OK. These are SO cute, you just might die. So freaking adorable and PUUUR-fect for a sweet backyard wedding. Hang the little medallions on a tree for a pop of...

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DIY Project: Stir Sticks

We've got a cute DIY project inspired by our first featured wedding that Justin and Mary Marantz sent us that you guys are going to LOVE. Those fabulous oversized stir sticks are just too cute to resist and we've come up with a SUPER simple project that you can do to get the same look! We debuted it over on...

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Save the Date Handkerchiefs!

One of our readers, Rachel, sent me THE cutest pictures of her handkerchief save the dates and I had to share. Especially since it goes with our shabby chic theme for the day. Here's how she did it! I'd previously seen handkerchiefs and other bits of fabric printed on and really liked the idea of texture. I also wanted to create a keepsake. I ended up scouring ebay for about a month, collecting vintage handkerchiefs. In the meantime, I created a vintage-y layout using our silhouetted...

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DIY Project: Custom Stir Sticks

Laura, the cute bride from today's featured wedding (who just happens to be my new sister-in-law!) has put together some easy, but super chic DIY projects that will definitely add that special something to your wedding style! The first, are the adorable custom cocktail flags that she crafted and placed on the bar for guests to take. Materials Color Printer Paper Cutter or X-acto Knife with self healing mat 8.5 x 11″ 80lb white card stock (like this from Paper-Source) 8.5 x 11″...

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DIY Project: Photo Books

Our next DIY is just too cute. They are perfect for really meaningful bridesmaids gifts, too which I love. Plus, the bride has a great way to cut down the labor involved if you want to make a photo book for each guest. So personal, so sweet. From the lovely bride...instead of calling each girl on the phone to invite her to be part of my big day, I wanted to find a way to show her how much she means to me and why I want her to be a part of my wedding.  So, I collected photos of me with...

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DIY Project: Farewell Bells

I am madly in love with this next project, crafted by Kathleen of Twig & Thistle. She always comes up with such innovative projects, but this one in particular is not only charming, it's incredibly easy! Here are the step-by-step instructions... Materials Small Hand Bells Color Printer Paper Card Stock Ruler X-acto Knife Scissors Instructions Step 1:...

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DIY Project: Mini Backgammon

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We have one more fun-filled day of DIY Projects and I am certain that you'll find even more DIY inspiration for your own wedding. This project is so unexpected, so completely original! DIY Mini Backgammon Favour...(from the crafter). This entry was inspired by my love of board games.  Favourite thing ever; Friday nights with friends, board games, many bottles of wine, and even more laughs. Materials -Small wood box (bought at Dollarama, a...

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DIY Project: Kid’s Tins

These adorable favors are made especially for the kiddos. I love a reception that embraces children, but it's always great to have something to keep them busy!

Here are the instructions...

My hubby and I were just married 2/28/09 in a very cool, modern space in Brooklyn, NY.  We loved creating unique details that expressed our style and personalities for our wedding.  In lieu of favors, my hubby and I decided to contribute to International Justice Mission (ijm.

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DIY Project: Let’s Play!

Love, love, love this next project that was sent in by Tammylyon of Uniquity Design...mainly because it encourages your guests to get to know each other in a really sweet way! Oh and not to fret, she's included the fabulous, editable pdf's that you can print out on your home printer.

From Tammylyon...I decided that it would be fun to create a favor for guests that would help them get to know their fellow...

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DIY Project – Signed Fabric Squares

This next is so thoughtful, I just had to share it with you. Signed Fabric Squares that can then be stitched into a quilt or a great wall hanging. I never would have thought of this idea, and yet I absolutely love it.

Instructions

1.  Draw or design the background pattern, leaving a place for signing

2.  Go to your local t-shirt shop and ask them to make a screen (or, they could do the whole printing, really)

3.  Wash and dry 100 percent...

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DIY Week – Love Story Books

I completely heart our next DIY project, sent to us by a reader who managed to bring a touch of unabashed romance into her affair with these beautiful love story books...

From the bride...

I made two of these books for each of the tables at our reception- one containing his version of our love story, and the second with my version. It was a great way for our guests to get to know the bride and groom, especially considering many had never met our betrothed before! They...

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Do-It-Yourself Project: Ring Bearer Slings

Viola, the creative force behind the design firm Chewing the Cud, has another absolutely gorgeous DIY project to inspire all of us...the oh-so-cute ringbearer book slings!

RINGBEARER BOOK SLING

Materials:
3 Hardbound books of varying sizes (Mine were: 4.5" x 6.5" ,4" x 5.5" ,3" x 5")
The books can be of any size, but don't make them too big. Remember: little hands, little books.
Decorative...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These drop dead gorgeous wedding invitations were created totally custom to reflected the couple's style and the feel of the wedding (which is actually just a few days after New Year’s!)... To Make These Invitations... Supplies bought at Archiver’s, The Photo Memory Store, Donahue Paper Emporium, Michael's Supplies Used: Curious Metallic Paper in Galvanized Neenah Paper in Red Linen, White Linen, Black Linen Wonder Tape Tombo Mono Adhesive Epson Stylus Photo 1400 Fiskars...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I love this DIY project...Custom Vinyl inspired Cds and Sleeves filled with the couple's favorite songs. Reminiscent of the old vinyl records, these Cds celebrated the couple's love of music, while adding a vintage flair to an oh-so-chic event....

To Make the Vinyl Records...

We first purchased the records at...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I know that you are going to go nuts over these DIY Bridesmaid Survival Kits... I am working on getting complete instructions for these, but in the meantime, I found the miniature suitcases at Land of Nod (random, I know). Fill each one with all of the necessities that a bridesmaid would need...a small sewing kit, safety pins, mints, gum, things like that. *** Next, this oh-so-perfect "Kissing Tree." As an alternative to the clinking of glasses, the guests approach the tree and...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I am completely smitten with these coat check tags...adding a bit of whimsy and personality into the most unexpected place... How to make Coat Check Tags... I designed the template myself and printed them out at home on Crane's 179 lb. Pearl White Cover (www.crane.com). I trimmed each one out using an x-acto and ruler. Then, using Fiskars 1/8" hole punch I made a hole to place the eyelet. Before adding the eyelet I...

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