Tassel garland is totally hot right now. You could shell out for this shiny goodness, or, if you have some time, try your hand at our DIY take on the trend.
Creative Table Runners
Who says you need layers of pricey rental linens on your wedding reception tables? Stylist Manvi Drona-Hidalgo created this thrifty table runner from a leftover sheet of wallpaper.© 2012 Etsy.com
Have fun with faux facial hair! These mustache drink toppers are sure to make your guests smile while they sip your signature drinks.
Photo Booth, Backdrop and Props
Your guests got all dolled-up, so let them have their own photo op. This DIY photo booth will save you a bundle, no rentals required. (Don't forget the silly props! We've got templates for those, too.)
Vintage-Look Table Numbers
You could buy table number displays, but why bust your wedding budget when these vintage-style beauties are so easy to make? Just follow the tutorial and use our free printable numbers.
Make even the most simple centerpieces stand out with a little washi tape, like wedding designer Michelle Edgemont did here. Select tape with pretty patterns and colors that match your wedding palette, then adorn bottles, votive candles, menus — anything that needs a jolt of style.
High-Flying Drink Flags
Whip up some drink flags by wrapping metallic tissue paper around straws. These examples by Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio would be festive for your bar or beverage station.
Cheery Place Cards
Flags are special accents for your drinks, but they also make cute place cards. Add them to tiny bowls of fruit for a summer wedding, or stick them in mini cupcakes or donuts for an extra-sweet surprise.
A breezy bunting in your wedding colors can tie everything together at an outdoor or garden reception. Just print our template, assemble and hang from nearby structures or two poles staked into the ground.
These tissue paper pom-poms are inexpensive, but look impressive when hanging in groups from chandeliers or the ceiling.
Small Chalkboard Signs
Small chalkboard signs are perfect for menus, table numbers or welcome greetings. This sign was a flea-market mirror that painter (and avid do-it-yourselfer) Kristen Fountain Davis painted and refitted with wood.
Wedding Chair Flair
Dress up plain reception chairs with pretty floral confetti cones. Bonus: Guests have confetti handy for the newlyweds' exit.
Here's a quick fix: Lifestyle and entertaining expert Matthew Mead attached scrapbook paper to the outside of clear candleholders with double-stick tape for an ornate yet effortless makeover.Thomas Liggett
Stenciled China Table Numbers
Flowery vintage plates + stencils = upcycled table numbers that are so simple to make. Hit up your local flea market and follow our how-to.