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24 DIY Decorations That Will Make Any Wedding Look Like A Million Bucks

It's easy to create a fairy tale on a budget. Look priceless on your wedding day with the L'Oréal Paris Youth Code™ Pore Vanisher™.

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1. Carve initials and table numbers into pieces of firewood for a playful and rustic look:

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2. For fun photo ops, get giant balloons from a local party store and add brightly colored paper tassels to the strings:

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3. Whether you're using candles or lanterns, it's easy to get innovative with lighting:

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4. Whip up some personalized buttons for all your friends, which will also serve as great icebreakers:

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5. Hand out homemade stamped pennants for your guests to wave around after the ceremony:

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6. Or your own sparkler packet, so guests see you off in style:

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7. Make an easy-peasy customizable banner with some twine, a stencil, and burlap:

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8. Get out the hammer and nails and create this multifunctional, reusable piece of art for seating assignments:

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9. Or let guests find their seats by placing identifiable tiny terrariums on the tables:

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10. Add some flair by adorning name plates to mini disco balls stuffed with succulents:

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11. If plants aren't your thing, turn recycled drawer knobs into place holders:

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12. Use some glitzy paint to turn an old frame into a fancy-shmancy chalkboard and show off your signature cocktails:

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13. Or use plexiglass to create a hand-lettered menu:

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Courtesy of Oh So Beautiful Paper /

14. Design your own beautiful backdrop with wax paper:

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15. With a little bit of elbow grease, mason jars can be turned into vases and hung throughout the reception:

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Image by 17Apart /

16. For a smaller wedding, dress up your guests' chairs with this chabby-chic ribbon tutorial:

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17. And let everyone know where the newlyweds are sitting with this handmade sparkly banner:

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18. Show off your new last initial with your very own light-up marquee letter:

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emily @ go haus go / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: emilysnuffer

19. Create personalized cornhole boards with painted silhouettes and let the games begin:

20. Save on the florist bill by making your groom's boutonniere at home:

21. Same goes for a beautiful floral crown to wear atop your beautiful head:

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22. Forego store-bought cuff links for the groomsman — create your own with coins or knickknacks that are meaningful:

23. String gold- and glitter-dipped feathers around the ceremony for an ethereal feel:

24. And display uplifting words or phrases around the reception with these colorful blocks:

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Make sure you're ready for your close-up!

L'Oréal Paris' Youth Code™ Pore Vanisher™ will help you become picture perfect with visibly smooth skin on your wedding day. Cheers!