Fashion Weddings 2012: DIY decorations and party favours icon-twitter icon-facebook Weddings 2012: DIY decorations and party favours By Simone Olivero | February 28, 2012By Simone Olivero | 02/28/2012 How six Toronto couples made their big day more memorable and less expensive By Simone Olivero Check out all six DIY wedding ideas » SHOW CAPTION RETURN TO ARTICLE Read More 119437 Dallas Curow and Brian Fauteux, married at the Berkeley Church in May 2011, used toy figurines as their <strong>cake toppers</strong> ($5) and <strong>vintage 45s</strong> for table numbers (printing cost them only $5). Music is a shared passion, so the couple dug up old records from the bride’s parents’ basement and local thrift shops. 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Weddings 2012 | The Personal Touch Weddings 2012 | The Personal Touch https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TLWeddings2012_DIY_3-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TLWeddings2012_DIY_3.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TLWeddings2012_DIY_3.jpg 624 460  https://torontolife.com/style/fashion/weddings-2012-do-it-yourself/slide/tlweddings2012_diy_3/ tlweddings2012_diy_3 0 0 119440 Robin Verduyn and Malcolm Johnston, married in August 2011 at the Johnston cottage on Deer Bay (with a reception at Lakefield College), used <strong>window panes</strong> (borrowed from their florist) for a seating chart and reclaimed wood as table runners ($175). 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Weddings 2012 | The Personal Touch Weddings 2012 | The Personal Touch https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TLWeddings2012_DIY_5-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TLWeddings2012_DIY_5.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TLWeddings2012_DIY_5.jpg 624 460  https://torontolife.com/style/fashion/weddings-2012-do-it-yourself/slide/tlweddings2012_diy_5/ tlweddings2012_diy_5 0 0 119442 Katherine Mitchell and Morgan MacIvor, married in June 2011 at the Berkeley Field House, made their own tissue paper <strong>pompoms</strong> ($36 total). They used the same tissue and a flower-shaped paper punch to make <strong>confetti</strong> ($10), which looked pretty on the bride’s train and scattered on the floor. Weddings 2012 | The Personal Touch Weddings 2012 | The Personal Touch https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TLWeddings2012_DIY_6-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TLWeddings2012_DIY_6.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TLWeddings2012_DIY_6.jpg 624 460  https://torontolife.com/style/fashion/weddings-2012-do-it-yourself/slide/tlweddings2012_diy_6/ tlweddings2012_diy_6 0 0 Topics: DIY Weddings Weddings COMMENTS One thought on “Weddings 2012: DIY decorations and party favours” DIY is an amazing way to have a cheap wedding that doesn’t look cheap. Especially love the customized jam gift that supports local business (at the market and local designers). StickerYou.com is another local (Toronto) business that provides really inexpensive, really professional-looking labels! Actually just wrote a blogpost on slimming down wedding costs – check it out!: http://blog.stickeryou.com/2012/02/22/five-tips-to-stick-to-your-wedding-budget/ -Isabel Comments are closed. Make the most of your city Get one year for only $24 Subscribe Now!