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The Perfect DIY Wedding Ideas That Won't Break Your Bridal Bank

If you're planning on tying the knot anytime soon, you've probably realized getting married is by no means cheap nowadays.

I never knew how expensive weddings were until my brother and his fiancé started planning their nuptials earlier this year.

When they told me how much they were shelling out for a seemingly normal ceremony, it was one of the few times in my life I have actually found myself completely speechless.

Between the invitations, outfits, flowers, decor and dinner reception, there are a lot of costs that can add up quickly and deplete your budget in the blink of an eye.

But before you decide you're too broke to have the fairytale wedding of your dreams, you'll be glad to know you can still have a beautiful event without breaking the bank.

You just have to get a little crafty and think outside of the box.

From the invitations and bouquets to the decor and dinner table settings, there are all sorts of creative DIY ideas that not only look stunning, but will help you save some serious dough on your big day.

Take a look at the pictures below to see these awesome DIY wedding ideas.

You can use your groceries to make some DIY save the dates...

Whip up some water-color invitations...

Make a bunch of ribbon-wrapped boutonnieres...

Build your own flower bouquets....

Add an adorable "I do" to the soles of your shoes...

Repurpose a wooden palette...

...or line the aisle with some lovely paper accents.

Just look at this elegant DIY wedding arch...

These ravishing rice-paper lanterns...

...and these charming confetti cones.

You can't go wrong with a geometric table display...

Some paper flower arrangements...

A dreamy DIY seating chart...

...or some intoxicating escort cards.

You can turn some old mason jars into a delightful beverage bar...

Opt for a simple do-it-yourself table setting...

Add some woven details into your decor...

...or save some green by crafting your own centerpieces.

Just look at these sweet, homemade wedding favors...

This photo-covered family tree....

This handmade heart garland...

...and this eye-catching floral chandelier.

You can grab some clothespins and construct a green photo backdrop...

Put together a whimsical photo booth...

Build your very own basket of dancing shoes...

...or grab some glitter and add a touch of sparkle to the evening's entertainment.