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Reality TV queen, fashion designer, lifestyle expert, and newlywed Lauren Conrad is constantly serving #LifeGoals with her jealousy-inducing Instagram and Pinterest accounts that are filled with DIY inspiration. The self-proclaimed Pinterest fanatic, who just released her ninth book, Celebrate, recently spilled to our friends at Glamour about her wedding planning dos and don'ts — and dished on the best wedding favor she's ever received. Do tell, LC! wedding inspo.
"Do DIY — figure out where your strengths lie and go there," Conrad said. "But don't do it all, because it's very difficult." For all you crafty brides who are tempted DIY everything in sight, remember — even lifestyle blogger Conrad thinks it's totally okay tone it down a bit.
One major wedding planning DIY do? Handmade wedding favors; what better way to thank family friends for coming to celebrate than with something totally unique? "I was just at a wedding in Hawaii for one of my good friends that I grew up with," she said. "Her mother's an artist — she makes ceramics — and so my friend, her now-husband, and her mother made pineapple magnets out of ceramics. It was a really sweet gift and I love that they made them." If it's good enough to impress the DIY queen herself, you know those magnets must be super cute.
The former Hills star couldn't help but share her one wedding planning don't and, we have to admit, she might stir up some controversy with this one. "Don't have a cash bar. Nobody's happy about it," she said. "[When planning my own wedding] it's the one thing I stood by."
While Conrad's been very selective with the wedding details she's revealed to the public, she's finally shared the adorable way she spent her wedding morning. Being ever the crafty bride, Conrad DIYed her own floral arrangements. And to ensure that she had the freshest flowers for when she said "I do," she and husband William Tell ran to the farmer's market the morning of their big day to pick out their blooms. We love that!