Where to find DIY wedding supplies in Toronto

Are you a crafty soon-to-be-wed looking getting thrifty for your wedding? Thanks to the creative ideas of social media, DIY wedding decor is more do-able than ever before. From large items like furniture, to the finest of details, these shops will have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Now all you need is a team of helpers to get set up for your big day! [Image credit: iStock.com/ beorm]

Arts Market

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790 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4

The Arts Market, Toronto’s year-round artisan market has recently opened a new shop in the quickly developing Riverside neighbourhood. This is the perfect place to find those hand-made last-minute finishing touches to uniquely decorate your wedding space. It’s not uncommon to find eclectic picture frames, mirrors, an antique ladder, chalk boards, log art, or a terrarium. Since showcased items may change month to month, you may want to check back a few times to increase your odds of discovery, or check online for new designers.

Tap Phong Trading

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1-360 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2G4

Located in the heart of Chinatown, Tap Phong Trading Co. is a smart stop for those more industrial items that you never thought of, but you definitely need. Because Tap Phong Trading caters to restaurants, it’s an especially great source for dressing the tables for your wedding dinner. You’ll find wood and bamboo dinnerware and baskets, platters, skewers for hors d'oeuvres and tiny details like table numbers and menu holders. Create some easy mood lighting with candles and paper lanterns in an array of colours.

Designer Fabrics

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1360 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L7

Parkdale’s go-to place for textile materials, Designer Fabrics is packed from wall to wall with multi-coloured and patterned fabrics of all types. Store clerks will help get you stocked and ready to make your own curtains, table cloths, or perhaps even your own outfit? You’ll find everything from $10 cottons to more ornate beaded materials – if you’re keen to add some glitz to a gown, bridesmaid dress, or lapel.

Flower Plus Inc

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1709 Bayview Ave, East York, ON M4G 3C1

Flower Plus is a floral supplies shop in the Bayview area creating gorgeous arrangements for weddings and corporate events. They also provide very realistic looking silk flower bouquets and arrangements for those who are looking for something a bit easier to maintain. The benefit of silk flowers is that you will get the same colourful and flowery effect without the worry about storage and the fragility of real plants.

Barnboardstore.com

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8-19 Waterman Ave, Toronto, ON M4B 1Y2

The Barn Board Store is a favourite in East York for interior and exterior design projects. As the name reveals, the showroom and warehouse is where you’ll find salvaged and reclaimed barn board wood, timbers and beams. Slabs of ash, elm or oak are a great way to dramatically change a space and give it a more rustic style. The Barn Board Store offers a number of wood varieties in grey, brown and red hues. You can also have a piece custom-made in the on-site fabrication shop.

Smash

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2880 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8

If you see your wedding as a set in your own personal movie, Smash is the place for you. This 4,300 square-foot showroom offers vintage furniture and finishings in the Junction. At Smash, you’ll find highly stylish, weathered furniture, wall hangings, trunks, and signage among other treasures. The store is also home to a large supply of vintage wooden storage crates to give your event an organic, or maybe nautical ambiance. Items are curated in a way that makes it easy to commit to a theme and select a few key pieces.

With maker culture booming in the 6, there has never been more workrooms around the city for crafts and creative hobbies. Thanks to resources like Youtube and the growing sharing economy, you can learn everything from making your own clothes to re-decorating your home using recycled materials. These craft supply stores in Toronto will guide you on your creative pursuits! [Image credit: iStock.com/azgek]
In the winter months, it’s easy to let your wardrobe start sagging. Practicality seems to take the place of style and sass. There’s no better place to spice up a drab outfit than Kensington Market, the headquarters of self-decor. Follow this guide and reclaim your own unique style with some one-of-a-kind outfit adornments. [Feature image: Courage My Love]
Move over caffeine and say hello to sweet, colourful, energy-boosting juice. Whether you’ve decided it’s time for a cleanse or you’re simply hooked on the limitless fruity elixirs nature has to offer, cold-pressed juice is the organic solution to your afternoon crash. Best of all, these healthy spots  in Toronto will deliver your daily or weekly supply of juice right to your door. [Feature image: Anti Vice Juicery]
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