Post # 1
T-minus 166 days to go, only about 10th of my stuff bought, and wedding has PUKED all over my kitchen! It’s a tassk to even try to sit around the table for dinner. I wanna know where you stored all your pre-wedding buys and things. I can barely stand this mess, and am considering having to rent a storage unit, which would have made it almost pointless on the money-saving issue on DIYs.
So- Where did you store it, and- How in the world did you organise it?
I feel as if I’m in over my head!
Post # 3
@jojabri: Went and bought some large (stackable) plastic tubs with lids & handles. As I finished a DYI I stored it in one of these appropriately labeled – Ceremony, Reception, etc. Because they have lids and are stackable I just need a corner in the house. Also you can see through the tubs so you know what is inside.
Post # 4
All of my stuff is in one room. It takes up a pretty large portion of the room.
I love @Aussiemum‘s suggestion!
Post # 5
We have a 2400 sqft house for just two of us, with about another 800 in the basement. So space isn’t my issue. My cat on the other hand… I have to protect things from him. I use a bunch of Rubbermaid type containers and high shelves!
Post # 6
Same here. I used boxes and bins that were labelled. I organized based on element or table….ceremony decor, sign in table decor, cake table decor, photobooth stuff, food stations, guest tables, head table, bar area, etc.
I further separated and organized all guest table reception decor based on the table number. Since time was limited I put EVERYTHING (table number, place cards, menu cards, favours, candles, vases, etc.) that was needed for that specific table in a box. That way when we went to set up we just had to unpack 1 box per table. It worked really well.
Oh and you won
t have your house back for a while! I still dont and it has been months since my wedding.
Post # 7
I had a 500sqft house and it was covered in wedding, everywhere! I manageged with plastic bins (and eating on the couch).
Post # 8
@Aussiemum: That is a great suggestion! And I will totally be using it.
Post # 9
Oki, now i just need to find a better place than my kitchen…. hrm… I suppose my 2 boys can live without a closet for a while. I got a few DJ speaker stands and PVC to make a makeshift – It’s not like they ever hang up their clothes anyway.
Post # 10
Fortunately. . . since I’m living with my FI. . . all of my DIY stuff is being stored in my old room at my mom’s house. =)
Post # 11
You guys with extra space are sooooo lucky!
To store so far 160 chair covers, 60 yrds damask runner, to be hemmed at the end 100yrds black poly satin to be hemmed for tablecltohs (Thank God Mom is Hemming). 92 candleholders, 100 invitations just waiting to be mailed, 1 LARGE card box. LOTS AND LOTS of plastic soda/bottles and glass wine/liquor bottles…. and that’s just what’s there now… Gah *gasps for breath*
Post # 12
@jojabri: I must congratulate all of you DYI brides. You certainly are doing heaps more than I am for my daughter. Luckily our venue comes with a lot of the little extras like centre pieces, linens, chairs, chair covers/sashes etc. I am just doing some personalised things.
Will post them one day when I have photos.
Post # 13
I am just getting started on my DIY projects but I will be using plastic totes with lids to be stacked down in our office away from little hands that can open them (I have a young child and run a home day care). I love the idea for the totes because you can use them after the wedding as well!!
Post # 14
Unfortunately, we live in a small apartment and our stuff was everywhere!!!… it was driving me freakin’ nuts…. i’m so glad it’s gone now, haha. Some of it is back because i plan to sell it.
Post # 15
I love this post! I’m guilty as charged with leaving a trail of DIY stuff.
I have a dedicated wedding drawer now in our credenza. Makes it easy to reach, and whatever doesn’t fit in there goes in the spare bedroom closet (like signs or whatever.)
Post # 16
My venue has NOTHING except chairs and tables. But I can’t complai whereas it is FREE. Sooooo.. there are LOADS and LOADS of stuff that I need to store til March. So what I worked on last night is :
Moved all the projects done or things bought that need no more work to the kids’ closet.
Anything still in progress is under the bar in the kitchen.
FH came home and was like “Where did our stuff go?? Did we get robbed?”
Hehehe Like a robber would want my chair covers and napkins