(Closed) DIY OVERLOAD!

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are doing, 

 

The food

 

The candy bar

 

signs

 

The centerpieces and flowers 

 

Lighting

 

Pom poms 

 

Bridesmaids flowers

 

Veil

 

Oh and an Italian soda bar

  

 

I think thats it

 

 

 

Post # 6
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4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@SnowBride2013:  You can do it! What I did was give myself 1-3 projects per month, finishing up one month before the wedding

  • programs

  • invites

  • menus

  • pomanders for ceremony

  • altar centerpiece

  • BM totes

  • escort card/ frame thingy

  • bottom of my show blue rhinestone decal

  • candy buffet

  • bathroom bin

  • card bin

  • centerpieces

  • guest book on Snapfish
  • photoshow DVD

Post # 7
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257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SnowBride2013:  

 

 

 

@MsSparklyBee:  

 

 

 

Hahah yep, having a large obnoxious French Canadian family has its upsides.  The flowers are coffee filter flowers and are half done. The candy bar will be set up the day before, my FI is making the signs now. The only thing I haven’t started is the veil. 

 

I forgot, 

 

The bathroom baskets

 

The card box 

The programs

The guest book

 

 

 

 

Post # 8
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363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I started off planning with a smallish list of DIY projects, that eventually grew into a massive undertaking.  I finally reached my breaking point in February and just started hiring people instead.  So as it stands now, my DIY projects are:

-Assembling the invitations/STDs (having someone else design and print these)

-Strassing my wedding day shoes

-Cutting out escort cards and menu cards

-Making large frames for to tack escort cards to

-Chair signs for sweetheart table

-Small signs for cardbox and dessert table

-Assembling favor boxes

-Welcome bags

-Bathroom baskets

 

Other than that, everything else is being outsourced including all the personal flowers, stationery/signage/design, aisle runner, and cake table backdrop.  So far, it’s been well worth the extra cost to me, since my stress level has drastically reduced since deciding to let someone else handle those things!

Post # 9
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1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mrscdnnavywife:  my only diy projects are favors- caramel chocolate apples! & cocktail hour decor. Possibly the card box if I don’t find one I like. 

Post # 10
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257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh and I’m on mat leave, which you would think would give me tonns of time. It’s just the opposite though 

Post # 11
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449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I feel ya! I’m only two months out and have SO much to do! 

I’m also undertaking: 

Bouquets
Boutonnieres 
All the paper things

My veil

Centerpieces
Some kind of guest book
Favors

Ceremony decor (including a giant arch….)

We’re also doing the food ourselves.

 

*sigh*

 

back to work! 

 

Post # 12
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1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My list started out very small, and now it’s ever growing. 

Spray painting Tolsby frames for table numbers, guest book sign and bar sign

Creating a stencil to paint onto canvas for our guest book (guest book will be canvas and paint markers, were encouraging guests to sign and doodle and create us a work of art for us to hang at home)

Renting all decor items to DIY. Need to setup all linens, backdrops etc.

Repainting an old wood storage box for cards

Making pom poms for hanging at the reception, and a dot garland as backdrop for ceremony

Spray painting skeleton keys and assembling them with tag and ribbon for escort cards

Centrepieces – this is going to be DIY but still thinking about what I want to do. I purchased a hanging candle holder and I’m having issues visioning what I want, but since we already bought them I’ll need to use them.

Covering foam board with fabric to hang skeleton keys from

Invites, purchased these from Michaels to print at home. Will be adding belly bands and wax seals with FI’s last name initial to create some more personalized touches

Im sure there will be more added to the list the closer we get, but this is my list as of right now. It’s so exhausting, but sooooo worth it!! Good luck with all your DIY projects!!

 

Post # 14
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8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My DIY list seemed a bit insane, but I’m a little less than 3 weeks out and I’m pretty much done.  It’s all about time management.

  • All paper products (design, print, cut and assembled at home): invites (pocketfold, 3 inserts), favor labels, menus, sweet n salty buffet item signs, buffet item signs, programs, tissue packets, thank you post cards, wed libs, groom’s gift labels, personal cards (groom, moms, BMs, etc), escort cards, escort card stand, guestbooks/table numbers, song request sheet

  • centerpieces/table decor

  • boutonniere alternatives

  • bouquets (bride, 1 MOH, 1 BM, 2 nosegay, 10 mini aisle, 1 toss)

  • cardbox

  • cake topper

  • bridal and BMs jewelry

  • cufflink set, boudoir scrapbook (groom’s gifts)

  • macaron coin purses (for BM’s earrings)

  • sweet n salty buffet items

  • favors

  • childhood scrapbook (gifts for moms)

  • personalized hangers

  • all framed signs (bar menu, sweet n salty, pick a seat, etc)

I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but most of it is already packed in boxes.  It’s totally doable though, you just have to pace yourself.  I’m also planning on DIYing my make-up with my BMs.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can do it!  It may lots of nights/weekends in but once you see your wedding all put together you will feel so proud. 🙂

I did a TON of DIY as well.  My tip is start the invitations now.  It is a longer process than you think, especially if you are a perfectionist like me.  And stop working if you are tired.  Tired work=sloppy work and you’ll just be kicking yourself the next day for attempting to address envelopes at 3am.  GL!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I feel so liberated because we are such procrastinators, FI and myself, but you will be able to do it all!!

We are tackling all the same as you plus reception decor (the ceremony will provide it’s own). You are in the perfect boat! once you decide on one thing, like bouquets, many others will fall in line ( boutonnieres, centerpieces, favors) and some others companies offers suites and deals (invitres/thank yous/programs/etc) or do it yourself. My wedding is another year and half out but we have SOOOO much preplanned….I am making my own dress, strassing my own shoes, we are renting a hall and and having caterer/friends do all the heavy lifting, we are decorating with our theme (old vinyl records) our bridal party is huge and willing to help, we will need to buy linens, ask aunts to cook…etc.

You will be wonderful and so will your day!!!! If i lived near you i would offer to help, but i know that help is seldom just help, ha!

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