DIY wedding decorations a year in advance?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did a lot of DIY stuff for the wedding too… But it didn’t involve branches. I’ve seen craft stores that sell flower preservation sprays. Maybe there is something like that for branches? Those are really beautiful!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Those branches will be fine, they will not decompose in your house, especially within a year.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

They should be fine as long as they stay dry.  We cut a bunch of birch down two months  ago for our Sept 2014 wedding. 

Do you have a lot of storage space though? Once they’re all glued/glittered you’re going to need a lot of space so the branches aren’t getting knocked into by other branches or stuff. You may end up with glitter everywhere the branches are also. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

It should be fine in a year!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - Forest in PA

@mattiematilda:  I would actually encourage starting DIY projects ahead of time. It is very smart. If you find dried branches from a tree that has fallen down you should be ok. Even if it is fresh as long as you don’t let them get too much moisture they should preserve nicely 🙂 Store them where they can get some air and in a dry space and you will be in good shape. Have fun!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I did branch & paper flower decor for my niece’s wedding in April 2012 ( I picked up, cut & made the decor a few months before her date) and they still look great.  They are in my living room right now.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@mattiematilda:  My dad gave me branches in a vase (No, I don’t know why.  He just likes to decorate with branches.) when I first bought my condo.  I’ve had them 3 years and they’re fine – a little more dull than they once were and little chewed on by the cats, but overall they’re fine.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m getting married in November 2014 and I’ve just started my (very long) DIY list! I just won’t have enough time otherwise. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was only engaged 5 months so I did all my crafting right away but the branches we saved for the day before because they get dry and are more likely to break

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