Post # 1
How many DIYs projects did you guys do? How many is too much? I think I want to do invites, save the dates, but I want to do more. I would love to do cardbox, table seating, and scrapbook guestbook. I’m worried I’m setting myself up for disaster and stress, if I cannot finish everything. How much time did you spend on your projects?
Post # 3
I would just do the things you posted and then from there start new projects. That way you don’t have 50 things to do at once.
mason jar drinking glasses with heart shaped chalkboard labels
two light up signs
card bbox and more, but I did them all one at a time and then looked for ideas for my next project that way I wasn’t over loaded.
Post # 4
I’ve DIYed quite a few things. I started working on stuff late last fall and just slowly worked on them as I had time.
-Pennant banner for program basket
-Pennant banner for our table
-Ringbox for ringbearer
-Flower girl basket
-Breakthrough banner for us when we walk in to the reception
-Hair pieces for Bridal Party
I tried not to get overwhelmed and just did what I could as I had the time. Start early and just do go slow!
Post # 5
Thanks so much! Ya I’ll start asap on some things and just do one at a time
Post # 6
Zero. I am not a “crafty” person.
Post # 7
We did a LOT!
- Card basket
- All signage, with the exception of one that our friend made
- Arranged all reception centerpieces, including a this neat scrapbook page that looked like lace, which we spray painted to be the right color
- Arranged all cocktail hour centerpieces (they were much smaller and we just used leftover flowers)
- 7 bouquets
- 5 bouts
- Simple bouquets used for every other chair going down the aisle
- Carnation Pomanders that hung on the gazebo
- Designed, printed and cut all menus
- Folded all of the napkins to fit around the menus
- Painted some of the picture frames for the picture table
- Designed, printed and cut all placecards
- Designed and printed table numbers, then glued and cut corks for them to fit in
- String balls that were hung from the trees outside for cocktail hour
- DIY’d a few of the favors themselves, as each table had different favors. This included clip on ties, clip on bowties, fortune tellers, and probably more I can’t remember
- Put together all 100 favor bags
- Mr and Mrs signs that got hung on the head table
- Cake Stand ($2!!)
- Ice cream buffet table
- Ring box
Let me know if you want pics of anything! 🙂
Post # 8
Honestly, I think the key is to start early. I started DIYing right after we got engaged and picked colors. People laughed at me but I got everything done plus some and it all looks pretty good if you ask me. I have a few pics on my page.But here’s my list.
- designed monogram
- Out of Town bags monogramed by hand
- bedazzeled shoes
- card box
- ceremony bells
- isle bows
- bedazzeled monogram on isle runner
I think that’s all, but i may have missed a few things. Have fun!
Post # 9
- Designed, print, cut and assembled invites
- All signage
- Cake Topper
- Bridal and Bridesmaid or Best Man jewelry
- Groom’s gift (boudoir scrapbook, cufflink set, custom labels and cards)
- All table decorations
- 5 bouquets (1 bridal, 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 2 nosegays for moms)
- 10 aisle bouquets
- Paper cones for the aisle
- Boutonniere alternatives
- Designed, printed and cut all programs
- Tissue packets
- Bar menu
- Buffet Item signs
- Personalized hangers
- Out of Town bags w/ custom map and itinerary
- Designed, printed and cut all menus
- Designed, printed and cut all escort cards with puzzle piece numbers
- Designed and printed table number guestbooks
- Favors (my own caramel recipe)
- Sweet n Salty buffet items (my own recipes)
- Sweet n Salty buffet container labels
- Ring box
- Designed and printed all thank you postcards
- Handmade cards for the wedding party
- Designed, printed and cut wed libs, rate my cake and bride and groom trivia
I’m also planning on doing my own make-up and nails. I’m sure I’m forgetting things off this list, but as long as you plan things correctly, you shouldn’t be stressed (my list looks long, but it was spread out over 10 months). I’m actually done with all these except for the baking (so it’s fresh on my wedding day) and the flowers (for obvious reasons). I can post pics if you want to see anything.
Post # 10
@StephieBee: and @housebee:
Pics would be great!
Post # 11
Wow thanks guys, you give me good inspiration and the strength that I can do this! Thanks so much!!
Post # 12
@classic_girl: They’re a little out of order… but here are a bunch of photos for you!
Post # 13
@StephieBee: Wow! It looks wonderful!
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yeah, I agree that just starting early and plowing through them one by one is the way to go. I’ve probably spent 20 hours making paper dot garlands like these (not my pic)
and another 15 hours making barnwood signs – so far I’ve got these plus another 4 or so:
I also designed our save-the-dates, the welcome itinerary for guests, and koozies. Fiance is going to make our wooden altar and a big Polaroid-esque frame for a DIY photobooth. We’ll be decorating mason jars and making centerpieces right before the wedding, too.
Post # 15
I am severely non-creative and anything DIY tends to scare me, that said, I did DIY a few easy things! My guest book, favors, and seating cards were DIY. The guest book/scrap book was fun! I just used some Etsy guest book pages as inspiration and made my own pages on Microsoft Word with questions for the guests to answer (how far they travelled, how long they’ve known us, predict how many kids we’ll have and their names, draw a picture of yourself, etc.) and left pens and instructions. It was fun reading through everyone’s pages, even though all told it probably cost the same as just buying a guest book at a store.
Post # 16
I did a ton:
save the dates:
menus and programs
table numbers, escort cards, centerpieces:
life ring (nautical theme!)
card box (my late father in law’s tool box)
thank you/just married banners
I’m sure there are other things, can’t think of offhand! It was SO much fun!
PS Love your screen name, Jane’s fan?