(Closed) What are your DIY wedding projects?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@hisluckygirl22:  i did my something blue shoes

and my centerpieces from the dollar tree i glued the glass with E6000 glue

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@hisluckygirl22:  I did a few projects myself. My centerpieces were manzanita trees w those water beads and glitter. Turned out super cute. Also made the table numbers. My best friend made the card box. I made kits for the bridesmaids too. Vases for the bouquets at the reception (for mine and the bridesmaids) iI think thats it

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I guess putting together my invitations will be a sort of DIY. I’m horrible at crafts so I wouldnt dare attempt anything else!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Curiously enough, I personally have no DIY projects, but:

  1. my FI is making a multi-tiered cake stand out of driftwood, 
  2. FFIL is making our guestbook out of wood and is burning our logos into it, 
  3. FMIL is making all the flower arrangements, bouquets and centerpieces, and STDs,
  4. my cousin is designing and printing/assembling all of our invites, programs, etc.
  5. my mom is doing all the calligraphy stuff,
  6. my mom’s friends are coordinating everything and baking everything for our sweet table and putting it together.

 
Wow. I feel super lazy now πŸ™

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My centerpieces

My bouquets and boutennieres ( i dont have picture of those yet)

A sign for my flower girls to carry ( not finished)

 

Wedding shoes.

 

i also made my place cards. They look like playing cards because my fiance loves to play poker.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@hisluckygirl22:  These were fine…..I had TONs of them!

My DIY strassed shoes!

My asile runner

Program fans

Place cards

Gazebo flowers

Pomanders

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow! I’m super impressed at everything that has been posted so far!

 

 

@HisNightOwl2014:  I’m doing vases the same way!!!!! πŸ™‚ I’m putting hydrangeas in mine. Great Minds think alike!!!! 

 

Here are my completed prijects:

Bridemaid gifts- Hangers and tumbers for the day of and a tape measurer that I sent out prior to their fittings (long distance maids)

Bridesmaid Proposals

Wedding Favors with Country love song lyrics in them to go at each place setting:

Our Invitations:

 

Save the dates:

 

Drink Stirrers

 

Thank You sign- I also did a similar drink sign and sparkler send of sign

 

100 Gold tea light holders:

 

My vases for center pieces (Sorry the photo doesnt show them with the bottom glass piece)-each one will have 3-5 hydrangeas in each

 

I made and sewed these bows onto my wedding shoes

 

To do:

Satin Pergola drapes

Mr & Mrs chair decorations

Lots more decorations πŸ™‚

Welcome baskets 

More gold tea light holders

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I made a bunch of barnwood signs that I’m super proud of!  I tried to copy the “Bombshell” font – I found an alphabet online.

I’ve also been making a ton of these paper dot garlands to string on our outdoor altar and around the site.  No pics of mine, but they look similar to the ones in this picture.  Very bright and festive πŸ™‚

I also designed this itinerary for guests

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve only done a few so far.. some of the pics are in bad lighting, but here goes :

Pomanders :

Save the dates :

I also started a petal aisle runner.. got about 4 ft. in then decided it wouldn’t look right at my ceremony venue.

Other things I’ll be doing myself include :

– bridal entrance doorway

– burlap pennant banners

– centerpieces

– programs

– menus

– chalkboard signs

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This stuff looks great!

I never thought I was crafty/creative until it started doing wedding-related DIY πŸ™‚  We designed our STDs on MyPublisher, and printed our own invitations from a set at Michael’s (and spent a whopping $40 on invites :).  I made our guestbook on MyPublisher, and designed and printed our welcome letter and program.

I made our table “numbers” and the number holders (photo of us in each place on the back)

I made our favors- lighthouse Christmas ornaments, with a tag explaining the significance (and since we painted them, we could personalize them for the guest).

I designed our escort cards.  The table name is on the clothespin, which made last minute changes to the seating chart really easy.  The favor is inside the bag.

I got my veil at Michael’s (though it required so little work, it was barely a DIY) for less than $10.  I wanted to wear flowers after the ceremony instead of my veil.  I couldn’t find any I liked, so I found some really huge ones at H&M for $4 each, and then just trimmed away some of the petals and hot glued some back in in a different position.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@FutureMrsClayshulte:  thanks lady!  I’m not very artistic so they took forrrrrever!  

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Loads of ribbon crafts is the name of my DIY game. 

Every night I’m working on:

1) Finishing up the chair garlands (2 a night goal!!!)

2) Labeling and sealing the 2nd round of the Save the Dates (we sent the first round to relatives that are out of town and the bridal party)

3) My card box that looks like a wedding cake (I have it spray painted but I need to touch up a few funky spots with some masking tape and then spray paint it again). No pictures yet

4) The main sign to tell everyone where to go on the estate for cocktail hour, lawn games, etc…no real pictures yet.

5) A whole bunch of wooden fans that I’m decorating, I honestly didn’t think this craft through all the way. I bought them in excitement right after I got engaged because they were so cheap…and now I’m realizing they’re probably not that impportant. BUT I’ve already put a lot of work into them and I’m following through as long as I have time!

DIY on the backburner 

6) I finished my ribbon wands for when we walk back down the aisle, but I need to remove the dowel stickers off some of them. Turns out rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth work best for this. 

7) The arbor garland. I have all the ribbon pieces cut and sorted but I was waiting for warmer weather because I  may spray paint the PVC pipes I’m going to put them on. I’m also considering filling some buckets with cement, putting a PVC pipe in them and then connecting the garland to them and display them in the reception area after the ceremony too. 

8) The invitations, I finished my prototype months ago and will start mass printing and decorating them after we’re ready to start the invites. No pics.

9) Linens, I bought some lace for overlays on the reception tables, and I need to decide if I’m just going to cut them myself or if I want to pay $10 a pop to have someone else cut and hem them. To be honest I’m not sure this fabric needs hemming as long as I cut a careful straight line. I also bought some nice cloth for a few tablecloths at the cocktail hour, same debate as above, do I just cut them (and maybe iron on hem these) or do I pay someone? No pics.

10) Ceremony Program Bulletin Board, I have the board and the cloth I’m going to use on it…I just need to finalize some logistics on the big day before I can start on this 

11) Escort cards/stickers that will then be pinned (or velcroed) up onto another bulletin board, that will be decorated the same as the program one. I’m going to put it on contact paper so people can peel off just their first name and slap it on their mason jar mug 

12) Bar area bulletin board and labels for all the self-serve beverages

13) Wine bottle labels (I’m probably going to put the table numbers on these)

14) Menus for at the tables 

15) Ring Box, I have the box, I just need to put something in it to make it hold the rings better or just look more artsy for a photo

 

DIY projects that are COMPLETELY FINISHED!!!

wait a minute…there’s nothing here…hhhmmmmm

Well 6 months out from the big day and with two weeks I’ll be spending traveling for work and pleasure this may be tough but I’ll get it done!

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