Post # 1
Ive been MIA for a while. FI and I have been really indecisive over when/how we want to get married. We considered a Paris elopement with back home dinner but in the end we want our parents to witness us. We also at first considered a looooong engagement but as you can see from my date that changed.
We have ultimately decided on a small wedding of about 40 guests at our favorite restaurant with the ceremony onsite.
For you DIY brides I wanted to know if you think Im taking on too many projects for 5 months or if you can give me a timeline. I feel like its too early to start most things but I have started the table numbers.
Here is a list of what Im planning on doing:
- table numbers- consist of wrapping frames and having a love quote in the frame and table number ( 8 of these)
- Invitiations- using WPD but creating confetti bags to wrap around each suite with twine. Making the confetti myself with a hole puncher.
- Favors- smores favors (50 total of clear boxes with all the smores fixins)
- Hand write all envelopes
Im also planning on making any centerpieces and any decor I may need. But since its a restaurant that is nice already thankfully I dont need to do too much.
Post # 3
I rescheduled too… but later (originally September). I sitll tossed out a lot of my DIY ideas though – I don’t really want to give myself too many excuses to stress out!!
If you set a schedule for yourself, you should be fine. Make sure to NOT go overboard.
table numbers- consist of wrapping frames and having a love quote in the frame and table number ( 8 of these)
Are your printing the love quote? Do you have a bunch ready? You can ask the bees for good love quotes to help speed this project up (and save you some stress) This should take you a day or two.
Invitiations- using WPD but creating confetti bags to wrap around each suite with twine. Making the confetti myself with a hole puncher.
Just make it easier for yourself and buy a giant bag of confetti. It will cost about $1/pound and you can get so many colors.
Favors- smores favors (50 total of clear boxes with all the smores fixins)
Set up assembly stations and try to have a few people help you with this one. Assemble everything and just get it ready to go in order, in a line: Box, crackers, chocolate, marshmellow, ribbon, sticker. Or however you’re planning to do it.
They also sell individually wrapped packages of graham crackers now, but regardless of how you do it, i’d suggest wrapping them in a platic baggie just to keep them from going stale.
Hand write all envelopes
For 40 people? not so bad, really. It’s doable, give yourself about a week (hand cramps!)
Post # 4
@CakeyP: Thanks so much! Yea Im thinking the confetti is going to be a pain in the butt but I bought the stationery that matches the envelopes Im getting. I started today at work just to see and it looks like 2 sheets will make 5 invites worth. and it took probably 15 minutes.
know any sites that sell confetti? I need gold colored
Post # 5
@janinaPK: If you already bought the paper for it, it should be fine to just make it. Sounds like it will be relatively quick; vs. waiting for a package to arrive.
Maybe use a 3-ring hole punch, then at least you get multiple dots at once.
Do you live in NYC? You should be able to pick up gold confetti at any party store if you still want some. But I think your method will be just fine.
Oh, and for handwriting envelopes – some people find a font they really like, print it out in the lightest grey on envelopes, and then trace over that with a black (or gold!) pen/marker to make the process easier (and avoid mistakes).
You can find some nice fonts for free at dafont.com if you want to go that route.
Oh! BTW, make some extra invites. Sometimes your vendors want one, or you might wind up inviting extra people. It’s actually in our contract that we’ll be sending our ceremony/reception venue an invitation to our wedding. 😛
I plan on making all my invites, and I know I’ll make an entire suite just to take a nice photo of it and then hang it up in my house (family tradition).
And I’m going to say it again, because I think it will help you a lot – put up a post asking bees for love quotes! I bet some people will come up with some amazing quotes you’ve never heard of before!
I mean, I’l follow that post. 🙂
I think you sound like you really are going to be OK with this! Make sure you don’t add too much to your plate – don’t be afraid to drop a project if it’s going to drive you too crazy.
I would love to see some of your DIY stuff once you get it finished!!