(Closed) Am I doing too much/reintroducing myself

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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2534 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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 # 5
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2534 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@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!!

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