Post # 1
I read so many posts about all the things other brides are making or “decorating” with and I have to say I am doing nothing of the sort. Is it because I am getting married at a country club that is beautiful inside and not a recreation hall or something that NEEDS decorating? (I’m not being a brat by saying I’m getting married at a great venue, I’m honestly ASKING as I feel as if I may be missing something like should I be decorating my space even though it isn’t “blank” or “plain”??)
Our venue has great lighting and lots of windows that overlook a beautiful golf course. The tables are nice and will have linens that I chose that match my colors, I will have lanterns on my tables as well as flower centerpieces. I am also having favors placed on my tables which will be a box of chocolates that are tied with ribbons that match my colors. We will have table numbers that coordinate with the escort cards that I am having printed.
The cake will be on its own table, white round, 4 tiered cake with real flowers on it. The table will have rose petals on it. The gift table and escort card table will have framed photos of myself and Fiance as decorations. We will have a thumb print tree instead of a traditional guest book, I will order some sort of cute coordinating card box. I am also planning on getting cute “Mr and Mrs” signs for our chairs.
I am planning to have some sort of basket in the bathroom with essentials and possibly flip flops for the guests to have if their feet hurt…
Do I need to do more? I am so afraid I am missing the “DIY” boat but I feel like I have it covered, but do I?
Post # 3
DIY doesn’t necessarily have to be huge projects like making your centerpieces. It can be little things, like personalizing your shoes or having a creative guestbook, etc. Its those little touches that make the wedding yours 🙂
Post # 4
Honestly – the reason I’m DIMyself-ing what I am is either because a) I can’t find what I want for purchase or rent or b) I’ve found it, but it’s ridiculously expensive.
Some people are crafty; I am not. While I think it is nice to have a bit of personalized touch here and there (which is also where DIY comes into play), it can sometimes be cheaper to try doing something yourself (although admittedly, not always. You have you know the cost of your own time and effort – and the payoff based on your own ability).
Post # 5
I’m not really a DIY kinda gal, but that’s only because I’m soooo uncrafty. I know I would probably ruin something or it would turn out looking terrible!
Post # 6
I wanted to add some personal touches without making it look homemade or rustic. So I tried to make mine subtle and things I could do well if that makes sense. I am in a beautiful ballroom that I am spending a fortune on chairs and flowers and decor but worked with the venue and my event designer to incorporate a few items that would add to the wedding.
Post # 7
if I didn’t live in the middle of freaking no where I woudln’t be in to DIY either. the fact of my DIYness comes out of necessity. there simply is no florist here. There are no places to buy a dress or get invitations printed so I am resorting to making everything my self. If it were up to me everything would just appear before me done… perfect
Post # 8
I love the idea of DIY and I plan to do a bit of it for bridal party gifts, some minor decorations and our invitations, but I am not crafty by any stretch of the imagination…
Post # 9
@AshleyR83: Haha thats how I feel!!
Luckily I have a super crafty mother who comes with a group of equally crafty friends…thats where the perfectly tied favors, welcome baskets and bathroom baskets are coming from lol
Post # 10
I’m not. I iiterally don’t have the time. Between working full time, planning the wedding, professional development courses, working on my degree, decorating the new house, yeah, I barely have time to feed myself.
I knew I wouldn’t have time to so we opted to go the restaurant wedding/reception route and got hooked up with a GORGEOUS room that’s completely decorated in ways I could never ever afford or make myself. With some awesome coupons the stuff I’ve bought so far it’s been cheaper to buy as opposed to make – or I would be cutting it even only now I’m saving time.
Post # 11
I’m with claireos. Picked a restaurant because we love the place and because it eliminated at least two vendors and things like taking delivery of chairs and counting napkins at the end of the night and hanging bunting.
Can I make a few cute things on my own when I feel like it? Yes. Do I have any interested in making 80 of anything? Nope.
Post # 12
I kind of had the best of both worlds. I had my dress and my invites made for me by close friends who are professionals in clothing design and printmaking, respectively. I got to have some gorgeous, special, and personal touches, and I didn’t have to do ANY of it myself. The only thing I DIYed (sort of) was my Save the Dates – I used a photo I’d taken and made them up on Zazzle. But I don’t think I did anything with my own hands for the wedding except stuff and address the envelopes! I am SO not crafty.
Post # 13
I’m not into DIY. Lots of great projects are posted here, but I’m nearly certain I would mess them up somehow.
Post # 14
my diy things–putting ribbon on candles-with some bling- centerpieces
making a seating chart on foam board… havent started..
putting glitter on shoes
printing labels for togo boxes.
and sewing you are next on my garter- im hiring someone to decorate the room cuz there is no way in heck im gonna be up on a ladder on my wedding day!
assembling the candy bar
Post # 15
I’m not. From the wedding blogs, DIY has become very popular recently, but it’s just not for me. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body and I’m not into the DIY look and feel.
Post # 16
Me! I am all thumbs when it comes to crafty things. I rather buy stuff at arts and crafts shows and festivals.