Post # 1
I currently live in NYC. My FF (fabulous fiance) and I are planning to get married in Costa Rica next May. To add a little more complexity to the whole situation, I will be moving to Amsterdam to study at the University of Amsterdam from January to April. Then I have to come back to NYC and graduate from Law School before leaving for Costa Rica for the wedding.
*My family/friends live in Texas
*His family/friends live in California
I love DIY projects and consider myself a pretty crafty person. On top of that I really want to personalize our wedding with a few carefully selected details but I am a little overwhelmed by the whole idea. For other brides who are having or have had out of town weddings, did you manage to do DIY projects? Which details did you feel were the most manageable? Why did you pick those projects? (i.e. budget, simplicity, transportability,etc) What advice do you have about selecting appropriate projects?
Post # 3
Granted my wedding was only in the next state, I think it’s doable. Mrs. Sewing flew from California to Hawaii and had a DIY wedding. Check out her posts for advice. Oh, and Miss Clutch is doing one where she flies. She seems very percise in her planning, so she may be able to help you. Also, the Board Bees will definately have good advice too.
Post # 4
For me the most important thing is that they be transferable. If you are able to mail in advance then you can do that, but if not you will have to take everything with you on the plane and checking boxes ain’t cheap! There are a lot of things you can do yourself to make it special. My rule of thumb is nothing I make/take can be bigger than a breadbox!
Post # 5
@TheFutureMcBride Thanks for the info. I’m new to the Bee so I will definitely check those out!!
@ des salazar… The breadbox is probably a good one! Checking bags won’t be a probably because we can each check TWO 50lbs back (because its an international flight). Keeping that in mind, I can probably get my Bridesmaids/Parents/Sisters to carry some stuff as well, if necessary!
Post # 6
I live in Canada and we got married in Las Vegas. I took down all my decor and a DIY photobooth. It just takes lots of pre planning
before you buy or make anything.
will it fit in a suitecase?
what will I do if it breaks or gets smooshed?
Can I assemble it there, quickly and easily?
We had 4 extra suitcases with wedding stuff that people used as their extra bags
100 tealights with tealight holders. 10 pomanders on candle sticks, all the cultery, favours, guestbook, photobooth props, damask mini vases, 3 bouquets and 11 boutineers. A few things broke (tea light holders ) and the pomanders were a little smooshed but we unpacked right away and they perked up and no one noticed 2 less candles and I assembled everything onsite that I could
Post # 7
We live in MN and are getting married in NC. I’ve kept my diy to easily transportable items. Paper products, definitely. Silk bouts/bouquets, definitely. Cutesy things that aren’t overpowering/breakable/ etc, definitely.