(Closed) Are out of town/destination weddings DIY-able?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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 # 6
30 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

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


Good luck


Post # 7
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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.

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