Post # 1
I am not very crafty but I would like to add a personal touch to some of my decor for the wedding day. The problem is that I am having my wedding in my hometown and i am currently living 56 hours away. All my bridesmaids live close to my hometown as I have only moved away in the past year. I don’t have any help for these projects and I already have so much to bring home with me on the plane that I unfortunately cannot pack too many crafts.
In your opinion, what DIY projects are most special/worth the work? I was thinking of making a ceremony program/fan but then I heard that so many people just end up throwing them out. Anyone have ideas for DIY projects that are appreciated by guests?
Post # 4
If you can stick to paper projects (easy to transport b/c their flat) that would be best.
Personalized menus, candy/cookie buffet bags, escort cards, signs, etc.
Programs are very nice to have. I always appreciate them. But yes, unless it is a close family member I throw them out afterwards. However, I really do enjoy having them at the event. Especially if they lay out the ceremony & reception details, give the names of the parents/wedding party. Maybe that is just me, but I love to know who is who & what is going on.
Little personalized drink stirrers for signature drinks is also a nice, unexpected detail.
Post # 5
Thanks for the feedback! 🙂
Post # 6
Table numbers in frames are pretty easy too. We are having espresso so I made up some biscotti as a homemade treat. Super simple.
Post # 7
That’s a really cute idea! I’m thinking I will do my own table numbers and maybe make a sign for my candy buffet (my venue is supplying the glassware)
Post # 9
I always appreciate DIY programs!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
DIY is nice but honestly most weddings I go to are 0% DIY and no one cares. I, meanwhile, have too much time on my hands and did a million because I love crafting. Everything was very easy and cheap:
Here are some pics
I sewed these diamond straps:
I made these invitations super easily. Got them cut and printed from a local stationery place, and Corner Chomped the corners:
Post # 11
You could make some signs. If you’re not too crafty the chalkboard signs out of old picture frames are pretty easy to make. Then you could put whatever you want on the sign… a quote you like, your initials, a sign for the bar or for the favors…
Here’s an example and tutorial: http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/diy-wedding-chalkboard/