I DIYed my entire wedding last September! It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend giving yourself extra time. I’m a procrastinator and it shows but overall I am very happy with the out come. Below are a few examples of what I was able to make that made a big difference on my wedding day. There were so many little projects and I wish I took more pics to document it all.
STD – our STD was simple and ridicously inexpensive. We used ivory cardstock and printed up the graphics on photopaper at walmart. We used free fonts from an online font website. I used a heart shaped punch and glitter paper and attached it to the photo with glue to give some texture. The back was embossed with a gold heart, the same that is on the final invite.
The invite was a labor of love and took much more time than I had planned. ll the hard work payed off. Some things that made the invite especially nice were the custom stamps we had made for the embossing, we inked the edges of the papers, and used different papers to give some contrast. It was quite detailed.
Easily the easiest and fastes of all the wedding projects. I think I completed it in 10 minutes.
The table numbers were a leftover from my BFF wedding a few years ago! I spray painted them silver to match my decor and also found some larger numbers because the tables are big and I dont want people to keep circling to find a number
I actually do not have a final of our label design but this is close enough. I think you can find a glimpse of one in the following picture! But we did these in Illustrator and printed them up at office max on regular paper. Cut them out with a paper cutter and used spray adhesive to cover the existing labels. Our favors were simple and perfect since we love little debbie cakes! They were a big hit too! The sparkling cider were my moms idea and I have to give moms props, they were perfect with the cakes.
Centerpiece, place cards, candles, and napkin rings all DIY
The place cards used the same paper that we used onthe invites. I purchased a large roll of bling ribbon from the craft store and cut it in to strips, glued velcrow for the closure. I started out with 160 for the evening and only 90 came home! So it seems that some guest took a few extra favors LOL
Sweetheart table (sorry for the bad photo) my DOC took it while the lighting was crazy when they were setting up. It was really quite romantic. The flowers were not susposed to be there but the sign was perfect.
Tons of flowers to make centerpeices, bouquets and bouts. We dedicated one room and turned it into a cooler with a window AC and a work room for the flowers. I would do it all again! especially since I saved over $3000 doing floral myself
The beading on my gown I DIYd and had a seamstress attach
I DIYd the hangers using a gold paint marker and gold ribbon. and each shirt had my Bridesmaid or Best Man initial embroidered
I found a place that does inexpensive embrodery to make totebags for the Bridesmaid or Best Man and Shirts to wear day off. The rest of the gift was their jewwelry for the day, and some of my favorite things.
I added flowers to these trees for our ceremony and my mom made planters to put them in
I used glassware from the dollar store to make the vases and candle holders for the tables. It was a lot of work but it payed off!