(Closed) DIY: How many do you have & How much is too much?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 32
34 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Everything? LOL. I may have bit off more than I can chew when I signed with a venue that doesn’t have ANYTHING. It’s essentially an area of lawn with bathrooms…that’s it.

So here is my list:

1. All paper goods: Invitations, save the dates, programs

2. Lighting: lanterns, string lights, LED throwies to light the lanterns, dowels to stick into the ground to tie the lanterns and lights to

3. Ceremony decorations: aisle runners and back drop

4. Reception decorations: guest book, crazy amount of bunting, vintage dessert plates (yes, I’m thrifting 80+ dessert plates and tea cups), Sign guest book sign, bride and groom signs, guest seating chart, food signs, dessert signs, decorations on dessert table, picture frames hanging from tree limbs, lace table runners, thrifting colorful bottles for flowers, cake topper (done!),

5. Flowers: Yes! Call me crazy but Im doing my own bouquets, bridesmaids’ bouquets, all bouts, and corsages for the mothers. I’m also doing my own floral arrangements for guest tables.

6. Others: Oh there are so many in this category, including music list for the DJ (50 songs) and the ceremony script (we asked a friend to be ordained so now he needs us to write a script for the entire ceremony).

Phew~~~ making this list makes me nervous but it’ll all be done I’m sure…one way or another. I’m a bit of a prefectionist so I have a vision that I’m going for that I’d hate to give up from the beginning. I’m sure alot has to give in the end but until then, I’m happy toiling away accomplishing 🙂

Is it too much? Oh I’m sure.

One thing I do know is: I’ll have an insane amount of DIY items for sale after 9.22 so look out Saint Louis brides-to-bes lol


Post # 33
2486 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Center Peices.

Cake Toper

Thumb print tree

Shoe Pearls

Bridal Sashes ( 15)

60 Tea party invites

40 Shower invites ( MY Bm who was supposed to make them bailed so I just did it my self with my mom cause everyone else has full plates)



Veil Clip

Boquets ( mine is brooch paper button and ribbon ) 4 Paper Bridessmaids wiinth buttons and ribbons

10 jr bridemaids pinwheel boquets

12 corsages for moms and grandmoms

15 boutiners

grooms cake

wedding cake


ring box

asile decors

sings for engagments

and many more

flower girl basket



Post # 34
640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I  know I am missing something! But these are all the ones I can remember.What a great idea!

  • Card box ( almost done)
  • Candy Buffet
  • Centerpieces ( half done)
  • Spray paint lanterns for centerpieces ( done)
  • Chalkboards (done)
  • Glitter puka pods for table scatter
  • Spray paint frames for chalkboards
  • Direction signs ( almost done)
  • Bridesmaid bags
  • Out of Town bags
  • Bridesmaid thank you notes
  • Out of Town thank you notes
  • Sweetheart table garland of paper hearts
  • Sweetheart table centerpieces
  • Paper hearts for ceremony chairs
  • Program fans ( they are being printed by someone else but I have to put them together)
  • Paper Mache letters
  • Wishing tree ( done)
  • Thank tops for me and my girls
  • Paper tossing cones for ceremony
  • Pumpkin place card holders
  • Biodegradable leaves for aisle ( might do this, not sure yet) 

Post # 35
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Let’s just say that the only things we are NOT DIYing are our wardrobe choices, my hair & make up, tables, chair, table runners and the stoneware, silverware, and glassware.

Everything else from food, flowers, and placemats, to the decorations, signage and invitations we are doing ourselves. We want it this way though and this is the reason why we are having an obscenely long engagement (That and we still have 2 years left of school and want to be finished with it by the time we tie the knot). Thankfully we have the love and support (&& helping hands) of our friends and families.

Post # 36
8439 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Here are mine so far:

wedding invites

aisle decorations


guest libs

wishing stones with cards (making custom colored ones out of polymer clay)


cake topper

signs (for wishing stones, snack buffet, photo scavenger hunt, etc)

favors (salted caramels)

sweet n salty snack buffet (dipped prezets, white chocolate chex mix, kettle corn, etc)

grooms accessories (cufflinks, boutonniere alternative, tie tack)

bridal jewelry (necklace, bracelet, earrings)

shoe clips

Maid/Matron of Honor jewelry

tissue packets


all floral bouquets and arrangements

thank you cards

gifts for both moms

gift for Maid/Matron of Honor

…I’m sure more stuff will come up, but at least I have a few of these checked off already.  Hope I’m not scrambling a week before my wedding lol


Post # 37
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


  • paper flowers for centerpieces and other table decor (about 500 total)


  • invites


  • papel picado bunting for aisle and reception


  • signs leading to venue


  • flowers for hair


  • wedding arch and decor (Fi will build arch and I the decor)


  • escort cards


  • 5 succulent bouquets ( mine plus 4)
  • Day of the dead cake topper


I think that’s it!

Post # 38
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Bump! Love reading about all your DIY projects and would love to see photos of the finished results from those of you that are married by now! 🙂

Here’s my list:

  • Save-The-Date Cards (done)
  • Invitations (nearly done)
  • Polaroid guestbook with frame (done)
  • Program (not started)
  • 130 feet of fabric bunting (done – thankfully!)
  • Ring pillow (done)
  • Bridal bouquet and boutonniere (doing the night before with a friend’s help)
  • Flower arrangements for centre pieces (doing the night before with a friend’s help)
  • Cake topper (done)
  • Stamped muslin bags as favors (done)
  • Chalkboards (not started)
  • Directonal wooden signs (not started)
  • Ceremony script (nearly done)
  • Glass jar candle holders with lace trim (done)
  • Table runners (done)
  • Table numbers & seating chart (not started)
  • Photo wall (not started)

Phew! I think that’s it. Luckily I still have 5 months to go. Smile

Post # 39
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@anyday:  how are you doing your photo wall this is something i want to do but no idea how. Im not very crafty

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