(Closed) DIY Items

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve been doing a lot of DIY – STD, invitations, place cards, popcorn bags which are also our programs, menu cards, labels for our rnoisemakers, paper flowers and mason jars for the centerpieces, personalized mason jars, card basket, pretty much everything other than my flowers (which my sister is gifting us for a wedding gift) I’m DIY just about everything.

 

Post # 33
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919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve done a lot of DIY, but all things that can be done way before the wedding. I made all of our favors, card box, seating arrangements, a lot of decor, dessert bar decor

Definitely run the numbers though and see if its really worth it to DIY things, soem things actually end up being moe expensive than just buying 

Post # 34
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

This thread needs more pictures! 🙂 

Right about now, I’m wondering what projects I’ve left for the professionals. I DIYd my save the dates, website and invitations. Most recently, I finished my embroidered table numbers (including painted hoops because I’m crazy). I’m painting countless frames, designing all signs/menus, making garlands and backdrops… IF I don’t run out of time first!

Looking forward to seeing what others are doing as aisle decor!

 

 

Post # 36
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168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@CarolinaCola:  These turned out amazing!  Thanks for sharing!

Post # 37
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2684 posts
Sugar bee

@CarolinaCola:  That is SUCH a good idea! I have to figure out what to do for the remembrance of my grandpa and his grandpa. I might just do this.

Post # 38
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2729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@emtimme:  That’s so cool! I’ve never seen anything like that!

Post # 40
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589 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

I did a lot, our invitations, aisle runner, cake box, escort cards, pomanders, cord, veil etc. Here’s a few:

 

Post # 41
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

Set our date last weekend 🙂 June 21 of this year! Right now we are in the process of DIYing: beaded edge on my elbow length veil, assembling, tying, weaving, etc. the cords for our hand fasting, and decorate the sash (all my mom), testing chocolate chip cookie recipes for our favors (future step-mom-in-law), making origami butterflies (future mom-in-law). I’m thinking we’ll DIY the flower center pieces but not bouquets and bouts, diy the photo booth, dye my petticoat. I know there’s more, but I can’t remember them at the moment!

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
Post # 44
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8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MangoLover4Life:  Most of the stuff in my wedding was DIY.

 

The invitations, program fans, gazebo flowers, pomanders, names cards, menus, petal aisle runner, welcome bags, my shoes (strassed)

 

We had a Destination Wedding and the resort charges a fortune for so much so we went the DIY route. Wedding party flwoers ann the reception table flowers were all done by the resort thou

 

Here are a few of my DIY items

The invitations were from Micheals (the kits you can do yourself) I can’t find a pic of them

 

 

and the runner on the wedding day

 

 

gazebo flowers

 

 

menus/seating cards

 

 

 

program fan

 

 

shoes

 

 

hangers for the door

 

 

 

Those are just a few of the things….I am prob forgetting a few things here and there b/c I really did a lot of stuff myself. Funny thing is I never really planned on being a DIY bride but when I saw the price of things I then decided to DIY!!

 

 

 

Post # 45
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@MangoLover4Life:  I made a bunch of barnwood signs, paper dot garlands, and tissue poms – we cut and arranged all our own flowers out of my dad’s giant garden – my husband built our altar and “faux”tobooth – a lot of other little details too!

Post # 46
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i did a ton of DIY. all of the flowers (6 bouquets, 7 boutonnieres, 4 corsages, 15 pew arrangements, arch decor, 11 centerpieces); invitations; STD cards; programs; favors; rice bags; tote bags for BMs; and there are others im forgetting. Im just glad we had a long engagement

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