Post # 1
Hi! My name is Elise & this is my first post, after coming on here often for inspiration via Pinterest 🙂
Anywho- I am not a very DIY person generally, however- with being on a budget I am going to try my hand at it for the wedding… centerpieces, signage, escort cards, card box & the table numbers.
I want to do the eiffel tower vases with the flowers on top and have had some great tutorials to do so, and I can’t wait! My question though, is how far out should I start on these things?! We are getting married June 21, 2014- so we are exactly a year and a half out. The venue is booked already, so I know what I am looking at as far as guest count and amount of tables for the most part.
Post # 3
make a sample and see how long it takes you. Then ask yourself how much you are willing to work on it when the wedding gets close. Personally I spent 9 months working on my centerpieces and bouquets because I made all the flowers myself and wanted to be done a month before the wedding so I could focus on all the other craziness
Post # 4
It also depends on how much room you have to store your decor so that you are not tripping over it for the next year and a half.
You can certainly make a list of supples you will need and buy them when on sale or when good buys come up on Craigslist e.g the vases. Another example would be if you plan to use strings of mini lights. Buy them now or in the after Christmas clearance.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2013 - The bride's hometown United Methodist Church near Kalamazoo
Yes! I definitely second what @julies1949 says about making sure you have enough SPACE for all your crafting! I think that starting looking at any time is acceptable–I started buying supplies 8 months before our wedding–but once you actually start crafting, STORING all that stuff can be unreal (especially in conjunction with all the gifts we’re getting from showers)–our bedroom is overtaken by wedding stuff!!
Post # 6
I believe it’s never too early to start, but be sure you stop looking at other inspiration. You would not believe how many times I made something only to say, maybe I should have done x or y instead. *sigh*
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! I will definitely keep my eye out for sales and everything. Luckily we do have a storage unit so we will put all of our un-put together supplies in a tub in there 😉 I am so excited, hopefully I am good at this kind of stuff. LOL