(Closed) Do you have a list of DIY tasks?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I keep finding more things to add too, but here is my list, so far:

  1. Save – the -dates – Done
  2. Save – the – date cards – Done
  3. Save – the – date insert pictures – Done
  4. Save – the – date insert notes – Done
  5. Save – the – dates sent – Done
  6. Invitations
  7. RSVP’s
  8. Belly Bands
  9. Programs
  10. Escort/Place Cards
  11. Invitations sent
  12. Table Names/Numbers – in process
  13. Napkin Rings
  14. Cocktail/Cake Napkins – 90 Done
  15. Dinner Napkins – 60 Done
  16. Napkin Holder Boxes X 2 – Done
  17. Table Runners
  18. Boutonnieres X 7
  19. Bouquet for me
  20. Fans or bouquets X 2
  21. Corsages X 2
  22. Pomanders X 8 – Done
  23. WE DO letters – Done
  24. Card Box
  25. Ring Box – Done
  26. Post Cards for Card Box – Done
  27. Lady of Honor 1 Gown – in process
  28. Lady of Honor 2 Gown – in process
  29. Lady of Honor 1 Bolero in process
  30. Lady of Honor 2 Bolero – in process
  31. Lady of Honor 1 Necklace – Done
  32. Lady of Honor 2 Necklace – Done
  33. Lady of Honor 1 Bracelet – Done
  34. Lady of Honor 2 Bracelet – Done
  35. Lady of Honor 1 Earrings – Done
  36. Lady of Honor 2 Earrings – Done
  37. Lady of Honor 1 Tote – Done
  38. Lady of Honor 2 Tote – Done
  39. Lady of Honor 1 Fascinator – Felicia
  40. Lady of Honor 2 Fascinator – Felicia
  41. Veil for me – Done
  42. Bolero for me – Done
  43. Vanilla favors – in process
  44. Cookie favors
  45. Bathroom Baskets – in process – baskets done – fillers needed

Post # 4
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@noritake22 – your list is as long as mine – however, I don’t have “DONE” after many of my to do things!!!  :o)

Post # 5
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have my DIY checklist as well… makes my life wonderful!!


– 2 pomanders for flower girls

– decorate unity candle

– make pew decorations (bows with flowers)

– make programs

– personalize aisle runner

– make “tears of joy” packets

– make bridesmaids dresses with mom

– make jr bridesmaid dress



– paint centrepieces

– make table number/story cards

– make head table leaf garland

– make table runners

– make card box

– make album of engagement photos for guest book

– decorate jars for candy buffet

– Stock candy buffet, design placement of jars

– decorate candy buffet/party favour boxes

– make signs for guest book, candy buffet and card box

– make scrapbook of all pictures from table themes

– make baskets for bathrooms with poems

– make signature cocktail for cocktail hour

– Decorate decanter for signature cocktail, apple cider

– make personalized giant Hershey’s bar for candy buffet

– make “bride” and “groom” seat signs

– choreograph first dance



– make invitations

– make wedding website

– make save the dates

– make inserts for invitations

– calligraphy all invitations

– decorate veil

– crochet wraps/shawls for bridesmaids

– design honeymoon registry

– make small scrapbooks for all bridesmaids

– make scrapbook gift for hubby


 I’m sure there are a million other tihngs im forgetting that I have already done, but this is a big chunk of them ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

  1. Save the Date Postcards (design, print and send) – Done
  2. Website – Done
  3. Invitations (pocketfolds with map/directions, reception card, accommodations card, rsvp card, invitation and bellyband) – design and printing done, assembly 95% complete
  4. Programs
  5. Card Box
  6. Sign for Bar
  7. Sign for Guestbook – Done
  8. Guestbook
  9. Wish Cards for Guestbook – Done
  10. Bridesmaid or Best Man necklaces and earrings – Done
  11. Photosharing cards – design done, need to print
  12. Menus – design done, need to print
  13. Seating chart – design started, need to get RSVPs back to proceed

Post # 7
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@MrsJKH2Be: My list seems neverending. I noticed after I posted that I forgot that I have also done well wish fill in the blank cards for the card box and I also needed to add that I need to make cookie and candy boxes/bags for the cookie and candy bar; as well as signs and labels for the cookie and candy bar. I have also set up a wedding website for us and that is not on my list either.

Also, I just noticed that your initials “JKH” are the same as my FI’s, so I am also a soon to be Mrs. JKH ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If he is anything like my Fiance, its the intials of a fabulous man I assume then!!!  hahahaha.  I keep putting off my todo list because I’m attempting to get through my friend’s wedding, but then it won’t leave me too much time!  I wish I could afford a wedding planner!

Post # 9
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

OMG, you all are so organized.  I keep finding things online that I want to use.  I really should heed what you all are doing and make a list.  LOL  I think my FH would really like me to stop with all the DIY google searching. 

Post # 10
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

He is a wonderful man ๐Ÿ™‚

You might be weddinged out by the time your friends wedding is over. I did hire a wedding planner, but she is mostly just doing the day of stuff. I am doing all of the DIY stuff. I just can’t handle anyone else doing it because I have a set way that I want it done. Um, you only have 4 more months before your wedding, so if you have DIY stuff to do, I suggest you see what you can get done. That isn’t very much time. I hope you have all of your vendors booked.

Post # 11
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@tksjewelry: It really is beneficial to make a list and stick to it. As you get things done, just mark them done and put them in a box, until you need them. It really does give a sense of accomplishment.

Post # 12
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Well here is MY list – pretty scary!

DONE:  Vendors and site booked – deposits made, hair trial, hotel and honeymoon booked

PURCHASED:  Invites, Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts, Wedding dress, shoes and jewelery, some of the table centerpieces,

TO DO: print and put together the invites, pick out flowers, pick up dollar store vases, make the tags for the candy bar, purchase the candy, create the card box, purchase table numbers, make wedding programs, get Groomsmen gifts, pick out Groom and Groomsmen outfits, make a playlist for wedding songs, figure out wedding readings, make Fiance a “pimp cup”, seating table tree and cards, copy old family wedding photos, purchase frames, purchase ribbon, purchase and put together cupcake boxes…ETC ETC ETC!!!!!!!!  I am sure there is much much more!

Post # 13
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Oh my gosh!!!

You need to get busy ๐Ÿ™‚

And um…. what is a “pimp cup”?

Post # 14
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hahahaha  My parents wanted to purchase us toasting glasses (beautiful engarved ones) – Fiance was NOT liking the fact that he wouldbe drinking out of a crystal encrusted champagne flute so he requested a personalized cup like this: 

*Mind you, my mother was SUPER excited about this DYI task!!  And it will have his name on it!



Post # 15
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

lol, I am glad your mom has a sense of humor. I think it will be quite a conversation starter at the wedding and I know your Fiance will love it.

Post # 16
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I know when it gets closer I will have a dedicated list as long as the rest of yours, lol. I fully intend to have my bridesmaids help me in this daunting DIY tasks… I know I am going to need some help!

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