Post # 1
So, I have a confession. I’m not actually engaged yet. 🙂 But my “pre-fi” and I have a really open pre-engagement (he’s picked out the ring, we’ve talked about dates/guest lists/etc)…. aaand, I happen to be an obsessive planner. Which leads me to my question.
There is a scrapbooking store that is having a going out of business sale, and I know that there’s no way I can pass that up. We will be on a very tight budget, and I will be doing a lot of DIY projects. Our colors will be chocolate brown/burnt orange with cream accents. (Our wedding date isn’t until Oct. 2012, so no need to consider STD designs yet. )
DIY-ers, is there anything (tools, supplies, etc.) that I can buy ahead of time without knowing more specifics about what I will be wanting to do? I don’t want to make a huge investment and end up changing my mind later, but I’m sure there are tools or basic supplies that I could get at a discount to save more money later. Ideas? Is there anything that’s proved helpful to you?
Post # 3
I used my scrapbooking corner rounder thing for little cards for late night snacks, double sided tape for things, paper slicer.. basics like that. You’d probably do well buying some cream / orange / brown cardstock b/c if you don’t use it for the wedding, you’ll use them SOMETIME. Thank you notes, etc. Even little gift tags. Get a hole puncher to run ribbon through things? I used all of my old school supplies to DIY my face off. Gluesticks, rubber cement..
Post # 4
Definitely invest in some paper crafting basics: Paper trimmer/slicer, bone folder, adhesives, nice craft scissors, and a hole punch are a good start. I use those things everday for my paper crafting projects. If you see some nice cardstock or papers in your wedding colors, snatch some up. If you don’t use them for your main stationery (invites, sdts, etc.) you can always use them for little accents like tags for your favors or for your place/escort cards. Other than that, everything else is up to you and how well you can resist the impulse to buy EVERYTHING 😀
Post # 5
A good paper cutter. We put together our own invitations. Great, but we needed lots of paper cutters and extra blades. It was nice to have a few styles of cutters for the various types of paper and so my husband and mom could help at the same time.
We also used lots of glue sticks to mount our invitations.
Think about maybe something for table numbers? Wooden frames? Picture Frames? Chalkboards?
We used brads for our placecards and I bought a little hole puncher tool (more like a pin hole).
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events
My favorite craft items that I used for the wedding are my paper cutter, Zots glue dots, and corner rounder. I bought plenty of paper and ribbons in our colors, too!