- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Well, I had the house to myself over the 3-day weekend and decided to make use of all the alone time to tackle my DIY list. Let’s just say that with only 45 days left before the “I Do”s, I now feel back on track:
I tackled all the signs (the bar menu is designed, I just haven’t printed it out since we haven’t made final selections), the card box (but I messed up the letters so need to add those), 6 centerpieces (renting the other 6 from our venue), the guestbook, photobooth props, table numbers and the ring boxes.
I’ll admit, all of the inspiration on the signs came from Etsy but well, as much as I like to support the Etsy sellers (and HAVE throughout this process) I just couldn’t fathom spending $10 on a PDF that I could come up with myself. So, I used Word and a little imagination on the Thank You sign but I got it done.
Table Nos. & Thank you:
Guestbook. This was absolutely one of those cases where I should have just paid another $10 to have the seller paint it white before shipping it. It was a pain in my A$$. And, I apparently splattered a bit of paint on the kitchen floor and proceeded to walk through it so by the time I noticed, I had a lovely half circle of white dots around the table. Thank goodness for water soluble craft paint! I came right up off the tile, but there was a moment of sheer panic involved.
Card Box (I thought I could paint the letters chrome first so that if the glitter was light in one area, they still looked silver. Well, no. Glue doesn’t stick to chrome spray paint – just FYI. So those still need to be added when I get replacements. I could probably go without but I messed up when gluing the pieces together and accidentally put the lace seam on the top layer on the front so the letters will mask that.)
Centerpieces (with and without the light on.) I added some clear beachglass to the sticks with jewelry wire after these photos were taken. Some of the sticks started to float so the glass keeps them weighted down and adds a little bit more to it. These will be placed on 12″ round mirrors and will have 3 crystal votives as well.
Ring Boxes – we’re big football fans, obviously. And we support rival teams. Joke trash talking the other person’s football teams is basically why Mr. S and I started talking in the first place so I wanted to get that in the wedding somehow, just not too noticable so I thought the ring boxes would be a good way to do it.
Oh, I also tested the photobooth setup. The cords and the computer that’s running everything will be hidden under the prop table (and please excuse the messy garage). I’m using SparkBooth and it’s awesome! If anyone was considering using it… 😉 I went this route because Mr. S originally asked for a “red carpet entry” into the reception – with a photographer and all. I immediately said no so I’m suprising him with a red carpet themed photobooth. There is actually a red carpet for this but I didn’t want to get it out and risk staining it just for a trial run. I’m also renting 2 sections of velvet ropes from the linen company. 🙂 That’s an 8’x8′ background with our monogram – I got the backdrop, stand, and red carpet from http://www.stickersbanners.com and the lights from http://www.jensenbest.com. SparkBooth you can purchase as a download – just Google it. My dad/my dad’s business is loaning me a spare monitor and I bought the LogiTech pro webcam off Amazon for $25 less than in-store. I also bought a “button” off Amazon to start the actual photos but I can’t recall what brand right now.
Phew. That was a lot. I also made (but don’t have pictures of) a nice card with the reading my Maid/Matron of Honor will be doing at the ceremony and then, to see how they look completed, one menu card and one program. I think, honestly, all I have left once I fix the letters on the card box are 2 more signs (bar menu and ceremony seating), programs, menu cards, and seating/escort cards. I feel so much better now…