Post # 1
Fiance and I are doing basically everything DIY. In fact, invites, the centerpieces, the placemates, the bouquets, the favors,the aisle runner, the food, and basically everything is DIY. Right now, I’m researching how to make chiffon (or, at least, chiffon covered) shoes. Our motto is, if we’re going to do it, let’s really do it – so, to afford really going all out we’ve handmade basically everything.
What have you made? What would you NEVER DIY? Any pics of great DIY wedding elements?
Post # 3
Wow that’s a lot of projects!
I did my own STD magnets using the pictures my photographer took during our e-session. I enjoyed designing them but printing the addresses on the envelopes was tedious. I realized I didn’t want to do my own invitations.
I started buying some supplies to do the centerpieces but otherotherwise I don’t know how much other DIY I’ll do.
Post # 4
I have found that some things were not cheaper to DIY than buy.
We DIY our invites and I bought and resold table clothes and runners. Some decorations.
Also, I was willing to pay for less stress and more time and better quality for some things. I didnt want to ask people to set up or take down centerpieces, or serve food and wash dishes so that was worth paying for. Certainly shopped around and got a great deal!
I do wish I had looked harder for a better priced dress, but I didnt have the time.
Post # 5
We did our own invitations, card box, centerpieces, boutonnieres, bouquets, favours, sweet table & my shoes. Since you mentioned shoes, here are mine:
A bit of lace & fabric glue goes a long way. I have no regrets about any of my projects. We got a ton of compliments & it gave me 100% control over every little detail. It truly was our wedding!
Post # 6
Well, I’m the nutcase who decided I could make a chuppah (wedding canopy) that required 8-foot French seams without a pattern, and 40 years after I’d last sewn anything. 😉
I have pictures of all my DIY projects, and links to instructions, here.
Post # 7
Invitation and everything that goes with it.
Bunting around reception site
Poms to hang from ceiling
Flowers/ fabric flowers
Cupcakes and cake pops
Carnival photo cardboard cutouts
Its all about personalizing and putting that extraspecial touch.