(Closed) How much DIY are you doing for your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I DIY’d the following – save the dates, invitations, guestbook (wish tree tags), programs, placecards, reserved seating signs, card box, menus…I think that is it.


Post # 4
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Umm, let’s see…  Here’s the current list of DIY projects:

  • Writing our own ceremony
  • CD for all our ceremony music
  • Invitations
  • Programs
  • Baskets with signs for programs, kippot, clips, dancing shoes, props for "photobooth," etc.
  • Card box
  • Size labels for dancing shoes
  • Chuppah (wedding canopy)
  • "Photobooth"
  • 50 paper lanterns
  • Centerpieces
  • Uplighting
  • Wedding cake
  • Signature nonalcoholic beverage
  • All set-up (linens, plates, flatware, food service stations, chocolate fountain, cake, etc.) for the reception
  • Breakfast the morning after the wedding

And this doesn’t count things that are being done for us by friends–e.g., dinner the night before, guestbook, photo album, and ketubah framing.

Post # 5
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory

I’ve been DIYing essentially everything.  Table runners, clutches for bridesmaids, boutonierres, flowergirl pomander, save the dates, invitations, veil, table numbers, favors, escort cards, programs, etc. etc. etc.

My best advice would be this — do NOT procrastinate!  If you want to make everything yourself, start as soon as you can!  You don’t want rushing to get things done at the last minute when you should be enjoying yourself! 

Post # 6
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The only DYI I did was address the invitations. LOL

I even got one of my students to print my print-your-own invitations. He had a laser printer and I didn’t. Ah the things students do for brownie points!

I am all thumbs when it comes to crafty things.

Post # 7
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Let’s see, we’re doing a LOT of DIY: STD, Invites, Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts, Groomsmen gifts, Ceterpieces, Ceremony decor, flowers, programs, place cards…I think that’s all, at least for now, there could be more, but we’ll see how I do with those things first!

Post # 8
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We have DIY’d almost everything

-invitations (budget a long time for this one!)

-ornament balls

-ring pillow

-guest book

-garter flasks

-welcome banner

-Save the dates

-escort cards


-cake stand

I’m sure there is more, but I can’t think of it right now.  Every night is a project and our whole life is DIY these days!

Post # 9
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’m barely going to DIY anything. 😉

We are making our menus, programs, and thank you cards, but everything else we are sourcing out!

Post # 10
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i am doing my own centerpieces, programs, favors, wedding sign and wedding map.

Post # 11
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am in the process of DIY’ing our invites. I’m going to do our programs, thank you cards (hopefully), either flower wands or pomanders for the flower girls, and possibly centerpieces.

Post # 12
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009


bouquets (fresh roses) boutenierre’s


card box

 place cards




flowergirl baskets

flowergirl sashes

bridesmaid and maid of honor shawls

favors, I just wrapped it up in tulle

corsages for moms

decor for my car




Post # 13
299 posts
Helper bee

I’ll *try* to DIY 300 cupcakes if the venue will allow it, because most upscale bakeries just don’t stand up to my approval taste-wise (from scratch w/organic high quality ingrediants) and I’m a huge cook/baker, so I have tons of perfect cupcake recipes and frequently bake in large quatities, and DIY favors (either chocolate truffles or cookies). Also some decor, like lights, and maybe centerpieces.

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