Post # 1
Hello everyone! I am so excited to be on here after getting engaged two weeks ago! So far everything is going great, but I started to panic about the cost and my inability to make things on my own and I didn’t want my wedding to look cheap or have the same old stuff from Michael’s that everyone has. My mother’s friend told me that she knows a lady here in Austin that is starting a new DIY service called LoveMeDo Weddings and I just had to share this with you all.
I called and managed to talk them into setting up a consult with me even though they aren’t open for two more weeks. This is what I know so far..they told me to bring my theme, colors, expectations, budget and wedding party size to our first meeting. They will take that and find projects that match for me to select 2 weeks after the meeting. After I select my projects, they will set up classes with an instructor for me and my family & friends to come in and complete the projects at an art studio.
I pay a small fee for the service and all supplies. I am looking so forward to this and all of my girlfriends think this will be so fun because it will give us a chance to get together at least once a month before my wedding in March. I think I will pick invite, favor and decor projects but I am not sure yet. I would love to pass on their website but it isn’t up yet, but if anyone wants information I can get it for you.
Isn’t this the cutest idea?? Just think a wedding that only looks like I spent a fortune!
Good luck to everyone here.
Getting married in Austin, Texas on March 21, 2010
Post # 3
I love, love, love this idea! I plan to do my own wedding invites and decorations too. I have been very stressed thinking about having to learn the techniques, and buying supplies and I was beginning to think that it might be better if I just go ahead and buy it all but if I do that I will have to make cuts in other places. Having someone to shop for the supplies and show me how to do everything would be great. Do you still get to pick everything? Can they come to your house? Can you share their website with us?
Post # 4
this is such a fab idea!! love it!!
can’t wait to hear more about this!! share website when you find out! 🙂
Post # 5
I know! I have contacted the owner and asked her if I can put the website up. When I hear back I will post it. We can do that–right?
I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders knowing that I can still have the DIY wedding I want (and can afford) but still get help from people that know what they are doing.
I have talked it over with my Maid of Honor and we would really like to set up one or two classes a month between now and March. I have about 6 friends and just as many family members that will help too. My grandmother wasn’t going to be involved before, but now can’t wait!
Time is getting tight on invites so I am sure we’ll do that one first and I already have a good idea of what I want so they should be able to find a project quickly for that. From there I suppose it will be table settings–they have a lady that can teach us how to take silverware and make custom handles out of clay! Wouldn’t that make a cute favor too?
I’d like to make make matching bracelets and necklaces for all the girls in the party and for the guys stenciled shot glasses. There are so many ideas and I just can’t wait to get started!
I will keep you all posted and even though they will be picking all the projects for me to select they said I could bring any that I come across with me to the consult. Any suggestions from you lovely ladies will be very appreciated!
Caroline in Austin
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown
Oh wow. I’m going to have to check this out. I live in Austin and it might be very helpful!
Post # 7
Hello! I’ve got their website. It just launched today. LoveMeDo DIY Weddings
I am working with Stacy and she is really nice. She also said I could mention their workshop coming up on Sept.27 where they will teach 3 fall wedding projects with proceeds to benefit Brides Against Breast Cancer.
Good luck & maybe I will see you there on the 27th!
Post # 8
what a cool idea! I made a ton of stuff for my wedding, and it was such an amazing experience! I’m jealous of their jobs! (I used to want to do wedding invitations for a living but realized I’m not creative/patient enough!)
Post # 9
This is very similar to our “Blossoming Bridal Project” It is a DIY workshop for your florals that can save you a lot of money.
Just love DIY projects!
Blossom A. Braemer
Post # 10
that is totally amazing!!
Post # 11
Whoa, I really love that. Do they have all the tools there you need to use for your projects, kinda like a rental service, or do you need to supply those too? This is a really cool idea!
Post # 13
Thanks so much for all the wonderful feedback! We are really having a great time. To answer some of the questions posted here: First we sit down and get to know each other. I encourage brides to bring their wedding books, magazines, budget and imagination with them to the consult. After projects are selected instructors are matched to each. Supplies for the projects are purchased by us and the wholesale savings are passed on the brides. Some things like light boards, glue guns, stencils and even stamps may be in our supply chest and won’t require purchasing.
Brides, their friends, and family gather together at their place or ours and the instructor leads the group through the project.
All & all a fun and relaxing way to prepare for your wedding!