(Closed) June 2013 brides, what are you DIYing? How much have you gotten done?

posted 5 years ago in June 2013
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

June Bride here!! 🙂 I’m having a destination wedding, I wish I could save $ by doing more myself!  I’m shocked how much I’ve accomplished thus far as I just got engaged the end of August.  Still have a long list to do, invitations, shoes, gifts, etc..  I’d love to hear how far along fellow June Brides are in the planning process. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just had a big DIY day yesterday. I am diying my invites and a coouple other random crafts.

my invites look like this (I designed the text in illustrator and had it custom made into a stamp, then I watercolored each piece of paper individually and then stamped the text on)

 

 

 

I also made my card box with glitter and mod podge

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@radishtime:  Your invites are beautiful!

I’m DIYing some paper decorations for the ceremony.  I’ll also be DIYing some signs and our centerpieces.  And possibly our favors.

I have done… none of them.  Big push starts after the holiday.  I’m having trouble getting Fiance to commit to what he wants.  He’s very involved in the plans (which is great), but has less free time and doesn’t quite feel the urgency in making up his mind on things at this point.  But since I know I’ll be doing most of the DIY, I want to have a plan of attack ASAP.

I also plan to have some friends over for a crafting party.  I figure we’ll make extras of everythign to compensate for the inevitable errors caused by the freely-flowing wine.

🙂

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am re-furbishing old suitcases…I turned one into the card box, and I have two train cases I need to paint and redo the inside fabric – they will be bathroom boxes.

I’m making my own centrepieces – silk flowers with twig lights in mason jars and lanterns. Everything is bought just have to get the girls all together to assemble.

I’m doing the print your own type of invitation kits.

I’m sewing the groom & groomsmen ties – couldn’t find any frm anywhere that would match my mint green bridesmaid dresses…

Ughhh…this just makes me realize how much left I have to do…6 more months!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@radishtime:  Those are beautiful!! Would you mind sharing how/where you had the stamp made that you used for the text?? I have a logo that a friend made that we’re going to use on our paper items and I also want to turn it into a stamp! 

@lealorali:  LOVE those bags! Super cute!

I should probably put a list together of my ideas, ha. Right now I know I’m DIY-ing the card box, escort card map, programs, paper items and I’m sure other things I can’t think of! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ED13:  Thanks! I got the stamp from the etsy seller JLMould (not affiliated, but she did a great job)

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

finished all my suitcases today!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are DIYing our invitations using letterpress and we just finished our save-the-dates last week (pic attached)!  I’m not sure what else we will DIY, but I am looking for ideas. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You are all so amazing!!!! I don’t have a lot of pictures to show for my efforts, but I’m DIYing several things:

1) For the 2 bridesmaids and Maid/Matron of Honor:

—Tote bags that will look something like this, only different colors/patterns–I’ll fill them with little snacks and travel-sized beauty things.

–handknitted lacy footlet socks–no pics yet!  Different colors for each one; they’ll have different colored dresses, too.

—maaaaaaybe little knitted clutches in a silk yarn to carry on the wedding day–I will see how I’m doing on time.

2) For the reception:

–about 4 handwoven table runners (swedish lace pattern, if anybody wanted to know, probably done in linen, though I’m still looking at yarn).  One of these will be really long, and the others will be small, to go under the centerpieces

–Centerpieces: Mason jars with surrounded by lavendar flowers, with a candle inside

–Cake!!! I’m dairy, egg, and gluten intolerant (none of which will kill me, just makes me VERY unhappy—not how I want to feel on my honeymoon!), so I’m DIY-ing a wedding cake, too!  I had an excellent trial of this cake yesterday: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2009/02/vegan-flourless-chocolate-cake-made-in.html  I may also do a vanilla cake—thinking I’ll do one of those stairstep tiered cake plates.

3) For gifts and reception decorations:

 I’m making several quilted wall hangings and at least one lap quilt.  Not hand quilted, though–machine!!! I work pretty fast, so I’m not hugely concerned about this.  But I do need to get a move on.  Like, now. :-p  We’ll hang them on the walls of the reception hall (which is OK with the venue), then send them home with people–my parents, my future in-laws, the officiant, the photographer (who’s a friend of the family and is refusing payment), and my grandfather and his wife, who’ve done a LOT to help me coordinate things. 

Looking back at this list, I do realize that I’m nuts.  But I will enjoy every minute of making these things!! I’ll probably pester the hive with pictures as I finish projects.  🙂

 

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@yo_alli:  Those suitcases are awesome!!! Did you use fabric or paper for the interior?

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