(Closed) Let's see a list of the things you DIYed (or plan to DIY)!

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Post # 3
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I plan to DIY:

~ Centerpieces

~ Bouquets

~ Bouts

~ Bride and Groom chair signs

~ Favors

~ MAYBE Stationary

Post # 4
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have done:

  • Strassed purple wedding shoes
  • Table numbers (second and third coat of paint are still needed)
  • Veil
  • Card box (almost done with this one)
  • Invitations
  • Centerpieces
  • Wedding programs (in the process of editting and trying to get the hebrew to fit)

Not too shabby and the wedding is in 44 days.

Post # 5
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have done:

  • Card box
  • Centerpieces
  • wedding favors
  • invitaions
  • runner
  • all the cake table decor
  • all the sweetheart table decor

What I am in the process of doing

  • monagram sign for the reception
  • programs
  • Out of Town welcome baskets
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man & Groomsmen thank you baskets
  • chruch decor
  • sign for the church


Im sure there maybe more I just cant truely remember everything but I still have a bit to do with only 63 days left.  I will be finishing up my program tempates (I hope) this weekend, and Out of Town baskets I wont be able to even put together until Mid August when all the RSVPS come back. But it will all get done. 🙂

Post # 6
1780 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Im planning on DIYing:

boquets (mine and bridesmaids)

Butoniers(no clue howto spell that right….it never looks right to me) for all, groom, groomsmen, FOB, FOG, MOB, MOG, ushers, Ring bearers, and special guests (ex me-maw and pop-pop)

centerpieces for tables

isle decorations, and decorations for reception and outside of church

Considering My garter….( it dosent look too hard soo maybe i sew anyways…..)

Considering making some of the salads for the reception myself….there is a jello sallad that i adore that you can make literally by the 2 gallon bowel (we do every family get together) that no one else sides me and momma can replicate….

Bridesmaid hangers and robes (i love to embroider!)

signs for ceremony

I may slap myself silly but i am seriously thinking about strassing my wedding shoes…..yeah im nuts i know! lol but the gals here make em look so easy and good….and the ones i want are a couple hundred bucks

oh ill be doing our STDs too…..


this looks sooo simple now….but in 12 months i may be slapping myself for this….lol

Post # 7
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

So Far I have done:

  • Invitations
  • ceremony signs (choose a seat not a side, Wedding and parking)
  • Arch ( with the help of FMIL)
  • Bouquets and Buttonholes/corsages (with help of FMIL)
  • Personalized coathangers for the bridesmaids
  • memory candle
  • wishing well
  • thankyou frame and refreshment frame
  • favors


And i still have to do:

  • place cards
  • seating chart

Post # 8
2492 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

  • STDs
  • Invitations
  • Chair signs
  • Bathroom baskets
  • I SPY/Relationship timeline for tables
  • Bling wrap on candles/vases
  • Photo props (‘Mr. and Mrs. ____’ sign, ‘We’ve decided on forever’ sign, etc.)
  • Flip flop tags/basket sign
  • Tears of joy packets
  • Water bottle labels
  • Thank you sign
  • Guestbook sign
  • Favor tags
  • Place cards
  • Seating chart
  • Rehearsal dinner invite
  • Programs…

I found a love for Photoshop/Illustrator, that’s for sure! Now I want to design for other brides!

Post # 9
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Beelow:  Just our centerpieces, which are glass hurricane holders with ribboned bellybands. I’m SO not the crafty, DIY type, so for me it’s best to leave things to the pros!

Post # 10
3315 posts
Sugar bee
Post # 11
1100 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love making things, and I’ve had the time, so win-win.

So far I’ve completed:

Save the Dates (total DIY)

Petal aisle border with swirls

3-tier cathedral veil (beaded)

Photo booth backdrop (oversized flowers on 4×8 board)

Photo booth props (as I call them-“things on sticks”)

Cake & Dessert, Candy Bar, and Ice Cream bar overlays 

Flip flop basket (really a painted box) with enough for 1/3 of the women folk

All the signs, painted on canvas (welcome, directions, thank you, candy bar, ice cream, in memory, etc.)

Escort tags on diy paper boxes with crocheted fortune cookies inside (with little personalized fortunes for each guest).

1000 orgami cranes, beaded and wired for the centerpieces

Faux mercury glass vases for the centerpieces

Faux mercury votives (2-4 per table)

Cake/dessert stand made from an old chandelier

Ribbon/Send off wands

Hand fasting cords for the ceremony

My bridal jewelry

BMs jewelry

Guest book (I made a scrapbook type thing)

2 Flower Girl pomanders (tiny crocheted flowers)

Toss & keep garter (crocheted)

Head table backdrop (punched flower garland and fake crystals & beads)

Bathroom basket

Candy/dessert favor bags and boxes

Cocktail stirrers for champagne toast

Card box


Still working on:

Painted paper flowers for centerpieces (just hit the half-way mark)

Table number frames

Strassing my shoes

Orgami kusudama flowers (for cocktail hour decor, w/ the cranes above)

Table runners (just dressing these up)


Haven’t started yet:

Flower girl tutus

Cake/dessert/candy table skirting

Head table skirting

Ceremony decor (a few fabric swags and some plants)

All other paper stuff like invites, programs, menus 


My goal is to have all the DIY (except the paper stuff) done by Christmas. I get really inspired by all the projects on here.  I would have never thought to glue pearls on my shoes, etc.  There are a lot of very crafty and creative brides on the Bee.


Post # 13
11517 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

My Plan

-Save the Dates


-Seating Chart

-Table numbers & escort cards (may not need the cards)

-Menus (if i do buffet)


-Thank you cards

-centrepieces (maybe)


-Guest book

-Card box

Post # 14
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

  • Table numbers

  • Floral centrepieces

  • Boutonniere for groom and groomsmen

  • Jewelry for me and my girls

  • Wedding ceremony script

  • Save the Dates 

  • Invitations

  • Gift bags for out-of-town guests

  • Programs

  • Menus

  • Favors

  • pew decor (hanging photos of fiance and I as kids)

  • wooden travel sign (distance to places we’ve traveled) 

  • signs for escort card table and lemonade bar

  • homemade sea glass candy favors

  • Candle holders (decorated mason jars)

I’m sure there’s more, but that’s what I thought of off-hand


Post # 15
1100 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@Beelow:  Exactly!  I was so frustrated with my niece’s wedding out of state.  I wanted to do so much for her (to her specs/wishes) but it wasn’t practical/possible.  

When my mother passed away, I packed up her craft room supplies and collection and moved them to my house. So I already had so many supplies and tools.  I am lucky to have the entire basement to work on it.  If I don’t have glue in my hair and paint under my nails, I’m not happy 🙂

When work starts up again in the fall full time (well really about 50-60 hours per week) my crafting will slow to a crawl and I will be grouchy.

Where was your DW? (just curious)

Post # 16
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Here are my DIY projects that I used for our June 29 wedding! All that hard work and it’s over! Hahaha




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