(Closed) List of wedding projects your are working on?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Right now I’m working on our centerpieces. Painting mason jars tiffany blue, wrapping some in twine that will go in the middle, and picture frames for the table numbers. I should start working on our draft seating chart. 

Post # 4
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

making or purchasing: raffia fans with ribbon bows, sand bottle favors with burlap twine and silver charm, bird nest cake topper, Mr and Mrs chair signs, beach towel welcome bags, stuff like that

Post # 5
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

Just booked Photog and Cake 🙂
Next projects are: work on ceremony music (we are writing our own) and our video Save-The-Date Cards.
While doing that, I will continually be looking for bridal party dresses.

Post # 9
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@excitedtobeMRSF:  We’re having about 350 guests so I figure any start I can get is good!

Post # 10
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m making about 100 feet of bunting flags to line the dock at my fiance’s house for our reception. 


The flags are going to be used both at the ceremony (lining a gazebo in a park), and then taken to the house (for the reception) and photos. 

They’ve been so much fun to make i’ve had to actully ban myself from making any more of them!


Post # 11
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I still have to start/finish:

  • Favors – book safes
  • Centerpieces (and do a final decision on what they’ll look like)
  • Formal invites/save the dates (FI’s job)
  • Painted “chalk” menu signs on silver platters we found at a yardsale
  • Hangover kits for those staying at the hotel
  • Seating cards
  • Seating chart
  • Deciding buffet vs plated, ugh.

Post # 12
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@excitedtobeMRSF:   I would tell u to do all the research and shopping u like, but to wait to make purchases til the end for a couple reasons. #1 u won’t know how many guests ull have until after ur RSVP deadline so u won’t know how much to buy until then. #2 u may change ur mind about what u like and if u have already bought, it might be hard to take things back or be past the return date deadline etc. I changed my mind about my wedding bands, FIs suit, my bouquet, my cake and topper, a lot of things, before I was ready to actually spend money so I was glad I waited. I printed pics of stuff I liked and some of the things started to look ugly after looking at them so long. 

Post # 13
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

Making props for save the dates, designing save the dates

Designing and making invitations

Making centerpeices

Making bouquets and boutineers 

Making chair decorations for the aisle of ceremony

Making ribbon wands for the ceremony exit (can’t throw anything)

Designing and printing guestbook 

Designing and printing programs

Post # 14
104 posts
Blushing bee

I’ll be making…

  • Ring pillow (turning something I already embroidered into a pillow)
  • Veil (lucky remnant purchase of beautiful fabric, just gathering and attaching a comb)
  • reception headband (something sparkly and flowery)
  • Center pieces (scattered mixed vases with flowers I’ll arrange…really I’m doing all the reception decor, but keeping it simple)
  • Whatever day of paper we decide on
  • Cranes! 1000 of them!

I also did my own invitations (design, printing, and calligraphy).  This is ONLY possible for me  because we have an eight week engagement and an at home wedding for around 35 people.

Our biggest project, by far, is getting my parents house ready.  They entertain a lot, but not quite on this scale. Practical tasks like replacing super old toilets and touching up trim and arranging furniture so rented tables will fit.

Post # 16
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@excitedtobeMRSF:   I hear ya. When u have months to go, it seems like theres all these things u could work on to help make SOME progress instead of just spinning ur wheels. If u find something u love, by all means, go for it! But I was glad I waited on a lot of stuff so I knew what I could live with in the long run and so id know how much to buy. really, other than booking vendors, not much is critical to work on until right near the very end. Trust me, I know how hard it is to operate on that tho!

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