(Closed) List the things are you making yourself for your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 32
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think making a list of what we aren’t making would be shorter… but here’s what we’ve done! There’s no coordinator, our venues are outside and bare halls, so we’re putting together all of the decor.

-Designed invites, printing at local shop

-Designed programs, printing at local shop


-Guys/girls flowers


-Creating a ceremony space outside: seating, front space, etc.

-We’re building a dance floor?

Just decided I am crazy.

Post # 33
4673 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Done DIY’s

*personalized stamped napkins

*teal pom poms

*Save the Dates

*staining clear glass bud vases to match my blue mason jars

*photo sharing cards

*I spy cards

*personalizing take-home bags for desert table

*wine ‘bags’ for tables-using instead of labels

*burlap sweets bunting flags

In process

*chalk boards- need to paint some frames

*invites- I’m almost done!

*wedding signing quilt- using this instead of guest book- have about half of the squares sewn


*Sewing the Jr Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses- waiting to do this till closer to the wedding so I don’t have to deal with growing girls! 

*I’ll probably start a few more before it is over

wew…  at least I have a lot done! 

Post # 34
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

*I have my invitations done. I am waiting for the menu so I can type those up and print them out along with all the other information that has to go out.

*I will be wiring jars of different sizes to hang around the venue.

*Wrapping hoola hoops with twinkle lights and stringing them up.

*(As of now) I will be printing out vintage halloween owls, cutting them out, writing names on them and placing them into the trees I rented as escort cards.

*Wooden painted signs included a vintage ice cream sign for my ice cream bar, and about 2-3 other signs telling guests where to go.

*Gifts for bridesmaids are done.

*Programs written up (done), printed and cut.

*About 2 big chalkboards to be written/drawn on

*CUPCAKES! Because I have a cake business I will making my own cupcakes

*I started carving my pumpkins (fake). This was a lot trickier than I realized. 2 down and about 4-6 more to go.


Post # 35
18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

 – Invitations
 – Ceremony backdrop
 – Place Cards
 – Menus
 – Favors
 – Table Names
 – Programs 

Post # 36
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@Odess:  Pumpkin looks amazing!

Post # 37
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@lionskitty:  Thank you so much! Getting used to the hot tool needed to make them. πŸ™‚

Post # 38
2273 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just finished the last of my DIYs today (well what I want to do so far I am sure I will find some other ideas in the next 98 days hehe)

-coathangers for me, Fiance, Maid/Matron of Honor, 2x BMs, MOG, MOB and FOG.

-table numbers

-2x blackboards for guests to use and take photo of themselves holding for our “picture guest book”

-card explaining above idea (hehe)

-embroidered initials on hankies for Fiance and myself.

-invitations – made from scratch 

-place cards to match the invites

-honeymoon card for Fiance, it is a surprise for him so I made up an invitation looking card for the big reveal on the wedding day πŸ™‚

-I-spy cards

-bm survival kit cards with a little poem (and the first aid kit for the kits too)

-Favour Fortunes – ok might need to explain this one -we decided for a laugh (and to get people to actually open the favours) we would include a little “fortune” inside – kinda like a little fortune cookie. Yes cutting out and laminating tiny pieces of paper = nightmare hahaha but they do look cute πŸ™‚

-blinging up the bouquets x5 – I brought simple bouquets offline then realised I wanted some colour in mine so I added extra flowers to it and the toss bouquet, and then made some crystal decorations to add to all of them. I also blinged up all the stem wraps.

-our arch

-And finally centrepieces… Ok they technically aren’t set up at this moment but we have everything ready to go to the hotel and it will take us less than 10 mins to get them all set up πŸ™‚

Wow listed it actually makes me proud to see how much we have achieved. πŸ™‚ I think that is all so far haha

ETA my mum’s workmates husband is making our wishing well for us too – so technically it isn’t a DIY for me but it is a DIY job πŸ™‚

Post # 39
1728 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

There are sooo MANY things i DIYed.. the list would be too long to write!!! i have added a lot of them to the DIY boards here but my 2 fave SO FAR are my aisle runner and card box!

Post # 40
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh yeah, I forgot all the food…

Post # 41
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Ooooooh yes…

Table numbers

I SPY cards


Card box

Guest book

Reserved Seating signs



Survival Kits


There will likely be more as time goes on…

Post # 42
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@MrsKittyMt:  I LOVE that you are growing your own flowers!!!

Post # 43
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@weddingbound:  Thanks!  I’m putting macadamia nuts in it.  The bag I have is 3×5 size, but they come bigger like 4×6 and 5×7 size, which might be better for Out of Town bags.  I ordered them from Save on Crafts and then just stamped them myself.

Post # 44
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

So far:

save the dates


bathroom baskets

origami place cards

table number frames

To do:

wooden signs to direct


flower girl head piece

paper chains

simple tulle curtains

guest wedding photo display


I tried my hand at DIY bouquets but failed miserably!  There are a lot more handmade elements as well…I’ve used etsy for bridesmaid jewelry, parent hankies, flower girl dress, and stamps for stationary.  My cousin is making our cake! πŸ™‚

Post # 45
1334 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

Invitations – halfway there!

table numbers – DONE

100 organza flowers without stems – halfway there!

50 organza flowers with stems

6 cushions (18×18 inches) – DONE

100 organza chair covers

wedding programmes

white and blue painted vases – halfway there!

welcome sign

mr & mrs signs

playlist – DONE

personalised tea bags and envelopes – halfway there!

home-made jam

bride hanger

name cards

thankyou tags

flowers (tables, bouquets, ceremony pews, bouttoniers)

photo quest sheet – DONE

draw the bride and groom sheet – DONE

ring book

confetti – DONE

card box/cage

bunting cake topper

questions book for each table

bunting – DONE

confetti – DONE

confetti cones – DONE

seating board


Post # 46
1476 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m so jealous of everyone who can do all of this! I was going to make so much, but then I got sick. So…

-letterpressed invitations

-my mom embroidered the table numbers

-bridesmaids jewelry

-escort cards and display

-rose shaped dark chocolate ganache in white chocolate shells 

Still thinking about drawing some photos on fabric for our wedding quilt.

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