(Closed) Married bees: what all did you actually DIY, what did you wind up buying instead

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 17
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Mrs.Firefly1: thanks! Actually my cousin does caligrapher and she did it for us! She also addressed my envelopes. Her script is GORGEOUS!

Post # 18
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

wow…..this really inspires me to want to do more. 

Post # 21
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Things I thought I would DIY, but didn’t:

  • Here Comes the Bride Sign (Etsy Purchase)
  • Guestbook (PhotoBook by Snapfish)
  • Cake topper (Fellow Bee and Friend made me one)
  • Bridesmaid Jewlry (Purchased)

Things I actually DIYed:

  • Save the dates
  • Invitations
  • Seating Chart and Cards
  • Card Box
  • Bouquets (Bride and Bridesmaid)
  • Boutonniers (All)
  • Wedding Favors (Homemade Fudge)
  • Rose Petal Aisle Runner (Never Used)

Still thinking of things!

Post # 22
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did:

  • Save the Dates
  • Invitations
  • Place cards
  • Seating Chart
  • Card Box
  • Centrepieces (spray painted vases, bought and arranged flowers)
  • Table numbers
  • Photobooth – sewed fabric back drop, some props, signs, etc.
  • Programs
  • Flower initials for the doors of our reception venue
  • Favours (macarons)
  • Flip flop basket/sign
  • Guest book/sign
  • Sewed pillows for reception lounge

I think that’s it. Seems like a lot when it’s all written out! Unfortunately no pics yet… can’t wait to do a recap when we finally get them!

Post # 23
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@thehoneybear: Love the Print Shop 2! I totally used this too.

Post # 24
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010


  • Invitations
  • Swarovski encrusted shoes
  • Bridesmaid, jr. bridesmaid jewelry
  • My jewelry
  • brooch bouquet
  • Candy buffet
  • table numbers and menus
  • Centerpieces
  • Flowergirl headband
  • Seating chart poster

Planned DIY, but didn’t

  • birdcage veil w/ fascinator (found one on Etsy for decent price and thought I’d save myself the time)
  • STD’s (used 123print)
  • Swarovksi encrusted flowergirl shoes (just ran out of time)
  • bridal party flowers, Corsages and Bouts (just decided to let the professional do it)


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