(Closed) My DIY to-do list…what’s yours?

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Post # 3
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Cardbox that I hope comes out as awesome as what’s in my brain
pocketfold invites
favour boxes
welcome baskets
aisle runner (making one from curtain fabric)
ceremony programs
reception menus
table numbers
bridesmaid hangers
escort cards
place cards
personalized votive holders

I should probably… start.

Post # 4
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Placecards, table numbers, out of town bags, bathroom baskets, ceremony programs and I think that’s it.  My wedding’s in less than 2 months though and I’ve only *started* on a couple things.  Although I can’t really do a lot of the stuff until all the rsvps come back.  Eee hurry up people!!!

Post # 5
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My list:

Centerpieces – submerged flowers, wine bottle candle holders

Flowers – bouquets/bouts/corsages


Ring pillow


Save-the-Dates, Invites, Escort Cards, Ceremony program and menus

General decor – Table numbers, chair covers, banners, etc

Guest book

…I think that’s it…I hope that’s it 😛

Post # 6
9024 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My DIY to do list

  • Round fans
  • crystal hair accessory for BMs
  • creating a fascinator for my plain birdcage veil
  • boutonnieres
  • hanging paper cranes
  • Cake stand
  • Wooden letters for cake table and centerpieces
  • stamping and address the rest of my invitations
  • escort cards
  • programs

So far  I have already made

  • 3 pomanders
  • 3 flower girl headbands
  • 2 crystal hair accesories for BMs
  • 150 paper cranes
  • about 50% of my invitations have been stamped and address
  • added tulle to my crinoline

Post # 7
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Let’s see…

All paper components: Save the Dates, Invitations, Menus, Programs, Table Numbers, etc.


Centerpieces and Bouquets (or either from Sam’s Club)


I’ll get started this summer 🙂

Post # 8
39 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

My to-do list:

Chalkboard Window Panes for seating chart

Fabric flowers for centerpieces

Bird seed favors

Out of Town bags

Ribbon backdrop for dessert table

Day-of Schedules



Chalkboard Menu

Chalkboard for Ceremony instead of programs

Tissue garland for arch

Cake topper

Wedding jewelry

Shoe flowers

Hair flower

Bathroom baskets

Card box (bird cage) 

Ring pillow


Post # 10
3373 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

All Paper items (menus, program, place cards, invites)

Table number frames

Groom’s cake and decorations

Pennant banners for ice cream station and bar

All flowers (helping my bm with flowers)

Out of Town bags

Ring bearer sign

Post # 11
24 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

@ bells — how are you making the pomanders???




Post # 12
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My DIY To-Do List:

  • save the dates- check
  • invitations
  • programs
  • menus
  • escort cards
  • pinwheels for decor
  • table numbers
  • ring bearers pillow
  • flower girl basket
  • other “ring bearers” flag
  • out of town bags
  • lace wrapped votive candles
  • card box
  • guest book

I think that’s it.  And with 5.5 months to go clearly I need to get started. 

Post # 13
2193 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  We used Vistaprint for our STDs and embellished them a la Miss Duckling’s interpretation of Martha Stewart.  They are our first DIY and the bill is already over $215.  Eek!  But that does include $50 for a Cuttlebug and $50 for STD photography.  Good thing out wedding is 14 months away because we need to spread these out a bit!

My DIY list –

  • STDs, escort cards, table numbers, menus, etc.
  • Just Married banner w/cans
  • All bouquets
  • All centerpieces – combo lampshades, low paint cans/peonies, wood beam runner
  • Departure flags
  • Ring bearer pillows
  • Flower girls paint cans
  • Card box that is really not a card box hopefully
  • Cutout petal aisle runner
  • Pomanders for aisle decoration
  • Bridal shower thank you notes

I will prob come up with more as time goes by.  DIY is nice and can save money on some things like flowers but whew these paper projects are just eating up the mulah!


Post # 14
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My DIY list

Spray paint numbers

Fiance to make bases for numbers

Fiance to mend a bit of the mirror that we’ve got for our table plan

Order of service

Place cards

That’s all I can think of, but think that’s all.

Post # 15
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This is a question and a half. Here is my growing list for my outdoor wedding)


-Centerpieces(teapots placed on books and other stacked china, filled with roses)

-Button wine charms

-Table number picture frames

-Place cards w/button accents

-Invitations/RSVP for ceremony/reception wedding and second reception

-Mini cakes for dessert table

-Rose covered aisle runner

-Wooden signs going around tree line that have romantic quotes on them(about 40)

-Assorted chandeliers to hang inside of tent

-Sarsparella(homemade root beer) favors


-Bathroom baskets

-Mason jars filled with sand and candles

-“Those we have lost” table and pictures


-Fan programs and menu

-Picture window seating chart

-Rustic door frame for entrance

-Ring pillow

Im sure there is more. I love doing all this. I will be a little sad once its all done, but I will feel much better as soon as I remember I am now Mrs.McLean:D

Post # 16
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am finished with pennant flags and giant pinwheel collage. Vintage chalkboard frames are in the works w/friends helping me.


To do – escort cards, table menus and ceremony programs.


So ready to be done with all this stuff!!! Can’t wait to time to do nothing! 🙂

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