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

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 17
897 posts
Busy bee

– Invitations

– mayyybe bridesmaids dresses

– flowers/centerpieces

– cake

– food

– bouquets

– bouts, corsages

– veil

– menus

– Wedding sign(s)

– other decorations

– flower girl/ringbearer accesories

– more and more as I seem to need it!

Post # 18
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012



2)OOT bags


4)chuppah (well my dad will build it mostly but I will help)


6)escort cards

7)cocktail napkins

8) hotel door hangers

9) asking bridesmaids to be maids

So far I have completed tears of joy packets and that is it….luckily I have a lot of time to go!

Post # 19
2889 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My DIY to do list:

Trees spray painted, iced, cemented in buckets

Glitterfy the batting to cover buckets to make look like snow

Centerpieces (possibly ice sculptures)


possibly bouquets, corsages, boutinnieres

card box


snowflake curtain


just married decorations


decorations for buffet/cake table/guestbook table

myriad of other details I am sure I am forgetting

Post # 20
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have:

  • Cardbox (painting and distressing a mailbox that will be used at our home we’re building a house!)
  • Favors
  • Favor Packaging (either boxes or tissue dahlias from Martha Stewart)
  • Stamping Beverage Napkins
  • Out of Town Baskets
  • Asile Runner
  • 1 large ceremony program
  • 1 menu per table
  • table name cards (instead of numbers)
  • escort cards
  • centerpieces (some manzanita brances, some short and mounded)
  • flowers (all bouquets, corsages, and bouts.)
  • table runners
  • guest book
  • headbands for flower girls
  • headband for mysel
  • labels for favors
  • “yay” flags
  • fabric pomanders for asile and FGs
  • invitations
  • props for fauxto booth
  • pennant banners
  • welcome table scape (wooden letters and photos)
  • jewlery for BMs
  • scrapbook for Fiance

Needless to say I have been at Michael’s nearly everyday using a 40% or 50% off coupon!

Post # 21
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I haven’t really thought of mine entirely until I read this post!  Let’s see..

  • Save the dates (vistaprint)
  • Invitations (wording & design)
  • Ceremony programs
  • Escort cards
  • Reception menu
  • Table numbers
  • Ring pillow/holder
  • Flower girl basket
  • Card box
  • Guestbook
  • Framed pictures for guestbook table
  • Framed directions for guestbook signing
  • Out of town bags
  • Bathroom baskets
  • Candy buffet
  • Labels for candy buffet
  • Framed directions for candy buffet
  • Cutting wine bottles to make cylinder vases for centerpieces
  • “Just married” banner for golf cart

I’m sure there will be much more as we start planning!

Post # 22
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

This is what I have left.

Card box



table numbers

assembling the centerpieces.


ceremony programs

escort cards

hmm I better get to work.



Post # 23
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Between now and July we are going to get all the invites done and ready ( embossing, stamping, cutting) and then in August we are going to do the favors and the bridesmaid flowers (real touch!).

Other than the centerpieces (which are going to be fresh tulips) and putting together the favor cards (lottery tickets) we will be done.

Still toying with the idea of diy-ing the food.

Post # 24
2236 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Let’s see…to do:

  • Finish table numbers
  • Make ring box
  • Tissue paper poms
  • Ribbon poms
  • Invitations
  • Assorted Signage (candy buffet, bar, etc)
  • Wish Tree
  • Columns for ceremony back drop
  • All the floral arrangements (centerpieces and bouquets)

And already done:

  • save the dates
  • well wishes cards/sign
  • boutonnieres
  • cardbox
  • aisle runner

And here’s my timeline:

Post # 25
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my to do list…

And i Have foour weeks till my day! =)

Im about half done with everything and mothers coming to town this weekend to knock out the rest

-Wishing Tree

-Moss Pomander Balls

-Candy Buffet

-Centerpieces (buying whole sale flowers)

-Bouts and Bouquets

-Backdrop for behind Head Table

-wooden rustic signs to hang out by ceremony

-Burlap Table runners

-burlap chair sashes

-Cake pops for candy buffet

-my veil

-Moss initials to hang out in Garden area

-Moss initials to hang by our Head Table

-Burlap banners to hang in various spots

-Program Fans!

Post # 26
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

All paper products (pocketfold invites, menus, escort cards, etc…)

Kissing balls (fabric or tissue havent decided)

Petal Cones

Program Fans



Think thats it!


Post # 27
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My DIY list:

all the flowers (paper, except for a few real yellow roses to honor my mother who passed or past?) but the paper flowers I have started…  i will include a photo

decorations including stage/dancefloor ramada, bridges, etc (if you search for me, you will see my venue)   all in homemade paper flowers, lanterns, vases, pew cones, you name it, I’m diying it 🙂

will embellish  STD and  invitiations I order from anns bridal bargains ( its like 40 bucks for 75 of them… i will probalby order 100 for 20 dollars more.)

vases (in decorated tin cans, water bottles etc…  Park doesn’t allow glass.)

candy bar (water bottles mostly, soda bottles, perhaps some decorative tin cans, obviously decorated and embellished)

cheesecake bar (have cheesecake and have the toppings “bar”)

I was going to order paper lanterns, but, i have made a few really big tissue paper flowers (napkins from the dollar store) and these will work beautifully and fine)

decorate my space (although I wanna hire someone to take it down)

all the centerpieces for “family style seating” which means long table scapes. 

bouquet (hubbie not having a bouteniere)

I feel like i am forgetting something… but i have alot of DIY on my plate… on a very limited budget at a venue that does not allow glass!  (its in a park)

I am just glad I have 2 years to do all this.  I do not know how all you DIYers do this in like anything less than a yearl and a half… honestly, you have my respect. 

if you are planning on doing ANYTHING diy… GET STARTED NOW! LOL…  thats all i can say.





Post # 28
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

– Cardbox

– invites

– favours

– centerpieces

– place cards

– dessert bar

– wedding cake

– escort card

– aisle runner

– Save-the-Dates

– Menus

– bouquets

– boutineers 

– ring pillow

– boutonnieres

– table numbers


Post # 29
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


  • 10 tissue paper pomanders for ceremony decor
  • 2 tissue paper wreaths
  • set of 3 tissue paper cones
  • Yarn pom garlands for placecard, dessert, cake tables
  • escort cards
  • Table Numbers
  • Signage throughout reception
  • Kid’s activity kits
  • Dessert Bar set up
  • 90% sure I’m making my own wedding cake

Yeah… more hours in a day would be AWESOME. 

Post # 30
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Reception centerpieces: Ribbon covered glass vases, and arrangement of hydrangeas, wax flower, roses and hypericum



Flower girl ribbon headpieces

Programs, table numbers, seating cards, etc. 


Post # 31
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh God … Too many DIY things to do, and now I’m kind of kicking myself!

– Letterpressing entire stationary suite

– Designing menus, programs, escort cards

– Stringing three row pearl bracelet

– Building two chalkboard – Bride & Groom signs for aisle

– Building “Wedding” sign for entry onto farm’s dirt road

– Building trays for escort cards

– Designing labels for 12″ vinyl records to be used as guestbook

– Building 2 frames for 2 12″ vinyl reccords – in lieu of guest book

I think that’s it … I hope that’s it …





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