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

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Post # 32
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Happy to see I’m not the only one essentially DIYing my entire wedding 😉

1. All paper items






2. Favors (cookies or pie pops)

3. Wedding pies (instead of cake)

4. Centerpieces (candles, flower petals, mason jars filled with sand)

5. Fascinator & veil

6. Garter ???


Post # 33
2088 posts
Buzzing bee

Oh my god, I’m doing everything but the cake.. what ISN’T on my list??!


-menu cards for the buffet

-“I do” sign

-“mr & mrs” signs for our chairs

-about 500 paper pinwheels and flowers

-5 bouquets and 7 bouts of paper flowers, leaves, pinwheels

-the food (a bbq spread, veggie table with a bunch of different salads, fruit trays, a sandwich bar)

-desserts (I’m thinking 6-7 types of bite sized desserts, like mini cookies, brownie bites, cupcakes, tarts)

-favors (not entirely sure yet, but possibly sugar cookie pops shaped like flowers and pinwheels… can you spot a theme yet? lol)

-altar decorations – something like an archway or possibly a curtain made of strands of ribbon as a background

-flowers -small and medium sized terra cotta pots with a random mix of home-grown flowers (black-eyed susans especially)

-“wedding” sign for driveway

And probably more as I get further in planning


Post # 34
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


  • Wish tree (already started this project, just needs to be finished)
  • Card box
  • Escort cards
  • Centerpieces
  • Memorial charm for my bouquet

Post # 35
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yay!  Today I knocked out the 2 wreaths!  And I cut all the tissue paper I need for the remaining 6 pomanders and 2 cones I need, too.


I may actually get all this stuff done 🙂

Post # 36
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My DIY list is short so far:

Peacock Feather Fascinators for Bridesmaid or Best Man

Peacock Feather shoe clips for Bridesmaid or Best Man

Any other bees who have tried these? Any advice?

Post # 37
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Here’s mine! A few of those are already started but not yet finished.

  1. Card box
  2. Invitations
  3. Wedding Day Timeline
  4. Centerpieces
  5. Table Number Rocks
  6. Yankee Table Numbers
  7. Veil
  8. Bathroom Baskets
  9. Wire Hangers
  10.  Thank You Cards
  11. Programs 
  12. Menu Cards
  13. Out of Town Bags
  14. Kid Kits – ISPY Cards
  15. Coloring Books
  16. Water Bottles
  17. Flip-Flops & Basket
  18. Cake Stand
  19. Flowers
  20. Photo Sharing Cards
  21. Non Jewish Ketubah
  22. Seating Chart
  23. Bride/Groom/BM/GM Emergency Kit
  24.  Ring Bearer Pillow
  25. Moss Initials
  26. String Lanterns
  27. LEDs for Lanterns
  28. Arch
  29. Cookies
  30. Wood Arrow Signs

Post # 38
48 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Here’s mine. I was thinking I had decided to do too much DIY but seeing other people’s lists, I don’t think I am now!!

Done: Invites including hand drawn map and directions

To do: make my dress, make bridesmaid dress, cake including stand, place names, seating plan, table numbers, centrepieces, cake topper

Post # 39
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Birdcage Veil


CenterPieces/ Table Numbers

Escort Cards


Out of Town Bags

Tables Numbers

E- Photo Props

Ceremony Programs


Bridesmaids Hair Pieces

Church Door Letters


Card Box



Post # 40
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

After a productive 2 weekends… I only have the following left:

  • Make some more yarn pom poms
  • Attach table number punches onto placecards once all RSVPs are in and seating is finalized
  • Signage
  • Dessert/Candy bar set up
  • Kid’s kits if we don’t nix… I have a feeling we’ve got too many coming to make this a tolerable project.
  • Bunting for the top of our wedding cake I decided to add
  • Making I Do on the bottoms of my shoes (that I forgot to add to the original list!)
  • And tissue paper napkin rings if I decide to add these

Actually seems a little manageable with 48 days to go 🙂

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