(Closed) October Brides – What have you DIY’d

posted 7 years ago in October 2011
Post # 4
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Nothing. I really need to get on those projects. We are DIYing the menu cards, programs, bride/groom/here comes the bride signs, guestbook table sign, memory table photos and frames, card cage sign, and a few other things that are totally slipping my mind right now. And we haven’t even started a single one. oops

Post # 5
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re DIYing the invitations (heck whats this “we”? it’s all me baby), the napkin rings, the guestbook (not that hard, its a photo book from blurb)…..a photobooth, and probably some more decor stuff closer to the date.

Post # 6
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MaiFuture: Wow! You have so much done, and it all looks great!

So far, I’ve done the Save-The-Date Cards.  My fiance put together our website, does that count?  Things I still have left to do include: the invitations, menus, placecards and holders, guestbook (I just have to order it), and possibly one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts.

Post # 7
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Save the date postcards – The fiance designed them for us and had them printed (100 for $20ish)

Table numbers – Dollar store picture frames spray painted silver, blue fabric in the color of the bridesmaid dresses, and wood numbers painted white.

Map inserts for the invitiations


Dancing hats – cheap party store hats, I glued a ribbon around them in the colors of the wedding. They will be fun for the groomsmen after they had one too many.

Projects Left:

Center pieces will be DIY, but I haven’t ‘polished them off yet’. I got so stressed that I vowed to give them up for a few weeks.

Boutineers will be starfish pins. Bridesmaids will have a starfish pin for their hair as well.

Ceremony isle will be decorated with starfish hanging from ribbons off of the chairs.

Escort cards – They will be personalized thank you notes to each couple, but I plan on Jazzing up the envelope.

Cocktail hour centerpieces – they will be little directional signs that shows where everyone traveled from with the miles. (It’s sort of a destination wedding for everyone but the Bride and Groom).

Guest book – It’s a painting that I made that I want everyone to sign. It’s still in progress.

Programs – it will be a DIY effort, but no idea what direction to go yet.

And I really want to make those tissue packets I’ve seen on in the hive, but I don’t know if I can take on *another* DIY project!

Post # 8
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We have done A LOT, but have so much more to finish! What we’ve done so far: Save the Dates, Favors, Centerpieces, Card Box; What we have left: Menu Cards, Programs, Fauxtobooth, Labels for Favors.

Post # 9
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ssparban: wow you have done so much, it looks amazing!!!

im DIY the flowers, centre pieces, maps for invitations the rest im getting vistaprint cheaper and quicker. guestbook, t-shirts for the girls, isle decorations, hair pieces, my veil and guess what ive started none..

only thing i have completed it the event program to give to mine and Fiance parents to stop them asking whats happening…

Post # 10
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh! How can I forget? My VEIL! My veil has been a source of major pain to me. haha!. I couldn’t understand how TULLE could turn into a $200 veil so I went off onto my own adventure.

I’ve worked at least 6 nights on it (like 6 hrs each night) and I’ve got at least 3 to go. Getting started was a quick and easy… but hand sewing the trim on has taken a lot of effort. I think Tulle is worth $200 at the bridal shops now. — but it’s too late to turn back! must finish!

Post # 11
1807 posts
Buzzing bee

So far we’ve done:



Embossed cocktail napkins

Photobooth prop box

Chalkboard signs


My bouquet

Wax seals for invitations

Table names

Post # 12
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow! You bees are all hard working bees and very talented! I wish I was as savy, but I try…

Aisle Decor

Candy Bags

Welcome Fans




And we have so many more planned!

Post # 13
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t have any photos yet, but I am DIY’ing the following:

For sure/already completed:

-bouquets and bouts



-invitations (right down to the design graphic)


Possibly/in progress:


-Table runners


-card box (totally didn’t think of one until 5 min ago)


Post # 14
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MaiFuture: I got my flowers from Hobby Lobby too!

And where did you get that ADORABLE purple paper for your invites???

Post # 16
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m so jealous of all you girls who DIY everything. I can’t DIY myself out of a paper bag!!!

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