(Closed) Planning an Intimate DIY wedding…HELP

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@kdiaz:  The best advice I can give you is to look at a lot of pictures online, in magazines, etc, to get a better idea of what you want. Almost anything can be DIY if you have the time and money (ironically). You can start making things now that will stay good up until the date such as table and chair decorations. But first, of course, you would have to know how many tables and chairs. You get the idea…

Post # 4
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are doing a cheap, intimate wedding later this year. And the first thing I would recommend is finding a venue, because then you know exactly what you are working with and what to plan for. My cousin is planning her wedding in SoCal and sent me this blog that details a ton of wedding venues in your area: http://noweddingdebt.blogspot.com/?m=1. My Fiance and I are using the private dining space of a nice restaurant for our reception, and maybe doing the ceremony in a park down the street. Once I knew where we were doing it hold how many people said venue could hold, I decided on the look and feel as well as finalizing our guest list, and it’s all pretty much moved forward at a quick clip. We have our photographer set up, I’m gathering different things for our centerpieces, and we are gathering items for our outfits. Once you get the main things in place, everything else is fine.

Post # 5
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MissStumptown:  +1 


You have to find the venue first then go off of that.. I tried do it the other way ( we found a venue, then tried going for a different venue which changed everything and ended up back at the original venue) and it really doesnt work, venue helps determine alot. 

If you want a garden feel id actually go for a venue with a garden, not a tent, i was looking for something similar in the beginning and there was never a space big enough that had a nice garden. We ended up finding a B&B that was big enough and has beautiful grounds! I was also looking at vinyards which also have a very vintagy/ shappy sheek feel.

Im DIYing alot, first thing I did was figure out the projects I really wanted to do and see how much it cost to do ( suprizingly sometimes its cheaper to get someone else to do it) here the order i did things

1) invitations/STD ( i opted out of STD’s but i had preped to do them)

2) decorations (curtians/ lace/chiffon bows, table cloths, cake/dessert stands)

3) candy bar stuff ( glass vases/ribbon/crystals for decorating)

4) silk flower bouquets ( my friend is helping me with these because shes worked in floral shops before) 

And the stuff i still need to do..

1) Cake

2) Dessert bar/candy bar


4) Boudoir pics *** edited- see? told you id remember!

i know im missing something..it’ll come to me later haha but it does take some time and hard work but its fun! 

Post # 6
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013



I too am having a small wedding (thinking 50 guests) and I want to have it outside. I want to do it at a park but there aren’t many nice lush green parks in Tucson lol. And the one I found doesn’t allow chairs or decorations or anything! I was so sad 🙁 So now I’ve found that I can’t hardly plan ANYTHING without a venue!! So I’m still searching. I just want to find one so I can get it on my invites, send them out and start planning how to decorate, chairs, and etc. Grrrr!!

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