(Closed) So what ARE you DIY’ng for your wedding – and how much have you gotten done?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Everything you are doing is also what I’m doing and I’m still working on my invites but I’m getting close to being done–I’m getting married in September. I’m also doing cute beverage cards for the dispensers we’ll have (iced tea, lemonade, mixed, etc), a fun menu board at the beginning of the buffet line, maybe I’m doing my bouquet but I’m not sure (not having wedding party) and our guest book is actually one of those Quaker Marriage Licenses.  My Future Mother-In-Law is going to paint the edges with some pretty stuff, not sure what just yet, but I’ll do the pretty lettering and spacing for where every will write their names.

Post # 4
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Here’s what I’ve made:

1) Guestbook of engagement photos from My Publisher

2) DIY Party blowers

3) Escort Card Boards

4) Ring Bearer Pillow

5) Reserved signs for the family at the ceremony

6) Centerpieces (DIY’d my votives with decorative package sealing tape and ribbon)

Here’s what I’m working on:

1) Paddle fan programs (partially finished)

2) Giant Moss covered monograms (partially finished)

3) Menus (nothing yet)

4) Candy Buffet (waiting to buy candies after Easter, bought the containers already)

5) Flip Flop Basket (bought the flip flops and got the basket, need to label)

6) Water Bottle labels (designed but need to print out and “laminate” with package sealing tape)



Post # 5
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am DIYing…



ceremony programs

favors (well i am ordering the boxes online but putting together the bags of candies myself)


So far invitations have gone out (those took SOOOO much work but was worth it – have been getting tons of compliments), I have the paper for the menus but haven’t printed and cut yet, and the favors I’m just waiting on the last of the RSVPs so I know how many to order! The programs I’m doing as well, but I’m lost on where to begin with those…

Post # 6
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am doing caramel apples and flowers in jars for my aisle. I will do these a couple days before the wedding. Something like this, although I am using colored flowers.

Post # 7
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

ooo i forgot… i’m DIYing escort cards as well

Post # 8
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

So far I’m DIYing

  • Invitations (just ordered the swatches)
  • Guest Book (buying a framed signing mat & pen, but personalizing it with new last name)
  • centerpieces (haven’t even decided what to do yet)
  • candy buffet (haven’t bought anything yet)
  • menu & food & groom’s cake
  • escort cards
  • my bouquet, bouts, 2 small bouquets or single flowers for the girls

I might end up taking on even more, we’ll see.

Post # 9
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Done/Working on:

-STDs (done & sent out in January)

-Photosharing Cards (printed from Vistaprint)

-Invitations: work in progress (designed but not printed)

-Table Numbers: work in progress (designed but not printed)

-Guestbook (ordered the book, just need to make the scrapbook!)

-Guestbook pens (will probably attach pretty fake flowers to an acid free pen)

Not started (deadline)

-Pew bows (August)…still can’t decide if I want these or not.

-Place Cards (September)

-Rehearsal dinner invitations (July)

-Programs (September)

Post # 10
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@sboston I honestly would forego the flower on the pen, but that’s just me. I’ve never really liked having to hold floral tape (the texture bugs my skin) or tape. I dunno, just feels weird to me and if you’re not careful it makes the pen top heavy and can mess up people’s writing as they try to compensate.

Post # 11
950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Woooow!  You ladies are DIY super STARS!  We’re spending a bunch on the venue, food, & DOCs, so we’re mostly just DIYing the paper stuff.

  1. Save-The-Date Cards: DVDs, sent in October
  2. Invites: Mostly designed (waiting on guests’ info…we’re personalizing it a bit) & waiting to print; will send by Easter
  3. Reserved seating cards for ceremony, making during Spring Break
  4. Program (Catholic): making during Spring Break
  5. Program (outdoor): handheld fans, designed & waiting to print
  6. Thank yous: DVDs, mostly put together (waiting on ceremony/reception pics to put together slideshow)

Umm…I think I have a BUSY Spring Break coming up!  Good Luck with your projects, ‘bees!

Post # 12
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

eeek.. im only doing 


Table numbers (done)

favours (working on it)



napkin rings 

and earrings for the bridemaids gifts

menus (done)

maybe the cakes? not THE wedding cake, just the one for variety sake


i have two toddlers my time is pretty limited

Post # 13
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

oh and im also doing river rock escort cards.. umm i guess they are rocks… i got the idea for that right here on weddingbee its a much cheaper alternative 

Post # 14
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Toffee…thanks!  One less thing for me to worry about.  Fiance thinks it’s a dumb idea anyway!


Forgot to add that I am also sewing little purses for my shower hostess gifts.  Almost finished with those!

Post # 15
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m thinking about doing fabric flowers to decorate with, but I’m not sure at this point just how I’d use them to decorate.

Post # 16
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


  1. Save the dates – redid them twice, did them all and didnt like my first design.
  2. cardbox – completed
  3. wishing board- completed
  4. personalised monogram tablecloth -completed
  5. ribbon pomanders for aisle decor- completed
  6. bridesmaid tote bags- completed
  7. reserved seating signs – completed
  8. dj request cards- completed
  9. invitations – twice done – first attempt, had done them too early and the doublesided tape didnt stick. so second attempt all complete except accomodation card and addresses on envelopes
  10. favors- packaging them now! 50 more to wrap!
  11. wedding programs – started.. havent completed
  12. button balls, reception decor. 3/4s complete
  13. cake – must find ribbon and brooch to decorate.
  14. Favor tags – still must design and print.
  15. thank you cards & envelopes – completed and just sitting waiting.
  16. Dying my silk flowers – the project im too sh*t scared to do so will sit there for another 3 weeks
  17. Decorating the three archways that we bought- not done
  18. I Do letters for cake table – not done
  19. cake stand – not done
  20. reception decor- still need ideas!

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