Post # 1
I’m new to the site and am getting started planning my wedding.
Now, the JUST planning is due to pure procrastination. My fiance and I were engaged on Christmas day in 2012. I was still in nursing school so I waited until I graduated to set a date. We set our date for April 13, 2014 and I’ve barely done anything. I’ve looked at dresses, havent decided on the right one yet. Haven’t decided between our few venue choices, either. :/ I’m afraid our date may wind up being pushed back.
I’ve bought several things for the DIY decor I’m making, on the 18th of this month I’m going to try on dresses at another shop, and we’re going to do a walk through of the potential venues to discuss our options.
Since I’m on the DIY train right now, I was wondering if anyone had any advice or ideas for decor/centerpeices/etc. Our wedding is a rustic/country theme. My colors are sage green, espresso brown, and a taupe color. Really any shade of taupe/brown/green is acceptable. One venue is a log cabin outdoor wedding – it’s called the Enchanted Evening in Little Rock, another is called Cypress Meadows Plantation in Howell, AR, and the last is Jamestown Ranch in Greenbriar, AR. So all are country/rustic/cabin/barn themed – and google-able if you’d like to look at pictures. We’ll be wearing cowboy boots. The men will be in nice jeans and button up shirts. Just so you kind of get a gist of the vibe I’m going for.
I’ve got sparklers for the grand exit, wooden signs to put sayings on, burlap for who knows what, and twine.
I just need help coming up with some country inspired DIY decor. What flowers? Our backup date is November 29th. What should I do with the twine/burlap. I like mason jar centerpeices but not for drinking glasses. What’s a good alternative for a country wedding besides mason jar glasses? Red Solo Cups are out of the question lol. What signs should I make?
I need inspiration people!! Any help is greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
I’m doing a rustic-romance wedding.. no mason jars or burlap at all though. In its place will be lots of candles and lace.
I’m doing alot of hand-made signs [bought a wedding stencil pack that includes a bunch of differant stencils].
I’ve made my own std’s, and will make my own invites, as well as all other paper type goods [programs, menus, ect]
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
My theme is Autumn and “East meets West” with kind of a rustic vibe. FH is from Ontario so incorporating maple leaves and I am from the west so using wheat for bouquets and centerpieces. Colors are red, brown, beige, bronze, like autumn. Also using a bit of rice in our centerpieces to signify our time we lived in Japan. I am making homemade potpurri for the centerpieces as well. Wrapped around jars/vases will be twine and ribbon. Ribbon is used a lot, ribbon wall for the photobooth and ribbon wands for our ceremony exit. The venue is really rustic already so not adding much.
Post # 5
@Kimberr91: CHECK OUT THESE FLOWERS! WoW!! They would be awesome for bouquets and bouts and look awesome with centerpiece flowers below. I wish I could post the photos instead of just the link.
Melissa’s Organic & Rustic Wedding Flowers
What about getting stemless wine glasses at dollartree for your drinking glasses?
Maybe try here for other ideas? http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/2013/03/over-100-diy-wedding-ideas-ultimate-list.html
Post # 6
@Kimberr91: I don’t know if I have inspiratoin for you but I have compassion because I am in the SAME BOAT! I have been planning for a long time, but had to delay it and now I am like,”How do I get back in this?” “When do I book my venue?” “Do I do a DYI today?”
What I think I am going to try as a strategy is go back to my lists of DYI and pick up ONE project and see if that amps me back up 🙂