(Closed) what are you choosing to diy?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 18
2211 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m DIYing my veil, whether I use the lace shawl I’m knitting with cobweb weight yarn as my veil, or just with some tulle and lace.  I’m also planning to DIY the sash for my dress, if I choose to have a sash (still need to find a dress!) since I really love beading and sequining on fabric.

I’m also hoping to get flowers from Sam’s or Costco and make all of the flowers:  bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, reception centerpieces.

I’ve been focusing on booking my big vendors, and I haven’t thought about the details too much yet, so I’m not sure what else I’ll do myself.  I’m sure there will be more DIY involved than what I’ve listed, though.  I’ve also toyed with the idea of customized soaps as favors (I’m a soapmaker).

@sweet5k: homemade jam would be such an awesome favor!

Post # 19
8439 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@misschickpea:  Thanks 🙂 I ordered mine from fiftyflowers.com and got 72 stems of peony roses (metropole), 40 stems of spray roses, 3 bunches of hypericum berries, I also purchased long stem roses (24) and alstroemeria (2 bunches) from Costco.  I ordered them to arrive 2 days before my event, and didn’t refrigerate any of my flowers (although I kept them in the coolest part of my house).  Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about it.

Post # 20
2807 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

everything i possibly can… lol. here’s my current list-

  • invitations, save the dates, programs… basically all paper goods and signage

  • all flowers & most decor

  • flower girl’s dress

  • strassing shoes

  • bridesmaids accessories

  • ring bearer pillow

  • ring bearer’s tie

  • flower girl basket

  • veil (potentially, unless i buy the one i love on etsy)

  • cake (again, potentially, i may have a friend do it instead)

  • guestbook

  • favors (if we have them)

  • my makeup

  • maybe the bridesmaids makeup too

  • welcome bags if we have them (depends on if we go destination wedding or not)

i have had an almost 3 year engagement. i still have over a year to go. i’ve got plenty of time.


Post # 21
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@angela85:  Love the bouquet!

Love seeing what everyone else is diy-ing, I thought I was the only one who was a diy nut!

Things we’re diy-ing:

  • my bouquet- I’m making a brooch bouquet, and I have almost all my brooches (yay!)
  • our std banner for engagement pictures
  • the bags for our popcorn/candybar
  • back-drop for our cake topper
  • bridesmaid’s hangers
  • mr. right and mrs. always right signs for bride/groom chairs
  • signs for the photobooth, wedding, and reception
  • birdhouses for our centerpieces
  • doors for the aisle- I took 2 old house doors and I’m distressing them to look more vintage-y

Post # 23
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mrsedwardslpn:  I can take pictures of the bouquet as soon as I start putting it together, it should be within the next few weeks!

Post # 26
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My DIY’s:

my bouquet, boutonniere’s, wrist corsages for mom’s (no bridal party) – silk flowers

my hair, nails and makeup




guest place cards and table signs

card box

Out of Town bags 

thank you cards

tags for favors

floral cake topper

“guest book” cards

I did a cruise wedding so did not fool with centerpieces, ceremony decor, etc. Nor could I have brought it all with me!


Post # 28
3423 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I Diy’d my favors I am all thumbs..I’d rather pay than embarrass myself:)

Post # 30
3423 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mrsedwardslpn:  Thank you, my pocketbook is lighter but at least I don’t have to worry about Cousin snark whispering to her husband that my DIY decor is hideous LOL

Post # 31
384 posts
Helper bee

  • Designed and assembeled Invitations
  • Designed and assembeled Save-The-Date Cards
  • Favors
  • Escort Cards
  • Programs
  • Centerpieces
  • Hanging Decorations for reception
  • Aisle Decorations (tree trunks with candles ontop)
  • More Vases with Candles
  • Card Box
  • Guest Book (Uncle)
  • Cake Platter (Uncle)
  • Paper flowers (aunt)
  • Cake (MOH)
  • Engagement party decorations
  • Photobooth
  • Out of Town Guest bags (which is like EVERYONE)
  • Minature Skis to put on the guys bouts.
  • Make up bags for BMs
  • Table numbers (mini ski trail signs)
  • Signage
  • Paper cones with paper snowflakes to throw instead of petals
  • BMs dress hangers

I feel like I am missing a bunch with the amount of stuff packed into my dinning room. Most of its done so far but I have so much more to do!

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