(Closed) what are you choosing to diy?

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Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@mrsedwardslpn:  

here is my bouquet: 

cake flowers:

example reception table sign, menu, and favor:

sorry if pictures are huge, still haven’t figured out how to resize on here. . . 

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

im a graphic designer and illustrator by profession so im DIY-ing all the stationary/paper items. FH’s dad owns a truffle (the mushroom) company so in a way i guess we are technically DIY-ing the wedding favors as well since we won’t have to pay for them. 

Post # 34
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We had a long engagement- when we get married in 2 months, it’ll have been a year and a half engagement! So, I had a lot of time to DIY, though I’m a law student- I have to say during the school year I got a lot less done than I thought, so be realistic with how much free time you really have and whether you want to spend it all on wedding crafts. Because I had winter, spring and how summer break, I luckily have been able to complete my to-do list with only a few things left! I did the following:

  • Designed the Save the Dates, invitations/RSVPs, printed using Vistaprint, and assembled, as well as designed and printed the Escort Cards through Vistaprint (stuck the little cards on toothpicks, into Hershey kisses, with a sign that says “grab a treat and find your seat” I know, corny- but cute!

  • Designed rehearsal dinner invites, programs, and menu

  • Designed the centerpieces
  • Designed decorations for the bar and cocktail hour

  • Designed and created wedding favors (coffee bags)

  • Made personalized wedding hangers for bridesmaids and myself

  • Made peacock feather hair clips for bridesmaids

  • Made corsages for moms

  • Made cupcake stands with candleholders and vintage plates

  • Made wooden intiails that were handpainted and decorated with buttons, to string outside in trees with ribbon

  • Decorated a large & that will be tied between our chairs at the reception

  • Created a ribbon backdrop for the ceremony, to double as backdrop for photobooth at reception

  • Created a ton of photobooth props

  • Made fabric and paper flowers

  • Handpainted small canvases (peacock feathers with numbers), for table numbers, that sit on mini easels

  • I’m in the process of finsihing the brooch bouquets- made my own, and making 1 for each of my 4 bridesmaids

  • Made the groomsmens and fiance’s bouts

  • Making a display of family photos, and a little candle area for those who’ve passed

 

brooch bouquet

 

hairclips 

 

centerpieces

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Glad to see other DIYers! My wedding is not for another year but I’m starting on lots of stuff already! 

  • Centerpecies
  • Alter decor (it’s actually a gazebo, wish me luck)
  • Venue decor
  • Games
  • Wedding dress sash
  • Favors
  • Cake topper

Thats all I have so far on her and I’ll have to wait to see which kilt my Fiance picks before I can make his little peg self. Wish I was talented enough to do the signs but my handwriting is that of a 3 year old. Anyways, good luck on all the projects ladies! 

Post # 36
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1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

My list is kind of short:

-Invitations (DIY boxes from Hobby Lobby)

-Programs

-Menus

-Cake Platter

-Favors

-Centerpieces

-Reception venue decoration: Guest tables, Main table, Gift table, Cake table. I am doing all the decorating myself so I guess that counts as DIY.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mrsedwardslpn:  nope, we do it every summer anyway, so we’re just making much bigger batches for this.  The biggest expense is probably the jars.  We use low sugar pamona’s pectin and go berry picking, though we will probably do about half frozen berries too.  The process itself is fairly easy.  My guess is that we’ll be looking at about $1/jar total, as long as we use about half frozen berries.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

– my bouquet (oh god!)

– centerpieces (fake flowers)

– menucards

– place cards

– card holder

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mrsedwardslpn:  Oh that sounds wonderful! – I’m totally adding tea bags to my favor list Smile, we’re going for a daytime formal feel and I feel like the “tea & toast” favor idea will fit in beautifully.  Thanks.

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

DIYing my flowers from BloomsByTheBox.com 🙂

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@mrsedwardslpn:  girl things have changed already from my original ideas so who know where I’ll end up lol. But once you make your decsions on things it’s so nice to do it yourself and add that personal touch. I think people really appreciate that…at least I do lol. Good luck in the decsion making 😉

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mrsedwardslpn:  Great, cheaper than most I have seen! You can order in bunches or low quantities so it works out nice for a small or large wedding. My cousin used them, flowers came out gorgeous!

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