Post # 1
For the DIY brides: What are you doing yourself? Everything? Just a few things? Where are you getting your supplies for your projects? I know craft stores like Michaels and AC Moore have a TON of great stuff for wedding projects like invitations, guest books and favors. What have you done so far? I love some of these ideas: [link removed, self promotion is not allowed] The bubbles are adorable!
Post # 3
I’ve done quite a bit and then once the wedding gets here, I’m turning it all over to my florist and she will do all the decorating.
Invite suite purchased at Target and then I added the map and hotel insert, as well as the belly band.
Pomanders and vine balls that will hang from the arbor:
Guestbook Sign and Birdcage Card Holder:
I’ve also created and printed the programs and escort cards.
Post # 4
I did my own invitations and I’m working on the pomanders. I still need to do a card holder. My sister and I will be doing the bouquets and boutonierres ande decorating the arch for our alter. I may be doing favors or just skipping them all together. I haven’t decided yet.
Post # 5
off the top of my head, the big ones are:
- welcome bags for out of town guests
- pie in a jar favors
- brewing beer for wedding (Mr. Meowerson)
- bathroom baskets
- seating chart
Post # 6
Invites (thank you VistaPrint!)
Centerpieces with crystal beading
Wedding program booklet with activity pages
Black & White pictures if us as kids thru adults to hang int he trees around the reception location
Having my reception dress professionally altered into a 50’s style swing dress, but we are adding black and red tulle underneath for fullness and color
Hairpiece to be made – fascinator, bird cage, pill box, feather clip — I havent decided what to to yet.
Post # 7
Centerpieces (still working out the details, but will be either mason jars or cut wine bottles)
Programs (vintage-looking passports!)
Place cards (vintage-looking train tickets)
Favors (suitcases with old-fashioned candy)
Menu/lavender monogram accent for place settings
Our thank you sign (painted letters attached to twine with clothespins)
Our guest “book” (photo frames with our B&W e-photos)
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
Everything I can! Invitations, flowers, decorations (signs, bunting, paper products), favors, photo booth and props, guest book, etc. Our save the dates were also semi-DIY.
Post # 9
The stuff that is bought will be clothing, stuff to do it with, food, and things like that.
Ok, except for the card box. My brother and his wife are doing that, but only AFTER I gave him the pattern. 😀
Post # 10
I have DIY-ed quite a bit. I like to do craft projects, and I also like to create things so that they look exactly like I want, which I can’t necessarily get when buying something.
-Save the Dates
-favors and tag
Post # 11
I feel like I might have taken on too many projects and I’m not doing as much as most of you! I am making 20 table runners, 84 cloth napkins, all the sinage (sparkler send off, guestbook, cards, ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’, etc), painting the clear glass cake plates black, our photo guest book, and I am ironing on ‘bridesmaid’, ‘maid of hobor’, and ‘bride’ to our getting ready hoodies. Still have lots to do!
Post # 12
I have a lot of DIY want to do, but actually I’ve made good progress so far with still 6.5 months ’till my wedding!
I got most of my supplies online in bulk, but I did buy some of them at local craft stores.
Completed DIY projects:
- Bridesmaid Bouquets
- Save the Date cards
- Wedding Website
- Engagement photo album
- Placeholders (I have collected and cleaned 200 pincones, but I need to make the name cards still to stick in them)
- Menu (design complete, need to print them).
Projects in progress:
- Ribbon wands (have about 50 done, need at least 50 more!)
- Invitations (designs are done, just need to be printed and put together)
- Centerpieces (made with recycled bottles & paper flowers)
- Programs (designed, need to be printed)
Projects I have yet to start:
- Table numbers
- Table runners
- Seating chart
- Miscellaneous signs I want to make
- Cake stand
I’m sure there are some I’m forgetting lol!
Here is a picture of the projects I’ve completed over the weekend. (The 50 ribbon wands, 4 bridesmade bouquets, 8 boutonnieres and 2 corsages). Whew!
Post # 13
LOVE everything you guys have done! The best part of DIY weddings is how personal everything is…so cute! I was thinking something simple like this for centerpieces (saw it on The Knot), but I love flowers too…ahh decisions!
I love these cookies, too, but I doubt I could make them look this good!
Post # 14
Looks like alot of us brides have quite a few on going projects.
I have started my pomanders, and I am working on my save the dates. Fiance is working on his asking groomsmen.
I dont currently have plans for anything else.. like purchased and commited to so we’ll see!
Post # 15
Having two weddings (I am nuts! How do I get talked into these things!)
Hmm current projects:
Making 400 white carnations
My pearl/brooch bouquet
Making 500 glittery snowflakes
Making 300 fabric flowers
Making pinwheels to line aisle
Making Asking Bridesmaid cards
Making invitations for winter wonderland wedding
Make cake stands
Collect enough vintage stuff for 300-700 people (someone shoot me please!)
Made invitations for engagement party
Made centerpieces for engagement party
Made food for engagement party
Made cake for engagement party
Puzzles/ wordfind books
kids activity books
shabby chic ruffle balls
My vintage pearls
birdsnest ring pillow
decorate bird cages
my wedding cake
birdseed toss cones
coffee filter flowers
tissue paper pomanders
curtains for venue
And maybe just maybe if I can squeeze in the time mini tophats for the wedding party and guests (gulp!)
Post # 16
@milesbella:Cute! I did my own save the dates so far.