Post # 1
Just curious what everyone will or did DIY. Ordering it custom made doesn’t count!
If you can, post a picture and give a few details of how you’re making them. I’d love to see what everyone’s working on. Thanks!
Post # 3
I’m going to answer my own question!
My centerpieces will be a simple iris bouquet surrounded by silver pillar candles. Since they include flowers, my florist will be “putting them together” for me, but I still have to find the candles and holders, so I sort of consider it DIY.
I’m doing all my own stationary (invitations, escort cards, wedding programs, thank you notes, etc). I ordered some pre-made pocket fold cards from paperandmore.com and some rubber stamping supplies from ebay, and I also raided my mom’s massive scrapbooking stash for ink and other materials. I plan to print the invitation wording on my printer, then use double-sided tape to attach that to the pocket folds, and embellish with rubber stamp art.
I also plan to order some card stock and have my wedding programs printed up, then decorate them with ribbon and a mini carnation after this inspiration:
Post # 4
I’m DIY’ing a lot! But I’m still pretty far out, and also I’m kind of a fail-bride in terms of planning, so I don’t have too many specifics yet.
Flowers: I’m getting flowers wholesale and doing the bouquets. I’m not sure yet if I”m doing the bouts. I might outsource that since they’ll be a lot cheaper.
Centerpieces/all decor: Not sure what I’m doing yet… but whatever it is, I’m doing it myself! I think there will be paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling and the centerpieces will be some combo of vases, candles, maybe branches…. yea I dunno. 🙂
Favors: Making my own chocolate covered pretzel rods. Mmmm
Out of Town bags: Not sure whats going to be in them… but I’ll be doing them myself.
Wedding party gifts: No clue what the groomsman are getting, but I’m making quilts for my Maid/Matron of Honor and BMs
Paper goods: Save-The-Date Cards, Invites, Programs, Escort cards, etc. All me.
DJ: Fiance is taking care of the ipod stuff.
Looking at this list…. I really need to get moving….
Post # 5
For the most part, it’s just the paper products (invitations, Save-The-Date Cards, programs, escort cards, rehearsal dinner invitations, photosharing, table #’s, etc). I’m also making bridesmaid gifts and pew bows for the church.
Here’s a few pics of things I’ve made:
And here’s my inspiration for the pew bows:
Post # 6
LOL @CorgiTales It looks like you have your work cut out for you! Chocolate pretzel rods sounds great! And quilts for your BM’s? That’s a lot of work, but it will be a great personal gift since you made it yourself. A word of caution about bouquets: They typically arrive several days before-hand, and you need to keep them refrigerated until the day before when you put them together. I highly suggest enlisting the help of friends for this, because it’s last-minute kind of work. Good luck!!
Post # 7
guess i better get to work!!! 🙂
Post # 8
This is the scrapbook guestbook I made with a Creative Memories book. I’m goign to make a sign telling people to sign in between the photos. These are just the cover page and a few of my favorite pages.
Post # 9
I haven’t started yet but i am doing silk boutiners , my programs, my oot bags, bridesmaid totes, and my candy buffet and bags
Post # 10
Oh my gosh!! I have DIYed a lot and still have more to do.
cake knife and server
bouquets and bouts
bridal party gifts
paddle fan programs
candy buffet containers
thank you cards
i added our initials and wedding date the bottom of my shoes in rhinestones
kusudama balls (still debating on whether or not I’m going to use those)
save the dates
seat markers for mines and the hubby’s seat
I’m sure there somethings that I’m forgetting.
Post # 11
I really didn’t even know where to start with DIYing except for all of my stationary/paper products! You ladies really have a lot of great ideas in mind. So I guess after realizing how much was possible, I will also be DIYing my candy buffet and containers, my escort cards (we’re considering doing a seating chart instead of escort cards), my Save-The-Date Cards, invitations, TYs, and possibly my bouquets.
Post # 12
We DIYed our invitations, favor donation cards, table numbers, direction cards, and pew bows.
Post # 13
I want to DIY my invites&co but not sure whether I’ll be able to juggle it while finishing up this semester at university (and the invites just need to go out before the end of the month).. Apart from that I am going to make my own favors, guest book and our wedding album.
Post # 14
Everything on the list except for catering and dj!
Post # 15
Lots and lots of great DIY stuff 🙂
Here is my list:
- Belly Bands
- Reception Cards
- Music Request Cards
- Escort/Place Cards
- Table Names/Numbers – in process
- Napkin Rings
- Boutonnieres X 7
- Bouquet for me
- Fans or bouquets X 2
- Corsages X 2
- Pomanders X 8 – Done
- WE DO letters – Done
- Card Box
- Ring Box – Done
- Post Cards for Card Box
- Matron of Honor Gown – in process
- Lady of Honor Gown – in process
- Matron of Honor Bolero
- Lady of Honor Bolero
- Matron of Honor Necklace – Done
- Lady of Honor Necklace – Done
- Matron of Honor Bracelet – Done
- Lady of Honor Bracelet – – Done
- Matron of Honor Earrings – Done
- Lady of Honor Earrings – Done
- Matron of Honor Fascinator – Felicia
- Lady of Honor Fascinator – Felicia
- Veil for me – Done
- Vanilla favors – in process
- Cookie favors
- Bathroom Baskets
Post # 16
I am DIYing every single thing. I even have a friend that is a pastor that is performing our ceremony, and a friend that is a photographer that is taking photographs. I have to get my alterations done, so that’s the one thing I am not very good at myself. I even did our engagement shots, processed them, printed them, toned them…ugh. It was a lot of work, but they’ll be on display at the wedding, and I’ll give them as gifts, so they were worth the time and effort and money.
I am glad that there are other DIYers out there! Keep up the good work ladies!