(Closed) What things are you DIY-ing?

posted 11 years ago in DIY
  • poll: What things are you DIY-ing? Check all that apply.

    Bouquets / other floral



    Bridal gown and/or BM dresses


    OOT Bags

    Gifts for the wedding party

    Escort cards


  • Post # 17
    2777 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    So far we’ve DIY’d the invites, the favour boxes, the photo sharing cards and the wish cards for the guestbook. I’ve also made 930 cranes for decor and plan on finishing them soon. We also plan on making fudge and brownies for the favours (closer to the time) and I need to finish making the board to put the wish cards for the guestbook up. And we’ll be semi-DIYing the thank you cards after the wedding as well.

    Post # 18
    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Ok my list is long as well so here goes….. ( And for the life of me I can’;t find my pictures of this stuff!)

    Ring pillows ( 1 done 1 to go)

    Pocket Fold Invites/Rehursal picnic invites

    Paddle fan programs

    Ceremony Wreaths/decor

    All personal flowers (Clay Flowers)

    BM’s jewlery

    Groomen Cufflinks & etched Beer mugs


    Catering (cold cocktail buffet)

    Candy bar bags, stickers, signage

    Reception centerpcs

    Misc Reception/food/signage




    Post # 19
    961 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m DIYing all of the decor (aisle/ceremony, centerpieces, table runners), the bouquets, coursages and boutonnieres, the fauxtobooth and Out of Town bags.

    The only things I have DIYed so far are the table numbers and bouts:

    We designed our own STDs and Invites – but printed them on vistaprint:


    But here are some of my inspirations for the other decor:

    Table Runners



    Post # 20
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m DIYing some decorations to hang from the ceiling for a “falling garden” effect. Also I’m doing some bathroom baskets. 

    @noritake22: do you have any tutorials to share as far pomanders are concerned? I’m having a hard time finding cute ones! Also, what are you going to include in your bathroom baskets? 

    Post # 21
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Gees, I didn’t think I was DIYing much until I checked like half the boxes on your poll!

    My Bridesmaid or Best Man is designing all of our paper products (invites, programs, escort cards, etc) but we’re printing and assembling it all ourselves. I guess that makes a lot.

    + bouquets my mom is growing the flowers in the backyard

    + candle centerpieces

    + any other decor we may end up doing

    Post # 23
    1738 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    im diy: 

    runners (from bed sheets)





    reception decoration


    my mom is making the cake



    Post # 24
    7774 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Hmmm…. I’m DIYing

    the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses

    Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts (well, one bit of them)

    My veil and headpiece

    Paper goods

    Centerpieces for cocktail hour

    I really have to give some of you ladies props! Holy cow! I don’t think I could even begin to tackle that many projects.

    Post # 25
    677 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m DIYing favors, Out of Town bags, STDs, our full invite suite, my headpiece and our chapel & reception site decor. I may also add the centerpieces & bathroom baskets to my list depending on how things look time wise. Not as ambitious as some bees but a lot for me!

    Post # 26
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I dont have pictures yet, but I am DIY-ing my invites and reception menus and I am cooking the food myself, we are only having 20 people so its easy to do. I am making the floral arrangements and centerpieces. I am making my hairpiece, I will post pictures as soon as I can

    Post # 27
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We have done a good number of DIY stuff I think, but we are not nearly as talented as some of the folks I have seen on here!

    No pictures of the invites, but they were simple flat white cards with black raised lettering.  Fiance and I poked holes and added black and white polka dot (theme of the wedding) ribbon to the outside edge of the invites.

    Our favor boxes were made by my Future Mother-In-Law…the tops fold into hearts…adorable!

    Our centerpieces will be DIY…bought 45 fluted bowl vases from Walmart, filled them with clear/iridescent and red accent gems, and tied black and white polka dot ribbon around the bottom.  They will be filled with 6 white roses, cut short so the flowers sit just at the fluted rim of the vase.  This will be on a black overlay, on a white tablecloth.

    The final DIY was our “guest book” which is more of a well-wishes and advice station.  I took a larger bowl vase (pretty much a fishbowl), filled it with the same clear and red accent gems, tied the black and white polka dot ribbon around the top and bottom of the bowl.  I used a FREE Avery template for monogrammed business cards that I personalized to our monogram.  The business cards are blank other than our monogram, and the guests will write us well-wishes and advice on them, to be placed in the larger bowl.  After printing almost 300 cards (1 package is 100 cards, around $3), our guest book is ready to go! 

    Post # 28
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I checked the stuff that applies to us, but we’re also serving homemade wine at the reception. 

    Post # 29
    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I had most things professionally done, but I made my card box and decorated the church.  I would have loved to do more things, but I’m glad I didn’t because of the added stress.

    Post # 30
    3315 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Centerpieces :

    Invitations :

    Any other stationary :

    Programs, photo sharing cards, explanation of the traditional Welsh love spoon used as our cake topper.

    Other ceremony / reception site decor :

    Umm, all of it.  We did everything from setting up 127 paper lanterns with various forms of lighting to bringing in the chair covers, chair sashes, and tablecloths.  We also made our own chuppah (wedding canopy).

    Catering (i.e. your family is cooking the reception food) :

    We hired two friends to do most of it.  However, my wife made the wedding cake, and I came up with the signature drink.

    DJ services (i.e. iPod) :

    Although we had a musician at the reception, the ceremony music was a CD we compiled ourselves.

    Other not mentioned – explain below :

    DIY “photobooth”

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