(Closed) What's On Your DIY List?

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Post # 3
361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh boy! So much!

-reception necklace

-bridal party hangers

-flower girl dresses

-wedding dress sash


-guest book



-card box

-all the food (except cupcakes)


And I’m sure there is a lot more, but that is what I can think of right now!

Post # 4
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine’s pretty extensive:

  • cake topper
  • boutonnieres
  • bouquets
  • aisle decor
  • centerpieces
  • table decor (luminaries)
  • Invitations
  • Programs
  • Escort Cards and stand
  • Guestbook
  • Table Numbers
  • Groom’s Gift (boudoir scrapbook, cufflinks, etc)
  • Bridal Jewelry
  • Bridesmaid’s jewelry and gifts (macaron coin purses)
  • Gifts for Parents (scrapbook)
  • Favors (Caramel Chex Mix)
  • Sweet n Salty buffet (items and signs)
  • Buffet Item Signs
  • Menus
  • Bar Menu
  • Cardbox
  • Welcome Bags
  • Thank You cards

I’m sure there’s something I’m forgetting, but I think that’s most of it.  I’ve actually been really good about staying on task, so the only thing I have left to do is bake the items for my snack buffet and favors.


Post # 5
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Love to see so many other brides doing crafty things!


So far the things I have done are:



-bridal jewelry

-flower girl basket

-bridesmaid jewelry gifts

-Table numbers

-shoe strassing



I still have left to do:

-Ceremony backdrop

-coffee filter flowers



-escort cards

-card box

-bridal party hangers


whew listing that out made me relaize how much more i have to do!


Post # 6
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m sort of picking & choosing what we’re doing. I’m sort of crafty, but I’m a perfectionist, so I’ll do things over and over until I feel they’re perfect, so I really have to limit myself or I’ll go crazy.

– pomanders [already done]

– all signgae [guest books, photo booth, menus, escort cards, programs]

– rose petal aisle runner [started but not complete, ran out of glue!]

– burlap banners

– paper banners

– candy buffet

– chargers

– chalkboard signs

– save the dates

– guest book/wishing tree [both completed]

– centerpieces [not really diy imo, I just bought the stuff and threw it together, nothing was really crafted]


And I’m sure there’s other stuff I haven’t realized I’ll be doing yet!

Post # 7
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Oh its great to see so many crafty brides. 

I haven’t started to make anything yet but i have most of the supplies ready and waiting.

I’m making…..

  • my dress
  • my veil
  • bridesmaid dress
  • MOB dress
  • Save the dates
  • invites
  • menus
  • programmes
  • centrepieces 
  • Gifts for our familys

thats all i can think of at the moment. My mum has offered to make our cake, i have had my hair comb and garter hand made by a local crafter. i want as much of our wedding to be hand made. i think it will make it a bit more special

Post # 8
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve at least made mock ups of most of these but I still have a lot of work let to do creating them in bulk.

– table numbers

– menus

– programs 

– guest book

– favors

– escort cards

Havnt started on these yet.

– signage 

– ceremony backdrop

– free standing outside ‘chapel doors’

– bunting

– chair backs

My mom is making

– flower girl basket

– ring bearer pillow/ nest

– crowns for the flower girls

– center pieces 

Post # 9
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

  • Save the Dates (Check)
  • Personalized hangers and cups for bridesmaids (Check)
  • Etched Pilsner glasses fro GMs
  • Crystal Floral arrangement vases (In progress)
  • Wedding pergola drapes
  • Invitations (Check as of yesterday!)
  • Photo Guestbook
  • Programs
  • Sparkler Tags
  • Decor and signs
  • Rhearsal dinner food, lighting, and decor.

And I’m trying to think of what else.

Post # 10
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


Ring Pillow

Bridesmaids “getting ready” robes (I might just buy them though)

Table Numbers/Escort Cards

Photo Guestbook (is this really a DIY if I use Snapfish or MPix??)

Post # 11
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My DIY list is really my mother’s DIY list. She’s more creative than me (she’s a right brained person)  and she has more patience. 

– Card box for the reception

– Wishing Tree (well wishes hanging from a tree)

– Table numbers (she doesn’t know it yet)

– Turning wine corks into escort card holders

Post # 12
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Overlays (finished, thanks to my mom!)

Chair sashes (I honestly dont know if we’ll finish haha…)

Invitations (semi DIY.  Lots of assembly left to do!)

Centerpiece arrangements (8 more!)

“Please sign” sign

Fabric covers and labels for the jelly favors

Ring pillow

“reserved” signs

Post # 13
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

– Veil

– Bouquets and boutonnieres (origami)

– Centerpieces

– Pie topper (no wedding cake here!)

– Bunting

– Jewelry (with the help of my MIL-to-be)

– Invitations, Save the Date magnets, Programs

– Favors (homemade marmalade)

– Signage (chalkboards and other)

– Bud vase aisle decorations

– Table number and escort cards

Post # 14
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

– centerpieces
– STDs/invitation suite (done)
– ceremony backdrop
– reception backdrop
– Bridesmaid or Best Man necklaces (done)
– favors
– program board
– seating chart boards
– veil (done)
– reception table question cards

Hm. Feels like more than this. 

Post # 15
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I just made a giant list this weekend!  It includes:

Big wood altar (FI)

Giant hanging polaroid frame for photo ops (FI)

Giant Jenga (FI)

Paper dot garlands to string on altar and in tent

Tissue pom poms

Centerpieces (paint bottles & vases, decorate mason jars, DIY flowers)

Burlap or lace overlays for table

Bouquets & bouts

Flower crown

A bunch of pallet wood and/or chalkboard signs

String and nail art on wooden backdrop

Cupcake flags

Stamped words on cake cutter

“Thank you” cards to guests to put on tables


Most of the paper dot garlands

Save the dates

Invitation design


Post # 16
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My list of DIY projects was longer, but I’ve started to just hand certain things off for other people to do because I was getting way too overwhelmed!

Here is my current list of DIY projects:

  • Chair signs for the sweetheart table
  • Strassing my shoes
  • Table numbers
  • Escort Cards
  • Board for escort cards
  • Menu Cards (mostly assembly)
  • Invitation Assembly
  • Mats for invitations
  • Envelope liners
  • Belly Bands for invites
  • Card box sign
  • Ties for the cocktail tables
  • Stand for the memory candle
  • Handfasting cords
  • Dessert table signs
  • Bathroom baskets
  • Welcome bags for hotel

I might also end up DIYing all the mercury glass votives I need, as I’m not sure I feel like spending almost $400 to purchase them.  I’m going to test this though before I decide!

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