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Jul. 18th, 2012

calzona_kiss

faye_noire

Intro

Name: Tanya & Thia
Wedding Date: September 7, 2013
Wedding Location: Boston, MA
Wedding colors/theme: red, purple, black/white, Asian themed, red string of fate
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? shawls/sashes, zen garden centerpieces, kimono fabric fortune cookies, cherry blossom themed invitations, and origami flower bouquets

Oct. 27th, 2011

kitten love

icegirl99

Intro

Name: Mer and John
Wedding Date: October 2012
Wedding Location: Leamington, Ontario, Canada
Wedding colors/theme: Black and Orange - Halloween
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? As much as we can.

The date is not completely set yet and neither is the theme. We would really like to go with this, but in the end it will most likely be whatever are families are most comfortable with.

Apr. 20th, 2011

Kimi & Kyle - 2yr Wed Shot Standing

mamakimi

Intro & Question

Name:Kimi
Wedding Date: April 2012, we haven't picked the exact date yet.
Wedding Location: Sedona, AZ
Wedding colors/theme: No theme or colors picked out yet.
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? I will pretty much be doing most of the stuff myself. We are already married but have decided for our 5 year renew our vowes. We are planning this from 1,500 miles away. We aren't doing a reception & the place where we are having a ceremony is in the National Forest so we will just need a permit. So, for us, there isn't a lot of physical stuff involved.


I do however have a question about the DIY bouquets. I did try & look at the tags a bit but didn't find anything. So cut for a picture & question.Collapse )

Apr. 4th, 2011

nekograpes

(no subject)

Name: Heather
Wedding Date: Sept 24, 2011
Wedding Location: DeSoto, Illinois
Wedding colors/theme: Red, white for colors. Geeky theme.
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding?

*Center Pieces (Which involve 10 lbs of gummy bears >_>)
*Invitations
*Pillow
*Guest book
*Unity sand thingie
*Food
*Bouquets
*Whatever else I forgot

lumpyhead

Faux Mercury Glass - DIY style.

I don't know about you gals, but I love the look of mercury glass. It has that awesome elegant and vintage feel to it. It's also EXPENSIVE.
This gorgeous piece from pottery barn, the medium vase alone is almost $50 for one!
Pottery Barn Vases

After reading a couple blogs on people's various experiments with faking mercury glass, I decided to give it a try.
There were a few methods that were suggested:
One involved liquid silver leaf, alcohol and Looking Glass Spray by Krylon.
http://studio5.ksl.com/index.php?nid=59&sid=13547898
One method suggested using a bottle of water and Krylon Looking Glass Spray.
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/diy/diy-idea-mercury-glass-lamps-108875
And the last method I saw suggested using silver leaf sheets, and Looking Glass spray.
http://thetreasuredpetal.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/making-mercury-glass/

I opted to try the last method. (Although the first method intrigues me.)

Before, after and lessons learnedCollapse )

Mar. 19th, 2011

ipod, heart

amy_in_pdx

Dessert Question

So I'm catering my own wedding. For dessert I'm planning on serving mini cupcakes in two flavors (vanilla orange and strawberry lemonade), brownies on a stick, and spritz cookies. How on earth do you figure out how many to make?

Mar. 17th, 2011


lumpyhead

DIY Garden Tea Party Bridal Shower.

I had total intentions of posting this here, and then of course COMPLETELY forgot!

In July of last year I hosted a garden tea party bridal shower for duckierose. There was A LOT of DIY projects involved, so I apologize for the length of this post.

Ladies were asked to wear dresses and froofy large hats and a pretty darn girly event was thrown. duckierose is very well loved by all of her friends for which I am extremely lucky because I had a TON of offers to help. Of course I accepted. (Momma didn't raise no fool!)

Anywho... welcome to the GIANT POST OF DOOM... WITH PICTURES!Collapse )
Katalina - brown polka dot

ladybug1219

(no subject)

I saw the Mod post, I had posted this in the wedding comm and I don't know why I hadn't posted here.

I did just about everything possible DIY, my motto was why pay for it when I can do it myself? My DIY includes -

-Flowers - done by my MOH and grandma
-My veil
-the hair flower I am wearing
-My daughter's headband
-ring bearer pillow
-aisle runner
-matchbook wedding favors
-hot cocoa wedding favors
-guestbook
-invitations (I bought the pack from Michaels and designed them and added some embossing)
-my MOH made my "bride" hanger
-programs, same with the invites, bought the package and designed them myself
-the cake and cupcakes were made by my MOH as our wedding gift
-menus
-place cards
-centerpieces
-unity candles - in total cost me about $5, I just couldn't pay $40 for a set!
-all of the decorating/organizing/planning was done by me (that's DIY right??)


Anyway, here is my entire post with a BUNCH of pictures.

My December WeddingCollapse )

Mar. 14th, 2011

harry potter; hhr looking the same direc

pastelzombie

(no subject)

Hello! I'm throwing a tea party themed bridal shower for my friend, and I was curious if anyone had any templates for pop-up tea party invitations, or a tutorial on how to make pop-up invites? Thanks!

Feb. 24th, 2011


hizlastname

(no subject)

Does anyone know of any wedding planning sites that offer in-depth checklists? I remember all of the big stuff (flowers, cake, photographers) but what about all the little costs here and there?? (send-off favors, place cards, tax, gratuity) if anyone has an answer, i'd appreciate it!! <3

love and wedding bells
Kristen

hizlastname

New DIY Bride Here :)

Name: My name is Kristen
Wedding Date: My wedding date is set for September 2, 2011
Wedding Location: Three Rivers, Michigan
Wedding colors/theme: The theme is "Written In The Stars: Kristen and Terrell" where we'll have lots of twinkle lights, candles and lavender hydrangeas. The colors are ivory, three shades of purple (dark, medium, lavender) and silver accents.
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? My wedding dress is being made by my aunt, who happens to be a professional seamstress, I am making my own alter, bouquets, centerpieces, cake decorations, veil, and much much more.

I'm here for ideas and inspirations, as well as to help anyone else who is need of it. I'm very friendly and would love to be friends with any of you. Feel free to add me!! :)

Feb. 22nd, 2011

one wish, love

amy_in_pdx

Howdy

Name: Amy
Wedding Date: Summer 2012. No definite date yet
Wedding Location: Tacoma, WA
Wedding colors/theme: blue/turquoise, though not a definite theme, there will be a lot of '50s touches and polka-dots
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? Everything I can. Invitations, flowers, dress, food, cake, music, just to name a few

Jan. 6th, 2011


dark_wolfess

Need wedding inspiration?

I've posted here before and even made inspiration boards for some of the ladies who posted here a year or so ago.... I'm Carly and I have a wedding inspiration blog.  Basically all you have to do is contact me, let me know your color palette and theme/feel you are going for and I will put together a board of pictures to help you visualize your wedding.  Plus I love DIY elements so I can incorporate those too.  You don't have to do anything just e-mail the request and I will post your board on my blog.   Here is the link to the blog if you want to check out what I do and request a board:  http://inspiringbrides.blogspot.com/

Dec. 24th, 2010

inspirational ideas, brides, budget, weddings

becomingthemrs

Looking for DIYers & Guest Bloggers

Hello everyone,

I have 2 sites www.becomingthemrs.com and www.diyweddingsmag.com We are always interested in featuring diy projects to help inspire other brides.  If the project is really good we will feature it in our Wedding Magazine. Projects must come with good high resolution photos.

I am also seeking guest bloggers. If you are obessed with  weddings and need an outlet to post to, please contact me. We have guidelines posted on both sites under {GB} Guest Bloggers. We look forward to hearing from you.

Nov. 22nd, 2010

CAWS

syien_island

New

Name:  Emgee
Wedding Date:  February 13, 2012
Wedding Location:  Northern California
Wedding colors/theme: 
The colors are teal and dusty rose with an elegant nerd theme.  There maybe even ninjasSweet.
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding?
  My man and I just talked about it over emails, and he's keen on designing our invitations while I take care of the favors.  It's still pretty early, the real planning starts next year in Feb.  We already decided on a guest list (only 50 of our closest family and friends) and a tentative budget of 5k.  Good luck to us!

Nov. 2nd, 2010

dressed up

iluvmoose

Intro

Name: Sara
Wedding Date: July 2011
Wedding Location: Battleground, Washington -it'll be at a state park
Wedding colors/theme: yellow/green/black, outdoors theme
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? anything and everything that I can, favors, invites, decorations, flowers, food. I've found a lot online so far and I've got a notebook FULL of ideas :)

bondagebunny731

Intro

Name: Sam
Wedding Date: Oct 2011
Wedding Location: Middleburg FL
Wedding colors/theme: Halloween /black and red
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? Everything. LOL Our budget is pretty small. So 90% of our stuff will be done by us.

Oct. 20th, 2010

future_mrs_b

Intro Post

A friend pointed me to this community, so I made a live-journal account and joined. I'm just figuring out the layout of the site, so forgive me if I'm bumbling. As for the wedding, a whole lot is still up in the air here (I'm really not the wedding-planning type, but I'll admit it's kind of fun). Hopefully I can start making some decisions and getting things started soon, though there is still plenty of time before the wedding.

Name: Sarah
Wedding Date: November 2012 (probably)
Wedding Location: Either New York, North Carolina, or Georgia - our families are really spread out across the East coast, so the location will depend on what's convenient for the most people.
Wedding colors/theme: I haven't really decided. I'm liking light, cool minty greenish blues, with either gold or orange, but that's definitely not set in stone. I want the feel of a country fair, but in November, an outdoor wedding might cause some complications, so I may go for something totally different.
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? The budget is super limited, so any Invitations, decorations and favors I want to have will have to be handmade and super cheap. I'm hoping I can find friends to help with a cake and wedding photos. The dress I will probably find second hand and tailor it myself. Oh, and the best part -  I will be making my wedding rings!

As I am new to both Livejournal and to wedding planning, I would be very happy to make some new friends :)

Sep. 16th, 2010

Catspit

resend_end

New

Name: Johanna
Wedding Date: April/May/June 2010
Wedding Location: Wisconsin
Wedding colors/theme: main colors are many different blues (not quite aqua, and definitely not navy) and gold, though I'm going multi-color on several things.
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? invitations, wedding favors, brooch bouquet, flower bouquets, centerpieces, table numbers, escort cards

Aug. 28th, 2010

nacho_cheese

DIY Garter!

I just wanted to show off a little DIY project I've been working on the past couple days.. and finally finished last night!


I started with a Dollar Tree garter similar to the one pictured above, took it apart and salvaged some parts, worked with some Halloween-themed ribbon I already had, and turned it into... this!Collapse )

x-posted to [info]weddingplans and [info]diy_weddings. :)

Aug. 22nd, 2010


msretro

Instructables Contest

Just a heads-up:

Instructables is having a DIY Wedding Contest next week.

Even if you don't wind up entering, I bet there will be a ton of good ideas there.

Aug. 21st, 2010

fire and ice

celestialnyte

Newbie and hello!

Name: Tori
Wedding Date: February 19, 2011
Wedding Location: Connecticut
Wedding colors/theme: colors are chocolate brown and aqua with orange accents
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? save the dates, favors, invitations, pew enders (i don't know what to call them .. the things that we're putting on the outside of the pews in the middle aisle), and i'm sure a ton of other things that i can't remember right now. if it's not diy, we've found friends that are going to be doing it for us either free, or really really cheap. (our photographer is charging us $150 for engagement pictures and then 10 hours on our wedding day, and we get a CD of each of these days, and have permission to make as many copies as we'd like -- we just had to give permission for her to use the pictures for her portfolio)

Aug. 17th, 2010


kellyisaz0mbie

Introduction Posttt

Name: Kelly[ is a z0mbie]
Wedding Date: June 18, 2011
Wedding Location: Upstate, NY
Wedding colors/theme: Colors are green&black and the theme is a "rustic outdoorsy" theme.  Everything is outside in a popular outdoorsy camping town, so the theme comes pretty easily.
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding?  I havent done anything yet, but I plan on doing DIY centerpieces, save the dates & invitations, and pretty much anything else possible.  We are on a budget so we would like to keep costs as low as possible.

I just made this journal a few days ago to help me focus and get my thoughts straight on my wedding.  So feel free to add me, especially if you have a similar theme or colors or really anything for that matter!

Jul. 21st, 2010

death plate

autopsycorpses

Cupcake tower support?

I went through some of the older posts and didn't see a lot on cupcake towers....  I purchased carboard cake rounds (enough for 5 tiers with 8 inches being the smallest tier).  I have plans to paint (and seal) the cardboard, and put ribbon around the edges, but for the life of me I am stumped what to use between the tiers that will provide ample support but not take up too much room from the cupcakes on the tiers.....

Suggestions?


Jul. 7th, 2010

Wedding

orionexeno

Intro

Name: Shae
Wedding Date: February 26, 2012
Wedding Location: Florida, we're still looking for the exact place but we have a few in mind
Wedding colors/theme: Vintage/gothic, ivory with touches of crimson and black
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? As much as possible. Centerpieces, bouquets possibly, favors, garter, I'm even looking at making my gown with my grandmother. What I can't DIY I plan to get at vintage/thrift stores.

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