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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
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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.
Kimi & Kyle - 2yr Wed Shot Standing

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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.


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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

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.)

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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!)

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Katalina - brown polka dot

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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.

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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