Name: Whitney
Wedding Date: Not set/plans for April 2011
Wedding Location: Virginia- actively searching for a venue
Wedding colors/theme: Purple with yellow accents/travel theme
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? I will be making my own invitations and programs to follow the travel theme- a boarding pass as an invitation and a passport for a program. I will also be making all bouquets and boutonnieres, etc. and all table decorations. I may potentially make favors as well... once I decide what they will be!
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Name: Krystal
Wedding Date: 27th August 2010
Wedding Location: Newcastle, UK. We both live there :)
Wedding colors/theme: Purple, Black and Silver.
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? I'm making my own artificial flowers using a big batch of fake petals I bought on ebay - 3000 of them for about £20. I'm making a bouquet for myself and small ones for each bridesmaid, and then lots more for centrepieces. I'll be making the stems of the flowers out of silver jewellery wire. I'm also making scented candles as favours. Not sure if it counts, but I'm doing my own makeup as well as all the bridesmaids' makeup and my mum's. And finally, if I have time, I would really like to make my own jewellery, as I do quite a lot of simple wire and bead work. But that really depends on how long the flowers and candles take me!

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Name: Candyce
Wedding Date: Late March/Early April 2011
Wedding Location: Austin, TX (or thereabouts)
Wedding colors/theme: The theme is Mad Hatter Garden Tea Party. The colors are blue, green, silver, and white.
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? Looking for any ideas. Will likely do all the stationery ourselves, some decorations... don't know what else. We're trying to use friends for "vendors" as much as possible.

We're on a very tight budget and looking for awesome, inexpensive ideas to throw a whimsically bizarre wedding.


Hi there. I got engaged back in May (oh so long ago) and, although obviously the actual date is far off, I kind of want to start gathering ideas and finding places in our budget that can be trimmed through doing-it-ourselves. My fiance and I are both young and I'm in college, so our budget is probably going to be around 5000$.

Name: Jenn
Wedding Date: Summer 2013
Wedding Location:  Still up for debate. Considering going up to the Muskokas (we're in Ontario) or doing something in someone's backyard.
Wedding colors/theme: Colours, dunno yet. I figure we'll decide on flowers before committing to those. Theme ... I really want something vintage and artsy, while still being pretty and romantic.
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? Good question. I'm at school for arts and figure that I can handle anything graphic required (like invitations, placeholders, et cetera). I'm imagining that my dress will be pre-loved and then altered to my tastes, and I don't want to fork out thousands of dollars for a photographer, so hopefully one of our relatives will be willing to help out. Food is an issue, but my beau and I have more or less agreed that something barbeque-y is up our alley. My mum makes it sound like she wants to be in charge of cake design/ baking, so all the power to her.
I think when it comes down it, I'm looking for inspiration that's not just me DIYing everything, but family and friends chipping in too.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to reading about everyone's projects!

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I just got engaged yesterday, so, any and all details below could change, but, these are the basics as I see them now:

Name: Lara
Wedding Date: March 2011
Wedding Location: Dunedin, FL
Wedding colors/theme: silver, burgundy and black
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding? As many as possible. My ex-MIL has offered to make my cake as a gift (she's a chef). Another caterer friend has offered to do our food at cost. I plan to make my invitations, decorations, veil, bouquet, favors, and anything else I can handle. I also have two thrifted dresses that I plan to alter for my daughters to wear as bridesmaid dresses.

Can't wait to start poring over the community and finding some ideas!

ideas for vegetarian self-catering?

Hey all! My partner and I are getting married in October, but unfortunately she was just laid off and I'm trying to find a way to bring costs down, so I'm tossing around the idea of self-catering the wedding. (Crazy! I know!)

As a former veg with a ton of veg friends and family, it's important that there be a satisfying, tasty veggie option, but I'm having trouble coming up with one. The ideal meal would be:

-easy to make en masse (no fussy twelve-step processes)
-easy to transport
-cost-effective (no ridiculously rare/expensive ingredients)

Bonus points for something that could be served cold, though I fear that's asking a bit much.

Any ideas? Thanks so much!

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Looking for Lanterns

I am looking for round paper lanterns for our wedding reception. All sizes and colors. I know I can go out and buy them myself, but I'd feel better if I could recycle another brides decorations. I have no real number in mind as far as how many we will need, and the reception isn't until January. If you have, or will have, any between now and mid-December and would like to get rid of them, please email me pictures, or at least sizes nad colors and what you would like to get for them.

If this isn't allowed, then I apologize and will promptly delete the post. I know I cannot post items for sale, but this is an item I'm looking for for our diy decorations.

Many thanks!

x-posted to a few wedding comm's I'm in.

Anyone need an inspiration board?

hi, I have a wedding inspiration blog where I make inspiration boards (a group of pictures that help you plan out your wedding).  I was wondering if any of you brides would like me to make an inspiration board for you!!  All you have to do is e-mail me (my e-mail is on my blog right in the top left paragraph) or just leave a comment here with your colors, wedding date, theme... anything else you might like included in the board!  If you'd like to check out my blog and see what its all about here's a link

I also am going to have a contest soon where you could win something from etsy so stay tuned to my blog to watch out for that!  Thanks for your time ladies, I'm just trying to help people out :]