DIY Weddings

It's YOUR day. Get EXACTLY what you want. Do It Yourself!

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DIY Weddings

Do it yourself, and get it done right.


This is a community for people who are planning and creating elements for their own wedding. diy_weddings is a place to ask questions, to share ideas and crafty how-to's, to find relief from DIY wedding stress, and most of all: to inspire.

Everyone knows that when you slap the word "wedding" onto anything, it automatically triples in price: flowers, food, music, etc. When you do it yourself, odds are you'll end up saving money - and get exactly what you want.


DIY Wedding Projects You Might Want to Do
Some ideas to get you started thinkin' "DIY"!

- Paper products: save the dates, invitations, programs, menus, placeholders, seating charts, thank you cards

- Decorations: centerpieces, ceremony elements (candles, jars for sand, arches, aisle runner), lighting, table coverings, napkin rings

- Flowers: bouquets/boutonnières, flower girl baskets, grow-your-own flowers

- Clothing: bridal gown, bridesmaid's dresses, pins and/or hair accents, veil, shoe decorating, jewelry

- Miscellaneous: favors, music compilations to play at the reception, toasting glasses, and anything else you can think of!


Please read the rules below before posting!

1. Feel free to post photos but if you do so, please place all photos behind an lj cut.

2. Drama, snarkiness towards members, trolling and spamming will NOT be tolerated.

3. Please make sure that your posts are related to DIY ideas, plans, projects, etc. There are lots of other great wedding communities on LJ for general wedding planning questions, discussion about issues with your wedding party or significant other, selling your wedding items, etc. See weddingplans, marriage_plans, weddings_4_sale, stuck_with_them, engagedemotions

4. This is not a sale community. Please do not post your items for sale. There is a community just for that: weddings_4_sale. Posts with items for sale will be deleted without notice.

5. When posting for the first time, please post answers to the following questionnaire just so that we can get to know you better:

Wedding Date:
Wedding Location:
Wedding colors/theme:
What DIY projects are you doing for your wedding?

6. Please do not post promotions for other communities. If there's a new wedding related community you think is great, feel free to send one of the mods a message and we'll add to to our list.

7. Please blur/cover personal addresses in photos (addresses on envelopes or invitations, etc) before you post them in the community. This is for safety. We will give you a warning if we see a picture posted with the addresses not covered and if not fixed, your post will be deleted.


For great ideas and articles, check out the websites below:

DIY Bride
Weddings and Bridal Showers at Craftster
Featured wedding projects on Craftster
Offbeat Bride
iVillage Build Your Dream Dress tool

If you have any questions or concerns about the community, please e-mail us at diyweddingmods@gmail.com

luvkitten: Please do not contact me through my LJ. Please use the community e-mail address for any concerns or questions

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