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It’s time to flex those crafting muscles! Bust out the sewing machine, master the art of the glue gun, and show that cricut who’s boss - this section is all about getting creative and customizing your wedding day decor. Share your DIY tips and progress here!



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diy Invites Guidance
Magie, on October 15, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Hi all! My FH is a graphic designer and wants to design our save the dates and invitations. We would love guidance on what is typically included in an invitation suite, where / how to get it printed,...

Michelle, Oct 20, 2021 10 110 1
diy brides - is a cricut worth it?
Sarah, on October 11, 2021 at 12:51 PM

I'm designing all of our signage/invitations/decor and I'm wondering if I should take the plunge and invest in a cricut. My main questions are: -Can I use my own design created in Adobe Illustrator or...

Erin, Oct 16, 2021 12 156
dj less reception
Stacy, on October 15, 2021 at 3:19 PM

My fiancé and I are looking to do our own DJing for the reception and ceremony. The venue can pipe in the music over their speakers. Has anyone done this? looking for advice on how or where to...

Stacy, Oct 16, 2021 7 128 1
Our custom surfboard guestbook finally came!
Rachel, Yesterday at 10:21 PM

Hi, Everyone! After months and months of waiting, our custom surfboard “guestbook” finally came today! We wanted to do something more fun and memorable than a standard guestbook, so we are going to...

Fiona, 12 hours ago 4 57
Rustic diy
Laura, on October 20, 2021 at 12:50 PM

Any tips on items I can work on myself in preparation to the wedding day? Right now looking into creating some floral vases.

Laura, Yesterday at 11:58 PM 5 61
diy Pie Display
Jennifer, on October 20, 2021 at 11:33 AM

We have a rustic themed rehearsal dinner/welcome party and I am so into the DIY mood! Love these pie servers and pie trays I made. I will also be staining 2 wooden crates to create a nice tiered...

Lynnie, Yesterday at 3:55 PM 2 49
Sola Wood Flowers
Alyssa, on September 26, 2021 at 2:29 PM

Beginning my sola wood flowers journey! 🥰

Alyssa, Yesterday at 12:47 PM 23 267 1
Dyeing a huge bow
Ashlie, on October 17, 2021 at 1:44 PM

Hey everybody! I bought a giant satin bow to add to the back of my dress which I hoped would be off white and close enough to my dress but when I got it it turned out to be much brighter white. Anyway...

R.L., Oct 20, 2021 4 92
Ring Insurance
Madison, on October 18, 2021 at 5:29 PM

Where did you get ring insurance? Reccomendations?

Alexandra, Oct 20, 2021 9 121
Soon to Be Mrs.
black envelopes
Soon to Be Mrs., on April 21, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Has any one had any issues with mailing black envelopes? I would like to use them for both the invitation and RSVP cards. I was on hold with USPS for over 20 minutes and decided to just hang up...

Michelle, Oct 20, 2021 12 2,382
Psa: Staples Printing
Jennifer, on October 15, 2021 at 7:47 PM

I just came back from printing rehearsal dinner, wedding invitations, RSVPs, detail cards, blank Thank You cards, and tags for my smore’s favors for a total of 137 sheets (53 of which are...

Melanie, Oct 19, 2021 11 219 1
Our save the date and website pictures!
Casey, on October 16, 2021 at 1:32 PM

We are having a hallowedding, and my 11 year old daughter took these. She's so talented!

Melanie, Oct 19, 2021 9 117
Dropping First Name
Renee, on October 14, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Has anyone had any experience with dropping a first name? I go by my middle name and want to drop my first name and take my husband's last name. I have heard that you have to see a lawyer to do this?...

Megan, Oct 17, 2021 6 141
Tent Rental
Jordyn, on October 14, 2021 at 10:45 PM

Hiiiii ladies! I am hoping to be a 2022 bride but I’m having difficulties finding a venue! Contemplating renting a tent and creating my own! Has anyone done a tent reception? Is it super expensive?...

CountryBride, Oct 16, 2021 4 71
Boudoir Book
Adriana, on October 11, 2020 at 8:53 PM

I wanted to gift my FH a bridal boudoir album, but my budget isn’t going to allow for it. I did a diy boudoir shoot (thanks tiktok lol) and I was going to have them printed in a book but it’s just too...

Chelcee, Oct 16, 2021 8 305
Online Floral Companies - Samples
Jennifer, on October 15, 2021 at 1:20 PM

Does anyone know of online floral companies that send flower samples? I found a Garland company that sends samples ( They are wholesale prices with no minimum quantity. I would...

Michelle, Oct 15, 2021 3 46
Personalized Retro Hotel/motel Keychains
Jennifer, on October 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Has anyone here made escort cards using retro/vintage hotel or motel keychains? I'm trying to look for the most cost effective way to do this without just using cardstock. I'm attaching skeleton key...

Jennifer, Oct 14, 2021 5 70
Paper lanterns on sticks for Send Off
Suzanne, on October 13, 2021 at 8:02 AM

I am wanting to make these for my daughter’s wedding but can’t find anywhere how to do it. Any thoughts? We are not allowed to use releasable lanterns.

Jennifer, Oct 14, 2021 3 75
i think i have my center pieces.
Casey, on September 16, 2021 at 8:21 AM

This is just a prototype but I'm in love!

Ashley, Oct 14, 2021 17 231 2
diy Bouquets
Michele, on October 12, 2021 at 12:46 PM

Alright.. we are currently waiting on the quote from a couple florists, and I've stumbled upon Flower Moxie. They have a couple DIY sets that are the colors and style that I'm looking for from the...

Lynnie, Oct 13, 2021 1 58 1
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