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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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Had my first experience as a "working" bridesmaid
KYLIE, on October 11, 2021 at 12:17 PM

I've always been pretty firm on the side of absolutely not asking friends or family, including bridal party members, to work your wedding. In my circles, it's common to have a DOC, wedding at a hotel...

Nichole, Oct 12, 2021 7 276
Low-cost Flower Bouquet Idea
Brittany, on October 10, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Sorry this is a long post!! Our wedding was July 2, 2021! After a year of postponing, I had plenty of time to look up flower choices! I considered Costco, but worried about the reviews that said...

Lynnie, Oct 12, 2021 3 152 3
Hire a calligrapher or address our own wedding invitations?
Erin, on August 26, 2021 at 9:33 AM

Is anyone else with not-so-great handwriting addressing their save the date's and invites themselves? I have pretty messy handwriting unless I write quite slowly so writing out all of these names and...

Kiersten, Oct 12, 2021 33 436
My love for you…. Help!!!
Darby, on October 9, 2021 at 5:28 PM

I’m working on a project for my fiancé. We are getting married in a week, and I still need a few states to finish his wedding gift! I need: -Maine-New Jersey- Delaware-Nebraska-Hawaii -Oklahoma-Nevada...

Fiona, Oct 11, 2021 3 107
UPDATE: I'm about to try the Parsley tea method, wish me luck!
ShaTerra, on September 8, 2012 at 9:15 PM

EDIT: I started trying the parsley tea method on September 8th, a full wk before my period (was supposed to start on the 16th). First, I used dry organic parsley flakes to make the tea, adding honey...

Dulce, Oct 8, 2021 17 36,898 1
Teacup makeover?
Courtney, on October 1, 2021 at 7:02 AM

Hi everyone! I have these teacups that I love…except for the print! Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can maybe get rid of/cover the print on these so I can use them? My wedding is next fall,...

Courtney, Oct 8, 2021 3 120
Brides on a Budget!!
Carissa, on August 8, 2021 at 6:22 PM

Where are my brides on a Budget of like $5k-$10 at? Let’s share some DIY’s and money saving hacks and tips below! 👀

azylovespeaches, Oct 8, 2021 31 916 19
Giant paper flower ceremony backdrop! How to hang it? suggestions please!
Jessica, on August 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM

So, I fell in love with these giant paper flowers (thank you Pinterest). And decided this was what I wanted as our backdrop for the ceremony. We're getting married on the front porch of an old...

Tara, Oct 7, 2021 10 559 1
Future Mrs. Riley
Cheaper to hire a caterer, or provide self prepared food for reception?
Future Mrs. Riley, on May 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM

So I decided early on to have family help with preparing food for the wedding as we are used to doing this at church functions, family gatherings etc., figured it would be a bit cheaper, howveer I've...

Wanda, Oct 5, 2021 18 4,830
Wedding Invitation host line wording, divorced parents & step parents are paying
Stephanie, on October 4, 2021 at 1:06 AM

As the title says, I'm a bit stumped on wording. My fiancé's parents are divorced and remarried and so are mine. We are incredibly blessed that all of our parents & step parents are paying for our...

Cool, Oct 4, 2021 5 110
Save the date
Lav, on September 30, 2021 at 8:10 PM

I am not failing in love with my save the date as I would expect, I’ve already tried several designs, positions etc… and still nothing. Lol… Do y’all like or would you change something? If so, what...

Lav, Oct 2, 2021 20 218 2
Lightroom Presets for Wedding Photos
Joran, on October 1, 2021 at 12:10 PM

Hi everyone, I am looking for some good presets for Lightroom to edit my wedding photos. Does anybody know any Lightroom presets specifically designed for Wedding Photography? Many thanks

Mrs.a, Oct 1, 2021 2 65
Cascading bouquets 💐
Katina, on September 27, 2021 at 2:26 PM

ATTN: Brides of 2022 ...... i just made this cascading bouquet, what do you think?

Katina, Sep 30, 2021 12 238 1
Printing Invitations through Shutterfly?
Whitney, on September 3, 2021 at 8:48 PM

I purchased an invitation suite template on Etsy and customized it for my own wedding, but I'm not able to print them myself like originally planned. Now I'm scrambling to find a place to print them...

Katie & Josh, Sep 28, 2021 5 110
diy Decorating
Frankie, on September 17, 2021 at 4:30 PM

I am interested in decorating my own wedding for a cheaper rate. I found Has anyone ever used them before? I am tempted to use them as it sounds like a legit deal, but I am a little...

Katie & Josh, Sep 28, 2021 7 140 1
Printing Own Invitations
Jennifer, on September 22, 2021 at 12:33 AM

For those that have designed their own wedding invitations or purchased one from Etsy, what did you find was the most cost effective print shop to print your design? How much did you pay per card? My...

Katie & Josh, Sep 28, 2021 11 149 3
Thank you gifts for Bestmen & Groomsmen
Hope, on September 23, 2021 at 6:16 PM

Hello! My fiancé is having a hard time choosing thank you gifts for the guys. Our wedding is in Oct 2022 in Vermont. We are not getting anything right now but I like to have ideas written done...

Hope, Sep 27, 2021 8 101 2
Cricut diy Invitations
Julie, on September 24, 2021 at 9:46 AM

Help! Best products to make invitations. I’m new to cricut and only have the blade that comes with the machine. Have not looked into ink, etc. if anyone is very experienced in this realm that would be...

Lynnie, Sep 27, 2021 2 63
My bridesmaids ring bouquet!❤
Katherine, on September 26, 2021 at 7:36 PM

Just wanted to share these beautiful ring bouquets my bridesmaids will be walking with. My dad made these and I couldn't love them more! They look amazing with my bouquet! (I didn't make my bouquet) ...

Katherine, Sep 27, 2021 12 158
Centerpieces trial
Maddie, on September 25, 2021 at 10:19 PM

The ladies in my family got together today to do a trial run of the centerpieces that we r DIYing and just wanted to share. I like them and it actually took a lot less flowers that I thought to look...

Lisa, Sep 27, 2021 8 190 1
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