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Your wedding in numbers: how many DIY projects?

Kelly, on August 21, 2018 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Do It Yourself 99

How hands-on are you getting with your wedding day decor? How many different DIY projects are you taking on? Photography: Rue 29 Napa Valley Next Question: How many alterations appointments?

How hands-on are you getting with your wedding day decor? How many different DIY projects are you taking on?


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Photography: Rue 29 Napa Valley


Next Question: How many alterations appointments?

99 Comments

  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
    HayMrsO ·
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    Not a bunch...nothing like my first wedding where I did everything and was exhausted by the time the wedding came along.

    This time I dyed my cheese cloth table runner and I am going to attempt to make a sign on a mirror. If it works, great. If not, whatever. Not the end of the world. I am determined to relax and enjoy my day!

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  • Brianna
    Dedicated September 2020
    Brianna ·
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    Pretty much all decor will be DIY with the exception of the ceiling drapery. I’d rather do as much as I can on my own (with help from family) than hire someone or buy things already assembled.
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  • Ashley
    Savvy October 2018
    Ashley ·
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    I've completely lost count. More than 10.
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  • Bride107
    Expert October 2018
    Bride107 ·
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    Signs and favors will be DIY

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  • Nemo
    Master August 2018
    Nemo ·
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    Kinda sorta have 2, but I wouldn't count them as DIY! Our table numbers were mint green easels and we wrote the table number on them in gold using a paint pen (MIL actually did this for us, my handwriting is terrible!). We also ordered some frames for our bar sign and unplugged ceremony sign that were supposed to be black with a gold trim. It ended up coming in as a black frame with a sanded wood trim instead. I just used the gold paint pen and made it gold like it was supposed to be and it was perfect!

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  • Katelyn
    Devoted January 2019
    Katelyn ·
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    Not many. Maybe one or two. Centerpieces. I might do my own bouquet, it just depends on my time and energy in the next 5 months.
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  • Tpatb
    Master August 2019
    Tpatb ·
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    Only one lol : invitations
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  • A
    Savvy June 2020
    Alexis ·
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    Hoping to do a lot of DIY. Trying to save as much money as possible!
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  • AlmostAMurphy
    Devoted November 2018
    AlmostAMurphy ·
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    I’m a very hands on person to begin with, so almost everything is diy. So far I’ve made (with some help from a bridesmaid) the centerpieces, an order of events pallet sign, all four bouquets, and I’ve started welcome signs.
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  • Stephanie
    Devoted October 2019
    Stephanie ·
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    I haven’t dove into this part of planning yet but I’m planning on making all my decor and details DIY! Me, my mom, and my FMIL all have a good eye for crafting and decor so DIY is really the best fit for me and my family
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  • T
    Super December 2018
    T P ·
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    It seems like everything, but it is really only two or three projects. We've hired vendors for the heavy lifting.
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  • L
    Savvy March 2019
    Luisa ·
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    Never counted just made deadlines for all of it but it’s A lot. For the ceremony two archways, and the girls fabric flower bouquets. For the reception I’m making the center pieces for 30 tables just for guests (jars, wreaths, origami pieces, table numbers, paper confetti hearts), the head table (previous items, and a back drop), the card box, photo back drop, and some signs
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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    That's awesome!! It can be a fun way for you all to hang out and bond during the planning process!

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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    Love it, I'm sure it all looks great!! Do you have a favorite project so far?

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  • Brianna
    Dedicated September 2020
    Brianna ·
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    We haven’t really started anything since the wedding is almost 2 years out. But I’m really looking forward to making the center pieces!
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  • Liana
    VIP March 2017
    Liana ·
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    All decor details were DIY.

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  • Alyssa
    Just Said Yes July 2022
    Alyssa ·
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    A few DIY projects: bouquets and boutonnières, center pieces for the tables and decor for all the other tables. My grandmother is growing the flowers for the ceremony and we’re decorating the gazebo at the park ourselves Smiley smile so everything is DIY lol
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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    All of this sounds awesome!! You have done a lot! The centerpieces sound gorgeous, I would love to see photos when they are done!

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  • KarenO
    Master June 2018
    KarenO ·
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    They were only difficult in that the print wouldn't line up correctly when I printed them on my home printer, so I had to play around with that a lot to make it work. They were also a bit physically difficult to punch the corners out with a decorative punch. I made a detailed post about them here.

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  • Brittany
    Devoted October 2018
    Brittany ·
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    Did the flowers and table decor yesterday. Took about 10 hours to do all of that
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