Stinkerpants Wedding: DIY Details
Holy moly, it’s the last wedding post. Sad!! It also happens to be one of my favorites, though: the DIY (do-it-yourself) details. I slaved my butt off working on all the details for our wedding, and I’m thrilled with how they came out. The reception was perfectly executed by our wonderful caterers, and every last thing was photographed by our awesome photographer, Kim.
At least one or two guests commented on every single detail, which really made all of the work worth it. It made our wedding really personal and fun, which was exactly what I was going for. The reason I’m telling you all of this is because I think the DIY projects are worth it, for sure, as long as they add something unique to your day. I don’t think it’s worth the effort to slave over a centerpiece if no one will notice how unique it is, or how it tells a story about you and your fiancé, though. Enough blabbering, how about some photos?
Kim did a great job photographing our invitations (don’t forget to add this to your list of things to bring on the day of!):
One of very few “perfect” programs (with the zig zag stitch):
One of the mini menus:
Our friend JD had a good time in the photobooth:
The cropped drawings that were hanging from the tall centerpieces:
One of the low-centerpiece tables:
The inside of the favor boxes:
And, just to recap some of the details you’ve seen before…
the bar menu:
The signs I made for the back of our chairs (there were also signs for our parents):
Actually, here’s a non-pro pic of Y’s dad with his sign (how funny is he?!):
The memory boxes:
The guestbook table:
The ceremony signs (well, one of them at least!):
Holy moly. Looking back on this, I did a LOT. Whew!! No wonder I’m wedding-ed out!!
I don’t usually ask questions at the end of my blog entries, but I am really curious: what DIY projects did you do (or are you doing) that truly reflect you and your fiancé?