April 2013 Weddings

Any DIYers for their April 2013 wedding?

I frequent the DIY board alot but I'm curious if any of my fellow April 2013 brides are crazy DIYing like me. Here is my project list:

1. Table Numbers
2. Centerpieces
3. Votive Holders with Damask Vellum
4. Damask Table Runners
5. Bridesmaid Survival Kit
6. Save the Dates
7. Welcome Bags for Hotel Guests
8. Personalized Bridesmaid Hangers
9. Flower Girl Baskets
10. Activity Books for children
11. Favors
12. Placecards
13. Guestbook
14. Door Hangers
15. Card Box
16. Flower Girl Headbands
17. Aisle Runner
18. Aisle Pomanders
19. Photoshare Cards
20. Programs
21. Menus
22. Bridal Shoes or Dyed Crinoline
23. Bathroom Baskets
24. Tears of Joy Packets
25. Bride Hoodies
26. Water Bottle Labels
27. Toss Bouquet
28. Family Wedding Picture Table
29. Heart Shaped Crayons
30. Bubbles
31. Drink stirrers

I know I am crazy for this insane list right? I figure if I do two projects a week I will be able to get it all done.  So share your projects ladies!
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Re: Any DIYers for their April 2013 wedding?

  • I may STEAL your DIY list!!!! I am a diy-er because my fiance begged me to keep to costs down. And I love him. Ha, so I am doing everything on my own with a few bits of help from others. <3
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  • Christine9866Christine9866
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    I am a DIYer as well!!!! I was worried about my list being too much to tackle, but I have already started to get my project items together so I can begin. My mom keeps telling me to get a head start on the items because she does not want me to go crazy when 6 months rolls around. I agree with her!!! I am running out of space-- my pile of mason jars, milk jars and antique crates for decor and candy buffet items grows on a weekly basis. People keep telling me that I am starting too early, but then I just keep in mind what my mom told me! :)

    Paper:
    Save the dates
    wedding invitations ( i want to attemp pocket fold)
    menu cards
    escort cars

    Ceremony:
    Unity candle
    Memorial photos and candles

    Gift for bridesmaids (so far)
    emergency b-party kit (not a gift but to have that morning)
    personalized wine glasses
    personalized hangers

    Reception:
    Decorate mason jars/milk jars
    table numbers
    "love is sweet" burlap banner for candy buffet
    decorate candy buffet jars etc.
    candy buffet gumdrop topiary tree, and lollipop tree
    candy bufet kraft merchandise bags (stamp them)
    Card box
    DIY chalkboard signs made from picture frames (one for guest book, signature drink, candy buffet)
    burlap table runner
    burlap table squares for cocktail  tables
    votive decorate with burlap or twine
    bathroom baskets
    escort card holder
    OOT bags
    guest book pen holder
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  • It is never to early to start your DIY projects.  You don't want to drive yourself crazy when the wedding is only a few months out.  There is going to be so much to do and the faster you get your DIY projects done the better! Our office has turned into the wedding room!
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  • I should make a list because I plan on making a lot of my own things.  Thanks for the inspiration, ladies!
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  • I decided to make my own list to keep myself focused:

    Ceremony decor - something for the aisle, chair decorations, and an arch or backdrop
    Bubbles or confetti packets
    Guestbook
    Cardbox 
    Table numbers or names
    Escort card display
    Centerpieces
    Cootie catcher programs
    Favors
    Something to make the sweetheart table stand out
    "Mrs." hoodie
    Will you be my bridesmaid? - I have a few ideas but nothing concrete
    Gifts for wedding party
    "Thank you" sign
    Photo scavenger hunt cards?
    Bathroom baskets
    Save the dates/Thank you cards/Wedding website/Invites

    And my stepfathers friend is a wedding photographer. If I like his work, we will probably go with him, and I'm hoping that since he is a family friend he will cut us a deal if we edit our own pictures and make our own albums. Yeah, it would be a lot more work, but I like doing things like that.
  • so glad that i'm not alone in my DIY world!
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  • Hi girls.
    I am trying to do as much as I ccan on my own. I have been totally obsessed with the favors so far.
    I am actually not very crafty so trying to make my own invites hasn't really turned out so far. I did make my own enagagement notices and got those all mailed off. I ordered Save The Dates and the formal invites. 
     How many favors are you planning on having?
    And if we order cake boxes does that man we need to order a bigger cake so peole will have some to take home?
    My wedding is going to be black and white with red roses and candles evrywhere.
    I love the look of the small balck boxes but cannot figure out a good favor for the inside? Any suggestions? I have candy going into little bags and also the small bride and groom favor boxes so candy is out.Help!
    Also, I like the daily planner monogrammed books as favors but our wedding is in April. Do you think the planner would be stupid?
    I need ideas! Any and all are appreciated. Thanks

  • Christine9866Christine9866
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    In Response to Re: Any DIYers for their April 2013 wedding?:
    Hi girls. I am trying to do as much as I ccan on my own. I have been totally obsessed with the favors so far. I am actually not very crafty so trying to make my own invites hasn't really turned out so far. I did make my own enagagement notices and got those all mailed off. I ordered Save The Dates and the formal invites.   How many favors are you planning on having? And if we order cake boxes does that man we need to order a bigger cake so peole will have some to take home? My wedding is going to be black and white with red roses and candles evrywhere. I love the look of the small balck boxes but cannot figure out a good favor for the inside? Any suggestions? I have candy going into little bags and also the small bride and groom favor boxes so candy is out.Help! Also, I like the daily planner monogrammed books as favors but our wedding is in April. Do you think the planner would be stupid? I need ideas! Any and all are appreciated. Thanks
    Posted by LesaAdams
    FI and I are doing a candy buffet. I would say get enough favors for the amount of people coming to the wedding. For a candy buffet it is usually 1/2 candy per guest. I am confused-- are you giving your wedding cake as a favor or just getting boxes for people to take some home? or looking for something similar to put in the boxes you have? If thats the case, you might be able to ask your bakery for sheet cakes to be able to do this instead of getting a bigger wedding cake made. I am biased with wedding cake. FI and I are doing a cupcake tower, and having the top tier be our cake so we can save it for our first anniversary. We will be cutting into a cupcake. I feel cake often just sits at peoples place settings, and I personally don't know how I would feel about getting a piece of the wedding cake as a favor, but that is just me! :)You can always do the candy in the box or chocolates. If you set on the cake there on tons of sites that make "mini" wedding cakes almost the same concept as petit fours. The planner might not be a good idea because we will already be in april. You can always tie in your monogram by making a sticker monogram for your favor boxes. I found this idea at from target : http://www.target.com/p/Black-Heart-Window-Favor-Boxes-25ct/-/A-10799089?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C10799089&CPNG=home%20decor&ci_sku=10799089&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=

    Maybe you can do the black boxes with just red candy in it. HTH!
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  • Well, I've been seeing the idea of cake in the boxes from checking out things on the internet.I think it was for left overs. It sounded strange to me actually as well. So, obviously it isn't exactly the norm if your not planning on it. 
    Someone said maybe truffles or some kind of nice candy in the black favor boxes. The idea of saving the first tier of the cake for our anniversary sounds great. And the cupcake tower sounds so cute.
    So, any ideas and input is very appreciated. Thanks so much.
  • I'm thinking I will be DIYing in order to cut costs and I've picked up some ideas from pinterest that I totally want to steal and use. I figure my list will include:

    Table numbers
    Centerpieces
    Candle/votive holders
    Signs
    Menu
    Programs


    Other things but I just engaged over the weekend so I'm still trying to wrap my head around things.
  • So, what is the hotel welcome bags consisting of???

  • In Response to Re: Any DIYers for their April 2013 wedding?:
    So, what is the hotel welcome bags consisting of???
    Posted by LesaAdams
    Things like small snacks, gum, mints, water, advil, sweets etc.  Some include activities to do in the area, or a schedule if you are doing a welcome dinner, or day after brunch.
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  • I am going to be making all of my place cards. I do cross stitching and so I am going so cross stitch all the guests first names onto fabric then glue it to a place card. I wil have to post a picture of one when I start making them.
  • I really want to be DIY but I can't start yet because having things hangning around for a year will seriously blow my OCD mind!
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  • i feel inspired to start creating..im gonna try to make the hangers

    i love the idea of the crayon hearts..but im not sure where do you use these?

    love the tears of joy packages as well..great ideas
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