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rainingmen Posts: 6
Hi there, I got married in September2014 and we tried to do a bit of everything ourselves with help from friends and family. We wanted our wedding to be different then the norm, be very hands on and to make it unique and special to us.. we created our own table displays, favours, signing, table plan...you name it we diy'd it... So I was thinking if I could help and be of any assistance to future brides to be that would like to go down the road of diy'ing then I could lend my knowledge out and give a little help.. weddings areal unique and personal that everyone has their own ideas of what they should be like but if anyone would like any ideas then I would love to share them...thanks
Sin16 Posts: 236
You are so good. I would love to see any photos you have of your diy things you did. I plan on making as much as possible. At the moment I am looking at invitations and trying to find a good design and the materials. I would love a list of what you did diy wise.
craftyPB Posts: 2625
That's so kind of you! What all did you do? We've done lots and lots, so I'd love to help too if anyone needs it! We did: mirror welcome sign at church yay flags tears of joy pockets pinwheels in wood slices as directions to the church mass booklet I belong with you bunting cross stitched flowergirl sign handsewn clutch purses handsewn flowergirl dress personalized hangers personalized flowergirl activity pack with handmade matching pairs game, Disney finger puppets, personalised colouring book handmade cufflinks tissue paper pompoms desserts for dessert table framed signage sign on a plate cake toppers treat bags stamped napkins advice, memories, predictions guest book fabric bunting paper bunting doily bunting table plan chalkboard signage flip flop crate bathroom baskets blanket basket speech length betting cards I spy game cross stitched table numbers decorated jars and bottles for table centres invites, thank yous, rsvps etc choose seat not side sign handmade embroidered table mats for bride and groom paper hanging hot air ballloon tealight holders pennant bunting menus bathroom door photos bouquet charms dancefloor rules easel desserts table signs quotes for with our engagement photos altered shirts embroidered message on his tie love is patient/kind etc tags for pew ends various luggage tags for water jugs/lemonade bottles etc name place flags on paper straws I think that's it all!!
butlerf Posts: 57
This is a great idea for a thread and v kind to those of us who aren't v creative! I love the mirrored welcome sign idea. How did you do that?
craftyPB Posts: 2625
We just wrote on it with a chalkboard pen - super easy but looks amazing!! I tried attaching a picture, but the file is too large! :(
butlerf Posts: 57
Cool thanks. I'll have a look on Pinterest and look out for a good value mirror.
craftyPB Posts: 2625
Here's a picture of ours...
butlerf Posts: 57
That's fab. Congratulations on your beautiful wedding. Where did you get the mirror, frame and easel?
craftyPB Posts: 2625
Mirror was from tkmaxx, happily it was already grey, so didn't have to paint it! The easel was from a car boot sale..
Jenron Posts: 259
Great idea rainingmen. You're so good to offer to help others. I'll definitely recommend your thread for my friends who are getting married over the next 18 months.