Sunday, August 1, 2010

Team Interview: Wedding DIY

We are going to start a new weekly-ish series on the blog here. It will be a sort of group interview with the whole team. Hopefully we can learn a bit more about each teamie, and share some etsy business tips and ideas.
Since our team originated from the message boards on The Knot, The Nest and The Bump, I thought our first topic would be wedding related.

Q: What DIY projects did you complete for your wedding? (pictures should enlarge when clicked)

A: BlushPrintables- "I designed, printed and assembled all of our stationery products with the exception of our actual invitations. It got so overwhelming, and we had 300+ guests, so I drew the line on the invites! "
JessicaRaeJewellry- "Everything paper for the wedding I DIY'd. Invites I designed, printed and assembled. Seating charts, Table centre pieces. Favors - Chocolate covered spoons drizzeled with white chocolate finished with cellophane that I tied off with a coordinating ribbon that said
FROM THE MR & MRS. I made the parents bouts and corsages. We wrote our own vows and hubby even designed my engagement and wedding band."
2Birdstone- "I DIYed all our paper goods from invitations to programs to table numbers. I also dyed my crinoline blue. I started my Etsy shop shortly after the wedding creating stationery designs and dyeing crinolines."


Personally Speaking- "We were married in a Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico on 8-8-08 (second marriage for both of us). I pretty much made everything for the wedding in Mexico - and we had 400+ guests at our new home for an At Home Reception when we returned from our honeymoon. We had 2 receptions at home to accomodate for the large number of guests. We had a brunch one day and a full-blown luau the next. Mexico Wedding: Invites, menu cards, photo scavenger hunt list for tables, sand ceremony design, table cards, centerpieces, seat signs ("mr ohland" and "mrs ohland"), printed undies... :) At Home Receptions: cake, cupcakes, centerpieces, invites, save the dates, etc."

GoAgainsttheGrain- "The majority of my wedding was DIY, especially the paper stuff. I designed, printed, cut and assembled all my invites. Also did my escort cards. And our favors was a homemade cookie buffet! My mother in law and grandmother and I all made cookies! It was a big hit"

WeddingMonograms- "I did alot of DIY for my wedding! My aisle runner, programs, bling shoes, monogram, veil, cootie catchers with crossword puzzles, favor boxes with cookies inside and my invites."

Marymule- "I made my invites, programs, table numbers and seating cards. We also grew dahlias in my sister's garden and used them for the bouquets and men's bouts. I ordered mums in bulk online and we arranged our own table centerpieces. Our favors were also a homemade cookie buffet, made by my myself, my best friend, mom and MIL. Instead of a traditional guestbook, I designed pages for guests to fill out with info like how far they travelled, how they knew the bride or groom, etc. There was also a place for them to draw a self portrait!"

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