When I first got engaged we went right to vendor hiring. That was pretty easy for us since I already knew who I would want to have at our wedding. My problem was the design of the event. There were so many things I loved but I could not find them, or I didn't want to pay for them. (i became very cheap when it came down to paying for decor). We had no "theme" or color scheme, we just went with things we love. It was a hodge podge of randomness that meshed beautifully in the end.
My D.I.Y. list consisted of the following:
1. fabric bouquets (this was a trial and error situation, I thought I wanted funky printed fabric flowers but ended up with solid rolled fabric flowers. After I had made a bunch of the funky ones of course. Then I had to figure out how to assemble them into a bouquet! It took a while but I finally got it. They turned out awesome. Shown below is mine but I also made my girls' as well.
7. Escort cards.. I ordered paper straws along time ago and wanted to use them somewhere. I went with the soda bottle and attached the escort cards onto them with a ribbon and stuck the straws on them as well. They were cute. :)
8. Table numbers.. I just cut numbers out of fabric and suck them on a piece of kraft paper and inserted them into an Ikea frame. Easy peasy.
9. A big project was the floral centerpieces. In the beginning I was going to make all fabric flowers for the centerpieces.. well... that didn't happen. So instead, after thrifting a mother load of vintage glass I decided I would use real flowers. I wanted to create a wildflower look that was not to "put together" looking. My friend Nikita and I went out 2 days prior to the wedding and started picking flowers from the side of the road like crazy people. Since it is early fall we lucked out with a ton of yellow, purple and white flowers. But I wanted more color so I went and bought a TON of bouquets from Kroger and took them apart and created our centerpieces. For this job, I had help from Shane and our friend/officiant. It took way longer than I thought it would to put all of the centerpieces together because I wanted a ton of smaller ones.
This is our kitchen after the flower arranging madness.
A few other things I made but are not pictured was the aisle decor, which was a few billy balls and some iron wedding tied together with a ribbon. They were attached to every other row of chairs. Simple yet pretty. CD's of all music for the prelude, ceremony and dinner. Boutonnières for the guys. I believe that is everything.
Sorry the photos are dark, they were all taken from my phone. I will be doing another post when we get our photos back from the amazing Steph Carson. You can get a sneak peek at our wedding by clicking on Steph's name. :)