I DO-it-yourself

Last summer was the summer-of-the-wedding. My husband and I were not only planning our own wedding, but were invited to nine others between May and September!

I was up to my ears in bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsals, ceremonies and receptions. And I can’t tell you how many trips to Bed, Bath and Beyond I had to make.

They were all lovely and, since I am in a serious relapse of wedding attending after last year, I thought I would share a few favorite ideas that I saw.

These favors were for an 80s themed bachelorette party, but could be tailored to any theme. Chocolate covered pretzel sticks were adorned with colored stripes or sprinkles. There were even a few “groom” decorated ones! This would be an easy and inexpensive DIY favor.

I loved this direction sign at my friend Kate and Andrew’s wedding. It was perfect for their rustic, barn wedding. The post had the direction and distance of sentimental places – like their favorite fishing hole, honeymoon location and their new home! This would take a little bit more advanced handiwork, but exudes loads of charm.

Tired of the same old wedding favors? They also had artisan salt in their wedding hue from Didi Davis Foods (www.salttraders.com). A hand embossed and labeled tag set the tone perfectly!

Looking for a post-ceremony crowd pleaser? My friends Emily and Brian had a homemade cupcake bar while they had their church wedding photos taken before departing for the reception! While we waited to see them off we munched on an assortment of mini-cupcakes and punch.

And finally, M&M favors! My friends Glen and Nikita had personalized M&Ms in their wedding colors with their names and faces on them! Too adorable! (This picture is not mine. I don’t have a good one.)

What’s the most number of weddings you had to attend in a short period of time?

What’s the best wedding DIY project you’ve ever seen?

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9 comments

  1. Katelyn says:

    Oooo so exciting to see our Love Sign on your blog post! We now have the “Our First Home” sign next to our doorway, with the mileage crossed out and a “0” on top of it. We had so much fun making that.

    I think more of our friends should get married soon – I too am in wedding withdrawal.

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