I have yet to join the “do it yourself” land that inevitably comes with weddings. It’s a great way to exercise a little creativity and potentially save a ton of money, but if you also have to factor in the time you spend on the project. So far I’m hoping the projects I have lined up for myself like apple placecards and artsy framed table numbers won’t be too time intensive (famous last words of every bride) because time isn’t something I often have to spare. These are some of the projects I’ve been inspired by, but too scared to actually tackle!
I actually have pretty decent handwriting, and if I really tried I could probably learn how to do calligraphy…but the thought of painstakingly addressing over 100 envelopes by hand kind of terrifies me even though it would look gorgeous!
These tissue paper pomanders are so cool looking, but you have to be super crafty. I might still try to get up the nerve to try one out. If you want to as well, the instructions are here!
Since my only sewing experiences have all ended in disaster, I only briefly considered the idea of making my own veil. This bride did a fabulous job though, and if you’re more domestically inclined than me you can make one of these youself for under $10!!! There are a ton of instructions out there, but you can go here, here, or here to get started.