So, I haven't posted in awhile because it was so hectic right before the wedding. We got married a month ago now, but we got pictures back yesterday, so I have to show you what I ended up making.
I molded 160 masks, and my family and friends helped decorate them.
Origami Lotus Centerpieces
A couple of friends, my sister and I made 40 of these, with 22 petals in each flower (880 petals).
Table numbers and seating cards
Flower girl dresses
I really enjoyed doing the work, and it helped our budget! I ended up cutting my list in half, but the things we didn't do (like menu and program) weren't missed. At one point I thought about doing the cake myself, but I'm glad I decided against that!
If you can include your friends and family in the work, it helps. We had two parties for decorating masks, and it was so much fun. If you think you can't let go of control over your projects, just make sure that the basics are what you want, and everything will be fine. I had to laugh when my father-in-law took a pretty mask and made this:
I'm going to post more pics on the Love your Wedding thread.
And we have non-crafty pics on flickr.http://www.flickr.com/photos/dusty_fry/sets/72157608461170516/show/