I am getting married in November, just after Thanksgiving at our local conservatory. They have a room called the Palm House which a green house area at the end of the building (that's oh so pretty) and we are having the wedding and reception there. Daytime formal, string quartet, plated luncheon. You get the idea. There's a nice pic of the ceremony site at this page: http://fpconservatory.org/ewedding.html
This is the dress I am wearing: http://tinyurl.com/656xm
My maid of honor is wearing this dress in "apple": http://davidsbridal.com/bridesmaids_bycolor_detail.jsp?stid=1575&sid=4746&cfid=8
and my matron of honor and two bridesmaids are wearing this dress, also in "apple": http://davidsbridal.com/bridesmaids_bycolor_detail.jsp?stid=442&sid=2865&cfid=8
Also, my fiance is thinking about this: http://tinyurl.com/3jnus
I'm not sure how we ended up with this wedding--we always wanted something simple but then once we chose the conservatory and I saw that dress, it sort of all started falling into place.
Anyhow, many many things are going to be made by me and others:
invitations, save the date cards, place cards, favors (marble magnets? I have been making a lot of those lately) centerpieces, decorations, possibly even the cake topper (my mom is making our cake)
I am an English major and my fiance is a math major. We also have a love for anything oriental and since everything is red so far, this would be easy to throw in here and there...AND my fiance is super-good at origami so we were thinking of incorporating origami cranes somehow. I love the 1000 paper cranes story but I'm not sure we will get around to it. We were thinking possibly origami swans as cake toppers though.
Sorry for my rambling. I have had a lot of ideas for different things, but I sort of want to do everything. I though perhaps someone who hasn't been planning my wedding for the past three months will have some fresh ideas.