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« Reply #1540 on: October 23, 2008 01:07:52 PM »

It might be cheaper to just buy them, I'm not sure. You can use your craftiness to decorate them. I have seen some cute votives wrapped in vellum and ribbon and such.... you might be able to find something here: http://www.diybride.com/index.php?s=votives

or tone down something like this... http://www.todays-weddings.com/crafts/archives/vellum_votives.php

Sorry I have been on a wedding planning role!

My favors are finished. We bought them straight, knotted them and labeled them "Marc and Lindsay tied the knot! 01.03.09":


I have made my photographer list and ceremony/reception list
Finalized the caterer plans
Bought all the candles
bought the marbles for the vases
Received my willowstems from flowerrus.com
Booked my trial hair appointment as well as final appointments with the priest, musician, and the cake lady
Borrowed and bought vases:
These were at IKEA for 2.50. They were at Michael's for 4.00


I also bought my square mirrors at IKEA (12 or 14 inch, I don't remember) 4 for 8 dollars when the cheapest I found them were at least 3 dollars each not counting shipping!
My invites are coming today, so I need to finish assembling them and send them off
I have our reception napkins that I need to match the ribbon to
Print monogram squares
Treat willow branches
Assemble centerpieces

I also saw these super cute crepe paper flowers on Martha Stewart online and I love them. I think I am going to try and make white peonies for the reception. We'll see how that goes.

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« Reply #1541 on: October 29, 2008 12:25:27 PM »

i found little wedding favor boxes on clearance at walmart (50 for $8!!  sweet!) and now i'm thinking about just using scented tealights (cheaper) and putting those in smaller holders.  i've seen some pumpkin spice ones for the fall season and when they go on clearance i think i'm going to just buy them up.  we'll see if i change my mind by then though!
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« Reply #1542 on: November 02, 2008 06:11:09 AM »

I love this thread, first off.  I just got engaged last weekend and spent most of the week reading/skimming through this entire post.  We are planning on getting married next year in September sometime and the wedding will be on the beach.  This is what I think I may craft:

-Save the date (cards?)
-Centerpieces
-Guest favors
-Veil
-Bridesmaids gifts (possibly knit wraps for them)
-Programs
-Card box
-Ring bearers "pillow" (I'm thinking a seashell filled with sand and set with wax)
-Table numbers
-Bouquets?
EDIT: - also I'll be barefoot, so I want to make an anklet/toe connector from beads


Also after reading these posts, I'm tempted to make my own invitations/thank you cards, but I'm a little intimidated about buying and using a gocco.  I haven't picked out what colors I want yet, so I haven't thought about starting anything yet either.
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« Reply #1543 on: November 02, 2008 08:39:59 AM »

Don't be intimidated about the gocco! It is so easy  and fast and I loved how my invites turned out. Even children can use a gocco! I say go for it Smiley
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« Reply #1544 on: November 03, 2008 04:45:02 AM »

I guess what I'm really intimidated about is designing the cards themselves.  Picking good coordinating colors, finding a nice pattern to make it interesting.  Picking a good font.  I'm still debating, but I at least know where I can get some (ebay, here I come!).
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« Reply #1545 on: November 03, 2008 10:14:49 AM »

You can always do what Banga did and hire someone to work up the design and then you can print it yourself.
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« Reply #1546 on: November 03, 2008 04:16:55 PM »

You can always do what Banga did and hire someone to work up the design and then you can print it yourself.

Exactly... I think I have someone I can recommend!  Wink Cough cough TheBon cough!
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« Reply #1547 on: November 17, 2008 12:04:33 AM »

Hello there, luvverlies!
My brain's in a bit of a stink, and I dont think I can handle going through thousands of posts searching for invitation ideas.

I've been put in charge of a large majority of my brothers' wedding, and his Wife-To-Be wants to make super-cheap invitations [read: I'll be making them], I'm rather the crafty type, so this is no problem.
Have any of you seen wedding invitations that make you go "Oh my Lawdy, I do declare!" that have been done on the cheap?
We're thinking of a folding invitation, almost like a self-containing envelopecardthingamajig. She claims to like "swirly arty things", and the theme of the wedding, as it's in summer here in Aus [March 7th!] is a fairly white-'n-colours kind of theme. If you can call it that.

One of the other things I have to keep in concideration is that they were thinking of doing email invitations to a majority of their friends network, leaving invites to family members, and close friends. So the look of the invite needs to be translatable into a 2D jpeg, bearing similarities, but not being identical.
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« Reply #1548 on: November 18, 2008 03:19:03 PM »

Were you planning on making the invites digitally and getting them printed or printing them yourselves or more of a papercraft approach?

My invites were folded/self-contained and my DH made them in photoshop.



This is the basic idea. I can get more specific if needed.
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« Reply #1549 on: November 18, 2008 04:37:36 PM »

Oh that's gorgeous!! Shocked

We plan to print them ourselves, but it'll practically only be the writing that's printed. I'll likely make up some stamps to use, and at the moment I'm refining my methods of watering down the ink so that the stamped image can be written over without cluttering everything up too much.
I already have one or two swirly designs up my sleeve, but it's fantastic to see it all put together. Smiley
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