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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2006 05:05:14 PM »

If you want to keep busy, do little things: make the flower girls basket, ring bearer's pillow, decorate some candles; these sort of things you can keep forever!  Make gifts for your mom, his mom (embroidered hankies work good), or even your hubby!  You can also make some fun stuff for your honeymoon (sew some cute lingerie, make some soap or candles).  Also, more importantly, make stuff for your home! 
Cause the wedding is one day, the marriage is forever!  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2006 07:01:47 AM »

I would not.

If you were a seamstress, perhaps.
But what if they don't turn out?  What if you don't finish?

They need to have dresses. I'd focus on crafty stufff you already know how to do at this point.

<--- did a lot of cute crafty stuff no one even noticed. I wish I had saved my time.
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2006 09:50:33 AM »

I did all my planning in 8 mos.

Here's what I did myself:

- sewed my outfit
- sewed 2 flowergirl dresses
- sewed ringboy pillows
- invites
- favor tags
- baked 60 cookies and my fiance decorated them
- fiance made our cake
- 15 or so ribbon wands
- tons of tissue paper pom poms
- 4 necklaces for our children
- all my wedding flowers the night before and morning of wedding
- landscaped my yard
- guest book
- wreath for front door
- cd mixes for our wedding music
- flower girl baskets
- photo collage
- rocks with love words on them
- girls' earrings
- 3 ankle bracelets
- decoratedarbor
- decorated rented trees

We did all the set-up, rentals and food/drink for our backyard wedding with 40 guests on Aug. 12.

I, of course, was still sewing stuff up until a couple weeks before the wedding.

Then after the wedding I made announcements and thank-you cards.



My only failures were trying to sew all the guys vests (didn't turn out) and the bouts for the guys didn't hold up.
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2006 04:26:52 PM »

I really envy all of you that had a short planning period.  My engagement will be going on for over a year because I have some stuff to do on my career track and because we live so far away from our families we wanted to give people time to save up money and vacation time for our nuptials (this way they can also vacation before or after we say "i do" while they are out this way.)

On a craftster note, I have little to no excuse not to DIY the heck out of the event!

Enjoy the crafting up to your event or for your honeymoon or for your home.  I'm glad the planning is done and you have time to come up with extra projects.  I am sorry for insinuating you were not all planned up, I did not gather that from your posts.  From what I understand, you are in an enviable bridal position.
I like the idea of presents for family or the home.  There is also the arrangements for out of town guests and welcome baskets for them.  You can practice your sewing skillz in this time so you are prepped to make dresses in a hurry in the future.
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2006 05:39:44 PM »

I planned my entire wedding and did most of the stuff on my own in less than 8 months, so no, I don't think you're insane.

And when you can...DELEGATE!! Share the love and make your family help. I did... Wink

Good luck and congrats.
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2006 06:27:44 PM »

Thank you for all the good advice, everyone!

We are having a destination wedding so everything had to be done long distance. I had one day to discuss in person what we wanted and make contracts with all the vendors. It didn't take long at all to plan the wedding. Making decorations ourselves was impossible. We don't want to travel with all that stuff. So the only DIY project was the cards.

Since I originally posted this I have started to make the flower girls beaded flowers for their hair and bracelets and the little pillows for the rings for the ring bearers. I am also making silk bags for the girls to carry the petals. Smiley

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