Thursday, June 9, 2011

Three months to go and counting!

Less than three months to go! I`am trying to complete my DYI projects. Everytime I log on to weddingbee, I find something else to do! I switched up my wedding invites. By the time I completed 50 pocket invites, I was so stressed out! I ditched the pocket folds, then purchased 100 pocket folds from paper and more! I downloaded an invite and a RSVP card from I blinged them out, then I made some inserts for the pockets! Commercial invites are preloaded from a program then they personalize for you and print them on card stock. I requested some samples from PaperDivas and other companies. Trust! I was not impressed!
I do not mind spending money, but I refuse to spend a lot of money on things that people will throw out! Invites are one of them!
Any how, My invite are complete and ready to be sent out Saturday!

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I`am so addicted to weddingbee! The site has so many great ideas from other DYI brides to be. The wedding magazines are useless unless you are looking for a wedding attire. They have no ideas for ceremony and reception. Martha Stewart`s wedding magazine is a joke. It `s like arts and crafts trying to marry vogue. Now and then, I may see one or two ideas that may have caught my eye. I`am not into shabby chic. You can have her!

Weddingbee had a great idea for my guest, song request cards! I decided to use some Avery index cards to create my cards. I down loaded images I found on google and placed them on my cards. Here are the results:

I also made pocket tissue packets called "tears of joy". There are people who cry at weddings, so I thought it would be a nice addition to the ceremony.
I bought clear bags from clear bags .com. Found leopard print tissues from and I made my cards from

Since I was going to have my guest blow bubbles out side the chruch, I thought it would be nice to give the tissues and the bubbles together in a nice favor box. I downloaded a pillow box template in pink from download and

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Since I will have disposable cameras on each table, I decided to make "I Spy" cards.

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I even manage to complete a centerpiece for my mini candy station/ guest table!

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I found the cherry blossoms on clearance from Michael`s for $2.99 from $9.99. I took the blossoms off and spray painted the branches silver, the placed the blossoms back on the branches. I went to Hobby Lobby and found acrylic crystals to hang on the branches. I filled the trumpet vase with large and medium acrylic gems.

My job is so demanding! Who would think I would have time to DYI! Making these things help to eliminate stress! Now, If I can continue to keep focus with my projects without changing them, I should be complete with everything by the end of June!

Have Faith and Believe~

Blessings to you!