DIY

The weeks leading up to your wedding are impossibly busy.  I was pretty organized throughout the process but between designing our programs, creating menu cards and printing escort cards, free time was hard to come by the last few weeks.  Oh and don’t forget about making sure all gifts were purchased and cards written.  And that there was a detailed timeline of the day.  Or, if you’re us, a detailed timeline of the 5-day event starting Wednesday.   Regardless, doing these projects myself made our wedding a labor of love and I enjoyed pouring myself into every last detail.

I always knew I wanted a Blurb guestbook.  My main goal was to create something that Matt and I would want to keep, not just a pretty book with the signatures of our loved ones.  So I pulled out that box that most of us gals have – you know, the box filled with ticket stubs, receipts and cards that you aren’t sure what you’ll do with but one day –  yep, that’s the one.  I uploaded all of our personal memories into Blurb and voila – our guestbook!

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For a wedding I helped design for work, we attached menu cards to plexiglass and put them in easels at each table. For our wedding, I decided to take this to the next level. That’s right, plexiglass menu cards for everyone. I printed the cards at home on our inkjet printer. Then Matt got back into his hole-punching ways to keep the menu cards consistent with our invitations. My dear grandfather cut the plexiglass (225 pieces!) and even rounded the edges.

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Our escort cards were printed at home as well as the signature drink cards – named after our fathers’ drinks of choice. One project I had trouble motivating myself to do was the programs. It seemed a little unnecessary (unlike plexiglass menu cards of course). Or at least that’s what I thought two weeks before our wedding. Nonetheless, I mustered up the strength and banged them out. They were simple and got the job done.

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I love how everything turned out and it was so worth it!  What DIY projects are you undertaking?