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"December 2007"

DIY Wedding Contest Voting!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Today is voting day! We are going to be voting in the comments section of this post. With that said, I have a few "rules" for voting...first, please only list the number and corresponding project name (ie. #1 - DIY Wedding Cake). The more words that you put in your vote, the harder it is for me to tally everything up. Second, please only vote ONCE. If there are duplicate votes from the same person, I will only count one.

As a reminder, the prize...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I am so excited to feature these DIY projects. These flowers are absolutely amazing and so professional... To Make the Flower Arrangements... I purchased most of our flowers from Costco. The centerpieces were created using large square vases purchased at IKEA. The space between the stems and the vases were filled with limes, then with pink, green and white flowers. We made the centerpieces the night before then placed them outside in the shade. To Make the Pink Table Runners...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I love these brocade inspired invitations...such a great look for a modern, chic wedding....

To Make the Brocade Invitations...

Use istockphoto.com to find the right brocade pattern. Using Illustrator, size the brocade print to the appropriate invitation size (whatever you've chosen). Place a white rectangle, with a black border right in the center of the pattern, so that you have a space to typeset your text.

Print on the highest setting that your...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These drop dead gorgeous wedding invitations were created totally custom to reflected the couple's style and the feel of the wedding (which is actually just a few days after New Year’s!)... To Make These Invitations... Supplies bought at Archiver’s, The Photo Memory Store, Donahue Paper Emporium, Michael's Supplies Used: Curious Metallic Paper in Galvanized Neenah Paper in Red Linen, White Linen, Black Linen Wonder Tape Tombo Mono Adhesive Epson Stylus Photo 1400 Fiskars...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These place card trees are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The best part though, is that they are made using really accessible materials and supplies. Too cute for words... How to make the Placecard Tree... For the placecards: I used Stardream metallic cover stock in quartz that I purchased from http://www.paper-papers.com/. I designed a simple layout on MS Word, and used the font Murray Hill to write each person's...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I love this DIY project...Custom Vinyl inspired Cds and Sleeves filled with the couple's favorite songs. Reminiscent of the old vinyl records, these Cds celebrated the couple's love of music, while adding a vintage flair to an oh-so-chic event....

To Make the Vinyl Records...

We first purchased the records at...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These invitations were inspired by this oh-so-cute story... "My husband and I met while living in a housing co-op full of hippie grad students. We were assigned to cook dinner together one night - I made bread and he made some truly impressive crispy fried chicken. I always like to say that he first got my attention with that chicken. Our friends and family know this story and know us today as avid home cooks, so the image on our invitation really made them smile." Instructions on...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I know that you are going to go nuts over these DIY Bridesmaid Survival Kits... I am working on getting complete instructions for these, but in the meantime, I found the miniature suitcases at Land of Nod (random, I know). Fill each one with all of the necessities that a bridesmaid would need...a small sewing kit, safety pins, mints, gum, things like that. *** Next, this oh-so-perfect "Kissing Tree." As an alternative to the clinking of glasses, the guests approach the tree and...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I haven't ever seen anything like this next entry...origami branches, used as a colorful touch to an elegant wedding. I can't believe how beautiful they are...

Instructions on Making Origami Branches...

I made these flowering branches by attaching small origami lilies (folded from 75 mm paper) to branches with thin silver wire. After making all of the flowers, cut 3-4" lengths of silver wire and form a small loop at the end of each piece of wire. Then poke a...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I am completely smitten with these coat check tags...adding a bit of whimsy and personality into the most unexpected place... How to make Coat Check Tags... I designed the template myself and printed them out at home on Crane's 179 lb. Pearl White Cover (www.crane.com). I trimmed each one out using an x-acto and ruler. Then, using Fiskars 1/8" hole punch I made a hole to place the eyelet. Before adding the eyelet I...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These adorable DIY projects were all done by one bride, who clearly has an eye for pretty things and the creative talent to really make it work! These beautiful pear favors prove that a perfect gift is one that is simple and lovely... These flower cones are such a great way to bring a little color to your ceremony. By using different patterns on the paper, the overall look seems thoughtful but whimsical... I love the detail on these cupcakes...each one is different, elegantly...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I love, love, love the Journal placecards that were designed by Viola at Chewing the Cud...pure beauty (and something that guests will really hold on to)...

Instructions on making journal place cards...

Materials:
Assortment of Decorated Papers (various craft stores)
Ruler
Blank Journals
X-cto Knife/Scissors
Printer or Alphabet Rubber stamps (local craft...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

More DIY entries to inspire you! These perfect wedding details are just beautiful...they seem to add a personal touch, while still seeming effortless! To Make the Fans... These are just brown cardstock, white cardstock (run through my printer), wooden fan handles and ribbon. I used double sided tape to adhere the white page with content onto the brown cardstock and then used my gluegun to sandwhich the...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These Luggage Tag Save the Dates are the cutest things I have ever seen... To Make DIY Luggage Tags: These luggage tags were backed with white linen and tied with gold and pink taffeta ribbon. I used sheets of watercolor paper which had a lovely textured surface and I printed A4 sheets with 9 cards on each, designing the layout in photoshop. I cut each card to a luggage tag shape before spreading a very fine layer of PVA glue on the back, making sure that every inch of the card was...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I love these fortune inspired menus! Each flap has a course listed on the outside and the details listed under the flap. Each place setting had a menu sitting at it on top of a folded napkin... To Make the Fortune Inspired Menus... My husband and I designed a program in Microsoft Visio for the menu and then I went in and played with the layout, the colors, and the fonts until I got a look I was happy with. Each flap had a course listed on the outside and the details listed under the...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These vintage guestbooks were inspired by the bride's grandmother's collection of antique Reader's Digest books...using vintage and blank pages, they bound this amazing book...add a photobooth and gluesticks, and you have such a great keepsake! To Make the Vintage Guest Book... I created a beautiful custom book this summer for a bride who wanted to utilize her grandmother's collection of antique Reader's Digest books for their guest book at their wedding reception. we handpicked...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

These coaster table cards, designed by one of our readers, Katherine, are just too cute. Featuring her Dad's famous gin and tonic recipe and inspired by an article she saw in Martha Stewart, they are the perfect personalized favor to leave for your guests... Instructions for the Coaster Favors from Katherine... I designed the coaster in Microsoft Word, converted it to a PDF file and sent it off to For Your Party. They were great...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

Check out this DIY Wedding Cake that one of our readers sent me! The entire cake cost less than $200 to make! Tips on making the cake from the designer... I preordered a plain double tier vanilla sponge cake complete with royal icing. With the specifications, I drafted the bouquet on paper and assembled the top at home. Put them all together on the wedding day on site. To add height to the cake, I placed the cake on top of a Ikea photo frame and placed river pebbles and vanilla scented...

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Thank You Note Etiquette

I wanted to let everyone know about this great new write-up that the Daily Obsession did...How To Say Thank You, featuring yours truly (along with a handful of other industry professionals). Take a peak...it's packed with great information and tips on writing the perfect thank you note.

Also, tomorrow is the last day to enter your...

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A Beautiful Bride

If the wedding itself, shot by Elizabeth Messina, wasn't gorgeous enough...just look at this bride. Her perfectly stunning hair, that incredible gown, and the McDreamy groom. You just don't get more beautiful...

Thank you so much, Elizabeth, for sharing this amazingly beautiful wedding with...

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