As much as I love picking and choosing vendors to take part in our wedding day (mainly because they are pros and I know their work will be fabulous!), there are certain items I would really like to DIY and prepare myself. Outside of wedding planning, I LOVE to craft and create. (One of my favorite rooms in our new house is my dedicated crafting room! Thanks, Mr. C!) I promised myself early on that I wouldn’t get overloaded with projects during the planning process, but who says I can’t still squeeze a few in here and there!? Although I won’t be physically creating some of the larger aspects of the wedding, like the floral arrangements, I have plans to create some smaller yet very important details for the Big Day. So far, I have plans to:
- sew/create the ring bearer’s pillow
- design some sort of holder, probably a frame, for the escort cards at the reception
- put together a gift/care package for my lovely bridesmaids
- create table numbers for the reception
- decide on our exit from the reception, and then put together whatever “supplies” will be needed
So far I have ideas for the ring pillow, something with a big bow and possibly lace:
Image via Hand & Heritage on Etsy
Image via OneBlushingBride on Etsy
I also have ideas for the escort card holder—I’m thinking a large frame with ribbon hung across it to hold the cards, like so:
It’s not a very extensive list at this point, but I do love the idea of a few handmade items making their way into our wedding in some way, shape, or form.
The only problem is…finding motivation to start on these projects. I’m always so afraid of making something and then stumbling across something I like better or a different way I should have done it. The procrastinator in me likes to justify why I’m waiting so long to get started.
Help me out, guys! How do you motivate yourself to get started, rather than waiting until the last minute for some of those important “little” projects? Any tips on any of these potential projects?
- Undergraduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- October 2012
- Piazza in the Village