One of my favorite parts of planning our wedding was how much our family pulled together to help! We had many weekends of going to antique markets and craft days where we made the DIY parts of the wedding decor! You can really do a lot of things on your own, and in the end it is so gratifying to know that you did it!!
I’ve posted about the invitation before HERE, but we did make our own invitations using a large custom made stamp. Here is my husband who stamped every single invitation and RSVP card!
We also cut our own burlap runners. Here is how they started.And here is how they ended!A more detailed post about the table runners can be found HERE.
One of my favorite decor pieces was the burlap banners we made.
I love you brother 🙂 so glad you were having so much fun helping me! Don’t hate me for posting this photo!
We also wanted to use chalkboards for signage, but we found that it was much cheaper to just use old frames and paint them whatever color you prefer, and then use chalkboard paint to make the inside.
The last helpful thing we did – that I highly recommend – is a mock set up of our centepieces and extra tables (dessert table, drink table, gift table, guestbook table etc.) It helped to get a good idea of what we had and what we still needed. That also made it a lot easier to sort things by table and organize and store it for easy set up! Here are some of our mock table set ups…