Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My Scrappy Wedding

When my lovely fiance and I reached the 5 month mark until the wedding, we had to do some serious adjustments to our budget. I knew some things were going to have to change. No more red trolley for us and the wedding party. See you later 5-tier fondant wedding cake and Maggie Sottero gown. Gone were the beautiful letterpress invitations and programs. But I wasn't discouraged. I was still determined to have the wedding of my, ahem, our dreams. So I started to get creative.

First up - the invitations!

I found this wedding kit at Target on clearance but it was the wrong colors and a little bit boring. So I took out my paper trimmer and gems and went to town!

Found some pretty inner envelopes at Paper Source (on sale, thank you very much!).

Created an extra card for directions, some labels with our monogram for the inner envelope, embossed our custom-made return address stamp (Martha Stewart would be so proud!) and before I knew it I had an invitation suite!

It was definitely a labor of love. Thank God for my awesome MOH, MOB, and Mister to Be!

Here are some other things I made:

Programs (Got to use my embossing gun again!)

Reserved seating signs (and I made the pomanders =))

Escort Cards

Candy Buffet signs, tags, and bags

Table Numbers

I used my Cricut to cut out numbers for sizes and attached one to each pair of flip flops using jute

These Out of Town Boxes were given to hotel guests as they checked in for the weekend. They had pretzels, candies, water, and some information on the area.

This schedule of events informed guests of what was going on that weekend, if they were interested in joining us.

So that's a glance into my DIY Scrappy wedding. Was it a ton of work? Yes. Like packing my suitcase the night before we left for Santa Barbara and gluing candy buffet tags to ribbon. Did I save myself any money? Probably not as much as you would think. But I do feel like I was able to do A LOT more than I would have had I purchased everything. Would I do it again? Absolutely. There's nothing like looking around on your wedding day, surrounded by all of the people you love most in life and realizing all of your (and your Mom's and your friend's) work had paid off.

Now I'm off to bake some cookies for my mom because I was just reminded how much I put her through...





Great decorations Becky!

Jazmine Capulong said...

Wow, these are all so beautiful!! Well done, Mrs. Torres!

Sandy Ang said...

Such a labour of love ! I really enjoy those flip flops you made. Thanks for coming to the Best Creation blog hop and being so kind about my quilled flowers.

Becky said...

Thanks for the sweet comments everyone! I really appreciate it! :)

mmspiker said...

How did you have time to do all this detailed work and manage the whole event at the same time? Impressive.

Becky said...

Thanks! I was crafting for about three months straight!

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