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DIY Weddings

Wedding bells are everywhere! I have been to 4 weddings and counting this year as varied as a last minute Vegas wedding with a reception in a cheesy hotel to a traditional church wedding complete with red taffeta bridesmaids dresses and a 5 tiered cake. And just last week my counterpart in Handbound got hitched in Vermont.

I love hearing about all the personal touches and crafty ideas out there for weddings these days. At her New England wedding Kate gocco printed on mini moleskine journals for her seating cards and set them up in wooden boxes with tabbed dividers to resemble old card catalogs. She also crafted table numbers and a “just married’ garland, and instead of a wedding cake she labeled mason jars and filled them with cookies.

We’d love to hear your wedding crafts and ideas in the comments section. A randomly selected commenter will receive a copy of The DIY Wedding.

Lovely photo from Kate’s wedding day taken by Jenna Cushner.

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Christina Loff

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  • toastncandy August 28, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    What a gorgeous setting. Congratulations Kate!


  • Lauren August 29, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    I don’t have any great wedding craft ideas yet, but I sure do need them as I’m just beginning to plan my own wedding! I’ll be checking back to see what everyone else has to say.


  • Delilah August 29, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I like the idea of making hanging mason jar lanterns with candles or tea lights. Would be great for an outdoorsy wedding or a more rustic wedding.
    You just tie raffia or ribbon around the top of the mason jar, and the double back to make a loop to hang them from. They end up looking so cute.


  • Debbie Bourque August 30, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    For thank you gifts for the brides maids you can make your own jewelry. A nice bracelet, earrings, there are so many easy and very nice patterns out there and I always think homemade is so much nicer.


  • Mary Beth Cryan August 30, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I’m getting married next year. I really want to decorate my own cake but realistically I won’t have enough time in the few days leading up to my wedding. So I’m going to decorate a beautiful, tiered, styrofoam cake weeks before the wedding and serve sheet cakes! I will, of course, need to leave a wedge open to insert real cake for the ceremonial cutting!!


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