30 before April 30

Friday, October 1, 2010

September was busy with this little creative challenge but no we're getting serious about getting married! We are 7 months away from the BIG day and the list of DIY wedding projects is longer than the September challenge list. I haven't reached a "freak out" point just yet, but I hope that my commitment to keeping up with this blog by posting my progress will keep everything calm and steady. If you haven't seen the inspiration blog I created for our wedding, check it out below.

So what's on the list? Take a look (I apologize in advance for any spoilers):

- Homemade totebags for the bridesmaids
- Guest bags and all of the pieces that will go inside for out-of-towners
- Save the dates (almost done)
- Wedding invitations
- Hand written addresses for wedding invitations
- Wedding programs
- Wedding menu cards
- Bridal shower invitations (I can't leave this up to my mom)
- Bridal shower centerpieces
- Reserved signs (no escort cards at this wedding)
- Escort cards for wedding party
- Photobooth props and sign
- Materials for out-of-town guest
- Rehearsal dinner invitations
- Rehearsal dinner menus
- Bar menus
- Thank you cards for gifts along the way ...
- Groomsmen gifts
- Door initials
- Monogramed centerpieces
- Dessert bar components
- Sign in *surprise* area
- Bridal Party dinner table monogram runner
- Signs for front of reception site
- Centerpieces for cocktail tables & bars
- Wedding cake topper
- Bouquet bling
- Signs for pictures
- Toiletry kits for bathrooms
- Thank you gifts for our generous vendors, family and friends helping on the big day!

And anything else that comes along the way that we decide to take on. With all of the inspiration available, I look forward to adding more. And please don't worry; we still have a house that we moved into earlier this year and small pockets so the DIY projects will pour themselves onto this blog too.