There isn’t really much in the DIY crafty department that I’m doing for my wedding. While there are tons of fun projects out there, I just wasn’t sure that I wanted to commit myself to the time it can take to actually create all these things you use decoration-wise for the event. My idea is to keep things as simple and stress free as possible on my end. And in the end, hiring people to do most things for me - like the bouquets and tent decorations - seemed worth it in the end - both financially and in the I don’t want to take on too much so as to stress myself out during an already stressful time department.
But there was one thing that I knew pretty much from the beginning that I would be taking on myself in more of a DIY crafty way - reception table centerpieces. I decided not to go with the traditional floral centerpieces because to be perfectly honest flowers can get pretty expensive, especially when your buying more than a dozen centerpieces worth. In this instance, I decided that it would be worth my time to make our own. And I kind of thought it might be fun too.
I took several ideas from different blogs I follow or stumbled upon and threw them together into one idea. I actually went to Michael’s and bought a glue gun - something that Chad said the other day he never thought he would ever see in my hands. And over the course of the last week, I started DIYing my centerpieces.
I combined this chalkboard flower pot DIY, with this tissue paper flags DIY, and finally this pinwheel party favor DIY. In the end I decided not to make my own pinwheels. It was just a little too much DIY for me and the time I wanted to commit to making these. I ended up finding some really pretty ones on Amazon and ordered a bunch from there.
I’m about halfway done with all of them and am pretty pleased with how they’re turning out. No, they’re not the most amazing centerpieces of all time. But for my first real attempt at any sort of DIY project, I think they’ve turned out well.
And thank goodness I decided early on to minimize the DIY aspect to my wedding because this project is taking considerably more time than I anticipated. I thought I’d be able to bang it out in one afternoon, but that just hasn’t been the case. Even with that said, I’ve had fun doing this. It’s been a nice break from life’s other demands right now.
*Flashback Fridays are going on hiatus until all of the wedding/honeymoon
craziness bliss is over. Time set aside for scanning old photos had to be reallocated. Only two more weeks until the big day!