Sunday, May 1, 2011

Master DIY to Do List

As I may have said before, i am a huge planner. I thrive on lists, charts, and other means of organization. So of course I have a master list of all of the DIY projects I plan to do that i will later break down by month. I also have inspiration photos, with step by step instructions on how i plan to achieve each project. But for the sake of not having a super long post i will just give you a simple list (in no particular order):

  • Monogram- we have already started this and have it narrowed down to a few favorites. Well Mr. Modern knows which one he wants but im still working on it. I'll be sure to do a post on that soon.
  • Ring Bearer Pillow
  • OOTG bags - We are still not 100% sure we are going to do these. But if we do, im going to make them (with the help of family anf friends!)
  • Bling shoes- Whenever i find my perfect purple shoe, i plan to add a little bling to the heels.
  •  Invitations
  • Monogram cake topper - that is, if we have a cake topper since Mr. Modern does not like them.
  • Programs
  • Menu/place cards - two birds with one stone!
  • Guestbook- We have two ideas for this. One is a photo book with photos of us throughout our relationship. The other is something that my dad is making for us, that can double as a guestbook,  but i am forbidden to share this until after the wedding because we want it to be a surprise for our guests (some of whom read this blog).
  • Toss bouquet
  • Broom- I am super excited about us jumping the broom. Its going to be sooo cool. I will post more on that later.
  • Mr & Mrs signs
  • Escort card chart/ or escort cards- havent decided which ones we are going to do
  • Table names
  • Garter- This will be a tough one, but it can be done. There are some great ones on Etsy, but I dont want to spend $75 on something i plan to toss. But I also think i want something more than just a plain one. There are several tutorials online, but i may use my resources and ask my awesome fashion designer FSIL to help me out on this one.
  • Aisle Runner- I really really really want a monoramed aisle runner. We plan on using our monogram throughout the wedding so this really makes sense. However, I have to be difficult and insist on a real fabric aisle runner, not one of those paper thin "fabric" runners. Plus i want at least a 45 in wide runner since both of my parents will be walking me down the aisle. So this makes it hard to just buy one since i dont want to spent $150 on it. So Im buying a bolt of fabric and painting it myself. We will see how it turns out :/

Im sure I will have more to add later, but this is what I have so far. What DIY projects are you planning to work on?


  1. Wow, you have a lot to do!! I should probably sit down and make a master DIY list, too, though.. I keep going from one project to the next and then back to the original, lol.

  2. I definitely need a list, too. One thing that I'm going to do (or at least attempt) is a fabric flower for my hair to wear during the reception. I'm making it out of my mom's wedding dress, and I just can't get up the nerves to cut it up, even though she gave me her blessing. I'm looking forward to seeing how everything turns out for you!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too :)

  3. I am too scared to start a list lol!