Thursday, June 5, 2014

Craft It: Top 5 DIY Wedding Crafts

We're continuing Wedding Nostalgia Week here on the blog with a look back at some highlights from M and Grill Guy's wedding in honor of their 5th anniversary! One of the hallmarks of this wedding was M's attention to every last crafty detail. As her dutiful Maid of Honor, I was more than happy to plug in my glue gun and help create the wedding of her dreams! What I find most impressive is that this wedding took place pre-Pinterest (please take a moment to let that sink in so you can truly feel old)...somehow she managed to keep crafty and carry on all by herself!

In honor of this special anniversary, here is a glimpse back at 5 of M's best (and totally Pin-nable) wedding crafts!

1) Escort cards
Since the wedding was in a gorgeous outdoor setting, M took advantage of the natural decor by using a tree as her seating chart. We bought chocolate brown beaded ribbon and glued it to the bottom of these escort cards, then scattered them among the branches of a beautiful tree.

We were feeling a little punchy one night in the midst of a long craftathon, so we decided to take a bit of a break and adorn Grill Guy with the beaded ribbon!

Not amused!

2) Programs
M designed these programs on her laptop using the same monogram that served as the official logo of her wedding. When I visited her house for some last minute crafting the day before the wedding, these programs caused a minor snafu when I spied a slight typo (hey, it's the MOH's role to look out for the bride!). Luckily, all was fixed quickly after M and I hopped over to the nearest Staples and sweet-talked the copy machine guy into letting us reprint them and make this a rush order!

3) Fun Fact Napkins
We individually stamped hundreds of cocktail napkins with Fun Facts about M and Grill Guy's relationship! They were a fun icebreaker at cocktail hour, and they gave the guests some new insight into the happy couple.

4) Cake Topper
Isn't this gemmy L cake topper beautiful? Well, M has Grill Guy to thank for that! He painstakingly applied each individual rhinestone to this cake topper - his delicate dentist hands are perfect for that kind of detail work!

5) Invitations
This invitation suite received tons of compliments, and deservedly so! First, M and I went to the ribbon store and searched for the perfect shades and textures.

We then hand-stamped each individual page of the invitations:

Not surprisingly, M has a trusty cocktail right by her side, which is always the perfect crafting companion - perhaps it's a Weddingtini?

Anyway...each card was then laid out separately to dry (easier said than done in a small Manhattan studio apartment!).

Finally, once all of the pieces were pulled together and assembled, the invitations looked gorgeous and totally professional!

And of course, they had to make an appearance at the actual wedding (and there's that monogram again!):

Which wedding craft is your favorite? Would you be able to handle wedding crafts without a little inspiration from Pinterest?



  1. I loved adding DIY elements to my wedding! We did our own escort cards and table numbers!! You did a fantastic job on your wedding invites!!

    1. The personal touches really made it look extra special!

  2. Love all these beautiful personal touches! You gals inspire me to get a little more crafty!

  3. I love them al! I love the napkins - never seen that before!!!

    1. We had so much fun making them - they definitely sparked lots of fun conversations!

  4. These are all amazing!!!! The escort cards are way too cute - you should sell those!

    1. That's so sweet, thank you! We've been talking about the possibility of selling them soon...stay tuned!

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