July 10, 2012


To conclude last week’s wedding extravaganza, we are celebrating with a contest sponsored by The Great American Wedding Expo. Should you be the lucky winner, you will score: a $25 giftcard to Bed, Bath & Beyond. How perfect, since they’re America’s #1 Bridal Registry. Buy something for yourself or have it pay for the gift for the next wedding or shower you attend.

PRIZE: $25 gift card to Bed, Bath & Beyond

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TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “WEDDING WEEK” and tell me…

BONUS QUESTION: What’s your favorite wedding DIY project you’ve ever seen or created yourself? Don’t forget to “like” The Great American Wedding Expo‘s Facebook page.

GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Tuesday, July 17th at 11pm EST


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    I’m a Maid of Honor in my sister’s wedding, so we are planning all kinds of fun DIY projects. One thing I’m working on (that she doesn’t know about) is I’m getting all of the important people in her life to write her a letter. On the morning of her wedding (before she does her make up!) I’m going to give the book to her, and on the last page it will be a letter from her fiance.

  • jenn

    WEDDING WEEK! We made a monogram out of recycled buttons using the colors of the wedding!

  • Karen

    WEDDING WEEK! I like the DIY luminary table numbers. I did this, but instead of using dim old fake tealights, I just wrapped the vellum papers around tall glass candles from the dollar store!

  • borz

    Wedding Week! Rachel and David Schultz had the best wedding ever!!

  • Wedding Week! My husband and I did most of our wedding planning ourselves. Instead of a gigantic, expensive wedding cake, we made small cakes, beautifully and simply decorated and used them for the table centerpieces. On the top of the cakes… a card with the table # on one side and a goofy pic of us we had done at Dave and Busters (there were 3 different ones).

  • Vicki Burkhart

    WEDDING WEEK! When my daughter got married, we were trying to create a beautiful buffet table but there was a hideous pole right at the end of the table that housed electrical wiring. Definitely an eye sore that could not be removed. We covered it with crepe paper and attached balloons that matched the color theme of the wedding. However, the real difference maker was that we inserted small flashing lights, that can be purchased at most craft stores, inside balloons. It is hard to describe the lovely ambiance that it created and this is an inexpensive way to hide any eyesore at any type of party!!

  • Michelle Gisondi

    WEDDING WEEK! When I got married I made hand held fans as my program. It was probably my first craft and I’ve been hooked ever since!

  • Kathy M

    Wedding Week. My dad and I created custom cornhole boards and bags for my sister’s Spring wedding reception. I painted her new initial and coordinated with her wedding colors. The bags had the bride and groom’s initials for the different teams. Everyone enjoyed playing during the reception!

  • Wedding Week! I love the centerpieces I’m making for our wedding. I went outside and collected beautiful branches, painted the black, then sprayed silver glitter on them. I’m arranging them in vases with flowers. So elegant ans simple for our winter wedding!

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  • We wanted ballons at our reception. The morning of our wedding we blew up 250 red and white balloons and tied white tags to the ends of the ribbons. Each table had pens and our guest were invited to pull a balloon down and write a message to us on the tags. 25 years later we still have those funny, loving messages.

  • Anonymous

    Wedding Week! I loved the favors that looked like little wedding cakes. Graduated sizes of sugar cookies stacked with icing in between. Really cute!

  • Wedding Week! My favorite DIY idea I’ve seen for a wedding would be using old forks for the place holders on the tables. I say this is my favorite because I actually used this idea for my husband’s catering business to display his business cards! It was super easy and looked great!

  • Cheryl Inga

    my daughter and I made her girlfriends wedding invitations… they were scrolls, tied with ribbons and a lock and key in a jewelry box. They were original and came out so cute.

  • Penny

    Wedding week.At a cousin’s wedding all the guests were given a little birdcage with 5 butterflies in each one. We released butterflies as the bride and groom made their escape.

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  • Amy

    Wedding week! My favorite DIY craft that I have done is probably a floor rug I made out of upholstery fabric and drop cloth as a backing. It was a pain to sew the huge thing, but definitely worth the savings! Rugs are way too expensive.

  • Leslie M.

    Wedding week!! My friend’s guest book was a photo book they had made. The pages were black and white and we signed our names with a gold pen. It was very cool!

  • Aubrey

    wedding week! my best friend made her own wedding dress- it totally fit her and was beautiful! that is my fave diy!
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  • Cindi Brasher

    Wedding was in Maui. Boutonniere make from seashells that looked like roses.

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  • Jennifer V.

    Wedding Week…I wish I was more creative when I married so I found some cute bags @ IKEA then had my bridesmaids initials monogrammed onto them, then filled them with spa like things. Our favors were flower bulbs, we wanted something that would grow and not be tossed or eaten.


    I’m not very creative, but one thing I and my maid of honor crafted ourselves was a game for the bridal shower. We put together a booklet to be passed around the table… for example, there would be some sort of rhyme and then it would say, “now pass this to the person with the largest purse!” or something and then whoever ended up with it on the last page of the game, would win a prize! But some of my favorite DIY things at weddings are when people create their own centerpieces and they look better than something out of a magazine. I wish I could do that!


    My favorite DIY that I have seen so far is a sign done up that says “As we two are becoming one we ask you to pick a seat not a side.”

  • Jess


    My favorite DIY thing we did for our wedding was tissue stickers. We had a basket at the back of the church with mini packs of tissues and the labels we added said “Tears of joy, tears of laughter, tears of a happily ever after”. Everyone RAVED about them! :) They were easy – we used name tag labels and included our wedding logo. Cute and easy!!

    I made some cute etched glass vases for a baby shower.

  • Susie

    Wedding Week <3

  • Susie

    Wedding Week. We really enjoyed putting together the video of the bride and groom from birth to present. We displayed a laptop on the table and left it on continuos play during the reception. We put a deceptive vase by the laptop with pen and paper for special tips and wishes to be written down for the Bride and Groom.

  • sarah

    whoops–reposting b/c I forgot to put “Wedding Week” in my post! could you disregard my comment above!
    at a recent friend’s wedding we made a paper doily garland with twine and paper doilies– so cute and it really added a lot of character to the venue!

  • sarah

    at a recent friend’s wedding we made a paper doily garland with twine and paper doilies– so cute and it really added a lot of character to the venue!

  • Kim Denniston

    Wedding Week! We folded little origami pockets to hold a tissue and a flower in them. I had the phrase “for your tears of joy” printed on them and placed them in each seat at the ceremony. Really cheap (like 5 dollars!), but a nice touch.

  • Christine Garcia

    Wedding Week! This would be such a blessing for me to give to someone I know who is getting married very soon :)

  • Sarah Owen

    Wedding Week!! My favorite DIY weeding idea is placing two by fours stayed across the tables and placing mason jars on them with candles and flowers.. Gives it an element but homey feel :)

  • Wedding Week. I fell in love with the “Here comes the Bride” signs that the kids carry down the aisle in leu of flowers or rings. My bridesmaid was crafty and agreed to make one for my wedding. :)

  • Melissa

    WEDDING WEEK- I had an embosser made with our monogram and secured ribbon on Chinese take out boxes with the silver seal. Folks filled the boxes with an assortment of candy (homemade and purchased) that was in our wedding colors. Our main color was chocolate brown, YUM!

  • Lisa E.

    WEDDING WEEK! My favorite DIY I’ve seen are the personalized stones for bridesmaids to stand on for a garden or other outdoor wedding so that they’re heels don’t sink into the ground. So functional yet so fun!

  • Leighanne

    WEDDING WEEK! The save the dates are always my favorite part. My personal favorite save the date is a card and on the inside is a piece of rope and an illustration that shows you how to tie the knot. Very creative and unique.

  • Stacy

    “WEDDING WEEK” – DIY thank you card that included the couple’s wedding photo and the finishing touch was with a ribbon in the same color as their wedding theme

  • liba

    WEDDING WEEK centerpieces using mirrors and floating candles in water

  • WEDDING WEEK. Invitations.. specifically the ones that are individually done by the couple to reflect their personalities.

  • Coal Davis

    WEDDING WEEK. I love the craft of saving the rose petals tossed in the aisles by the flower girl or from the bouquet and then put in a clear glass Xmas ornament ball for your Christmas tree.

    My favorite centerpiece was created by my daughter-in-law. She made collages of pictures of each guest for their table from photos she had collected over the years. It was fun to look at everyone’s table and see all the memories she had shared with them. She displayed them on wood photo holders that each guest got to take home with them.
    I like The Great American Wedding Expo on Facebook too.

  • Amber Kotzin

    I am getting married in December so this would be a fantastic help for our place!

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