Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The Final Countdown

It's the final countdown (na-na-na-nahhh... na-na-na-na-nah)! In just a few days I will be married.

I've always associated the title 'Mrs' with being a 'proper' grown up. So now I'm about to take that title on, there's a little voice inside my head screaming "you can't do that, you're too young to be a grown up!"

"No I'm not," I reply, "I'm nearly 30!"

"Oh", the voice says. "Still talking to yourself though, huh?"

Indeed. So with just a few days left on the countdown, have I succeeded in all of my DIY projects for the wedding? I am pleased to report that yes, for the most part, I have! There are just a few things left on my to-do list now:

  1. Finish place settings
  2. Back up all of our music playlists
  3. Pack our bags
  4. Make 24 red velvet cupcakes & 1 gluten-free chocolate cake
Okay, so that last one is a bit of a biggy, but that's why I have tomorrow off work. I am feeling a little more confident now that all the big DIY projects are complete. In total, I DIYed the following:

  • Bunting (oh SO MUCH bunting) from recycled fabrics
  • Buttonholes from felt flowers and vintage buttons
  • Bridesmaids bouquets and my own bouquet from felt flowers and vintage buttons
  • My flower crown
  • Heart sequin clips for my wedding shoes
  • Papel picado
  • Tissue paper pom poms
  • All wedding stationery including Save the Dates, Invitations, Menus, Table names, Seating Plan, Place settings, Programme fans, Order of the Day board and Welcome sign
  • Peg doll cake topper
  • Cake bunting/Totoro cake toppers
  • Our wedding website
  • Direction signs made from old pallet wood
  • Vases and candle holders made from old food jars and lace
  • Tablecloths/table runners from Parc fabric and hessian
  • Wedding cupcakes/gluten free cake for coeliac guests
  • Guestbook - Fingerprint tree
I've had help from my amazing mum, maid of honour and husband-to-be with my projects and I am so proud with what we have achieved. It has been a lot of work, but on our wedding day it will be so wonderful to look around and see pieces of our personalities in nearly everything around us. This will be my last blog entry as Miss Diy-Dolly and I will soon join you again with plenty of pictures and tutorials of my creations as MRS Diy-Dolly...although I can't promise I will be anymore grown up. 

Thanks for reading! 


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