Garden Chic DIY Projects

This is it! Just 9 days until the wedding. Now that we are in the single digits, it is time to begin obsessively checking the weather, stocking up on last minute honeymoon items, and tying up odds and ends. I am lucky enough to be off during the day now that the school year is over and I have been spending my days crafting and staying fit for the big day. A typical day this week looks like this: wake up at 7am, go for a run, shower and work on a wedding related activity until lunch. After lunch it's working on timelines, corresponding with vendors, arranging seating charts and back to crafting until late afternoon when it's time to hit the gym to relieve some stress. My current DIY projects include programs, table numbers and escort cards.

Last week was mostly consumed with attempting to make these gorgeous programs:


How gorgeous are they?! I actually came really close to creating this same feel, although my mom and I ran into a few minor issues with the sewing machine. Fortunately, my grandma is in town for the wedding and got  it straightened out!

...and it's a good thing because we definitely needed the sewing machine for this next DIY project - the table numbers! I talked a lot about table numbers awhile back. I don't know why they are so important to me, but I definitely feel that they are one of those areas that if done right, make a huge lasting impression. Just before writing this post, I was stenciling table numbers! They came out really cute, but I don't want to share until after the big day.

This was my inspiration:

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Something else I have been contemplating for some time now are the escort cards. I had a tough time getting started on this one, probably because I was inundated with so much inspiration. This was another one that had to be just perfect and I have to say I am pleased with the result! Again, you'll have to wait until after the wedding but I will tell you I didn't not stray much from my original inspiration.

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Finally, I am working on some less necessary, but super fun projects: a thank you note to our guests and some adorable signs and banners.

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So, there you have it. I definitely have my hands full and will be busy these next couple of days. But hopefully it will all be worth it and after 17 months of being engaged, we will finally be ready to say "I do."

See you next week with my final post as a single lady!