Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Return... This Time More Crafty!

I do not have the prowess that my Maid of Honor (Miss Gallery Place) has, when it comes to the Do-It-Yourself projects. Seriously, she posted her about her Save the Dates, and I was so impressed at how great they looked when we received ours in the mail.

I have not been around for awhile, because we have hit that bit of a lull where the venue has been booked, as well as our photographer, DJ, etc. I've decided to take this time, however, and start looking into the small details. Favors, decor, etc. I feel like I'm about to become a squirrel, stock-piling nuts for the winter.

Going back to my original point, I am not crafty, but I think I'm about to take a leap into the big world of DIY.

As many brides with internet connections do, I peruse Weddingbee.com. It was there I fell in love with Mrs. Cherry Pie's favors!


For those of you unaware, Mr. JeffMemorial and I no longer live up to my DC Nearlyweds moniker. Due to having to switch our date and venue, we are now having a beautiful mid to late fall wedding (this November 7th!) in Old Town. Our colors are red, brown, and ivory/white. We're looking for romantic, rustic, and fall going into winter. It's something that suits both of us. We wanted laid back and low maintenance, but we wanted a welcome nicely-decorated vibe, as well. As a side note, it's nice that Mr. JeffM is actually interested in this stuff, and enjoys giving input. A lot of the design and choices have been from his ideas!

Those tags would fit PERFECTLY! I must have them! Sadly this means... I must MAKE them! Per Mrs. Cherry Pie's instructions, they are super easy to make. I buy the tags. I buy the stamp and ink. I stamp the tags. I put rustic-y rope to attach to goodie bag. The end.

But there's that fear of... will they look good enough? It's a bit nerve-wracking, to say the least.

I can't be the only one with DIY fears, heh.

In addition, I also found these FABULOUS picture frames, which I must find a use for:


They're $21 a piece, so my idea of awesome framed table numbers goes out the window, but it might be nice to have a beautiful photo of us put in the frame... perhaps set it on our card/guestbook table? It's a thought.

While I'm not a little details person at all (I couldn't care less about a shade of red, and I don't do personalized matchbooks!), these two things really jumped out and got me excited about planning again. I haven't been too into it recently.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can get frames similar to that at IKEA for a lot less…I believe 3 for $3 or $4 that are natural wood and either paint or stain them…

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger l said...

The source for the frames is wrong (it just leads me back to dcnearlyweds). Can you fix it? I looove them.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger Miss JeffMemorial said...

@l: I had accidentally forgotten to paste the link, heh. It's fixed!

Although as Beth mentioned above, you can get the frames from IKEA and stain them yourself for a fraction of the cost.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger l said...

thanks miss jm!

it's true that you could mimic it with ikea, but i think the fact that these are handmade by independent small business owners out of reclaimed wood is SO worth it. i'm actually thinking of putting these on my registry.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 2:25:00 PM  
Blogger Alexis said...

Miss JM,
You should try emailing Cami at Camispaperie.com She's SUPER affordable and made tags for my wedding. The tags turned out fabulous, and were really affordable - so they were done the way I wanted without the stress of having to do it myself. Hope this helps!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 3:24:00 PM  
Blogger Chris, Cristen and Abby said...

I love reading your blog!!! I cannot wait to see the finished product from your wedding. Somehow I stumbled upon your blog while researching on the internet!! :) I think the frames are a wonderful idea...to add the rustic touch. My husband makes them for me from his grandpa's barn wood and they are perfect for the added touch!!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 7:26:00 AM  

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