October 19, 2009

DIY Wedding Reception Projects

This week I posted some of the DIY wedding ceremony projects I created when I tied the knot last year, but of course I didn't stop there.  Our wedding reception was filled with even more DIY wedding projects, starting as soon as guests walked in the door.

Instead of a typical wedding guest book, I created a photo book filled with our engagement photos and the story of our relationship.  I left the last few pages of the book blank for guests to sign and created a bookmark asking guests for their well wishes and showing them which pages to sign on. The bookmark was made from cardstock and had a red ribbon stripe glued to the top and bottom for a finishing touch and to bring in our wedding colors.

A super easy wedding diy project was creating personalized place cards.  I simply bought printable placecard paper, complete with perforations, and printed our guests' names and table numbers using our red ink and  the same font I used for other projects, like our wedding programs.

Once guests found their table on their place card, the table numbers were another diy project.  I created the table numbers from three-photo frames I found at the Dollar Store of all places.  The center photo contained a table number I simply printed out from my computer.  But what made these table numbers so special, was the two other photos in each frame.  For each table number, I placed a photo of each of us at that age.  So table #1 had photos of each of us at age one, and so forth.  The table numbers were a hit and were a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to each table setting.

How about your wedding, what type of DIY projects did you do?

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