i don’t usually DIY

Our wedding is just about two and a half months away, so my fiancé and I are really getting down to the nitty-gritty with the planning details. I’ve spent a great amount of time on Pinterest and wedding blogs throughout our engagement and it seems like one of today’s biggest trends, aside from mason jars and burlap (two other things I don’t do), is lots of DIY.

I think it’s easy to get sucked into certain trends and it’s important to really stay true to yourself while wedding planning. While I can’t say I’ve felt a lot of pressure to DIY certain wedding elements, sometimes I do feel a little guilty that I’m not. I haven’t exactly got anything against DIY – it often saves money and creates truly personal touches, but what I’m not a fan of are DIY weddings that look DIY, which is exactly what mine would be since I’m not a skilled crafter. Even more important than staying true to yourself is knowing your limits.

With all of that being said, I did select one semi-DIY project, which I think will be within my reach.

Towards the beginning of wedding planning I came across this escort card table that had a bed of wheatgrass with the escort cards resting on top. I wasn’t exactly sure how it would fit with my wedding style, but I knew I wanted it.

image courtesy of Simply Perfect Weddings

Fast forward a few months to a meeting with the coordinator at my venue and the cute little card display is suddenly being nixed. Apparently they usually keep the seating chart outside and the cards have a tendency to blow away and often aren’t even picked up by guests. After chatting with my wedding planner (Kristy Meinhardt) and florist (Huckleberry Karen Designs), I’ve decided to come up with a hybrid seating chart that will still involve the bed of wheat grass, but the actual chart will be printed out and split among several different frames to be placed in the grass.

So it’ll basically be a hybrid of something like the wheat grass photo above and this photo on the right:

image courtesy of Snippet and Ink

I suppose it’s hardly a DIY project, since I’ll still have the help of professionals, and all I really need to do is buy the frames, possibly spray paint them, and print the lists – but hey – everyone has their limits. I can’t wait to show you all how it turns out!

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