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Hi Summerdawn:

 

Im so sorry to hear that your nana passed away,im pretty sure she will be on your heart forever,  yes time goes fly so quick, its very good idea to include something in your DIY in memorial of your nana, or maybe you can use a brooch with a picture of her, so in that way she will be with you in your wedding day.

 

Hope you feel better soon!

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Hi SummerDawn!

 

I am sooo sorry to hear about your grandmother!!!  Big Hugs to you!!!!!   :(  Both my mom and FI's mom passed 2 years ago and we are going to reserve a chair for them at the ceremony with a flower on it as well as have a table with their pictures on it.  I think it would be cute if they were pix of them when they got married, but I am sure my dad's wife would freak if I had a pic of my mom and dad on their wedding day!  HAHAHA, actually it would be hilarious...Anyways...back to you!  I also worked for a company that also did charms and her work it great!  She specifically has bridal charms as well.  So, I would look into Kimbra Studios as well as Etsy.  kimbrastudios.com.  If I was doing a charm I would use Kimbra hands down!!!
 

Originally Posted by SummerDawn View Post

Wellll 3 months today I will be standing on the beach saying I DO! I need some serious DIY motivation because my list is long and my time is short! I keep joking with my FI saying jeez I know why people have kids after they get married... I have no spare time with 2 little ones running around. I also need a bustle put in to my dress... I havent even been back to the store to try it on. Where has the time gone??????

 

On another note, my nana passed away new years day and I would like to include something in memory of her...I know people have posted some of this stuff but I never looked closely because I didnt think I would need anything :( Is etsy my best bet for a small memorial charm?



 

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Hi Summer, 

 

I'm so sorry to hear about your nana. I hope you and your family are doing well.  I have a friend who does customized jewelry and I'm having her make a pendant with a picture of my paternal grandparents. Check out her website at: 

 

http://www.whisperjewels.com/

 

Take a look. I love her work and she's an amazing person to work with. Let me know if you need anything at all! 

 

Sophia

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SummerDawn,

 

I am sorry to hear about your nana.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  The esty seller that I used to capture our Angels in Heaven is http://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyTami
 

 

Originally Posted by SummerDawn View Post

Wellll 3 months today I will be standing on the beach saying I DO! I need some serious DIY motivation because my list is long and my time is short! I keep joking with my FI saying jeez I know why people have kids after they get married... I have no spare time with 2 little ones running around. I also need a bustle put in to my dress... I havent even been back to the store to try it on. Where has the time gone??????

 

On another note, my nana passed away new years day and I would like to include something in memory of her...I know people have posted some of this stuff but I never looked closely because I didnt think I would need anything :( Is etsy my best bet for a small memorial charm?



 

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OMG SOOOO CUTE

Originally Posted by ndvidul View Post

I've also completed the gifts for my bridesmaids and thought I'd share these as well in case they help someone! 

 

Contents: Thank You Card + Gifts: Barefoot jewelry by Red-i by Chelsea, Pink bridesmaid rhinestone tank (which we'll all wear these the morning of while we're getting ready), and wedding day emergency kit bag)

 

The outside of their gift box. Fits everything except for their Coach flip flops to go with their dresses for the wedding day.

Gablebox.jpg

 

So in love with these cards I made!!  Have them for our parents as well for their OOT bags --- with special poems in. 

Card.jpg

Gift contents without card.jpg

Bridesmaid bag contents.jpgKit tag.jpg

 



 

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So my colors have been fuschia and light pink and I have tried to throw in other colors over the months but i really wasn't happy with anything so I left it at that and I love it. Now my daughter who is my maid of honor has been having a really hard time finding a dress. She is in her first year of law school and it has been brutal on her not to mention she planned my whole shower (that is coming in 2 weeks shhh lol) so I have been patient. We have gone a few times and everytime she finds a dress she likes and than for some reason the next day or even a week later we have found out for whatever reason it wasn't going to happen. So after waiting for her to get a dress all this time I had to move on and order the other dresses and decor and hope that she would find something pink or fuschia. weel she went tonight and found something she absolutely LOVES but we realized after that it is CORAL (a pinky coral) but coral. I do not know what to do. Can I do coral and fuschia??? or should i make her go back to the drawing board. I am so upset. I want her to be happy and feel beautiful. She is the most wonderful daughter but i am going to choke her. I got the flower girl dresses. I got them with both fuschia and pink sashes and flowers and can use either. it's simple to change the flowers in the netting and he very generously sent me enough for both because i wasn't sure what color pink my daughter was going to get. see below. please help???????   tina1.jpg mad2.jpgfranks.jpg
 

 

 

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OMG! After hearing story after story of brides having difficulties with family and the wedding party I was so glad we kept our list small and only our very close friends and family. Now 65 days out my FI bestman just TEXTED he wont be coming. I am so pissed. How do you agree to be a bestman, not the grooms man, not a guest but a BESTMAN and not follow through! My FI is trying to be understanding but I just don't get it. Nothing would keep me from my bestfriends wedding! WTF!

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You go Girl !!!!! that DIY lab is smoking LOL

 

Great job everything looks great !!!!

 

Originally Posted by ndvidul View Post

 One more checkmark off the list --- our shells and chest for the ceremony.  Here are pics and some of our ceremony script so you can understand what they're for.  So excited about this!!  ** And of course, the charm on the chest is a compass! **   woot2.gif

 

During the welcome/intro of the ceremony, the officiant will say:  Each of your family members and friends here today has chosen a shell that not only represents their unique individuality and their presence at your wedding today but also has a meaningful word on it that represents a value youâ€d like to honor in your marriage together.  You also each have a shell of your own that symbolizes your previous separate lives, separate sets of friends, separate families, and the different lifeâ€s journeys that you once traveled.  I ask that everyone hold this shell throughout the ceremony.  Fill your shell with positivity, prayer, wishes, and blessings of good will for Casey and Tammy… for the future of their marriage. 

 

Later, after the vows and rings have been exchanged, the officiant will say:  We will now pause to collect the shells that have been blessed with good fortune.

 

The union of these shells has now symbolically joined your once separate lives. Through you, just as the shells have been combined, so now are your friends and family joined. Your once solitary lifeâ€s paths are also now one, and all that was once separate is now shared. In this sharing, you both will find new strength and joy as together you forge a new life path. Shells stand the test of time. Over time they can even become stronger and more beautiful. Let these shells be a reminder and a memorial of the love, blessings and support that your family members and friends have provided you here today.  

 

 

Closed chest.jpg

 

The chest will be filled with sand with the shells on top. :)

Opened chest.jpg

 

Shells.jpg



 



Originally Posted by ndvidul View Post

Centerpieces = DONE!!!!  Yaaaay!  I'm so pumped about them.  Got the idea from Coconoir to use blumeboxes --- they fold flat and are ideal for packing.  The bridal and bridesmaids bouquets will just pop right in them when it's time for cocktail hour.  Then, we'll use them on our table in the restaurant for our reception dinner.  I'm actually excited to take these babies home after the wedding and use them for flowers in our office, too!  woot.gif

 

Front view:

Front centerpieces.jpg

 

Side view:

Side centerpieces.jpg

 

Back view:  (meaningful Love quotes)  Got to use my Crop-a-Dile Big Bite tool to do eyelets for the first time!   yaaay!

Back centerpieces.jpg

 



 



Originally Posted by ndvidul View Post

I've also completed the gifts for my bridesmaids and thought I'd share these as well in case they help someone! 

 

Contents: Thank You Card + Gifts: Barefoot jewelry by Red-i by Chelsea, Pink bridesmaid rhinestone tank (which we'll all wear these the morning of while we're getting ready), and wedding day emergency kit bag)

 

The outside of their gift box. Fits everything except for their Coach flip flops to go with their dresses for the wedding day.

Gablebox.jpg

 

So in love with these cards I made!!  Have them for our parents as well for their OOT bags --- with special poems in. 

Card.jpg

Gift contents without card.jpg

Bridesmaid bag contents.jpgKit tag.jpg

 



 

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I'm sorry to hear about your Nana, my prayers go out to you and your family.

 

I put together a group of pictures of my Grandma,My Mother-in-law and my two brother-in-laws with a poem that we will have some read during the ceremony..also I put charms with each ones initials in my bouquet.
 

Originally Posted by SummerDawn View Post

Wellll 3 months today I will be standing on the beach saying I DO! I need some serious DIY motivation because my list is long and my time is short! I keep joking with my FI saying jeez I know why people have kids after they get married... I have no spare time with 2 little ones running around. I also need a bustle put in to my dress... I havent even been back to the store to try it on. Where has the time gone??????

 

On another note, my nana passed away new years day and I would like to include something in memory of her...I know people have posted some of this stuff but I never looked closely because I didnt think I would need anything :( Is etsy my best bet for a small memorial charm?



 

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