Lately I've been trying to make a lot of the decor myself. Pinterest is a LIFESAVER-- not to mention full of millions of ideas. Here are a few things I've been working on...
One thing I loved was the idea of taking an old suitcase and turning it into a card holder:
And luck must have been on my side, because I discovered my grandfather's old suitcase one day when I was helping my parents move. Here is the version my sister-in-law helped me create!
Another decoration idea I thought was cute was the cupcake wrapper flower ball:
You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find decent cupcake wrappers. Plus, depending on the size of the ball-- you need a LOT. My mom and I ended up special ordering our wrappers online-- but they were perfect for the project! I finally finished one last weekend (only one more big one to go!):
So in the end, I've decided that it does take more time to have a DIY wedding-- but I feel very proud about the things I've invested my time in-- I can't wait until May!