Let me start by first saying this: I am not a professional wedding planner nor am I pursuing to be one. However, I do have a very strong passion to create and the vision to decorate. My job is to execute the perfect wedding and build a lifetime memory. Besides, that’s what sisters are here for—to love, care and support one another. I’m not sure if I explained only responsible for two things: The bride’s wedding dress and the decorations. I’ve already made my decision on doing a D.I.Y wedding décor, being that I am a designer—I figured it was the best route to take. My twin and her fiancé are extremely private couple, so I’m not going to get into too much details about when, where and what colors will be featured at their wedding. I’ll try my best not to spill the tea until I get the O.K to do so…
From the beginning, I purchased an agenda and carried a notebook to keep a record of my expenses and a list of items to buy. I’m a very busy woman and I often have my hands on more than one things to do on a daily basis. For me, it’s very important to set up a schedule, due time and crunch-time throughout each day of my workloads. As I mentioned on my previous post; I have a full time job Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, during the weekend I’m a part time personal blogger and after 5pm on weekdays I’m working on my fashion designs. How do I manage to squeeze being a wedding planner? I just do it, any in-between time I can get, even if it means waking up 3 hours early before work, sleepless nights and longer weekends…it’s worth it because I love what I do. You know what they say, if you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.
There was so much of things to choose from balloons, backdrops, scene setters, banners, candles/votive, confetti, party lights/special effects and the list goes on! The first thing I wanted to cross out the list was the place of where I was going to get the following items. I had a few place in mind and was super thrilled that I was able to find EVERYTHING that I needed. Now, I can tell you one thing about the Mar’Konash’s wedding—it’s going to be vintage! They both have a classic sense of style and an old school soul to match. It was so easy for me to volunteer as their wedding planner, because I knew exactly the kind of love they represent…genuine and truly happy. Below, I came up with 5 simple D.I.Y ideas that will pretty much take them back in time to when love mattered the most:
I’ll never forget the time when my twin used to wait anticipated for the mailman to stop by our mailbox. I always thought she was excited to get light bill and other bills, because that’s all the mail we (referring to my three sisters) ever gotten back then. But I realized it was more than that—other ways that her boyfriend (at the time, now her fiancé) used to communicate was by writing to each other. It’s not like they stayed far away from each other or they didn’t have a phone—they chose to take it back old school by sending love letters! So of course, I had to include the love letter into the wedding décor. I informed Dahana that she and O’Brian to write love letter for each month until their wedding date. There was only one rule: they couldn’t exchange and read the letters until their big day. The letter will be public to view on each tables provided at the scenery of their choice. That way, everyone could get a glimpse of their love story!
Who can recall the time when we used to communicate through two cans and a string for fun? Man, wasn’t that the good ole days? Well, I thought it would be nice to take everyone back to those days—when phones didn’t exist (or we just were too young and couldn’t afford it, unless you had a beeper). The wedding cans will bring a significant amount of joy as everyone can swap and sweet talk their lullabies in their lovers or friend’s ear. Now that I thought about it, this might be a great D.I.Y idea for the wedding shower!
Classic Record Discs
When I tell you that my twin and I love old school music, we really do. But she’s truly a big fan of soulful music such as Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Boy’s II Men, Brian McKnight and Mary J. Blige (Real Love). There are different ways I can use the discs, whether it’s to create a design plate, hang them on the wall or listen to it as it records. Whichever way I decide to use it, it will be nice and special.
The vintage crates will definitely be used for the bridal shower. I’m envisioning an outdoor setting, where the crates will be decorated with flowers and memories of stuff that the future Mr. and Mrs. like or favors. Don’t worry, on my next post I’ll get into more details of how this will actually turn out.
A Timeline Banner
Saved the best for last: I think I’m pretty good at this wedding planning. I don’t want to toot my own horn, but uh…toot toot! I have to give credit again to Pinterest though, finally getting the hang of using it. The timeline banner was an idea that I had in mind for a really long time. I’m all about cherishing and capturing every moment. So it was a MUST that I included a D.I.Y timeline banner to decorate around the selection of their choice. A brief history of their bond and to share it with their family and close friends will be something to value forever.
I’m telling you guys, I’m honestly on it! I am not playing any kind of games, this is seriously going to be the wedding of all time. Now that I have everything on paper, saved on my drive and wish list…it’s time that I go on to the next step and proceed. Hopefully what I have on here will be close to what I’ll bring out in real life! *Fingers crossed* . I hope you all enjoy my first exposure to my D.I.Y wedding décor ideas! There will be more to share with you all, please be patient and prepare to go on this beautiful and exciting journey with me! Until next time…