One of the biggest accomplishments of last year was planning this wedding and DIY-ing almost everything while attempting to make it not look like it was homemade. I think I succeeded! So if you're also heading in that direction for your wedding, or just curious about what I did, I'm sharing some of the sources we used below!
I ordered most of our flowers from The Bouqs - they have a decent wholesale selection available which is great because you don't need to have a tax ID to buy, and they are very affordable. Their prices may have increased a bit, but when I purchased last year, they were a good amount cheaper than the other online wholesale floral shops.
I ordered most of our greenery from Fabulous Florals, another online wholesaler where you don't need a tax ID to buy. Both shops were easy to work with and able to make changes to my order when I needed them.
I purchased my ring box from The Mrs Box, and purchased a gold and glass jewelry box from Michaels. I wanted the box to have a bottom and not just be clear glass, so I cut a piece of cardboard to fit the bottom, and wrapped a scrap piece of fabric around it to create a more finished look.
The vases were just clear glass jars that I spray painted in a flat matte white, then sprayed with a flat matte clear paint to protect them. I used liquid gold leaf to create the "dipped" look on the vase.
The gold geo himmeli sculptures were made out of cocktail straws and white cotton string. I bought these specific straws instead of coffee stirrer straws because the opening is a bit larger than a coffee stirrer, making it easier to thread with the string. I used this tutorial from The Design Confidential to create the shapes, and spray painted everything gold (best gold spray paint right here). I purchased the air plants from Air Plant Supply Co and tucked them into the himmeli sculptures.
I wanted to do marble tiles for the menus, but in the interest of saving a little money and having less weight to carry around, I made them out of paper. I can do a tutorial on these in the future! I basically just printed a marble pattern onto the paper with my menu items, and then lettered "menu" on the tops of each one in gold paint.
For the table numbers, I originally wanted to do concrete slabs but wanted to save myself the work (and I was kind of too lazy to do the concrete myself), so I made these out of paper too. I chose a dark gray paper and hand-painted each one in gold paint.
To make life easy, I purchased pre-filled votives from Michaels. For the larger vases, I actually purchased those secondhand from a friend who had used them for her wedding, but you can get something similar here, which is great, because it's a combo set with the floating candles. Because I had gotten the vases separately, I purchased plain white floating candles from Michaels.
GUEST BOOK & PLACE CARD TABLES
At our guest book table, we had the guests sign individual cards with a note to us and their address. To hold the cards, I bought this wooden hexagon shadow box from Target and turned it into a tray. I painted it with a few coats of white craft paint, then taped off a section and painted it with liquid gold leaf. To seal it, I used a clear polyurethane varnish.
For the cards that the guests would bring for us, I bought a black and gold Sugar Paper box from Target to use as a card box (not available online currently).
The small frames were purchased at Michaels, and I hand-lettered the signs that went inside the frames. I made the larger gold geo himmeli sculptures out of striped paper straws and spray painted them gold.
The bud vases were just cleaned out Frappuccino bottles! I used Goo-gone to remove the label residue, then spray painted them in the same flat white spray paint and matte clear spray paint I used on the centerpiece jars.
For the place cards, I purchased the tiles from Stone Center Online. You can see more of how I did those here! The air plants were purchased from Air Plant Supply Co, the gold sculpture was from West Elm, and the canvas was hand-painted by me and then gold-leafed at the bottom.
UNITY TABLE & CEREMONY BACKDROP
The ceremony backdrop was a DIY I found on Style Me Pretty and definitely took the longest out of all the projects.
I purchased the pillar candle, tapers, pillar candle holder and taper holders from CB2. The pillar candle holder is no longer available online, but it didn't come in a gold color so I spray painted it.
Thank you for reading if you made it all the way here. If you see anything I didn't cover, just leave a comment and I'll do my best to get you the source! Happy wedding planning!!