Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Very Etsy Wedding

So one of my goals for the wedding is to have as much as is possible be handmade. This means I've been scouting and picking things out already, to give everyone enough lead time to make their parts. Since after the beginning of the year is a slower time for a lot of crafters, it also means that I'm getting a lot of stuff well in advance of the wedding, and only have to remember where I put it to keep it safe until then. :)

There are a few things that I'm making myself, too. The first of those was the straps for my wedding dress. See, I picked out a dress that is made from crocheted fabric. It needed only a minor alteration, but in the process of working out the details for that, I took a close look at the edging on the dress and decided to replicate it to cover up the plain fabric of the straps. I've heard back from the dressmaker that the straps I made match the dress perfectly. :)

The other thing that I'm contributing to is the flowers. Patty from Full Blooms is going to do the bulk of the assembly work (and the centerpieces for the bouquets), but Kayce and I are making flowers for her to use in the finished pieces. So there will be silk roses, T-shirt flowers, and crocheted roses. Nice and eclectic, just like me. :)

There's lots more wedding stuff still to come from Etsy, which I'll talk about as the months progress and the wedding gets closer. As it is, we're less than 5 months away. But all of the planning has gone well so far, so I think we'll get it all done in plenty of time! :)

1 comment:

Emma K. Nolan said...

Oooh, exciting! I can't wait to see how everything turns out! Congrats!