DIY WEDDING MADE EASY | free designs for your diy desires | My Favorite Picks! (Plus a crazy update regarding the site & GoDaddy servers…)

Ok, before I get into what the above is all about, I just wanna say that I really hope everyone had themselves super enjoyable/rewarding/relaxing Memorial Day weekends!  For the most part, the weather ’round here was ridiculously gorgeous, and it seemed pretty hard not to have a good time, regardless of what we were doing.  In fact, just stepping outside made my day.  Though playing a little tennis and getting half my body into a pool certainly didn’t hurt matters.  What does that mean?  That means that I was faced with frigid pool waters, and I was the only one – among numerous children – who could not get my body to dip past the belly button point.  What I had always believed to be the most difficult body part to submerge, the “undercarriage,” was already safely tucked beneath the icy surf.  But the water remained intolerable.  Mind you, six-year-olds with arm floaties were all around me, having a collective ball.  And I’m sure none of them quite understood or cared about what I was going through.  I seriously hung there, perched with my ass beneath the water line.  Oh, the shame.  (For the record, it was really, really cold.)

But I did push the fiancé in the pool about five times.  That was awesome.  Mainly because I always waited until his body had warmed sufficiently to make the cold water startling again.  Good times!!  (;

Anyway, y’all know how much I love Martha Stewart, right?  Well, it’s almost as much as I love southern dialects.  But seriously, I cherish Martha Stewart Weddings for all the DIY goodies and inspiration the resource always has to offer.  So I decided to sort through it all and I’ve collected a hefty bunch of my favorites for your consideration.  I hope you love!

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So, you see those jam jars up top?  Ok, well I am OBSESSED with their lid labels.  Completely obsessed.  Jam jars are such a popular idea for weddings these days, and these labels are my current favorite way to top them!  Get the clip art here!

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Totally in lust with this idea.  Make your girls their very own lace clutches!  How gorgeous are these?  Not to mention crazy simple to create – all there is to do is print the clip art onto heat-transfer paper, then just iron the designs onto fabric!  Get the clip art here!

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I seriously covet these monogram labels; they’re just perfect for your favor boxes, and whatever else you’d like to monogram!  :)  Get the clip art here!


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I absolutely adore these place card designs and highly recommend them for your wedding.  They’re really quite elegant, and all you need to do is print them on preperforated card stock.  Done and done!  Get the clip art here!

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How much do these lil cupcake flags rock?!!  Get the clip art here!

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Also loving these miniature gift bag prints!  Get the clip art here!

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How about creating your own uniquely designed cookie tins with Martha’s download-and-print doily labels?  I know – so cute.  They come in red, blue, and green, too.  Get the clip art here!

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I am in love with the beauty of these custom Blueprint wrapping papers!!!  I think they’d look amazing as part of your decor.  There are five in all, and only Martha has them.  Pretty rad.  Get them here!

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Last but not least, there’s this too adorable cookie gift sleeve label.  You have a whole bunch of different label options, for pretty much any occasion (for a wedding, go with “for you to enjoy“).  All you’ll need besides the clip art are CD envelopes and adhesive paper.  Get the clip art here!

So, what do you think?  Do any of these catch your eye as a fabulous DIY?  I’m curious what you guys think!

xoxo!  -Alison

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By the way, check out some of my favorite posts from the recent past:

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WIDESPREAD PROBLEMS WITH GODADDY’S SERVERS

After at least a month of server error messages, random admin logouts and a constantly spotty at best site connection, GoDaddy FINALLY admitted yesterday that it’s their servers, and not anything we’re doing wrong.  This, after being told upwards of 40 times that it’s something we’re doing wrong.  I kid you not.  Upwards of 40 times.  Finally, after much anguish and through-the-night-every-night-troubleshooting on our part, downloading and restoring databases, uninstalling, installing and reconfiguring plugins, tears (yeah, I cried a lot, I’ll admit it), GoDaddy revealed yesterday that “certain servers are not functioning properly.”  That my site “is on the list of affected sites.”  That they’ve “got their best guys on the job.”  Progress thus far?  “Umm, well we haven’t solved it yet.”  When will it be solved – ballpark?  “We can’t seem to pinpoint the problem, because, you see, we aren’t seeing the error messages that everyone else is seeing outside of our network.  So we’re having trouble figuring out why the servers are malfunctioning… but we’re hard at work on it.”  Can you do something, like migrate me to a new server that isn’t shitty?  “No, nope, we can’t do that.  Sorry.”  Really?  “Yeah, sorry.  That’s not something we can do.”  Oh.

Can you stand it?

I can’t anymore.  So I’m letting the world know, after too many sleepless nights and lost traffic.

GoDaddy is dishonest and chooses to blame the customer for its own failures.  The people on the front lines have been as kind as possible, but their supervisors have perpetuated a cover-up, and are hardly if at all concerned with customer satisfaction.

That’s all for now.  Just thought I should spread the word at this point, since I am now aware that this is a widespread problem, and that GoDaddy is not making efforts to alert anyone affected.

Lastly, THANK YOU to everyone who contacted me to see what was wrong with the site and where it disappears to at random times throughout the day.  I can’t tell you how much we’ve appreciated your concern.  Thanks so much for caring!  At least we finally have the knowledge that weren’t doing anything wrong this whole entire time.  But it certainly doesn’t make it any less frustrating.

I’ll be providing updates, mostly on twitter, regarding GoDaddy’s behavior and how things progress as far as how we decide to proceed from here.  I hope there aren’t too many of you experiencing these same issues!  It’s traumatizing, truly.

‘Til later!

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16 comments

  1. Annie on June 1, 2010

    Great post! Love the miniature gift bags – those are too cute!

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  2. postcards and pretties on June 1, 2010

    i have such a weakness for wedding diy – i really love the lacey clutches.

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  3. Kim @BrideGoggles on June 1, 2010

    I wish to the DIY gods above that I be struck with craftiness – it hasn't happened yet… but when it does – I'll be heading straight back to this post :)

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  4. Christie O. on June 1, 2010

    Very nice collection. There's so much out there, so many resources! I always appreciate a good DIY roundup. Makes me want to throw elegant little random parties every week just so I can make little favors and place cards.

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  5. Super Burbs on June 1, 2010

    I just downloaded basically everything from this post – it's amazing my mac book can handle all of my (very legal – promise:) downloads…

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  6. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on June 1, 2010

    Love them all, especially the cookie tins and cupcake flags. So darling! Oh, and a big eff off to GoDaddy!

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  7. Kim @BrideGoggles on June 1, 2010

    I wish to the DIY gods above that I be struck with craftiness – it hasn't happened yet… but when it does – I'll be heading straight back to this post :)

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  8. Christie O. on June 1, 2010

    Very nice collection. There's so much out there, so many resources! I always appreciate a good DIY roundup. Makes me want to throw elegant little random parties every week just so I can make little favors and place cards.

    Reply
  9. Super Burbs on June 1, 2010

    I just downloaded basically everything from this post – it's amazing my mac book can handle all of my (very legal – promise:) downloads…

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  10. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on June 1, 2010

    Love them all, especially the cookie tins and cupcake flags. So darling! Oh, and a big eff off to GoDaddy!

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  11. Alicia on June 1, 2010

    The clutches are perfection. I love them. Well I love everything I see here. Time to get crafty!

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  12. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on June 1, 2010

    Hope you get everything worked out! I only use GoDaddy to purchase domains and host through Bluehost – I highly recommend them!

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  13. Alison on June 1, 2010

    Brit, you read our minds. We're in the process of switching to Bluehost and we're SO EXCITED about it! Thanks so much for the recommendation – makes us feel that much more confident about our choice. :D

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  14. Alicia on June 1, 2010

    The clutches are perfection. I love them. Well I love everything I see here. Time to get crafty!

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  15. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on June 2, 2010

    Hope you get everything worked out! I only use GoDaddy to purchase domains and host through Bluehost – I highly recommend them!

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  16. Alison on June 2, 2010

    Brit, you read our minds. We're in the process of switching to Bluehost and we're SO EXCITED about it! Thanks so much for the recommendation – makes us feel that much more confident about our choice. :D

    Reply

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