Hi Everyone, I’m Liz, one of the (3) founders of The DIY Bar.  I got engaged in December (after 5 long years of waiting I might add!) and am planning a winter wedding in Portland (Maine) for January 2014.  Although not every aspect of my own wedding will be DIY, a good portion of it will.  I’m sure there will be ups and downs, successes and failures as I navigate this process, and I can’t wait to share it all with you guys here on The DIY Bar blog.

My wedding will be Black Tie (optional, though, if you know me, it’s really not an option), and while most people associate DIY with rustic barn weddings, I’m finding out that I can easily balance my desire to DIY with my desire for an elegant and formal affair.  Over the next few months I’ll let you in on the process as my DIY projects and ideas come to life, and also share with you the tips and tricks I learn along the way about staying grounded while planning a formal wedding. For now, peruse the pics below for some of my favorite black tie wedding friendly DIY’s, and tell me what crafts you’re planning to DIY for your wedding or event this summer.

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See ya soon!

Liz

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