Katie tackles everything from budgeting, planning a Catholic wedding ceremony in a Catholic Church
, and made many of her wedding design elements herself including her Table Numbers, Bridesmaid gifts, her place card display, cake cutting knife embellishments, beaded pearl stems on her toasting glasses, embellishing her unity candle decorations and more!
Spirals and Spatulas is full of fun ideas, links and tutorials Katie used to personalize her own wedding. Here's the thing, DIY can be a blessing or a curse: A blessing if you have the skills and time to pull off your projects well, on schedule and as close to stress free as possible. But I've seen too many brides, including myself, try to do too much all by themselves. So I really loved this post "To the micro managers, perfectionists, and do-it-ALL-yourself types.."
Which helps to keep things in perspective. Katie said she had undertaken exactly the right amount of DIY projects and wouldn't have done any more or less than she did.