Post # 1
I’m doing alot of diy projects and have actually let go of some projects just because realisticly it wouold be too much. But almost everyone around me (ie. Mother-In-Law & my best friend), who really aren’t the diy type of people, say that I’m taking too much on. I don’t think so, but I’m also looking at the situation from a “how much will it cost if some one else does it?’ kind of view. And the side that says it will cost soooo much less if you do it, almost always wins. That and I also have this little voice in my head (I swear I’m not crazy….yet ) saying that if you do it, it will be what you were looking for & if it goes awry, then I have no one else to blame but myself. Could they be right, or am I right in thinking that I can do it?
List of DIY:
Hair & Make up
and some other things that I have blanked out on….
Post # 3
I think you should get your hair professionally done, but other than that… I did all of that for my wedding, and it turned out awesome!
I did a vintage style hairstyle which I don’t think I could of pulled off by myself. If you are doing something you feel confident doing, something simple, elegant then I would say practice, practice, practice. I just liked knowing that my hair stylist knew what she was doing.
Post # 4
I don’t think your crazy at all! My DIY list is the same (except for the hair) and then some…I think it depends on the person and if you have the time and ability to do these projects. I know my SIL said she would just buy but I am like you and can’t understand paying a few hundred dollars on something I could do at a fraction of the price myself. To me it’s so worth my time!
Post # 5
sounds good. why pay more? if you like doing it tell them to be quiet, or better yet enlist some of the handier ones to help!
Post # 6
Are you DIYing everything due to financial/budget reasons? if so, theres not much you can do. but if you have the money for it, i would totally hire people to take care of all that. you don’t want to be stressed up till your wedding day!
Post # 7
First of all, you’re my date twin which makes me super happy! Its the first time ever, yay! Anyway, if you can do these projects in advance, and have them out of the way, then more power to ya! If its a matter of doing last minute projects the week of the wedding, I might advise to trim the DIY stuff down a bit. I’m not as crafty as I thought I was so I haven’t done a lot. But you’re right, you are saving lots of money going that route. Its easier for people to think you’re nuts when they’re not the ones paying for the stuff! Just don’t do it if your sanity is the expense. From the list you provided, it doesn’t seem like you’ve taken on too much at all!
Post # 8
@ jennifer: Yay!!! a date twin!! Most of the bees I’ve seen are on the 19th.
Well the list is actually a bit longer than what I have put down. I just couldn’t really remember what I actually have on the list.
The reason for diy is mostly financial, but Mother-In-Law has offered to pay for some of the things to have some one else do it, but again I feel like if I do it, it will get doen the way I wanted it to be done. Also, I don’t want to have her pay for eveything, because I feel like I’ll owe her afterwards.
I love doing DIYing because it kind of is a stress reliever for me and to me it makes the piece that much more personal because I was able to put the time and effort to make the different things…. 🙂
Thanks ladies for your help!
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
i don’t think you’re crazy at all. and i totally understand your reasoning for wanting to diying! don’t let the nay-sayers get you down!
Post # 10
I think your list sounds very reasonable!! Just keep in mind, the list usually gets longer then you expect!
I agree with the others who have suggested getting your hair or make up done professionally or by a friend, just to reduce your stress 🙂
Post # 11
Compared to mine, your list seems a little small, but you are also getting married 4 months before me, so I think it’s reasonable. Just make a timeline and stick to it
Post # 12
I dont think it is too much. I would have my hair/makeup done by somebody else just so you wont be stressed on your big day but other than that it sounds fine.