Am I the only one who didn't DIY anything?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FoxyBride14:  I DIY’d things so I can’t completely relate but I did want to say that you are by no means a failure of a bride. 🙂

We close on our house in a few weeks and get married in June. It’s crazy but totally worth it and whether you DIY or not at the end of the day you are married to your husband and have a beautiful home together!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FoxyBride14:  I tried to DIY a cardbox and it seemed to be going really well until the sprayadhezive starting soaking through all the fabric and looking awful. I threw it out and bought one off Etsy. lol Sometimes it just makes sense to have someone else do it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@FoxyBride14:  Me me me! We went from planning a DIY barn wedding with a BBQ, to an evening country club wedding. I love the idea of saving money, but I also know my type A personality, and truthfully, I realized I would become a mad woman when we started discussing renting porto-potties and sweeping barns. And, like you, I work in an elementary school and feel like I’m doing all I can to survive writing IEPs, reports, etc! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yeah I’m not interested in DIY at all. I’ve heard too many horror stories. I’d rather just pay someone or skip it.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@FoxyBride14:  Don’t fret, I won’t be DIYing anything either! I am very artistic and creative and could definitely make decor or invites that any bride would kill for, but I don’t want to kill myself DIYing. I don’t want to stress about it. My venue, I think, speaks for itself and doesn’t need a lot of decor, so I will just be using the standard linens, and floral centerpieces. I guess I could do the paper products (STDs, Invites, Menus, Etc) but for a wedding of 150 people, but I feel like that’d be daunting.

 

I just wouldn’t know what else to DIY. 

 

Post # 9
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2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m not DIYing, either! (It would be a total disaster if I even tried!)

Post # 10
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I kind of like ETSY for that reason.  Everything looks DIY without you actually having to DIY it.

Smile  We had tons of etsy stuff….but we didn’t do anything ourselves.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@FoxyBride14:  I’m not DIY-ing ANYTHING either! It’s not in my nature…Time is money to me, and I would spend hours obsessing over anything and everything, so it’s just not worth it to me. TBH, I don’t really know what I’d do myself-we have a florist, DJ, photog, etc…I ordered a bunch of signs and decorations from Etsy (things I couldn’t ever make myself)..but I’m not sure what else there is to DIY even if I wanted to 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@FoxyBride14:  I will not be DIYing a single thing. Maybe my own makeup. Maybe. 😉

Post # 14
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8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I sure as hell was NOT working on any wedding projects. I just did not have it in me. 

My husband, however, was adamant about doing our invitations since he’s an artist. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@FoxyBride14:  Heck no! I didn’t DIY anything!!!  There were only two things I did myself (but don’t consider DIY), water bottles and stickers on the favors. I didn’t make the favors, just put custom stickers on them that I designed….same with the bottled water. I did design my own STD’s, but I’m a photographer/designer so that wasn’t exactly a hard DIY project. 

I didn’t want to do any of my own decor, or do anything like that. I just personally don’t have the time or desire to do any that! As a wedding photographer, I knew the importance of delegating and letting those who are skilled at their craft do those things! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m not DIYing ANYTHING unless you count sealing the save the date envelopes DIY. We didn’t care for that, to be honest. 

Ain’t nobody got time for that. I am busy and relish my down time. Also, I’m getting married out of state and my FI and I live in our TINY TINY NYC apartment, so I don’t even see how it would work logistically.

I shouldn’t lie to myself, if a magical gnome gifted me an enormous craft room tomorrow and unicorns were going to carry it down to NC, I still wouldn’t craft a thing. I’d rather pay someone else to do stuff or do without.

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