Post # 1
I have a confession to make… I’m not planning to DYI anything. Not at this stage anyway. It’s not that I don’t enjoy crafting… but I am the world’s worst perfectionist & the thought of attempting to replicate my vision for something just scares me witless!!! But given the big rise of DYI I kind of feel like a bridal failure 😛
Admittedly I’m helped by the fact my parents are paying for my wedding (please no judgments on that, they want to do it and we are extremely grateful for that). This has obviously given me the scope to choose vendors I know can fit my vision. But I don’t know, I’m struggling enough with expressing my vision to others, I think actually trying to put it into place myself would be a disaster! lol.
Anyone else in the same boat?
Post # 3
Well I did my own hair and make up because I’ve had bad experiences but that’s it. I didn’t even plan my own wedding.
Post # 4
I get where you’re coming from, I just feel the opposite! The same reason you don’t want to DIY is exactly why I want to DIY a lot of my wedding! I am a perfectionist and definitely have a “vision” for my wedding, so much so that I don’t trust anyone else to pull it off! I guess that’s the great part about weddings – everyone can do things their own way!
Post # 5
@goingtotherooftopoflove: I don’t consider myself crafty and I don’t really have the patience to do DIY stuff. Thus, I’ll pay other people to do it for me lol
Post # 6
I think I am making ONE thing. I’m actually very crafty, but we’re having a sort of destination wedding (in my hometown, a thousand miles away), so I can’t really bring much of anything.
DIYing tends to always wind up pretty pricey for me, because I use lots of supplies and always want the exact perfect ones! I just bought a $13 heart-shaped hole punch to make a shadow box with hearts punched out of all of the cards we get, lo.
Post # 7
I don’t plan on having any diy at all. My sister and MOH happens to be the crafty one and she’s in school full time plus working full time and didn’t want to put anything else onto her plate, but there are a few things I would diy if I had the time and patience, which I don’t.
Post # 8
Definitely not. I have no patience. We’re short staffed at my job so there’s plenty of overtime opportunities. The way I see it is I’d rather earn OT on a job I know how to do so I can pay someone to do something I can’t.
Post # 9
Well, I wasn’t planning to DIY, aside from hair and makeup. That doesn’t really count since I’m a professional, lol.
But now it looks like I’ll be making our unity candle, seeing as I refuse to pay $50 for all the tacky crap out there. I cannot believe how bad they are, seriously!
I may be making cupcakes and a small cake, too. Also, may make some simle aisle decorations for the church and that is IT. I am not the kind of person who wants to have a bunch of cheesy craft projects going at one time.
Post # 10
I’d like to DIY a few things, just to put my personal touch on it, but I’m leaving as much of the big things to the professionals as I can. I’ll probably make table numbers and some way to display escort cards. Maybe signs for the buffet/bar with the menu. Things that I can do well in advance and then just set in place. I’d never even think of doing invitations, flowers, or my own hair/makeup. Nothing that’s time sensitive or has to be done day of. That’s just more stress than I need!
Post # 11
I am not DIYing anything. I am not a crafty person and know my wedding would look like a second grader designed it. There are professionals who can do everything I want much better than I ever could.
Of course I have a very specific vision for my wedding but I know my vendors can meet this vision. I’ve been very involved with my vendors every step of the way making sure everything is exactly what we want and personal to us, even though someone else created it.
Post # 12
I seem to be the reverse of most people on here. I’m DIY-ing pretty much everything (table centers, invites, table plans, signs, photo-booth type of things), but there is no way that I am doing my own hair and make-up. I know my limitations and hair and makeup are them – that is being left to the professionals.
The DIY is a combination of a need to save money and because I enjoy it.
Post # 13
I am not a DIY-er. My wedding coordinator talked me into trying one DIY project. I bought the materials, but I will find a way (as always) to slowly back out and let my overly enthusiastic mother take over give it a shot.
Etsy and my credit card have been my friend.
Post # 14
I am probably not going to DIY anything at all. I just don’t have the time, I live in a very small Manhattan apartment, and the wedding is out of state. Anything I want, I can buy. It would be more expensive for me to buy a whole bunch of supplies to make save the dates than just order some simple cards and send them on.
Etsy is the BOSS.
Post # 15
@goingtotherooftopoflove: I’m not DIYing anything except writing our ceremony (which FI and I are doing together.) Neither he nor or I are crafty- we can barely write in cursive. I’m not willing to risk making something fugly on the only day ever I’m going to have nice pictures taken.
Post # 16
I am doing my own hair (just loose waves with a curling wand) for the wedding, but that’s about it. DIY… ain’t nobody got time for that!