Post # 1
As the days get closer and closer to the big day, the feeling of “will this all actually get done” looms larger and larger over me. I started planning this wedding with stars in my eyes (as most of us do). Floating images from bridal magazines and pinterest filled my mind as I tried to put together a unique outdoor event. I figured we didn’t have a huge budget, but I’m crafty and (here’s the killer) can do it myself. (Ominous music swells in the background)
Well this led to many decisions like creating my own invitations and hand gluing ribbon and belly-bands to them as well as hand painting jars to hold the flowers that I intend to arrange and so-on. As we are less than 3 months away I am seriously becoming worried that we might not get all this done and worse might actually forget to do something important that will be noticed on the day. Am I alone? Are there other brides who are experiencing this overload?
Family and friends offer to help, but in the same breath ask, “Have you found your photographer yet, I know a great photographer?”
How can you tell them, yes all the vendors are set, but what I really need is help cutting the material for 30 curtains to hang and drap at the venue? Oh ladies with DIY plans how do you get it all done? Let me know how it is going or if need be complain your woes or proudly show off your amazing work. Share pictures, get ideas, etc. Let’s get together and unite as the DIY Queens so I know I’m not the only one crazy enough to be doing this all myself.
Post # 3
My whole wedding is pretty much DIY. We even did all the flowers DIY. Our wedding is Saturday and I still have a few projects I have to finish. Ones that I thought would take me no time and then never finished. But I’m determined this week to finish. Lol. My MOH was pretty great with helping me. My mom and sister helped quit often and even my FI enjoyed helping. So a I’ve been pretty lucky. The only DIY regret I have is my bouquets. They’ll do, I just think they look too fake. But the budget really wasn’t there. Just enjoy the projects your working on. We had a few fight nights where the guys would get together and watch fights and us girls would work on projects. They were fun!!!
Post # 4
My whole wedding is DIY. Early on I said I want to hve x, y, and z done by this date. Then, whatever else I can get done will be fantastic. And you know what? I’ve managed to get pretty much everything done! I think prioritizing definitely helps. And be realistc with your time. Don’t take on a project that takes 40 hours when you’re a week away.
Post # 5
I’m constantly jumping from one project to another… I’ll work on one for a while… then get sick of it and continue/start something else… I just hope I can start crossing things off my list as (I hope) somethings start to be ‘finished’ soon… I’ve always been one to *start* DIY things… but I don’t often finish them. But hey – I can work on stuff in front of the tv so its all good XD
But yes, I get a bit crazy and worried about things not getting finished as well. 🙁