Is it too early to DIY???

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it depends on how much you have planned and your budget. Generally I think it’s best to nail down the big stuff (venue, season, size of wedding, formality level, etc.) prior to buying stuff for DIY. That being said, if you’ve got lots of wiggle room in your budget then it’s not as big a deal if you spend unnecessary money on DIY stuff. The only purchases I’ve regretted have been DIY things that I thought I would use and then ended up going a different way. Now I don’t buy stuff until I know, for sure, that what it’s going to be used for and that it will, indeed, be used.

Post # 4
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Jengirl gave good advice about making sure it’s something you’re going to use/need but it’s never too soon to DIY. I would think a card box is a perfect project to start super early in the game. I DIY’d 250 marble magnets for our original fall wedding and then we decided to do a summer wedding Las Vegas and now those damn magnets have no use. I should sell them or something! Have fun!

Post # 5
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@linnylou_88:  As long as you have made your final decisions on budget & general decor/theme, I don’t think it’s ever too early to DIY!!! Just be careful not to make crafts that will never be used in your wedding; materials for DIY projects can get pretty costly!

Post # 6
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

IMO it’s never too early to DIY. I wish I’d started earlier! I have less than 2 months to go and I’m in panic mode!

Post # 7
2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s never too early to start DIYing. You want to get all your projects out the way months before your date. Also you want to get your STDs out 9-12 months before your wedding date. Have you already picked your venue? If you know what city and state you are marrying in, then I say go for it.

Post # 8
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@linnylou_88:  If you’re not the indecisive type (like I am), then go for it!

It’s never too early to DIY, just make sure that these things are really what you want. It’d be a shame to waste your time and money. Also know that in a year, many trends can change, so if you’re influenced by them, then you should hold off on DIY.

Post # 9
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m getting married on October 11th of next year and have already started some DIY’s!  I have all of my vendors booked (venue, caterer, photographer, videographer, officiant, rental company) so all I have left is the little things!  I even bought my dress this weekend and have been looking at hotels for room blocking.  I’m planning to have most everything done early on, so I don’t feel stressed.  I am doing a lot of DIY so I want to leave enough time to get it done.  I’m very decisive and know what I want, so why wait?  I made a practice BM bouquet and have started my brooch bouquet.  I picked out the fabric and pattern for my guest book quilt and my grandmother is embroidering the table numbers.  All of our paper goods will be DIYed so as soon as we get our E-pics back we’ll have our STD’s ready to go!  I plan to have the invites done early on as well.  I say DIY it up!

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