Regret not DIYing?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Member
9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Prioritize!!! I hate to admit it, but I did paper flowers and they took a ton of time. They turned out great, and I don’t regret it, but a lot of time! I would encourage you to DIY the projects that you are excited about. But don’t feel bad if you don’t DIY everything. Make lists of “must do” and “want to do” and “if I have time”. Then you don’t have to stress if you don’t get to everything. I loved my DIY, but I’m glad I realized that most of it isn’t worth stressing out over.

Post # 4
Member
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@sayanything:  I would do something like make my paper flower bouquet first and gauge how much time it took and if I was still really into the idea of doing more after that. Also, I generally try to plan out my big craft projects to be completed a month in advance. So for Christmas, if my gifts aren’t done by Thanksgiving I consider myself way behind. I don’t like to be rushing through it at the end. 

Just like lots of Blogger Bees say they hand over everything to their DOCs the week before the wedding, I’d say put down your glue gun a month before. If it ain’t done by then, it ain’t worth the stress. 

Post # 6
Member
9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sayanything:  Sounds like you have a good plan! FYI – bouts and corsages were super easy and quick. Centerpieces medium time/effort. Bouquets easily the most time, but I loved how mine turned out. Also remember that size is the biggest factor for these things. Smaller equals easier and less time. I started with my bouquet, but it was the third try before I settled on a design I liked (althought I used all the extea flowers in centerpieces and bridesmaid bouquets). Then I did the three bridesmaid bouquets. They got progressively smaller as I got closer to the wedding… so the last bridesmaid bouquet that I made was a couple inches smaller than the first, but you totally couldn’t tell unless they were all being held next to each other!

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