Post # 1
My fiance and I are getting married on 8/24/13 and are planning a nice sized wedding (about 200 people) I want to make the wedding our own, so I plan on doing a lot of DIY projects like center pieces, candy buffet, guest book, etc. I love doing projects like these so trying to refrain from starting on them is killing me. How far in advance did you start working on things like these?
Post # 3
I don’t know if you’re anything like me…but I’m fickle. I fall in love with something and then a month later, I see something that I like even better! Starting stuff early means more time for you to pine for something else that you see after the fact! I started most of my projects at around the 7-8 month mark. 🙂
Post # 4
I think it depends on the project. Yes it is a while away but if you intend to do a lot you need to make sure you time it out well. It’s also easier to time manage when you can do a bit here and there. And space too. You don;t want something taking up useful space and you wont be moving it for a year. Another important aspect is to make sure you dont change your mind in the interim! Nothing worse then putting forth all this effort then finding something else you’d rather have.
My biggest DIY is my brooch bouquet. I collected all my brooches last December/Jan. Started wiring last month and intend to finish it this month and store it in a closet until I need it the end of the year.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I already finished our favours and we’re getting married June 2014 😉 I love projects so I’ve been doing little ones to get them out of the way. I don’t really change my mind a lot though, so that helps. Otherwise I wouldn’t have started anything until closer to the year mark.
Post # 6
I think you can start anytime! You will be really happy to be checking things off the list. However, I will say, from when we were engaged (a year ago) to now, I have changed my mind on SO many things!! So be aware you might end up totally going in a different direction with your ideas 🙂
Post # 7
we’re getting marrie d8/25/13 and ive already started some of my DIY. ou need time to plan and test out DIY projects. , like what if they dont work out, you need time to find a back up plan. a lady on here did fabric/paper flowers and she said it took her 9 months to complete. you dont want to be stressed out. i’m say look into starting large projects soon.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I started working on some of that kind of stuff more than a year out– I wanted to make sure I had enough time to get everything together, spread out the cost, and actually complete the projects so I wasn’t trying to do it all at the 11th hour. I’m happy with the way it worked out for me, I’d have hated myself if I started much later than I did.
Post # 9
Thank you ladies, all of your inputs are very helpful. I can see myself changing my mind on the centerpieces so that I will do last, but I think I will start collecting candy jars for the buffet and start working on my alternative guest book idea 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 10
I am getting married July 27, 2013…I am so excited I had to start the DIY bc I wanted to start something!!!! Haha but yes, if you frequently change your mind, hold off on some