(Closed) Anybody NOT into DIY?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

DIY doesn’t necessarily have to be huge projects like making your centerpieces. It can be little things, like personalizing your shoes or having a creative guestbook, etc. Its those little touches that make the wedding yours 🙂

Post # 4
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41 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly – the reason I’m DIMyself-ing what I am is either because a) I can’t find what I want for purchase or rent or b) I’ve found it, but it’s ridiculously expensive. 

Some people are crafty; I am not.  While I think it is nice to have a bit of personalized touch here and there (which is also where DIY comes into play), it can sometimes be cheaper to try doing something yourself (although admittedly, not always.  You have you know the cost of your own time and effort – and the payoff based on your own ability).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I’m not really a DIY kinda gal, but that’s only because I’m soooo uncrafty.  I know I would probably ruin something or it would turn out looking terrible!  

Post # 6
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2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wanted to add some personal touches without making it look homemade or rustic.  So I tried to make mine subtle and things I could do well if that makes sense.  I am in a beautiful ballroom that I am spending a fortune on chairs and flowers and decor but worked with the venue and my event designer to incorporate a few items that would add to the wedding.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

if I didn’t live in the middle of freaking no where I woudln’t be in to DIY either. the fact of my DIYness comes out of necessity. there simply is no florist here. There are no places to buy a dress or get invitations printed so I am resorting to making everything my self. If it were up to me everything would just appear before me done… perfect

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love the idea of DIY and I plan to do a bit of it for bridal party gifts, some minor decorations and our invitations, but I am not crafty by any stretch of the imagination…

Post # 10
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2893 posts
Sugar bee

I’m not. I iiterally don’t have the time. Between working full time, planning the wedding, professional development courses, working on my degree, decorating the new house, yeah, I barely have time to feed myself.

I knew I wouldn’t have time to so we opted to go the restaurant wedding/reception route and got hooked up with a GORGEOUS room that’s completely decorated in ways I could never ever afford or make myself. With some awesome coupons the stuff I’ve bought so far it’s been cheaper to buy as opposed to make – or I would be cutting it even only now I’m saving time.

Post # 11
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m with claireos. Picked a restaurant because we love the place and because it eliminated at least two vendors and things like taking delivery of chairs and counting napkins at the end of the night and hanging bunting.

Can I make a few cute things on my own when I feel like it? Yes. Do I have any interested in making 80 of anything? Nope. Laughing

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I kind of had the best of both worlds. I had my dress and my invites made for me by close friends who are professionals in clothing design and printmaking, respectively. I got to have some gorgeous, special, and personal touches, and I didn’t have to do ANY of it myself.  The only thing I DIYed (sort of) was my Save the Dates – I used a photo I’d taken and made them up on Zazzle. But I don’t think I did anything with my own hands for the wedding except stuff and address the envelopes!  I am SO not crafty.

Post # 13
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560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not into DIY. Lots of great projects are posted here, but I’m nearly certain I would mess them up somehow.

Post # 14
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2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

my diy things–putting ribbon on candles-with some bling- centerpieces

making a seating chart on foam board… havent started..

putting glitter on shoes

printing labels for togo boxes. 

and sewing you are next on my garter- im hiring someone to decorate the room cuz there is no way in heck im gonna be up on a ladder on my wedding day!

assembling the candy bar

Post # 15
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1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m not. From the wedding blogs, DIY has become very popular recently, but it’s just not for me. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body and I’m not into the DIY look and feel.

Post # 16
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1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Me! I am all thumbs when it comes to crafty things. I rather buy stuff at arts and crafts shows and festivals.

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