- 4 years ago
So I just recently started my first wedding DIY project. I’m making coffee-filter pomanders for the pews in our church. It’s a pretty big undertaking (I’ll need around 30 of them), but I started them a few weeks ago and they all are turning out so beautiful! I’m very excited, and they will save us a lot of money.
So today my BFF/MOH and I were both off from work for the holiday, and she came over to help me make them. We made some serious headway and I’m SO happy for the help–but the experience leaves me thinking I may just make the rest on my own.
I am so appreciative of her help, don’t get me wrong. And it’s not as though the ones she did came out bad. She’s just not a particularly crafty type, and I mine came out a lot more uniform and in more perfect circles. I think it probably makes sense because, since it’s MY wedding, I’m being a crazy perfectionist about things, whereas she naturally wouldn’t care as much. I would never tell her that, and out of the ones she made, only one is actually probably not usable (even my FI, who could care less about this stuff, said that it looked lopsided and that it would stand out from the others).
I’m considering doing the rest myself, instead of involving some others who’ve offered help. It’s ridiculously generous of those who’ve offered to help, and I am so honered that they’ve even offered their time, but the materials cost money and if they don’t come out the way I’m hoping, then I have to go out and buy more materials. Of course my SIL is actually pretty good at these things, and my mom, though she admits she’s not crafty AT ALL, might be able to help with the prep work. I guess I just never realized I was such a control freak!!
I feel like I’m being a bridezilla, but maybe I’m not alone in this? Sometimes when you want something done “right,” you have to do it yourself–but I would also hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, or worse, seem ungrateful.