(Closed) Anyone else diying wedding decor just because it's fun?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
  • poll: I DIY my wedding decor becasue
    It was the cheapest option : (12 votes)
    23 %
    it's fun to make stuff : (28 votes)
    53 %
    I couldn't find what I needed/wanted : (12 votes)
    23 %
    everyone else is doing it : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    8446 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    All of these!  If I wasn’t DIYing wedding stuff, I’d just be crafting something else.  Plus, I don’t work so I have tons of time.

    Post # 4
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    The DIY stuff that I did had nothing to do with budget, I did it because it was fun, and I knew I could make certain things WAY cheaper than buying it made from someone else! Here is the card box I made, cost was $65 in materials, buying one from etsy or ebay $125.

    Post # 5
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m doing it for a combination of the first 3 reasons- what I’m making is cheaper than most other stuff I would like, and I can make it to be exactly how I want, which is often at least a bit different than anything commercially available. but if I didn’t have any fun doing it, I probably wouldn’t bother and I’d just buy something cheap (or not bother with decorations at all)

    Post # 6
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I DIYd some things for our wedding both because I couldn’t find exactly what I want, or because I could find it, but for stupidly ridiculous prices.

    So I DIYd my centerpieces for one night, the programs for both ceremonies, the escort cards and table numbers, and a floral elephant.  My mom DIYd my favors for the second reception and my inlaws DIYd favors for the first ceremony.  My brother DIYd a beautiful, beautiful canopy for my husband and I to get married under.


    The centerpieces I made:

    The programs for each night:


    The seating cards I designed and printed:


    The beautiful floral elephant I made:

    The favors my in-laws and my mom made:



    The beautiful wedding canopy my brother made:


    And table numbers (of places we’ve lived):


    Honestly, I had a lot of fun making these things, and my husband helped, too.  It was good bonding time for us.  =)

    Post # 7
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    My projects weren’t cheaper…but I probably could have gone with cheaper supplies. I made things  because I enjoy projects.

    i honestly think brides on extreme budgets should keep things simple and not DIY…unless they already own glue guns, embossing guns, etc.

    Post # 8
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m DIYing a lot…but I’m actually quite terrible.  I enjoy crafting, have a craft room, but not much skill.  So sometimes my attempts have to be scrapped and we go the pro route…this happened with the photobooth 🙂

    Post # 9
    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    @BookGirrl:  Holy crap, all your beautiful little DIY things look PROFESSIONAL! Great  job!!!

    Post # 10
    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    I think many times DIYing is more expensive and more time consuming (flower pomanders, rhinestone anything, invitations) but more rewarding!

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