(Closed) Anyone else NOT a DIY’er?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Member
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

i didnt think i was DIY material until i found this site!!! I love Wedding Bee, it gave me so many great ideas, I hand made our invites and party favors, its so exciting! You can be a DIY girl too!!!!

Post # 4
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No DIY for me. I chose a semi-destination wedding (ie, a location where neither of us lives or is from, but that is still relatively convenient for our guests, who are spread out around the country), partly BECAUSE it would preclude me from getting wrapped up in DIY craziness. If it’s long distance, it’s hard to even think about doing much DIY. For me, I knew trying to DIY would ramp up the stress to an unbearable level. And I have seen too many brides work themselves into a tizzy creating and setting up details that people barely noticed. I’m staying focused on what will add to the experience (food, drinks, entertainment, setting) and not on “stuff.” Not that there’s anything wrong with DIY, but you have to know yourself and your limits.

Post # 5
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989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really really tried.  I decided that paying $50 per carnation pomander for our aisle was just not happening so I tried making tissue paper pomanders.  I reviewed at least 5 different tutorials on a number of sites and the consensus seemed to be that while extremely time-consuming, they were relatively easy to make and difficult to screw up.  Thank god, because I’m not at all crafty.

Well, I screwed it up.  Even my paper flowers were terrible.  I experimented with tightening the wire, loosening the wire, cutting the paper strips longer, shorter, different methods of pulling up the “petals.”  After what felt like a million attempts they started looking okay, so I started gluing them into the styrofoam balls.  And they just looked uneven and not at all like the beautiful fluffy balls I had seen here and on other sites.  I was so bummed!

I tried finding some used toissue pomanders for sale in the classifieds, I looked on Etsy, I dragged Fiance to the craft store to debate making silk flower pomanders, I even considered posting an ad here on the boards to see if someone wanted to make some extra cash by making the pomanders for me.  Fiance thought I had lost my mind and begged me just to buy the inexpensive chair sashes I had been eying before the pomander bug bit me. 

So I don’t think I’m even *allowed* to DIY anymore!

Post # 6
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1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not a crafty person either. and i refused at first to do any DIY stuff, but now that my budget has changed, everything I’m doing is DIY, and actually its kinda fun. I do get really mad sometimes because i look at everyone elses DIY stuff and mine doesnt look good like theirs. But money wise its so much better!

Post # 7
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2893 posts
Sugar bee

Nope. No DIY projects.

I’ve found that there are enough coupons & sales out there to get me products for cheaper than a DIY project AND I don’t have to spend the time putting them together. I’m easy to please and don’t have a super-specific-non-negotiable look that can only be accomplished via the DIY route. For instance – I just got 40 invites with 40 matching envelopes, matching labels, RSVP cards, and matching thank you cards that came to $130 for only $50 including shipping. That’s just one example. It takes a little more research but I’d rather research than spend my afternoon gluing something together, hoping I don’t screw up. ๐Ÿ™‚

Props to the ladies who do have the patience though.

Post # 9
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1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sportsgal31:  If there is any chance that you’re still wanting the carnation pommanders, they are so easy to make with silk flowers.  No crafting ability required and you could make them for about $10 each!  Message me if you’d like a tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We had a couple of DIYs, but they were more of a design thing than a craft thing. I wish I were more crafty.

Post # 11
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I am a very limited DIY bride. I have succeeded at a few things and failed miserably with others.

Post # 12
Member
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

<— This girl is NOT a DIY’er. I basically handed the entire thing off to an event planner. Gave her my color scheme and the contacts of the rest of our vendors and told her to do whatever she wants! Makes my life easier Laughing

Post # 13
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

Ha. I didn’t really do any DIY projects! I made our programs (on some thick paper) and our menus (regular paper, stuck in Ikea frames) and called it a day.

Post # 14
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672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I thought about being a DIYer but I gave up that idea a long timeago! I get really stressed and am a perfectionist if I had to do stuff myself I’d end up in a mental ward! I figured paying the extra money is worth my sanity! Lol 

Post # 15
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550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@DisneyBrideCKB:  HAHAHA I could have written your post!!  I can’t draw a stick figure either!  They alwyas seem to have extra “parts” lmao

I’m not craft or a DIY girl but I’ve chosen simple tasks to DIY.  Best thing is that I have a lot of close friends that ARE crafty and like to DIY so I will be having a craft/diy party at my house not long before the wedding. I provide food and wine they provide their skills!!!

Post # 16
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664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i really like doing crafts, but when it comes to my wedding I do not trust myself to make anything that will look good!  Also, I have like NO time to do anything!

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