Post # 1
hi, so I’m making a LOT of stuff myself for the wedding. Hand stamped napkins, favors, decorations, champaign flutes, etc.
a family member recently made a comment to me about something I made, saying that it was nice and I’m lucky no one will be able to tell its DIY. She followed it with a comment about tacky wedding projects.
I was actually excited to tell people about stuff I made myself. Should I just be pretending everything is bought or made by someone else? Im having a small wedding and when people comment about decor and stuff I had no problem saying i made it, but now I wonder if I shouldn’t
Post # 2
I don’t think you should pretend it was all made by someone else. Be proud of what you did. Weddings aren’t about how much money you can spend, and many people (myself included) have to DIY. It’s not tacky at all! I personally think DIY adds a more personal touch to the wedding!
Post # 3
No, people who make rude comments about decor are tacky!
Post # 4
be proud of your work and skills. I see no reason to hide the fact that you are talented. even if you purchased everything some people will always have something negative to say.
Post # 5
NO. Sorry to shout, but DO NOT EVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU YOUR WEDDING IS TACKY. That word bothers me so much. Tacky is in the eye of the beholder, and if you like your wedding decor, that’s what matters, because people will find fault with your wedding even if it cost you a million bucks to put on. Your wedding will be unique, and entirely you, and from what I’ve seen of your DIY stuff, it’s all lovely. I mean it. There are plenty of beautifully done DIY weddings, and I’m sure yours will be one of them. Send the haters to the left, girl.
Post # 6
everything is DIY pretty much unless its a stone or a tree etc… the only difference is some people are good at it and sell it on to other people
sometimes it can look tacky if its badly done, wrongly done, no effort etc… but when done well its just as good as buying it from a ‘proffesional DIYer’
If you do it well theres no shame and people will be impressed, if done badly people will either admire your attempt or wonder why you ‘cheeped’ out (even though DIY isn’t that cheep) so if your family say it looks great you have no problems
Post # 9
Depends. If you have special skills and DIY something within your skill set (e.g., a graphic designer designing her own invitations), it can look amazing. If you have no experience or training and try to DIY, say, ambitious floral arrangements, then yeah, there’s a chance it’s going to look tacky. I think it’s all about playing to your strengths and staying within reason.
Post # 10
I think that DIY touches make the wedding a more personal experience for everyone!
Post # 11
People will be impressed if you tell them you made something and it looks awesome. I think she is talking about when people DIY and they don’t do a good job. Certainly there are some people whose work is not as beautiful as other people’s. However, I dont think that anyone should be making comments either way. Some people just lack the skill/time/materials/whatever to make something look great. We have all seen the photos of “Pinterest fails” and whatnot. I would just take the comment as a compliment and move on. My sister-in-law DIYed a big directional sign for my wedding and everyone who saw it told her they thought she could do such things professionally. I think the fact that she made it caused to people to like it even more.
Post # 12
Tell them it’s you! It’s much more personnal. I will sew my welcome bags myself and maybe make the flower arrangements. I can’t wait! 😀
Post # 13
I made a lot of DIY stuff (invitations, centerpieces, favors) and I am so EXCITED to tell people I did it all by myself. #proudasfuck
Post # 14
Ha! I’m super proud of all our DIY touches. I’m going to be telling everyone we made them ourselves!
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
Nope, be proud of your creations! I will have no problem saying that I am doing a lot of DIY projects for my wedding.