(Closed) Cheap (inexpensive) vs Cheap: a question about DIY weddings

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Do DIY weddings look cheap?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    10 %
    No, stuff looked homemade but nice : (27 votes)
    47 %
    No, it looked like they had pros do everything : (12 votes)
    21 %
    Other: explain, please! : (13 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Well, I know my stuff is going to look homemade. It just is because it IS homemade. But I also don’t think it looks “cheap” like… tacky cheap. It is obviously isn’t made by a pro. 

    Post # 4
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    46404 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    There is no one answer. It depends on the care taken with the DIY’s. Some people just don’t take the time to line up edges, miter corners, apply paint evenly etc etc etc.

    I have been to DIY weddings that were stunningly beautiful. Others- not so much.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think it really, really depends on how much time/effort is put into the wedding and, honestly, the natural talents of the bride and other people involved.  I went to one DIY wedding a while back that honestly did look kind of awful… but I’m also DIYing a ton of stuff for mine, and I think it looks great so far (though I realize I’m biased).  I’ve also seen tons of DIY stuff by other ladies on the Hive, and most of it looked great.

    Post # 6
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    927 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    it honestly depends.i have been seen some disaster DIY weddings but by the same token there are some that are fantastic. i am doing a DIY wedding and realy its all about not cutting corners when you dont have to and taking the time to do things right.

    Post # 7
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    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    It depends on the skills of the DIYer.  Some people can make amazing stuff that is just as good or better than store bought… and others, like myself…  well we’re better off leaving it to the pros! 😀  Honestly I just don’t have the time or patience for these projects.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    There is cheap and then there is tacky… big difference lol 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Our wedding was pretty much all DIY from our wedding invites to the honey favors from my grandparents farm to the photobooth. In my humble opinion, I think it looked fantastic! I am now going to unabashedly post some pics!

    Post # 10
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    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m a DIY bride & I think it comes down to time, patience & skill!!

    I’m a scrapbooker & crafty by nature (also a perfectionist) SO with all my projects I am for perfection & if I can re-do it I will HOWEVER I know I have limits so some stuff will not be DIY as I don’t want my wedding to look tacky & cheap, I’m going for a Country Chic wedding so I want the homemade touches (i.e. making Cranberry Sauce from fresh Cranberries from a local marsh) in jars with lids that I’m covering in fabric, tying with a brown string & attaching a “country style” tag to them … guests will know they are homemade BUT they will know I put a lot of effort and time into the favours & I hope appreciate them more than if I gave them something store bought.

    I’ll post pics as my DIY project are started/completed (I’m starting them in January). 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @peaches1038 I LOVE your pictures, your centrepiece is EXACTLY what I have invisioned for my day (mason jars with wild flowers), do you mind if I save your picture to show my “florist” (out bestmans MIL)?

     

    Post # 13
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @MadameTussaud: I think that editing is key.  Kind of like in decorating your house.  IMO, some of the most beautiful DIY weddings were the ones that were personal without going overboard.  If you go overboard with anything, I think that it will take away from beauty of the whole look.

    Post # 15
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    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @peaches1038: wow that looks so professional! i love the idea of the pictures on the cake table. havent seen it done like that before

    Post # 16
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    368 posts
    Helper bee

    I agree with everyone else it depends on the couple. I have seen horribe DIY weddings, and really gorgeous ones. Heck I have seen horrible expensive all professional weddings that looked cheap, and tacky.

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