(Closed) DIY Bride with some confidence issues

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Aww, hugs!  You will be great!  Welcome to weddingbee – the girls here are great and everyone is open to giving you advice where you need it so that you don’t feel like you’re going this alone!  Come on here anytime with your questions, or if you need people to vote on ideas!

Post # 4
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m a DIY bride too! My best advice would be to start now—if you’re unhappy with the way something came out then you’ll have time to come up with something else. Definitely post pictures for opinions. It helped me re-confirm my ideas and make sure they were wedding-worthy. Good luck!

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@divinitylh:  If you do a lot of DIY, your wedding day can’t help but be special and unique because nobody else will be able to buy these things that you’ve put yourself into! So, take a deep breath, plunge in, and enjoy seeing your ideas take shape. They will probably change along the way from what you originally envisioned – and that’s fine. It’s all part of the creative process.

Post # 6
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have to honestly say that I LOVE when a wedding is DIY – it shows so much of the personality of the bride and/or couple. I was at a mostly DIY, casual wedding held on the family’s property this year that was absolutely awesome. Was it super fancy? No. Did everything look perfect & professional? No. Was it awesome? YES!

There were just so many details that made the day special….the couples’ friends played bluegrass versions of songs for the ceremony (the couple loves this type of music), the favors were hand-made from a family recipe & the bride did all of the centerpieces. I understand why people hire vendors – it’s obviously much easier and less stressful to not have to worry about anything. But if you are creative, enjoy DIY, and/or willing to put in the time to make the wedding your own, go for it! To me, there’s nothing more disappointing than attending a wedding that could have been ANYone’s…if that makes sense. I really enjoy seeing the couple in all of the details of the wedding.

Post # 12
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@divinitylh:  Good for you!

If you’re interested, too, I’ve been fooling around with a few “semi DIY” projects and I started a thread for sharing them. Semi DIY is a little easier for things where starting from scratch would be complex/expensive/time consuming, but you still want some custom touches. I’d love to see more people posting to it – if you come up with anything, please add! Thanks.

Any fun semi-DIY projects out there?

Post # 13
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

feel free to post here in the bee, and you will get as much advice and constructive critisim adn gushing over your awesome DIY as you can stand. if something isnt working, just ask for advice. presto!

good luck and welcome!

Post # 14
12 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

If it makes you feel any better, you are not alone. My fiancé is deployed and can only tell me what he thinks he likes. Everything else is up to me, and my entire wedding is DIY! 

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