(Closed) DIY Newbie

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

make a sample and see how long it takes you.  Then ask yourself how much you are willing to work on it when the wedding gets close.  Personally I spent 9 months working on my centerpieces and bouquets because I made all the flowers myself and wanted to be done a month before the wedding so I could focus on all the other craziness

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It also depends on how much room you have to store your decor so that you are not tripping over it for the next year and a half.

You can certainly make a list of supples you will need and buy them when on sale or when good buys come up on Craigslist e.g the vases. Another example would be if you plan to use strings of mini lights. Buy them now or in the after Christmas clearance.

Post # 5
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - The bride's hometown United Methodist Church near Kalamazoo

Yes! I definitely second what @julies1949 says about making sure you have enough SPACE for all your crafting! I think that starting looking at any time is acceptable–I started buying supplies 8 months before our wedding–but once you actually start crafting, STORING all that stuff can be unreal (especially in conjunction with all the gifts we’re getting from showers)–our bedroom is overtaken by wedding stuff!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I believe it’s never too early to start, but be sure you stop looking at other inspiration. You would not believe how many times I made something only to say, maybe I should have done x or y instead. *sigh*

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