(Closed) DIY or not to DIY

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Yea, with DIY you really have to pick your battles. DIY doesn’t always mean cheaper, if you consider all the time, effort, sanity etc. that you spent. Only you can really measure if a particular project is worth it. It sounds like you really want someone else to handle it, which is fine!

I am in the process of narrowing down my DIY projects. I am designing my own invites in watercolor but having them printed professionally. 


Post # 4
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m the kind of person who is good at having creative ideas and bad at realising them – I can’t draw, most of my childhood art projects resulted in lots of tears and things being crumpled and binned – so I asked myself the following questions before trying to DIY anything…

– Will I enjoy making this?

– Do I already have the required skills?

– Do I have a friend or relative who could or would happily do it for me or at least help me do it? You would be surprised how much people love to help, whether it’s one person doing something as a favour or a group of people doing a production line. If you know someone with a skill that would help, could you ask them to use it in lieu of a wedding gift? What about getting your bridal party over for cake, fizz and crafting?

– Is there a cheap solution on Ebay or Etsy? I picked up some things I’d considered DIYing very cheaply on those sites and I’m pretty sure DIYing would have cost more because of the cost of the materials. If it won’t save you time and money, and/or you won’t enjoy it, you’re probably best off trying to find things cheaply online.

And what about your FI? Mine isn’t very good at DIY, but he cut out envelope liners and helped stuff envelopes, for example.

Post # 6
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I cant waite to make mine… I need to talk to the church and set the time and fig that out and then, its game on…. I just made my map for my invited today.

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