DIY Overload

posted 8 years ago in September 2012
Post # 3
278 posts
Helper bee

I have seen so many pretty things that I would like to do, but then again, I know I won’t have time for them, so what I have done is that I have made a list that I would really really like to do for our wedding, that way I can do the projects one by one 🙂


Post # 4
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My problem is I’m not sure how long it takes to make a lot of things and I’m worried about doing it to early. I know better early than late but people keep telling me I have tons of time to do things and look at me funny when I talk about planning…

Post # 5
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes!  I’m a definite DIY type of person and seeing so many things is making my list pages long! 

@moosey If they’re non-perishable projects, why not?  I know when I have to do a project I start way before I need to, lol!


Post # 6
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The more I look, the more I want to do! The problem is I’m not crafty AT ALL! But I have a lot of time so I keep thinking I should try a few things out… I really want to make a card box!

Post # 7
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I know how you feel. At first, I didnt think I was going to do any DIY….but not I want to do lots!!

Post # 8
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have had the same issue…and my brain hurts from trying to decide…there are so many things that I want, and I will have to decide between more xmassy decor or just winter decor, and then there are some nice delicate winter decorations that wouldn’t go with more bulky wreathes or topiaries made of ornaments etc…

What i decided to do was try and make a version of each thing I thought I wanted.  I made a wreathe centerpiece with candles in the middle and then I made a branch centerpiece with crystals hanging down…then I chose which I really wanted the most and went on to the next thing.  I realize its a bit of a waste although I did make the wreath with some of my own things so I didn’t have to spend much.  Now I know which I’ll be going with, and I can stop worrying about that!  I think once you’ve made one sample you get a good idea for what you can do, what time it will take, and if you really want it after you see it put together.

Good luck deciding! It can be really hard after seeing what other Bees make and at some point you have to stop changing your mind LOL

Post # 10
5792 posts
Bee Keeper

I think storing them once they’re made in advance is always the problem. Many things get squashed or crumpled unless there’s a ton of space to spread them out, and then they have to be packed up and transported the day of so then there’s that to deal with too. Things get dusty, pets find them and decide to explore and play with them, etc…lots of things to consider when getting things done too early, plus you might decide you don’t even like them anymore!

Post # 11
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hear hear! I am definitely on DIY overload….my problem is that I discovered WB way too late in the planning process (about 9 weeks before the big day!) and I was still adding projects: Out of Town bags, DIY centerpeices, DIY programs, moss letters, guest book, bathroom basket….AHHHH! My wedding coordinator told me I had to officially log off of WB on October 1st to prevent myself from getting any last minute ideas and losing my mind 🙂 we’ll see about THAT! 

Post # 12
40 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was in the same boat, but I sat down and thought about it and you know what – people throw so much crap away after a wedding that so much of it is unnecessary.  I loved the idea of custom door hangers for hotel rooms, custom tissues, etc. But then I sat down and thought about how long they would take for my OCD butt to decide/make them, and how people would be like “These are cute… but I have no use for them after today.” To me, I’m deciding to pick my battles.  Battles chosen:

  • Save-The-Date Cards
  • Invitations
  • Website
  • Decorations (all)
  • Flowers (I worked in a floral shop for years so I know the real cost of flowers and refuse to pay thousands!)
  • Escort cards
  • Favors
  • Cocktail hour food (we have a lot of kids so it’ll be mostly crackers/cookies for them while the adults have their big-kid beverages, haha)
  • Bar menu
  • Programs
  • Thank-You Cards

All that is keeping me so busy that I don’t even have time to think of adding another one! I’m sure I will… but still. Gotta focus somewhere!

Good luck!

Leave a comment

Find Amazing Vendors