(Closed) DIY Perfectionist

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You sound just like me.  Im currently DIYing all of our 300 invitations.  I’m an accountant… and a perfectionist.  I cant give up the control!!!

Post # 5
1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m a perfectionist too, and I keep thinking up other ideas to cause me more work.. like the DIY envelope liners I just decided to do the other day.  People have offered to help but it would be more work to explain what I want and to patrol them, and this way I can do trial and error til I get it right.  I love my DIY projects and they keep me busy!

Post # 6
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Me, too. I’ve had so many people offer help, and I just…don’t need it. I started on my projects early enough that I have time to do it all myself, but I am really not looking forward to the reception set up where I’ll be fixing everything that anyone else does, haha.

I basically just turn on Netflix and go to town. 

Post # 7
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Are we all related?! This is me 100%- I don’t even like people helping me at work. I’m so anal & everything has to be just perfect that I have found it takes more time to explain, show, review & correct than it does to just do it myself. That & I get really frustrated when people aren’t doing what I ask them to correctly when I told them the right way to do it. I really do think it’s for everyone’s sanity that I’m not asking for help with my DIY’s- i’d be the world’s biggest bridezilla bitch in oh about 5 seconds….

@vorpalette:  and ya, I’ve been avoiding even thinking about the setup!! I’ll probably go all crazy with it & draw diagrams with detailed instructions & assign tasks…

Post # 9
295 posts
Helper bee

I’m also a graphic designer and nobody is getting anywhere near my invitation suite.  Anything else but not the paper. 

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BeckyS0:  I’m probably going to set up a mockup on my dining table and take a picture. Every table will be different, but that’s a good place to start, and then I can go back and adjust things if I need to. You know, provided that I can get into the venue the night before. If not, cue freakout.

Post # 12
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m a crazy planner & DIYer. I LOVE everything to be perfect, and I find it extremely hard to let others help! Sometimes, I feel that if I don’t do it myself, it won’t be done as good as it can be.

Post # 13
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

While I am also crazy about people putting things together, I let people who wanted to help, help with things that you couldn’t really screw up. For instance, my mom sat with the corner rounder and rounded all the corners on my invites. It’s pretty hard to screw that up. But she wanted to help and didn’t mind doing it, so it saved me about 15 minutes of work! Maybe there is something that you can let people do that isn’t really easy to screw up.

Post # 14
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ZChick17:  We could be twins.  I, too, am a graphic designer and am BEYOND perfectionist/anal with everything I do.  I have done invitations/save the dates for a handful of friends and I couldn’t even let them help with those because it bothered me too much when it wasn’t PERFECT.  I’m scared to think about how long it’s going to take me to do my own 200 invitations.

And to answer your question, no, you do not need to let them help.  Chances are they know you well enough to know you need them to be perfect.  But hey, having them there to chit chat and have a glass of wine with while you’re doing them never hurts. 🙂

Post # 15
1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am a huuuuuge perfectionist. I have no let anyone help me except my Fiance.

I might or might not have yelled at him and had to show him how I want things done like 3 times.

We were making coffee filter flowers and he was helping me cut the filters… and he did it wrong again, and again and again….

Ultimately he just stopped wanting to help me……

Haaaa… and he has not offered again.

I’m a bad Type-A person.

Post # 16
14 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

lol i get married in a year n a half and the reason for that is cuz am i control freak andwant enough time to do things on my own my DIY projects r to be touched by no one but me. I already bought my candle holers which i will decorate myself. Also my table numbers I already bought what i need and my invitations as well. But iam doing those no one else. lol…glad to know am not the only one i was thinking to mysrlf, “could i be over doing it wanting to do all this on my own?” glad too see i am not the only one

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