(Closed) DIY Timeline

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would make a chart of what you have to do, how long you think you will take to complete the project, whether you need to find/purchase/have shipped materials and how long that will take, and when you need them completed.  Then organize based on the available free time you have, whether you have people who can be called in to help with larger projects, and deadlines.  Save the dates and/or invites will probably be the first thing to get done since they take a long time and the deadline for them is earliest.  Otherwise, you can plan it out or pick at random.  But having an idea of all of the above lets you pick projects at will with full information, and will also let you know if you’re in over your head.

Post # 4
375 posts
Helper bee

Oh, yes, like the PP suggested: lots of list.

One approach would be to list everything you want to DIY (or at least that you know of already–those projects have a way of growing!) and, then, ranking them in importance (there will always be more projects than time) to you to DIY.

Once you’ve got your ranked lists, then it’s time to look at scheduling. What will be needed (like the StD or e-pic props) before others. Another tactic is to look at what can be done very early and stored versus what would benefit from waiting until closer to the time.

Yes, you can start designing stationery now and just plug in the final information just before it’s time to print and send. But if you don’t have a dress yet it might not be a good idea to buy and crystal a pair of shoes or a veil that may not match your eventual dress, etc.

For me, I’m 2 years out and the first thing I’m probably going to work on is flowers: I’m doing paper, fabric and ribbon florals and have determined that egg cartons will work great for long-term storage of the blooms, so I can start those in my spare time and build up a good stock-pile way before I’ll need them.

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