(Closed) DIYers which project first?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Start with the project that is going to be the most difficult and time consuming. i did that…I’m giving myself close to 7 months to do my invitations (the hardest DIY for me) and a just do a few each night. If I mess up or don’t get as much done as I hoped it doesn’t really stress me out because I know I have tons of time to keep going. If you feel the time pressure with your hardest project, not only is it not going to be enjoyable, but you’re gonna stress yourself out too much.

Post # 4
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Talk to your Fiance. Find out which ones they can help you with, and that should help you gauge which ones will take the longest.

My first DIY was our Save-the-Date cards. We designed them and printed them ourselves. After that came designing the invitations, because we knew those would take a long time and because we knew that they would have to be finished several months before everything else. Just keep a timeline in mind.

Last piece of advice – just jump in! Whatever feels the most fun, start on that first. When it gets boring, move on to something else for a while. We’ve had our DIY plates all spinning at the same time for several months. Consequently, all our projects are getting finished up at around the same time.

Post # 5
399 posts
Helper bee

I started by designing my invitations, because it was so far ahead of time, I didn’t want to be storing lots of tangible objects. my next project was 10 ribbon pomanders because i figured they would take awhile and I could work on them over tmie, in front of the TV.


As I write this, I realize my real first project was starting to gather all the china, silverware, glassware, and serving pieces for my weding! It took many many many many trips to estate sales, yard sales, and cosignment shops, but now I have more than I need.

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