(Closed) Do I suck at DIY? Or is my FMIL just a B****?

posted 13 years ago in DIY
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m making favor bags like that too! I love the fabric you used for the ring pillow. 🙂

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

oh my goodness amanda, everything you’ve made and the design for your program covers is A-FREAKING-MAZING!!! Seriously! I have no idea why your fmil would think otherwise. And I don’t think your other in-laws will look down on the things you have created! And you know what. Even if someone thinks anything even remotely bad about the projects you’ve done yourself…well then who gives a flying fart what they think! This is your wedding and your DIY projects are a reflection of you. That’s what matters. And the fact that you would take the time to create these things shows that you want things to be personal for your guests. If your fmil can’t see that, then she can just keep her mouth shut and save her snooty attitude for someone else. You’ve done a fantastic job and I KNOW your guests will be amazed by it all!

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I don’t know who this crazy lady is 🙂

‘Cause I think your stuff looks GREAT!  I mean, really great. You should be proud of yourself. 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

All of your projects are FANTASTIC. Very unique and event hough i dont know you personally. . .i would assume they are very you.

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Is the "all you need is love" on your favor bags a stamp?  If so, I would love to know where you got a hold of it. 

Post # 37
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Helper bee

Your projects look great! I don’t know why your Future Mother-In-Law is being so negative but she is WRONG! If you and your Fiance are happy with your DIY my 2 cents is to tell her where to stick it… well maybe not in those words! LOL You could say "I know we could have bought it but I really enjoyed making it… besides it was cheaper/more us". SIGH!!! Why must people be so critical of other peoples weddings?!

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2021

Ugh, how annoying to have that stress added to your wedding planning! Your projects look amazing (!!) and you should absolutely try to ignore all the negative things coming out of your FMIL’s mouth. Definitely agree with other bees…just don’t show the DIY things to her so you don’t have to deal with it. There are plenty of non-DIY things you can discuss with her if you still want to keep her involved. You (and everyone on this board) know how awesome your stuff is turning out, so don’t let her get to you and keep on DIY-ing!!

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love your DIY stuff, much better then you could "buy" somewhere. Don’t worry about your Future Mother-In-Law, some people just don’t get DIY. Hang in there, I think its great!

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

These are fantastic! I love the favor bags the most too! But the pomander looks so professional too! Your Future Mother-In-Law is crazy.

I think you should still use your program design, and give it to your cousin. That would show you FMIL! 😉 If mine did that, I’d be so livid! Kudos to you for handling the situation the way you did! 

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

All of your DIY looks fabulous!  Maybe your Future Mother-In-Law just doesn’t understand how important it is for you to do the projects yourself.  For me, it’s my mom that always says "You’re going to make them?"  I think she worries I’m overdoing it and that paying someone else to do it will just be easier, but I just tell her that it’s important for me to do them- it’s what will make my wedding special.  Don’t let it get you down- the projects look great!

Post # 42
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Just wanted to say I agree with everyone, and totally think the same as MightySapphire

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Some people just don’t understand the value of homemade! She’s probably obsessing about "keeping up appearances." The things you made are beautiful.

For the graphic design cousin, it sounds like a cool opportunity to get her help—but it is her job to do what you want! So the programs will be totally you, and this will be a good bonding moment with your future cousin in law. Show her the wordle you wanted to use as the cover image and get her to incorporate it. And besides, you may be grateful for her help later on when it’s crunch time! I know it’s hard to let go and that the cousin has stepped in under inauspicious circumstances, but this could be a great opportunity to share your wedding with your new family (while still making something that’s totally you, mind you). Good luck!

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree with everyone, including MightySapphire. I’ve always been told that the people that turn up their noses, often drown when it rains. lol, sorry, that was very grade school-ish.

I LOVE your DIY items! LOVE THEM! I’m doing my own things. Like the flower girl basket, centerpieces, the "personalization" on our toasting glasses. I think that homemade things are just prettier and mean more.

 And like everyone else said, make sure the cousin does exactly what YOU want on the programs. Not what Future Mother-In-Law wants. She’s not getting married.

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Your projects looks amazing; my favorite is the favor bags!  A few other people have asked about them as well – perhaps you could post a little tutorial on the supplies and process of making them?  They look so much better than anything I’ve seen for sale.  

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Those projects all look great!  I’m sorry your Future Mother-In-Law is being so rude about it!  Don’t let her get you down — your projects seriously look really great.  And like everybody else has said,  make sure your cousin does exactly what YOU and your Fiance want.

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