(Closed) Exactly why I do my projects BY MYSELF…and everyone thinks that’s crazy!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s why I’m a control freak! I’m going to let people help me, of course, but when it comes to other stuff I’m doing it all myself. I like things verrrry specific and I’m picky when it comes to crafts. This is my wedding, one shot at it.

That sucks about your invites. Are they that bad where you can’t use that piece anymore?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Eep. From one perfectionist to another, I feel your pain. Glad all the ones your sis did were okay, though.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Wannabe-diy-bride: Dang well I’m sorry to hear that. That’s quite the miss there. Good luck with the rest of the invites.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

ugh, yeah, that’s why I’m doing it myself and why my Fiance gives me a weird look when I threaten to make him help! LOL!  Fortunately, he’s also helpful and willing to help when I ask for it and will fetch what I ask, including drinks and food! 

sorry you gotta deal with this. 🙁  it really sucks!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I rememeber putting jordan almond favors together for my brother’s wedding while most of the party just hung out and had fun.  It was me and the old ladies in the kitchen working on them the night before the wedding.

I swore I’d never make my family or wedding party finish my DIYs.  Either I get it done or it doesn’t happen.  I know many people think bridesmaids are there to do projects, but I hate the idea of pressing them into labor.  Buying the dress and the shoes and all that is enough!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am so anal when it comes to this stuff!  My Fiance said he could put the stamps on our Save-The-Date Cards and I said no.  Wanted them lined up perfectly.  We just got an invite with the stamp upside down on the RSVP and we laughed that he would of done the Save-The-Date Cards just like that!! hahaha

And FYI found out her 9 year old niece did the stamps and ended up putting half of the 64 cent stamps on the RSVP envelope too.  Ouch!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Wannabe-diy-bride: I feel your pain…. I knew that I had 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man and my mom that I just couldn’t ask to help with any craft stuff…. They made phone calls and scheduled things. lol

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Poor little wasted trees =( Sorry you had such a bummer of a time >.<

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m right there with ya. I know the invites will take me forever, but noooooooooo one else is touching them because it would just cause tension/aggrivation. I am just gonna start the process way ahead of schedule

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yesterday I just finished cutting, scoring, folding, assembling, and embelishing my last (of 85) pocketfolds.  People offered to help, and I told them they could help with project _____________.  These have to be SO precise, I just didn’t trust anyone else to go near them.

And, now I’m glad I get to say that I cut, scored, folded, assembled, and embelished all 85 of our pocketfolds on my own.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I totally get it. My livingroom is littered with DIY projects and all my friends keep asking if they can just take a project home and work on it themselves and bring it back to me when they are done. Are you kidding me???   I need everything done a certain way and also, you have to be quite crafty to do a lot of the crafts Im doing. Just the idea of someone putting my invites together gives me chills. There is also a certain satisfaction that comes from doing something great all on your own.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with many of you, I did all my DIY projects myself!  I had very minimal help because as controlling as I am, its just best I work alone lol  I had projects all over the place and Darling Husband did help me with some of them because it was a bit too much at time.  But at the end of the day, it’s just better to do it all yourself.  No one will care as much as you do!

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