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

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The tradition of getting family or the bridal party to help out with weddings hasn’t really hit it off here. The only activity I expect to do with people other than my OH is wedding dress shopping (and bridesmaid dress shopping). And I will definitely be keeping control of any DIYs – noone else will understand how I want it done!

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This kind of thing is my biggest fear about letting someone help me! I love my friends and family who have offered, but I’m so anal about projects that I just keep telling people that I’ll let them know when I need some help! I feel bad and it is exhausting at times, but I just know something like this would happen to me!

Hang in there!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I totally know what you mean!  x1000000 πŸ™‚

You know what really sucks?  Having a lot of DIY stuff for your wedding when you’re a wedding planner.  I’m going to do my best to sit back next weekend and let it all happen so I can enjoy it πŸ™‚ I hope I can do that!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

ohhh nooo i feel for you..I’m the same way. recently (since we’re getting so close) when my mom, grandmother, or Future Mother-In-Law ask what’s left, all I say is writing escort cards – and I get almost demands to let them help! I think i’ll do them in the dead of the night – the thought of different handwriting on half the escort cards makes me cringe!

Post # 22
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hear ya!  If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.. =)

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yeah, there’s only certain things I allow people to help me with DIY-wise. I haven’t had any bridezilla moments, and I don’t plan on it, so I pick and choose what I ask for help with carefully. lol 

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m not even a perfectionist (I’m an its good enough its…if someone would like to complain be my guest because I have way more tallent than them ist) and my DIY’s are not being touched by any other hands. I had a hard time letting go of the DIY flower idea (I couldnt find anyone who would guarantee arrival in time bah) and hiring a florist (you know someone who has more tallent and experiecne than me).

I will say that my DIY pocket folds were 100% frustrating. The DIY invites in general probably took WAY more time than was necesary, and involved alot of tears. BUT, they are lovely and I am getting tons of compliments on them.

In hindsight however, I would have purchased the pockets for ease.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@pinkshoes: defo! πŸ™‚

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m doing my save the dates and invitations myself by hand. I appreciate the offers for help but I have a vision on how I want them to look and it’s easier if I just do it.

I completely understand how you feel! Hope it turns out!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have accepted help from NO ONE for this reason exactly.  It makes me just cringe when I see people posting about how they got together with a bunch of wine and their bridesmaids to tie favors etc.  I would just die if anyone let alone anyone consuming alcohol came near my DIY projects. I spent two weeks wrapping my favor boxes so that you cannot see any seams.  My pocketfolds aren’t done because I am putting them off I am tired or scoring and cutting.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

I did so much on my own, and this is the exact reason why! We did have a small craft party on the Sunday before the wedding where we got the wedding party and the Mr’s mum to help us craft the last few things – these were all things that I could just let go. Things that didn’t need to be perfect! The rest was all me though. πŸ™‚

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Wannabe-diy-bride: lol ohhh I’m the sammmme exact way! I hear ya! I won’t let anyone do pretty much anything (even though they keep asking). It takes a lot to surrender any of my diy projects to extra helpers!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is why I do things on my own without help too! Like you, I prefer things done a certain way, and the minute I let someone else help, they screw it up! ugh, so totally feel where you’re coming from. Just like our decor rental place…they are going to have to drop off all the decor but they cant set up for us because they have another event etc etc. So, I told me Fiance, I want to set it all up myself because I know everyone else wont do it right and I will have to end up going around fixing everything anyway. Of course its going to be time consuming because we have 25 tables to do and about 200 chairs, but I would rather take up all my time and be there at the church till 3 am getting it done, knowing its going to look good rather than having ppl help and ruin something! lol

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