(Closed) How early is too early DIY?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Too early?
    No! Get started! : (54 votes)
    98 %
    Maybe wait a few more months. : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    824 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

    I don’t think it’s too early to make stuff, as long as you have a place to store it!  DIY projects have taken over our guest room closet, but I’m glad I was able to knock things out early.  Good luck!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve started some DIY projects and I’m a year out!

    What really helped me was a clear, well-defined plan of what needed to be done, what colors and look I am going for and what supplies are needed. That way, everythng looks unified and coordinated.

    Post # 6
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Get started now. It is never to early, in my opinion. We have only 165 days to go and I am freaking out because I don’t have as much done as I would have like to have done by now. I started right away. Make a list of everything you want to DIY and then do what you can when you can and check it off as you go. I have my list in Word and when I start making something I type “in process” beside it and then I type “done” beside it when I finish it. I use different colors of font for the in process and done type, so I know at a glance where I am.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

    @kfricke89: I’ve completed a couple of projects that were on the blog including the save the dates, tissue pomanders to line the aisle, a silk flower pomander for the flower girl.  Many of the paper products I’ve worked on the design, and have cut out the paper but am waiting to actually put together until next year (like our programs, the escort cards and menus).  I have started on pieces of the invites as well, cutting out paper takes forever, so I’m glad to do it in little sets so I don’t go crazy.

    Some other projects that are stored in the closet right now include our guest book set up, flip flop baskets, and bubbles for the send off.

    Post # 8
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I also wondered about this. I didnt want to start too early because I keep tweaking my DIY ideas and making them better. I’ve decided to start my first project in Dec

    Post # 9
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I would actually start researching what diy projects you want to do and make sure you have a clear definition of what you would like to do for the wedding color, theme, etc. If you do your diy projects too early and change your mind (for example I changed my color scheme) then you have to toss projects in the trash. I still may buy a deep purple pashmina even though I have a slate blue one because it is in my wedding colors lol!!!

    Post # 10
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I think it’s good to start early, especially if you are going to be doing a lot, you don’t want to leave it till last minute. Just make sure you do tons of research first. It sucks to do something, then find something you like better but you’ve already spent so much time and money on it.

    Post # 11
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would say it’s not too early – but you don’t sound like you’re inspired to make anything in particular yet, which to me says you might end up spending a lot of time making something, and later change your mind and not using it.

    If the goal is just to keep your hands busy, go for it. But if you’re wanting to make the best use of your time, I suggest waiting until you’ve got a set project in mind that you KNOW you want to do for the wedding, and then work on that!

    Post # 12
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It’s never too early to get started if you have a place to store it, and you’re sure about your wedding vision.  DIY won’t save you any money if you have to keep redoing it 🙂

    Post # 13
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    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I have already started a few projects, luckily my parents (I am getting married on their farm) are letting me put all the finished projects in my old room there. Technically it’s the guest room now so I am putting everything that fits in dresser drawers! haha But honestly the more you get done now the better in my opinion, I mean who knows how busy you might get with everything else in a few months.

    Post # 14
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    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m so glad I got things done early…now my maids have jewelry and I have all my accessories in the closet!

    There’s stuff that can’t be done early (seating charts, programs) so it’s good to get done what you can!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I have finished my centerpiece components and part of my church decor, I have rough drafts of my invites, signs, etc, because I don’t want to jump the gun toooooo much, lol.

    Post # 16
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    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

    My vote is that it is never too early to start DIY-ing! THe earlier you start, the more time you have for projects.

    I made a giant list of every project that I saw that I wanted to make, and now I’m making various samples of things. I’m just making one or two, so then in a few weeks FH and I can line them up and decide which ones will make it to the wedding. I’ve had so many flower ideas, but I can’t have ribbon, origami, paper, AND felt flowers. And maybe a few real ones too.

     

    Or can I?!

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