(Closed) How early is too early to start all the diy??

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@surfchiva: That is awesome. I don’t think you can be to early as long as the things you do wont go bad between now and then. I feel like everything else is fair game. I started early but I feel like now I am falling behind.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh yeah I’ve started :)! I’ve done drink stirrers, bought everything for the centerpieces, made signs and I’ve began invite designs and table numbers. I think it’s fine to start early as long as the stuff is non-perishable and you have room to store it :).

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i’m wondering the same thing! i keep thinking that i need to get started on stuff but feel like maybe it’s too soon. i agree with @peacegrl099 though, as long as it won’t go bad, i say do whatever you can whenever you can! it’ll save you some stress down the road, i’m sure. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Do as much as early as you can! I started doing things just after we got engaged and was totally excited and then my planning hit a lull for almost 2 months when I was just sort of not into it. I’ve since just gotten back into my DIY projects but it is nice to have things done in advance becuse it seems there is always somethin else to be done closer to the wedding!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

as long as you have storage space, it’s never too early!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

I agree! I started early, and although our guest room closet is stuffed with wedding things, I’m glad that I got most of the things out of the way before I was burned out.

It was nice to have the time to take a break and not do any projects and then get back into it.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

The earlier the better, this allows you to not be focused on the wedding 24/7 and have a life outside of planning. Just as long as you are set on what you want to do and have a plan in place. Don’t tackle too many different projects at one time, finish one and move on. Keep in mind a good and organized storage strategy of the completed items.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i started everything 14 months out. I have everything major planned, my dress is bought, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are picked, I have made some accessories, STD and invitations made, etc etc. I figure, the sooner I get it done, the better!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

NEVER EVER…. Too early.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i started almost a year out. just make sure you know waht you want before you start. and make sure you know what you want for colors.

i started in one direction and ended up in a complete opposite direction because i had so much time to change my mind or i just saw an idea and went with it before thinking it through.

but now i have been good and everything ive done ive kept with it =)

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am about 10 months out, and while the major things are taken care of (venue, dress, photog, etc.), I haven’t really done any decor type things yet, besides ordering a birdcage for our cardbox. But I would LIKE to get started on more of the details — I’m just worried that I’ll change my mind in the next 10 months! I think the problem is all the wedding blogs… I keep seeing new ideas that make me question, say, my previous escort card ideas. So I say go for it, if you know what you want 🙂 I’ll have to make a final decision eventually!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Never too early.  I started about 17 months in advance, lol.  I was super excited to get started and so I started doing some of the basics.  Now I’m about 11 months away and the projects have just been left on the back burner.  The more you can get done right away, the better you will feel.  I did run into one problem, after I started a project & had it almost completed, I wanted to change it.  But couldn’t.  Oh well. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Zaria: lol, agree!

I started well over a year before our wedding and I still felt like I didn’t have enough time. Your time will go by so fast, you’ll be glad you got an early start.

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