(Closed) How far are you willing to go with DIY’s?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Possibly my makeup. Honestly, I would love to do tons more, but the truth is, I just don’t have time. I’m lucky that for the most part, it’s a simple DW; I will do my own favors though.

Post # 4
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i’ll DIY what i know ( designing all paper goods )…i’ll leave everything else up to the pros of their own field. 

Post # 5
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

makeup, hair, ceremony and reception decorations, save the dates, invitations, music, floral…just not cake, i think. 


makeup and hair i will probably get some kind of consult before. 

Post # 6
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re DIYing our:

  • ceremony music
  • cake
  • signature drink
  • chuppah
  • "photobooth"
  • photography for the receptions (We’re having a pro for the ceremony.)
  • centerpieces
  • ceremony wording
  • linens
  • lighting
  • invitations
  • programs
  • flowers for reception (but not bouquets for the ceremony) 

However, what we are DIYing is in part a definitional thing.  For example, we are supplying and setting up our own linens, but are not actually sewing them.  My Fiance designed our invitations, but we had them professionally printed.

I’m not willing to do make-up, because I haven’t worn make-up since I was 15, and am klutzy enough so that there is not a hope of my doing a decent job.  I might try ceremony flowers if I were getting married locally.  However, we are arriving at our wedding venue only the day before the ceremony, and will need to get a marriage license after our arrival, so I definitely don’t want to count on having time to make bouquets.

Post # 7
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

i didn’t diy almost anything.  the shame!  i did make a photo collage of all our wedding guests, a newsletter about me and mr. bee, cry packets, stds and bathroom baskets.  That was more than enough for me to handle at the time. 

I don’t think I’d be brave enough to diy any of your examples lori! 

Post # 8
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I may try centerpieces (I am actually good at making these) for rehersal dinner..or bridesmaids luncheon.  I may also try to make a few things such as flags for a cupcake stand or for cookie/candy area…but I have to be honest.  For something such as an invite, I may have that made.  But std’s?  I might could swing that.  We’ll see after we have the "Great Atlanta Metro Bee-Party" and go get busy at Paper Source!   

Post # 9
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Only thing I DIYed was the invites and IU ended up passing that job over to a willing student.

Post # 10
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re doing the following DIY:




-Assorted paper products like the reserved signs, tent cards for the buffet, etc. 


Post # 11
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am pretty much DIYing everything but the food. My mom is a hairstylist, so I guess I’m not technically DIYing my hair, but makeup, all flowers, invites, menu cards, all reception decor, all ceremony decor, I’ve sewn chair sashes and pocket squares, picked all the ceremony music…. the list goes on. My next projects are: paddle fan programs and clutches for my ‘maids.

Post # 12
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not DIYing much at all.  I’m just not very good at it. 

 I’ll be doing small touches, like the calligraphy on the invites and refinshing the vintage birdcage cardbox, but otherwise I am mostly leaving things in the hands of professionals.

I wish I was craftier!  I have DIY envy most of the time!

Post # 13
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

we are DIYing our ceremony music, our invitations, the linens, the table #’s, the menu’s, place sitting cards, favors, and i am doing my own makeup

i am figuring it out now how much hard work this is going to be since i am having trouble finding a lot of things i need..


Post # 14
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i wouldnt DIY my personal beauty items for that day. I probably might do my own manicure & pedicure (since i have been doing them myself for the past ten years) but I might even splurge on that.

However there’s tons of DIY’s I have lined up & excited about & in progress 🙂

Centerpieces, shoes, aisle runner, palm fans, boutinerees (excuse the spelling), draping, tons of birdal shower stuff (butterfly paper chandelier, centerpieces, herb plants as favors, fruit infused vodka in glass favor bottles, etc) flower girl dresses, birdcage veil …. that’s what ive got so far.

i’d do much more but im an evening law student and work during the day – luckily i am off this summer from school & just working – so ive got some time to DIY.

Post # 15
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Okay, so the other day I basically said no, I wasn’t doing any, then found myself glueing tiny rhinestones on to tiny flowers to put on our invite envelopes b/c I think they’re ugly and cheap looking. Never say never.

Post # 16
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

So far…





-all stationary & table numbers



3 months to go and I’d say we’re about 1/4 of the way on these.. eek.  

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