Post # 1
Please tell me there are Brides other than me who are more of a Buy it Yourself (BIY) bride than a DIY super, crafty 7 creative bride… When I first started planning I found SO many cool projects and ideas I thought I could do and now that I’m less than 3 months from the wedding I realize I’ve done nothing myself and rather having everything done for me. I guess I am running out of energy and time. Any others out there or did you manage to pull of some cute DIY projects at the end?
Post # 3
Yes, I was a BIY bride! I had no interest in spending my time on DIY wedding projects. I just wanted things to be done.
Post # 4
I’m totally in that boat. I just want someone to give me some options, I pick the one I like the best, and it’s done. Easy as pie.
Too bad my budget’s not in the same boat 🙂
Post # 5
I’m with you! I’m not crafty, and to be honest, have no interest. Why spend hours DIYing and maybe messing up when you can just BIY and have it done right the first time and not have to waste the time?
Post # 6
Hehe, same here. I was the kid who had my parents do my school art projects for me. No way I was going to attempt to make anything myself. I feel everyone should stick to their strengths. I’m good with numbers, make decent money crunching numbers, and I spend that money to pay people who are good at what they do and can make my wedding pretty.
Post # 7
There isn’t anything wrong with being a BIY. The reality is, some brides just don’t have the time to DIY or the talent or the patience. Nothing wrong with that. I think there was a member who did her DIY flowers and made a very real post about the energy and time. She says you shouldn’t DIY just to save money alone. I mean, it’s a perk, but you should be interested in doing it. How do you think people on etsy started out. We’re DIY invites because Fiance is a graphic designer and loves to do that kind of work. We are DIY a lot of stuff because I’m a control freak and I can have things exactly like I want it instead of some pre-designed template. There are things we are buying so I’m probably a 80/20 bride. ^_^
Post # 8
I did zero projects for the wedding…that’s right, I didn’t cut, paste, design, or put together a single thing for our wedding (well, I put the table numbers into the frames and the labels on the favor jars–does that count?). I’m just not crafty and I didn’t have the time or the energy to learn how to make stuff. I also don’t own any of the supplies (paper cutters, goccos, a printer, etc), so it would have been expensive for me to buy that stuff.
Post # 9
Oh, I’m all about BIY. I can’t do anything crafty.
Post # 10
I was a both… I bought things that I couldn’t make and I tried and failed at some projects and tried and excelled at others… I think you should do simple things if you have a printer, just use edwardian script and pretty paper it works wonders… If you don’t have a printer, send it to office depot and put crystals on the paper from Michael’s or Hobby Lobby… I am like the Sandra Dee of weddings, everything was semi-diy 😀
Post # 11
I am crafty, but I have found crafts to be really expensive! I have yet to save $$$ on a DIY project- and it seems like I can find great deals on sites like etsy, if I look! So BIY I have become!
Post # 12
I am a DIY bride; however, I see absolutely nothing wrong with being a BIY bride 🙂
And I just wanted to say hi
Post # 13
I’m leaving it to the professionals…I am not all that creative. Nor do I want to spend all that time on things. Props to all the creative DIY girls out there. Wish I had your talent. Also, on my wedding day, I will have no worries……as my decorator will do everything. I like the idea of not having to stress about putting together my centrepeices, etc.
Post # 14
i’d rather eat my own arm than attempt any DIY project.
i’m not creative or crafty, so there’s no sense in even attempting a project–it would a complete waste of time and money.
Post # 15
Yay for BIY Brides! I feel better… I remembered the 1 thing I will DIY because they are fun & easy & I know I can pull of. I am ironing on the Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride, Flower girl etc. crystals on tank tops. The ones where the whole word is already spelled out of course. Thanks ladies!
Post # 16
i think i am mostly a BIY. but i am having a destination wedding and even being a BIY is saving me money. because i am spending $15 on centerpieces instead of paying the resort $80 for their centerpieces. and other things like that. i am going to buy my decorations to save money! sounds a bit weird, but true!
the one thing i really plan to DIY is wedding programs because that just requires knowing how to use a computer and play with fonts!