(Closed) More of a BIY bride than DIY

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
9072 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Oh, I’m all about BIY.  I can’t do anything crafty.

Post # 10
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am a DIY bride; however, I see absolutely nothing wrong with being a BIY bride 🙂

And I just wanted to say hi Cool

Post # 13
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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 # 16
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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! 

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