(Closed) my DIY wedding planning worries me…

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Member
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am trying to DIY most of my wedding stuff. Im hoping to save money and of course I love crafting. But I too am getting overwhelmed and worried. I have sooo many ideas and dreams in my head it hard to sort though it. And I seem to keep changing my mind. I did a test run of my centerpieces and I like them…but Im not sure if it’s what I envisioned. But I have already bought most of the supplies and I can not justify wasting the money to buy all new supplies. I also worry that by DIY ing most things thaqt they may look cheap. And I obviously dont want anything to look cheap.

 I am just trying to keep in mind that things do not have to be PERFECT. That this is just one day and in the end it will be beautiful !

Post # 5
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I am the DIY queen 🙂 I did everything for my sisters wedding, my brothers wedding, and multiple friends. I did everything from hand made invitations, the centerpieces, favors, escort cards, etc. I loved it and it was awesome everyone was so appreciative.

When my Fiance and I really started wedding planning, he looked me straight in the face and said I love you and you are so amazingly creative and you do things so perfectly, but for our wedding I want you to let go a little bit.  You need to let people help you. Professionals need to do things for you. You will already be so stressed out from the projects you do take on that you should pay for the most important one’s. I looked at him like he was crazy, but I am 2 months from my wedding and I am so thankful that I listened to him. There is so much stuff to do it’s nice to have time to spend with him doing non-wedding stuff on a Saturday for instance. Pick the one’s that are the most important to you or the one’s that can be done quickly and pay for the others. I wanted elaborate invites so I paid for them. The time and money I would have put in to making sure everyone was perfect would have been the same cost as the person I paid to do them. Plus I got to send 3 of them back and get free replacements because they weren’t perfect, instead of being mad at myself 🙂 HTH!

Post # 6
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237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I definitely recommend to start with testers. Instead of buying all the supplies. Just buy enough to make one and see if you like it. The worst thing for me is I keep looking for more ideas. I need to stop looking but I love to see what everyone is making, but then I always start second guessing my choices. But I am having soo much fun with all the crafts and I love the feeling of how impressed people are with how much I have done. I cant not wait to see when everything is set up, Im sure the small details wont matter and everything will HOPEFULLY flow nicely and not look cheap lol.

 

I think if you like crafting then go for it. But just stick with the things you are good at. I was thinking of diying my our invites but Im not the best at scrapbooking and such. So I think we will just do the ones you print off the computer…but we will see. My finacee if quite good with drawing and the computer so maybe I could leave the invites to him.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Make a timeline – this way you can focus on one thing at a time.

Do testers – this way you will see how much you need to buy to complete the whole project or decide you don’t want to do it if it doesn’t come out the way you want it to.

Have fun doing it – I’m a DIY bride as well, and I’m not just doing it to save money, I’m doing it because I want to and I know I’ll enjoy the process.  If it gets so stressful that you can’t enjoy the process, then don’t do it!

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