Post # 1
Sooo, first post here, but I’ve been lurking for a while. Anyways, I have a few super random questions.
How soon to start planning an outdoors DIY wedding/reception?
Also, not wedding related, I got acrylics nails done and loved them, but now I’m not crazy on the shape. Can I file them into the shape I want? If so, how??
Aaaannnnd, We’re looking at rings this weekend and I’m having ugly ring dreams. I don’t know why, since I’m picking it, but it’s scary.
Post # 2
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
mrstylercarter: First off, Welcome!
Step 1 is to decide on a time of year, and start looking at venues. Once you have a few in mind, you can talk to them about their specific requirements and things for moving forward.
You can file acrylics, just like normal nails, but they’re a lot thicker and harder, so you’ll eat up emary boards quickly. It’s best to start with a course one to get the shape, then smooth it out with the finer board. you’ll need to repaint them once you’re done though.
Post # 3
You should try gel/shellac if you never have. I was an acrylic girl myself, then switched over the first time I got shellac. The “take off” is a lot easier on your nails, so I liked that aspect 🙂 And since it’s a thinner paint it’s easier to DIY if you wanted a change!
Post # 4
Thanks guys!! That
I’ve never tried shellac because my natural nails are super thin, (not from acrylic, this is actually my frist go around) and alweays tear off, or split :/
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
mrstylercarter: Welcome! I have no idea about DIY because I am not creative/artistic at all and didn’t have a DIY wedding. More power to you though!
As far as reshaping your nails goes, it’s pretty hard to do it yourself w/ acrylics. If I’m unhappy about shape I usually just go back to the nail salon and have the first person available reshape them for me since they basically use a power tool, lol. I usually tip them $5 for reshaping… it saves me so much time I feel like it’s worth it.
I also had some ring dreams! It’s normal!!
Post # 6
FutureDrAtkins: Thank you! I guess that’s probably what I’ll end up doing, I don’t want to end up ruining them and be stuck! Haha!
Post # 7
mrstylercarter: as far as the nails go yes you can file them it’s tedious but Ive done it … kinda go from underneath though so you don’t scratch the surface
Post # 8
I know nothing about nails but….
For you wedding first you should get an idea of your guest list. You’ll need to know how many guests you plan to have before you look at venues to be sure they can accommodate your entire guest list.
If you are going to DIY an outdoor wedding at a place like a park (where seating isn’t provided with the venue) consider the cost of renting seating and possibly renting tents.
As far as how soon it really depends on your area. In my area venues book up typically about a year before events. Some places book up 18 months to even two years before!
And the dreams…I’ve had many wedding related dreams. The worst one was I dreamt that my dress wasn’t ready for the wedding day and when I pushed the alterations person to get it done what she gave me wasn’t even my dress!
Post # 9
Oh my, I can’t even wait for those wedding dress dreams!
So far looking at about 100-150 but I want to cut that down. It’s going to be a hassle on my part though as most of the guest list so far is FI’s.
I am probably not going through a venue. We are supposed to be moving onto some land by then (almost free as it is my grandparents) and either doing it there, or if that does not end up working out my cousin has land with some beautiful places as well. I am not set into super planning yet, just planning on when to plan! Haha, I am a bit anal about everything and am kind of OCD on not having enough time, but also dont want to start too early! Gah, I think I may just be jumping the gun but I am so excited and just want it to be here! I irrationally feel like it I plan earlier, it will happen earlier. Haha.
Thank you everyone for your help!