(Closed) The Truth About my DIY Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t think that any wedding is without misshaps…diy or not.

I’m sure even with a day of coordinator that things would have gotten back to you and frustrated you just the same. I hope that even with these issues you were able to enjoy the rest of your company at your wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
1790 posts
Buzzing bee

I shake my head at the SIL stuff and the other criseses, but your Father-In-Law leaving because of music? I cant imagine anything making me leave my childs wedding, not that I have any. So weird.

Post # 6
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am sorry about your Father-In-Law and SIL.

But honestly, even with professional helps, you can’t control your guests (i.e. your Father-In-Law and SIL may still give you issues).

Post # 9
4371 posts
Honey bee

That’s crazy about your SIL. At least it’ll be a story for the grandkids. 

Post # 10
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m sorry your day wasn’t perfect! I agree with you on getting a DOC, especially for DIY weddings. Mine was super and advised me that my MUA had to arrive around 1 for my 6pm wedding which seemed ridiculously early but the timing actually was perfect. They do take care of all the logistical issues that pop up like people in your room and switching tables, but the drama with your SIL and Father-In-Law was unavoidable..

Post # 11
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SoupyCat:  I agree! My mom and dad, as I have been planning our wedding, has been enlightening me with little tidbits— like how my dad was 30 minutes late to the church. Apparently they were a few blocks away having drinks and the best man told the cab driver “I’ll give ya $20 if you can get us to the church in 5 minutes, $100 if you can get us there in 30”. Guess what won? ๐Ÿ˜›

At the time, knowing my mom and my grandparents, I bet there was LOTS of anger, but now everyone laughs at the best man’s antics and my dad’s agreement to go along with it all.


One day, it WILL be a story for the kids!

Post # 12
805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

She wouldn’t have done that at my wedding as I would have smashed the nearest champagne bottle over her head. I’m all for building bridges but when it comes to pure evilness like that building bridges goes out the window. I’m surprised u let her stick around to give advice about linens for at my wedding she would have been thrown out immediately. 

Post # 13
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am so sorry you had such drama on your big day. Your SIL sounds like a peach….

I don’t think the fact that your wedding was DIY was the issue though. Unfortunately you have a few people in your life who sound pretty selfish, and even the best wedding coordinators can’t wrangle people like that!

I know I DIY’d a lot of my own wedding, and things turned out fabulous! It’s important to pick and choose what you DIY though. I agree that taking on too much is asking for problems. I originally wanted to do my own cake, but decided it would be a bit too much to handle leading up to my wedding. I am SO SO SO glad I hired somone to do it instead!


Post # 14
1736 posts
Bumble bee

We just hired a DOC yesterday – I’m so glad that we’re taking on the additional expense (especially when I read some of the stories on here). It sounds like regardless, your wedding was beautiful! Congrats!

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