Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas
We’re getting married in October and already found a great venue that is all inclusive. There are certain things I’d love to DIY, but I don’t want to go too crazy with…So far my DIY plans include:
My Bouquet and my bridesmaid bouquet (ribbon flowers with brooches)
Table Seating Guide
Decor for Ceremony (Chuppah mostly, maybe things for the isle)
I might do the following (but it depends on what dress I get, etc):
Embellishing bridal shoes
Embellishing sash for the dress
I’ve already got the card box done. I had only bought some things to start playing around with designs, and thought it would help me get a feel for what I want. Turns out, the finished product is pretty awesome, so we’ll be using it. I’ve also started to make the ribbon flowers for my bouquet, as they do take some time.
I originally justified starting some of the DIY projects so early because I sort of figured I’d mess something up and need the extra time to do something else…but my first two projects (bouquet and card box) are turning out pretty well. IF everything else goes as smooth, I might be done with all my DIY ideas by early summer…
So is it weird to start this early? Anyone else storing items for a few months before their big day? 🙂 I feel that this is a silly question..but it also feels a bit silly to start all these projects when I have like 6 months….
Post # 2
Do it! You will be so happy when the week before the wedding is not filled with crafting!
Post # 3
When you feel the inspiration to create then do so. better to get it all done early than to run out of steam/ time/ whatever else closer to the date.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens
My wedding isn’t until June 2017 and I’m planning on starting some of the stuff this summer. I’d rather spread out some of the financial “ouch” and I’d rather focus some of the other things once the day gets closer (cake, bridesmaids,menu, etc.). But I’m also doing a TON of DIY.
Post # 5
It’s such a good idea to get things done in advance, it will really alleviate your stress leading up to the wedding and you won’t feel like you have to rush through things at the last minute
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas
LauraR: I completely understand about spreading out the “ouch” factor on the budget! I plan on spreading my purchases out each month so that it doesnt hit me all at once. I’m finding not everything is super expensive…but a ton of little things sure do add up!
Post # 7
I would totally do it ASAP if you have great ideas already! Honestly I keep putting my DIY stuff off .. Three months to go and I cringe thinking about doing them now, haha! Get it done and it’ll be off your shoulders. Plus it’s fun and feels so darn good, why not!
Post # 8
Its never too early! I’m getting married in October as well and have already started a few DIY projects. I’m hoping to have everything done well ahead of the wedding…less stress that way!
Post # 9
I’m also getting married in October and started my dig projects about 3 months ago! It helps to not make everything in such a short time, you’ll get more stressed that way! I’ve been making my stuff and putting it in totes!
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2016 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
steny03: it’s never too early. I started before I even got engaged
Post # 11
When DIY-ing it is best to start as early as possible! my wedding is in September and I want to be able to enjoy my summer so I have started my DIY projects already. Also there is plenty of time for figure out solutions to any problems that may arise.
Post # 12
I don’t think there’s such a thing as too early! I’m planning on starting what I can as soon as I can if it is feasible! Next project – dip dying hundreds of balsa flowers! Plus, DIY always seems to take much longer than you think.
Post # 13
steny03: As long as you have the space and methods to store things so they don’t get crushed or dusty, do whatever you can ahead of time. You will thank yourself later.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2016 - Miami
steny03: NO it’s not silly!! You’ll be so glad you did later!! My wedding is a week from today and we’re scrambling a little on some last minute projects. On the flip side, there are a few others that I did early and am so glad I did otherwise the porjects I have left would seem so overwhelming.
Also, anything that involves paint… the sooner, the better! Or sewing. Things that require some skill to get them right are the one’s I’d tackle first.
Final note… who’s going to judge you for starting early anyway?? It’s not like you said you’re wedding is three years away, then I’d say well you might change your mind on some things.
Post # 15
No not silly at all!! 😊Our wedding is in June & pretty much all DIY. Im planning on getting all my stuff done asap. I’m making doily balls, wax paper backdrop for photobooth, my guest book heart shadow box, decorating/painting vases, my throw bouquet, my Bachelorette party shirt, my favors, & signs. My mom, fmil, & I are also doing the flowers & cupcakes the day before wedding..so much to do!!