(Closed) WHY are you a DIY bride?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am going to TRY to DIY a lot of things to save money…or at least partially DIY them. For example, I’m going to order a plain white frosted cake and have my step sister decorate it (if she agrees). She decorated my stepmom’s cake and did an AMAZING job and all I really want is some ribbon and fake fall leaves down the side.


Whatever I CAN DIY, I will

Post # 4
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m a DIY bride because I wanted sparkly crystal shoes and I wanted to spend $400 doing it rather than buying some for $4,000. I’m also pretty creative and enjoy projects like that.

Post # 5
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I did DIY for my entire wedding (basicallyl)!  I did it because I wanted to save money, wanted my wedding to have a certain look, and because I LOOOVE to craft!! It is a lot of fun, but just takes a ton of time!

Post # 6
3768 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

You know what, at first I wanted to do it to save money, but at some point I realized I was probably going to spend the same amount DIYing than if I hired someone/bought some of the things I want.  I think I’m DIYing because I have a vision for certain things, and I want to make sure that those things happen!  I’m not crafty at all though, so sometimes it’s a learning curve.. but it feels great when I finish a project!!

Post # 7
5072 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m DIYing just a few things.

There were some things I couldn’t justify spending tons of money on, so we’re doing them ourselves

bouquets – table numbers – card box

Post # 8
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m doing it because I love to craft! 🙂 and becuase it will help us save a bit of money. 

Post # 10
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am doing as must DIY as I can because #1 why not save money if you can, #2 I want our wedding to be unique. I’m a bit slow in the being crafty department so I can’t do much but what I have done has been fun to do.

Post # 11
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I went into wedding planning knowing that I wasn’t a DIY bride. However, I was inspired by all the projects online and all the ladies on WB that were making such amazing things. I was a DIY bride (minimal at best) because I wanted to prove that I could do things.

I tried my hand a few things and some were successful and some were not. I made a beautiful birdcage card box that I am incredibly proud of and spent half of what I would have had to pay to have someone else make it.

Post # 13
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I guess I have control issues, lol. I am also not following a lot of traditional wedding ideas and I already can’t handle my friends and family making suggestions so why would I pay someone to try and get me to do something that I don’t want to do?

Every vendor and element I have is ala carte and personally picked by myself, and I’m making/assembling a lot of my own elements just because I want them to turn out exactly like I want them 🙂

Post # 14
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mostly to save money. I’m definitely not type A at all. I am creative, though not necessarily all that crafty and wanted to see if I could do it. Plus, I like working with my hands. (My DIY stuff was a lot more sanding and staining and cutting than sewing and painting)

Plus, my family and friends jumped in unexpectedly in the last weeks to help make eveything happen and that was really a beautiful sentiment that meant the world to me.


Post # 15
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I just love that kind of thing. I’m into scrap booking too, so this is all just so FUN!

Post # 16
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m only doing DIY because of finances.  I’m a crafty person and I usually love doing DIY, but there’s no way I would do it for my wedding with all the other things that need to get done if I didn’t have to.  I think my wedding’s more stressful than some though since I’m also selling almost everything I own, preparing to move 6,000 miles away to a country I’ve never been to before (to England from California), doing all the packing and getting rid of stuff that goes with that, applying for visas for me and my daughter (can’t get married without a fiancee visa), finding and booking the venue, florist, photographer, etc from far away, saying goodbye to most of my family and friends, in addition to the general stress of not having seen my fiancee since February.  So, if it weren’t for needing to save money (moving and visas are very expensive so not much for a wedding) there’s no way I would be doing DIY for the wedding if I could afford to avoid it.  That said, I think I would probably have a lot of fun doing DIY stuff for the wedding if I didn’t have all that other stuff going on and the wedding was local.

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