(Closed) Worked a "DIY" Wedding From Hell. Please don't be this couple.

posted 5 years ago in Recaps
Post # 4
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

Sounds like a nightmare but also sounds like the couple didnt really care anyway 

Post # 5
16 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

@WhiskeyEverAfter:  Wow, just wow! We are doing a bit of DIY but have an amazingly cheep decorator putting it all together as well as a DOC (came with the venue) who will also know what’s going on. I would be a total, crazy mess if any of that happened in my wedding, way too OCD for that 🙂

Post # 6
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Wow thats bad :S me and my fi are doing a d.i.y wedding but have  lot of support behind us to make sure it all goes well…. 

Post # 7
5065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Sounds like my nightmare – that’s why I’ve got a wedding planner and a toastmaster inc in our package. 

Post # 8
3261 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

gotta know your strengths, man. The one acronym that I didn’t want anywhere near my wedding was DIY. It’s…just not my speed. Not gonna lie, I definitely overspent on the multiple wedding coordinators and event designer. But I’ve been planning events long enough to know that the peace of mind of waking up Saturday morning and no one expecting me to be anything other than a BRIDE will pay dividends. 

Post # 9
567 posts
Busy bee


Good grief: It doesn’t sound like they thought about their guests and vendors very much apart from them actually being there.



Post # 10
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

And THIS is why you don’t tell vendors your wedding is a family reunion or non-profit party.

What’s terrible is you and the family were expected to make everything just dandy for the couple, when they did not prepare for it (and probably expected everything to be perfect).

Post # 11
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Why did the band need a hotel? Is that normal?

Post # 12
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I actually love hearing about these! I always take notes on what not to do or what must be done for my wedding. That being said wen to a wedding las nigh and the emcee had no clue as to what he was doing (lot’s of down time).

Post # 14
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That is a fantastic mess! I can only imagine looking at all the stems and going “Well… I have no idea how to arrange this.”

Post # 15
1994 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Yikes! I will definitely have a wedding planner.  Probably not even just a day of coordinator, but someone who will be looped into the details several months before my wedding.  I’ve done some work in the wedding industry myself, and find that DOC that come in at the last minute, are sometimes useless.  My sanity is definitely worth the money!

Post # 16
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

That’s why DIY is not for me! I get WAY too stressed out to do it. I know it’s more money to get other people to help you, but for me it’s worth every penny!

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