(Closed) Worried my wedding will look LAME!! Anyone else feel this way??

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
2389 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Ugh, I am you!!!!!!! I have no interest in decorating. I know what I like, and I know my house looks like crap, but I just do NOT feel like “doing it up.”

I am not decorating my venue b/c it doesn’t *really* need it… but also b/c I can’t be bothered. Part of me doesn’t care, and the other part thinks I am a mad woman and I will totally regret it later. OR that I will have a mental breakdown a week before the wedding and lose my mind trying to figure out decorations at the last minute.

You should enlist the help of whichever of your friends likes this sort of thing!!! Don’t try to do it alone.

Post # 4
255 posts
Helper bee

So I’m not planning a wedding, so I dont know how you feel but reading this it seems as if it may be an esteem issue and not a decorator DIY issue. Being someone who struggled with self esteem issues for a while, I came to realize that I am not everyone else, and how I look, style myself, my apt and other aspect of my life are an indictation of myself and not anyone else. So although I may marvel at how put together a person/place is, at the end of the day we dont know what demons are haunting them because we only see the surface.

That aside, there is a bee on here who had a very goregeous but simple diy wedding that I was completely blown away by. It wasnt my style but it was perfect for her and that showed. I will look for the link and post it but whatever you decide to do at you wedding, as long as you make it about you and your Fiance, the love you both share will overshadow the little things you are concerned about!

Post # 5
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

My advice would be to go for high impact simple projects, like string lights and draping, vs low impact complicated crafty stuff, like intricate name tags and napkin rings. That will give you the most bang for your buck and leave you with fewer opportunities to mess up.

For example, we did a variation of the dollar tree glass diy (but found the small vases at michaels so they would match) and printed menus for our tables with a small flower arrangement- really cheap, but high impact, instead of making tons of paper flowers or painting a bunch of stuff.

Post # 6
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I worry about this too!! I have 322348093580 pieces of wedding related stuff in our guest bedroom and just have no idea how the room will look completely put together. Sure, I can do a centerpiece mockup at home, but maybe it will look bad in the space. It’s so irrational.

Post # 7
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am in the same boat lady!! I keep thinking that it won’t look “pretty” and it won’t look as nice as some of the beautiful weddings we see here on the Bee. I try to keep telling myself “at the end of the day you are going to be married to the man you love and that is all that will matter”. But I am still stressed it won’t look nice all put together. I think we have all felt this way at one point or another.

Post # 8
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Ah this is all ME! I’m a DIY bride on a budget and I don’t know where to begin. lets trade tips and secrets to make our big day as smooth as possible.

Post # 10
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Totally with you. I work with a group of home designers and I’m so worried they’ll judge my low-budget, non-designed, DIY decor. 

GUH. Trying to get over it, they’re my friends… positive thoughts, etc.

Post # 12
787 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m so worried about this!!! Basically the only worry I have about my wedding is that people will make fun of my decorations. I’m not crafty either. I worry that my DIY projects are going to end up looking like they were made by a small child.

Post # 13
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

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BurlapnLace:  Your reception space is really nice. I say keep your decorations simple and in keeping with the venue. I’d do more fairy lights and have a lot of candles around the place in glass jars. Make it all soft light around the place. 

Also, with that big chalkboard, it would be really cool if you could get an artist to come and draw something on it for you, like they sometimes have in coffee shops, but wedding themed. 

Post # 14
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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MeiFrancis:  your tables looked really nice.

Post # 15
37 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yes I know EXACTLY how you feel. I had a meltdown about this tonight actually. I am a terrible bride. 

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