Lynnie
WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

Have you over-estimated your DIY abilities?

Lynnie, on May 21, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Do It Yourself 117

True craft gurus can make everything look easy! But just because you'd like to save some money through DIY projects, doesn't mean you have the crafting skills to make it happen! Are you innocent or guilty of over-estimating your DIY abilities? Next Question: Did you forget to invite someone? Back to...

True craft gurus can make everything look easy! But just because you'd like to save some money through DIY projects, doesn't mean you have the crafting skills to make it happen!

Are you innocent or guilty of over-estimating your DIY abilities?


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Back to the Beginning: Innocent or Guilty?

117 Comments

  • K
    Expert February 2020
    Kristina ·
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    Innocent of this one - I know how much I want to do, and don't try to over do it. I have enough going on outside of wedding planning to stress on, I didn't want to have wedding DIY stuff to freak out about as well.

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  • Pattie
    Expert June 2020
    Pattie ·
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    I usually go into full perfectionist mode! Take waaaaaay too much time to finish anything.

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  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
    latasha ·
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    Not guilty! My sister and I are very crafty and we love challenges. We get everything done we set out to accomplish.
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  • Brittanie
    Dedicated June 2020
    Brittanie ·
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    Innocent! I was so excited to get started on my decor and make everything exactly how I want it
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  • Aubrey
    Savvy October 2020
    Aubrey ·
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    I did with my bridesmaid proposals and In my head I have all these ideas for the wedding but we will see what happens

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  • Betty
    Dedicated August 2020
    Betty ·
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    Innocent i know my limit when it comes to DIYs

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  • Mariana
    Devoted October 2019
    Mariana ·
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    Innocent. Not started yet, but getting there.
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  • Nodyia
    Expert October 2020
    Nodyia ·
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    Nope! I think it I can do it. I'm pretty good at DIY

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  • Janarda
    Devoted February 2020
    Janarda ·
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    So far so good!
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  • Hannah
    Dedicated June 2020
    Hannah ·
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    Hahaha!! Phoebe GIF is hilarious. I am a DIY master, so I feel like I am in my element...my fiance's take on it however is more like, "Are you going a little overboard with this?" And the answer answer is no. I have some time to spend on this right now, and I am happy that I can. Honestly, it is boiling down to our frugal nature and we do a lot of things ourselves anyway. We have chosen to DIY to implement eco-friendly elements, cut costs, and to showcase our individuality. Right now I am making flower confetti - tons of dried flower petals from our yard that have been picked by us and our bridal party. I love it!

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  • Jamie
    Expert May 2020
    Jamie ·
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    All the time!!

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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated September 2019
    Kaitlyn ·
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    I don't think I've bit off more then i can chew but have gotten some say extra vote on things

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  • K
    Beginner November 2019
    Kathy ·
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    No, I’m doing everything I can, I’m starting to think I should be the florists. Has anyone used the ready packages like Bouq’s?


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  • Ally
    Dedicated July 2020
    Ally ·
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    I love crafts, but I am not crafty. I'm rarely happy with my results. I'm not doing too much DIY for my wedding because I lack the skill to do so.


    I am going to DIY design our invitations using Photoshop and then get them printed at Walmart. I may put a wax seal on the envelopes, but that's really easy.


    Part of my centerpiece is going to be purple glass bottles with a printed tag that says "Love Potion" on it. I'll either attach the labels with modge podge or tie them to the neck of the bottle with twine.


    I will attempt to make roses from book pages to add into my bouquet, but I expect them not to come out right. If they don't, I'll just be using fake flowers.


    My mom will be DIYing all of my flower arrangements using artificial flowers. She worked in Floral Design for several years and still makes arrangements and wreaths for friends and family.

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  • Ana
    Devoted September 2019
    Ana ·
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    Guilty I have no skills so I have struggled through a few projects like spray painting 😂 I don’t to make the rest I’m scared lol thank good I have friends and family who have skills
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  • Shara
    Beginner February 2020
    Shara ·
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    Lol im good in this department
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  • Katherine
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Katherine ·
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    I haven't tried to DIY a thing. #unnecessarystress
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  • Elizabeth
    Expert September 2019
    Elizabeth ·
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    No. My family is quite DIY and enjoy projects. Besides, you acquire new skills and continue to develop others from working on projects. We know our limits.

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  • Jessica
    Savvy October 2018
    Jessica ·
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    Innocent. I only did what I knew I could do, and do with a reasonable amount of time. I may have been up really late two nights before the wedding hot gluing fake leaves to fake candles, but it got done.

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  • Erika
    Dedicated August 2020
    Erika ·
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    Innocent, I know my DIY abilities and those of them that will be assisting me.

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