This is a true story based on true events.
It was a craft-filled night, and Alissa slaved over her kitchen table covered in an explosion of fabric, as her fingers throbbed while hand-stitching each napkin for her wedding reception. Becoming her own personal seamstress came to feel more like she was selling her soul to the napkin she-devil.
Well bitchy bride readers, by telling Alissa’s story, we want to save you from the agony of napkin and DIY overdose insanity. We know you don’t want to regret biting off more than you can chew, or sew, so take our advice before you take on too many DIY’s that will leave your doll face looking distressed!
Alissa came to realize that taking on this project soon became sew not worth it. “I will laugh at this when I am celebrating my 50th anniversary with too much arthritis to sew”, she thought to herself.
When preparing for your day of “I do’s”, the last thing you want is to become overwhelmed by taking on too many personal projects. 1 to 2 sweet touches in the DIY department will allow you to add a personal accent to your wedding, and avoiding the urge to do everything will leave you happy and craft-frenzy-free.
Alissa’s husband then walked through the front door, and was greeted by a glue gun, glue sticks, hole puncher, scissors, and paintbrushes galore. Oh, and did I mention an electric drill? Handmade signs adorned and decorated their furniture, as one even took residence on her treadmill. “It looks like a craft show in here” he exclaimed. Poor Alissa welled up in tears, as she “threw in the napkin” for the night, turned off the lights in her “Indio sweat shop” and went to bed.
Listen up ladies, let us all learn the moral of Alissa’s mayhem-filled story: although DIY weddings can save a few bucks in your bank account, they’re often not worth the price of stress. Sometimes it’s better to get a bit of assistance for your big day! This way, you can have those few, fun accents to your wedding that you adore, but you won’t all of a sudden feel like you’re replacing your hubby-to-be with a certain man named Michael of the craft store variety. Take our advice, to spare yourself from growing gray hairs prior to walking down the aisle, so that you can plan your wedding happily ever after.
A big thank you to our client Alissa for sharing her personal DIY story do’s and don’ts!