DIY-An Opinion Piece
*the above images are from the Pinterest search DIY Wedding Ideas*
I, Nefertiti, the Plush Bride, Lover of all things Bridal and Plus size…absolutely hate doing things myself. If there is a mason jar with lights or cute place card holders I see online, I look for the link to purchase them. I am blessed enough to have craft obsessed friends that have whole rooms dedicated to this type of stuff. So blessed, I pay them for random knick-knacks whenever need be. Me? Absolutely not.
Once, I looked up how to do an effective wedding for $5000. I naively thought it would only include buying and setting things up myself. I thought my budget would still have room for a decent caterer, gown, hair and makeup, venue and a DJ. Oh how wrong was I? I saw venues that were parks with food trucks as caterers and the guests were sitting on quaint blankets. Everything about it looked effortless, until I saw the amount of work that wedding took. I also saw people who would be happy to be on quaint blankets and were nice to the bride and groom. People who seemed so appreciative of the invite; I do not know people like them. Don’t get me wrong, I have an amazing unit of friends and family, but I do not think a single one of them (maybe 2, with enough sales pitch and baby wipes) would be interested in picnic style anything.
Listen, I love my DIY brides. I love the cute ideas they come up with. As a former Day of Coordinator myself, I know how hard the job is. I made bouquets, centerpieces, chair covers, lamps, etc. I was great at it. I was also great at complaining and grumbling expletives under my breath. I love seeing the finished product and feeling incredibly proud of myself for thinking to look for this. That’s what I do best: think, google, click and buy. I am proud of that and am in no way ashamed. Etsy wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for lazy brides like me. If you do have an Etsy shop that you would like the readers to see, feel free to comment below and share with my fellow lazy brides. We support you and your efforts because someone has to do it. Stay Plush!