What makes special occasions like weddings that much more special? When you DIY things like your dress, wedding decor, favors and more. However, it doesn’t all have to be DIY, and let’s face it — it’s a lot of work.
Some aspects of your wedding planning come out better and are more cost-effective and less stressful when you leave them up to the pros. In this post, you’ll learn how you can make the planning process smooth for your DIY wedding, as you choose what you’ll create and what you’ll have made for your wedding.
Do DIY: Personalized Cake Toppers
A cake topper is one of the most fun things a couple can personalize for their wedding. The old bride and groom figurine is boring and outdated. Polaroids of the bride and groom together are one idea. Simply stick the photos to a skewer and place it on the cake. Or, you can cut out full-body pictures of the bride and groom. Now, the cake doesn’t need to be flowery and white like a traditional wedding cake. Instead, you can match it with the wedding’s theme and have it speak to the personality of the couple.
Do DIY: Chair Backs
Decorating the backs of the chairs at your wedding adds a cozy touch to the atmosphere and adds to the personalized theme. There are loads of materials you can use to bring different textures and feelings to the atmosphere of the wedding. You can use living natural flowers, vines or herbs, or use materials such as veil-like mesh, satin ribbons or velvet matching the colors of your wedding decor.
Don’t DIY: Flowers
Don’t DIY anything related to flowers. After all, you’ll want the knowledge and expertise of the best florist in the area to get you the freshest and best-looking floral arrangements for your wedding. Plus, there’s a lot of coordination and logistics that go into ordering flowers, having them brought in, and having them arranged and displayed in time. When you’re overseeing all the arranging instead of having it done for you, you may find yourself stretched too thin and less able to focus on other DIY projects and tasks.
Don’t DIY: Wedding Gift Thank You Cards
Sending out wedding thank you cards is a process known for being tedious and time-consuming. No longer do they need to be. You can have your wedding thank you cards professionally made and sent out so guests can have a long-lasting impression of your wedding. You can also include a nice picture of their family or their kids for them to put up in their home as a memory of the wedding.
Knowing When to Hire a Pro and When to DIY
The great thing about DIY projects is that (most of the time, anyway) they save you money. Plus, since you created them yourself, these items will feature a more personal touch. With that in mind, however, not everything has to be DIY. Whenever wedding projects become too overwhelming, tedious or just not fun anymore, look to the pros for help.
On the other hand, if something is a strength or a passion of yours, then you should include it as a DIY project in your wedding. No matter what, avoid leaving everything up to yourself, because it’s your wedding and you should enjoy it!