Wedding DIY: 5 Things You Should Know


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diy wedding
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Some people hear the words, wedding DIY and think you mean “cheap” but that idea is completely wrong. Going DIY could mean you’d like to have more influence on style matters and personalization–although saving a few bucks is a plus! If you’re thinking about going the wedding do-it-yourself route, keep these six things in mind.

Only DIY small projects. It’s your wedding! You don’t want to spend these special days smearing frosting on a cake or stressing over centerpieces. Unless you’re planning in advance–way in advance, don’t take on big projects. Stick to choosing the bridesmaids gifts or customizing your makeup.

Cut corners on the ceremony decor. The shortest part of your wedding day is the ceremony. If you’ve opted for a church or chapel wedding you’re probably already surrounded in beauty! Don’t over do it on the decor. DIY pew bows or altar decorations are a small project that you can handle–probably without stress.

Don’t cut corners on photos. Pictures last forever and you don’t want to spend all eternity staring back, cross-eyed from your wedding photo. Don’t DIY those photos. Hiring a relative or a friend to save a few bucks isn’t a good idea unless they have a few proven track record.

You can easily opt for DIY invitations! With so many great software choices and online invite templates, you can do this without worry! So go ahead and opt for the do-it-yourself invites.

Do hire a caterer when possible. Your Aunt Jane may cook like a pro but there’s more to catering than cooking. A professional caterer knows how to handle stressful situations like greedy gu

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