Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TOP 5 Do's and Don'ts of the DIY Wedding

Top 5 Do's and Don'ts of the DIY Wedding

Everyone loves to save money, which is why, in my opinion, DIY is so popular.  The sense of accomplishment is much greater when you DIY instead of paying someone else, and the story of saving cash and turning your old suitcase into a mini bar is much more interesting than "I bought it at Home Goods".  Nothing against HG. I love the place...a bit too much, admittedly.  

So it's not a wonder why brides want to try to DIY as much as possible.  Even the biggest budgets like to have a personal stake in the design cred.  But there are some serious do's and don'ts when it comes to the DIY wedding.  

Here are my lists of my top 5 for each:

•Address the wedding invitations
•Make Wedding favors
•Create Sign-in table decor
•Make Bridal party gifts
•Assemble Bouquets, if you're crafty

*unless they are completely assembled 30 days before the wedding and you have less than 10 of them total.
•The bar/catering
•The wedding/groom's cake
*even if you're an award winning baker!-- Just don't.
•The DJ music list
•Your day-of management

For more tips on DIY, or to know why I chose the items on these lists as my top 5, send me a message! or comment on this blog.  

Happy Planning!