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5 Tips to Think About Before Your DIY Wedding

June 26th, 2015


(Photo Credit: La Bella Vita Photography)

The pressure these days to have a “Pinterest Perfect” wedding can be so stressful! I would consider myself the crafty type, a DIY-er, a frequent shopper at Michaels, but sometimes I even get overwhelmed looking at Pinterest. Whether you feel the same way or not about Pinterest, you may also feel pressure to partake in the current DIY wedding trend. . . and if you are, here are 5 things to keep in mind when choosing what to DIY and what not to DIY.

~ Cost. You really really need to do your research and see if the DIY version is cheaper than just purchasing something. Many times, you have to buy certain craft supplies in larger quantities than you need, which means you actually spend more in the long run.

~ Time. When is your wedding? If you only have a few months left, it’s not a good time to start a big craft project. The months leading up to your wedding can be stressful, and you don’t need something else to worry about.

~ Less is More. You want to be careful about DIY overload! Let the wedding be about you and your hubby to be, not about all the “stuff”. . . which can get distracting.

~ Set Up. Think about the amount of time it will take you or your wedding coordinator to set things up. Be sure you are being realistic with the number of projects you want to display. . . the last thing you want is to spend a ton of time crafting items and then not having time to set them up.

~ Post Wedding. First, who is going to be responsible to collect all your crafts after the wedding and package them up? Second, what are you going to do with all of it? Sure you will want to save a few items for sentimental reasons, but who needs 15 chalk board table numbers?

Hope this helps you decide what projects to tackle before your wedding day!

Happy Crafting!