Today I am talking about DIY weddings. These are becoming so popular now. Everyone is on a budget for their wedding, whether it’s 30 thousand, 10 thousand or even 1 thousand. One really great way to stick to your budget is to do it yourself and make some of your own wedding day items.
A DIY wedding may seem overwhelming and a lot of work, so don’t worry, you don’t have to DIY everything! Even just one or two things can be so much fun and can save you money. I love to make whatever I can myself. I am always crafting at home, baking and making homemade gifts so this is right up my street. To have a look at the hand stitched engagement gift I made for my friends then click here.
Here are my 7 top tips for the DIY bride
1 – Don’t DIY everything
As much as I love DIY it will take up so much of your time to DIY everything. Some things are great to leave to a professional. Getting your hair and makeup done is such a lovely treat for your wedding day and having someone bring you beautiful flowers is just wonderful. Have a think about what you would like to DIY and what you would like to have a professional do for you.
2 – Think about how long DIY takes
Some DIY projects can take hours and hours. This is great if it’s what you love doing, but if not then it might not be that enjoyable. One of my friends vowed to make her own invites and spent hours frustrated while making save the dates. She really didn’t enjoy it, so ended up getting beautiful invites made for her and said it was the best thing she could have done.
3 – Get friends and family to help
If you have some talented friends and family then why not suggest that they help you with your DIY wedding as a gift? I made my brother’s wedding cake as a wedding present and he and his wife loved it. It wasn’t perfect, but I think that adds to the charm of it.
4 – DIY your strengths
(I made this cake!)
If your talents lie in food then why not make homemade fudge, tablet or truffles for your wedding favours, or even try your hand at making a wedding cake. If you are great at crafting then why not make table decorations or DIY signs for your big day.
5 – Look on social media for inspiration
The web is brimming with DIY wedding ideas; all you have to do is look around. I love Pinterest as it links to so many useful websites with step by step instructions. Why not follow me on Pinterest; I am always pinning great wedding ideas.
6 – Don’t try and make anything on the day of your wedding
The morning of your wedding is for relaxing, being pampered and spending time with your loved ones before you tie the knot. Don’t stress yourself out by trying to finish last minute DIY projects or get ting up early to finish off a cake for later that day. Make sure you have everything done before hand.
7 – Hire a professional wedding photographer
There are lots of things you can do for your own wedding, but being a wedding photographer is not one of them. Photography is one of the things I would always recommend spending your money on as a good photographer is worth their weight in gold. After all, you need someone to capture all of the DIY projects that you put hours into making. Why not have a read of my top ten images to capture your wedding day.
Thank you so much for reading my DIY bride post, I hope it has been useful for you. Are you a DIY bride, or are you considering it? I would love to know if you have any DIY tips, let me know in the comments below.