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The Bride’s Survival Guide: DIY Do’s And Don’ts

There are many brides who would like to add a touch of herself to her wedding. DIY is something a bride would like to do, not only to save money but also to make her wedding extra memorable and personal. Apart from walking down the aisle wearing the best wedding dress, she wants her guests to remember her as someone who can do wonderful things on her own.

If you are one of those brides to be who want to do some DIYs for her wedding, here is a quick guide you can read about DIY do’s and don’ts.



So, what are the things you can do at your wedding? Here are some of it:

  • Ceremony decor

The ceremony is one of the highlights of a wedding, but it will only last an hour or even less. Hiring a professional designer to work on the space may not be the most ideal as the cost to pay their service may not be worth it, considering that you will only spend little time there.

Also, if the space is beautiful already, there is no need for more decorations. You can let the natural ambiance of the space work on its own or you can just fill it with baskets full of flowers or well-decorated candles.

Tip: If you consider DIY for your ceremony decor, you would enjoy a good chunk of your expenses.

  • Wedding favors

One of the best ways to add a personal touch to your wedding is to make wedding favors by yourself. You do not need to think about anything too fancy, a nice bottle full of sweet edibles, like mallows, chocolates, and hard candies are not only cute but cheaper as well. If you have more time to spare, you can bake goodies and place them over a decorative box.

If you like to give away nonedibles like soaps, wrap it nicely in a paper and tie it with a ribbon.

Tip: You can always ask for help from your wedding party or closest friends when finishing this project.

  • Wedding program

Instead of extending the work of the planner up to this, and end up with a program, you do not like, consider arranging your wedding’s program. You can have it printed in nice papers, you have to make sure though that everything is clear, well understood, and free of spelling errors.


DIY Don’ts

As much as you want to do everything by yourself on your big day, there are things you have to leave to the experts. Some DIY to avoid on your wedding are:

  • Wedding cake

A missed pinch of salt or lacking a cup of flour on your cake mix will bring a disaster that is hard or even impossible to fix. Sure, baking your own cake is a lot cheaper, but the quality of your wedding cake should never be compromised. Leave to the expert what they do best and try other DIYs instead.

Also, even if you were able to perfect your wedding cake creation, if you have no means and proper education of transporting it, you might end up with a broken cake.

  • Wedding photos and videos

Photos can only be the tangible thing you can bring home and let you remember how beautiful your wedding was, hence instead of letting your friends and family, whom you know would volunteer if you ask someone to take photos on your wedding, hire someone who knows exactly how to produce high-quality photos and videos.

You would never want to sacrifice beautiful photos to save dollars. Keep in mind though that not all photographers that charge less expensively will not be able to produce good photos. Also, negotiation is always welcome.

  • Wedding invitations

Your invitation would set your guest’s expectations. Thinking that you can create your own invitation by copying those you see online and printing it in your regular printer is wrong. Yes, you may be able to print a descent invitation but it will never be as effective and as attractive as those that were made by professionals. Your invitation will set the mood of your guests, so, if you send them a lousy and boring invitation, going to your wedding may be something they would not consider.

  • Wedding makeup and hair

You may be good at putting makeup on your face and fixing your hair, but hiring a professional makeup artist and hairstylist at your wedding is still necessary. This is not an ordinary day, it is your wedding, therefore your overall look must be different and special, not like when you are attending a party or going to work.

On your wedding day, you have to relax and stay calm, adding this to your to-do list may not be the most ideal.

  • Wedding catering service

Even how much you love cooking, your wedding is not the right avenue to showcase your guests how good you are with it. The legwork and stress you would get if you do the cooking by yourself would not help you look good on your wedding day.

If you are worried that the catering service won’t serve your guests’ good food, fret not as much, as there are many catering services around that offer high-quality food. They also offer food tasting, so you know which of them would pass your standards.

If you hire a catering service, you are also removing off your worry list who will serve the food, who will bring the food to the venue, who will set it up, and more.

  • Wedding singer

Even if you yourself are a professional singer, hiring a band or a singer at your wedding is still necessary. Singing all throughout the event is something you should not consider, remember, you are the bride and not just a guest.

To know more tips on your big day, check this website: https://www.callablanche.com/post/ultimate-wedding-day-checklist.

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