I meet brides all the time that want to DIY (Do It Yourself) some aspect of their wedding. No longer are the brides nudged to complete long nights filled with floral projects for their Big Day because of necessity or lack of funds. Modern day brides are inspired by Martha Stewart, YouTube, and Pinterest regardless of their budget.
So if a craft night with your girls, a bottle or two of wine, and lots of girl talk sounds like the perfect Saturday night, this blog post is for you. Keep reading to get my expert advice on what to DIY for your wedding and what to splurge on. Oh, you’ll thank me later!
Boutonnieres Leave the bouquets and centerpieces to the professionals, but if you want to get your hands on some flowers, try making the groom’s boutonniere.This is the perfect DIY project: it’s small, easy to assemble, and doesn’t command as much attention as some of the other florals.
Table number and escort cards This could be one of the most fun projects you can do for the wedding. There’s no limit to how simple or extravagant these two important items can be. If you want to up the fun factor, register your girls for a local calligraphy class.
Something Blue Tradition challenges the bride to wear something old, something new; something borrowed, and something blue. Here’s where you can get those creative juices flowing and luckily Pinterest is chocked full of “something blue” inspiration. From painting the soles of your wedding shoes in the sky hue or hand crafting a blue ribbon onto your garter, the options are endless.
Now that we’re given you a few DIY crafts that are safe for the wedding and fun, here are some things you should splurge on for your I do’s.
Photography Trust me when I tell you that you will never regret splurging on high-quality photography. Memories of the special day and all the little moments sometimes leave us, but the photos can last for generations to come.
Catering Pulling off a hot, 4-course meal for 150 people is an amazing fete and should be left to the pros. The bride, the groom, any parents or relatives, should not attempt to take on this task. All of you, even Aunt Betty, should be enjoying this special day in a relaxed state.
Planning Now, this one should not be a surprise. The help of a planner is insurmountable if you want your wedding executed flawlessly. Enjoy the role of a bride (or groom), all of the celebrations and pampering and let us handle the budgets, timelines, and vendors. This investment is a game changer.
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