If you’ve weighed the pros and cons of a DIY project for wedding day and decided that you can handle it. Now, you need to decide which types of projects you can (and should) handle! After all, there are certain wedding day things that are just much better left to the professionals.
Majority of DIY projects are smaller things, like signage and paper goods. That’s because these types of projects are the most manageable. They typically take the least amount of time and require the least amount of work, which usually means the least amount of stress.
Things like the welcome sign, table numbers, seating chart, menus, hashtag sign and card box are good ideas for a DIY projects if you’re looking for a way to customize and personalize pieces of your wedding day. And also save some money while you’re at it!
If you are interested in a larger DIY project to really make a statement, just make sure you have allotted enough time and have the resources (and skills!) to get it done. Something like an arbor would be considered a larger scale DIY project.
Make sure you can handle whatever you take on. Consider your workload at your job, your commitments at school and all the other wedding planning you are doing before taking on too much at once. If you are going to do a larger DIY project, do one at a time so that you don’t end up with multiple partially finished products. Start with one, see how it goes and then add to your plate from there.
As for what to leave for the professionals, it will just make your life so much easier if you let a rentals company and a florist handle majority of your larger décor. Things like your centerpieces and accents like drapery and lighting will come together much more smoothly if you let qualified vendors do these things!
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