How To Decide What to DIY at Your Wedding?
If you’re struggling for budget, or time, then DIY can be a help or a hindrance. As with everything else in planning your wedding, you need to figure out what’s best for you.
How to decide what to DIY at your wedding, when you’re stressed? Try answering these questions:
- How much would it cost to get it done professionally?
- Can I afford it?
- How much would it cost to DIY?
- Would I be able to DIY it to a quality level I’ll be happy with?
- Would it be worth the time it takes to DIY?
I’m going to use stationery as an example, as it’s the basis of my experience. I’m not going to tell you that you need to pay someone – specifically me – and that you don’t have a choice.
In fact, if you want to DIY stationery, that’s great!
I love designing and making stationery, it’s a really cool hobby that I get to do as a job. I love little fiddly bits of decoration, and I love making sure the tiny details are correct. Honestly, it’s my cocaine. And if you like making things, and you find it soothing, then I absolutely encourage you to DIY your invitations. If you’ve a crafty relative who loves to do it, and they want to help, then go for it.
But sometimes when you’ve decided to DIY, even with the best will in the world, you just run out of time. So you either hire a professional last minute, which can be expensive, or you buy the first decent, generic ones you see in a supermarket while you do the weekly shop, and then have to spend ages hand-writing all your extra details.
I’m not trying to put you off, honestly, and I’m only using stationery as an example because it’s what I know about. So before you commit to DIY or not to DIY, consider the pros and cons, the time investment, and if you will actually enjoy it or not.
This post is an excerpt from How To Plan Your Perfect Wedding: A Stress-Free Guide To Designing Your Big Day.
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