Tips on What to Not DIY in Weddings: Do it Yourself Dont’s in a Wedding

Truth– expensive. Actually, make that really expensive, especially if you reside in one of those huge metropolitan areas in the country. By the time you’re finished paying all your vendors and booking your dream honeymoon, then you’d realize you’ve basically spent the deposit of your first home for flowers, food, and a fancy holiday.

No one can blame you for rather being prudent and wanting to save a couple bucks to put towards something much more meaningful. This is why a great deal of brides elect to DIY certain decor elements of their wedding. With so many internet tutorials showing you exactly how to organize a beautiful bouquet or bake a delicious cake, it is only normal that you might think it will be a wonderful personal touch should you invest some time into handcrafting 100 wedding favors. What would go wrong, right? It turns out, the solution is: it may all go really wrong.

To save you some significant time and disappointment, we achieved to professional wedding planners and requested them to share with us a few of these things you shouldn’t ever attempt to DIY at your own wedding.

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1. The Flowers

Consider bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, and other bridal party flowers. Destination event manufacturer Brit Bertino says there is nothing worse than having to take cable, cutters and ribbon with you daily to attempt to fix or chase down the flowers that have dropped from your bouquet. But that is not the sole bloom-related disaster that could occur.

“Flowers have died before the figurines were even gather. Brides complained about visiting the marketplace and not finding their favorite flowers or wanted colors just days before the wedding or during transportation their DIY projects took a fall in mother’s back chair,” Bertino adds. “In the conclusion, the time, energy and money spent making your own wedding flowers, you can get a talented florist that could take care of all this to you.”


2. Photo or video

Nowadays everybody possesses a DSLR camera also can promise to be a great photographer. A friend or a relative who’s taken up photography as a hobby can volunteer to be your wedding photographer free of cost.

“Months later, once the memories of your awesome day start to fade, you will inevitably pull out the pictures and video footage,” says Sarah Glick of Brilliant Event Planning. “Do not risk allowing a friend using a ‘professional’ camera and also ‘good eye’ to be responsible for the sole tangible memories you’ve got. Hire professionals to be certain everything is recorded in the best light and that none of these amazing speeches are missed!”

3. Baking Items for Welcome Presents Bags

We know that Pinterest makes it look so easy and effortless but pay attention to what Sheila Camp Motley, owner of Sheila Camp Motley Event Style + Management “We have had this inspiration backfire on even the very baking informed of brides. Although baking 200 of your grandmother’s recipe biscuits might appear heartfelt early in the planning process, when the wedding week arrives your intention is to relax.”


4. The Cake

Leave the cake to the pros if you want to avert a leading disaster.

“Do not get me wrong all of us love grandma’s cake during the vacations and our birthdays but adding several cake layers and fancy fondant will make for a nightmare if it is not done properly,” warns Bertino. “The transportation of this cake in a refrigerated van will help keep the cake from melting and slipping. There are numerous components that are within the layers of the cake that keep it from getting the leaning Tower of Pisa.”

She indicates if grandma’s recipe is valuable to you, simply tell your baker. Most are available to assisting you reestablish your favorite cake recipe and they’ll even set up a tasting so that you can make sure it’s exactly what you want.

5. Day-of Stationery

Ceremony programs or escort cards are important elements of your wedding day and leaving those to be completed in your own wedding day just spells trouble.

“Too often, brides choose to lower prices by DIY-ing ceremony programs complete with many pages that need to be constructed, tied or magically created to a fan! Each these steps can create last-minute chaos,” says Motley.

And of DIY-ing that your escort cards, she adds: “Don’t complicate the process by over-thinking your own escort card. As you might have seen a photo of a classic sailboat that looks like an ideal match, be realistic about creating 100 of these days ahead of your wedding.”

6. Makeup and Hair

Confession timeI did my makeup and hair at my wedding also, now that I think about it, trying to make an even kitty eye in the last moment (I was already late for the service) might have not been one of my best lifestyle choices. Glick probably would concur with me.

“Your wedding might also be a poor hair or skin day. Hire an expert to make sure regardless of what you wake up looking like, you will be ideal once you walk down the aisle,” she rightfully suggests.


7. The Entertainment

Bertino is pretty straightforward as it pertains saving money on your wedding entertainment: Only pass onto your iPod playlist.

“When selecting a wedding DJ or a band, there is nothing better than using a great bit of entertainment especially if your loved ones and friends really like to party, dance and watch on the dancing floor. A professional will continue to keep the party moving and read your crowd and get everybody involved. He/She won’t miss a beat or any of the critical formalities throughout the evening,” she adds.