More and more couples are opting for a DIY wedding. Not because it’s cheaper, but because it can be so much more personal for the partnership. Let’s face it – some things in life are just too special to leave to someone else to organize. Best of all, it means you’re not relying on someone else’s schedule to fit around you. Much of what needs to be prepared can be done in the evening instead of missing lunch speaking to your planner.
DIY Wedding Success Guide
Here are all the things you need to know for a wedding that will be as stress free as possible.
Most florists can prepare the flowers you want for your wedding. You can nip into your local store and order buttonholes and bouquets. Alternatively, you can order bouquets online, making late night shopping possible. It also means you can order flowers local to your venue to reduce the risk of damage from travel. They’ll be a bit fresher too, and nobody has to run the errands of picking them up for you.
You can make wedding invitations quickly and easily for free online. Choose to print them and handwrite the name, or simply send them electronically using email or social media. There is no need to use the postal system if you don’t want to or can’t find a post box! Some services offer quite a lot of customization so you can start to develop your wedding color theme straight away.
For a big wedding, this is pretty challenging to do by yourself. However, more and more couples are inviting guests to bring a dish to big events and parties. There is nothing unusual about this approach for your wedding reception. For smaller guest lists, ask friends and family to help cook up buffet items for your banquet. It means you won’t be penalized financially for special dietary dishes too!
Many brides love the idea of asking Mom or Gran to bake the wedding cake. There is nothing too challenging for you to have a go yourself. Decorating is the most important part here. Some icing and a couple of cake toppers are basic requirements. You might have a go at piping to create ornate shapes. Of course, cupcake tiers are the quickest and easiest approach. Fortunately, they’re also very popular with guests!
Almost anyone (in most places) can officiate a legal union between two people. Before you agree to your Besty stepping in, do check with your local authority that the ceremony meets with legal requirements for your area. A friend knows you better than a stranger and can tailor the ceremony to match your personality. You can also add your own vows and speech to the event as well.
Putting together your own wedding does require a lot of planning. Organizational skills are a must! Perhaps the most important part is picking a dress. You can make your own if you are skilled, or ask a talented friend to help you as a wedding present. There really is no part of your wedding that is beyond your abilities. Will you take on the challenge of a DIY wedding?