When it comes to your wedding, the details are everything! The right lighting, the perfect dress, and the ideal location can just be some of the aspects of your wedding that will set the stage for an unforgettable night.
Among all the details and the plans, there’s no denying that designing your wedding is a labor of love. And it can get expensive to outsource every single aspect of your wedding. From picking out flowers and table settings to booking the perfect venue to coordinating all your vendors, there are many projects you can take on yourself for a more cost-efficient wedding.
However, as wedding planners who have been working in the industry for over 15 years, there are certain things you don’t want to DIY. Before fully committing to DIY any one task or another, let’s go through the four aspects of your wedding that you can DIY and ones you definitely should hire a professional wedding vendor for.
Wedding planning takes an average of 10 to 18 months, and while that seems like plenty of time to get everything in order, you might be surprised how much time you’ll need to invest into your wedding every month leading up to the wedding. And because building/sewing/arranging elements that will contribute to your big day takes time, we always recommend our couples plan ahead as much as possible.
That being said, it’s inevitable that you’ll run into some obstacles in the way. Especially the week before the wedding when the stress levels can be relatively higher than normal, we want your focus to only be on tying up loose ends and putting out any potential fires — not trying to DIY or introducing some new element into your wedding the week of your wedding. Trust us when we say that the chaos won’t be worth the rewards!
There are certain aspects of every wedding we believe are best not attempted if you want to avoid (potentially major) hiccups and lots of headaches. As you plan your wedding, you’ll come across aspects that will be so important to you or have a significant impact on the atmosphere that you’ll want to make sure you have them under control and in order. One of those aspects is florals!
Even if florals aren’t necessarily on your priority list, a professional florist will have the knowledge to put together bouquets that are seasonal and ephemeral, and understand how to arrange them in a way that compliments your theme. After your wedding, they’ll also likely know how to repurpose, preserve, or economically dispose of them.
Some of the best parts of any wedding are the personalized details that are unique to your and your partner’s relationship and personalities. Consider taking on the small, crafty details such as creating your invitations, table cards, and signage. Taking this on yourself can give you a creative outlet, make your wedding even more personal, and add a uniquely fun detail to your wedding.
Finally, it’s worth noting that you can find more cost-effective ways to set up certain aspects of your wedding. For example, you can purchase designs from Etsy and print them at your local FedEx or Staples instead of going through a design and printing company. Etsy in general can be a great resource for small design aspects for your wedding!
With so many aspects to your wedding, it can be hard to know which ones you should DIY and which ones are worth hiring a professional for. Our overarching advice is to outsource to the wedding pros for the major aspects of your wedding to avoid frustration and DIY smaller aspects that you could easily figure out on your own and add a fun touch to your wedding!
If you’re ready to make your first hire, consider planning with our team! When you entrust Blush with your wedding, you’re in the capable hands of a support team that truly values and cares for you. A team that will put you at ease and allow you to deeply enjoy this season of engagement. And our reputation as the preferred planning team for many of Central Florida’s premier venues speaks for itself.
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