Every bride has a vision of her perfect wedding long before the groom even thinks of proposing. Perhaps it’s a magical forest setting or a quaint chapel? The dream of white doves taking to the skies as you seal it with a kiss. The idea of a wedding is often different to the actuality of one. Once he proposes the reality of planning and budgets set in. That fairytale wedding could end up costing a small fortune. There are ways to cut down the costs and still plan the wedding of your dreams. Simply, do it yourself. A DIY wedding is the answer if you’re handy with a craft knife and looking for a cheaper option. Are you planning a DIY wedding? We’ve put together the pros and cons to help you decide if DIY is the …show more content…
Vases, candles, and fairy lights can all be reused for future functions. Any signs, frames or table pieces you created can be used to decorate your own home afterwards. If you’re proud of your handiwork, you can even take your creations down to your local flea market and sell them once they’ve served their purpose.
Cons of a DIY wedding
DIY is not all sunshine and daisies. There can be some downsides to choosing to DIY your wedding. If you aren’t good with your hands, making your own decor can turn into a nightmare. Often step-by-step crafts on Pinterest end up being more complicated than they look. Take these factors into consideration before opting for DIY:
DIY takes up time
One of the most stressful aspects of DIY is the time it takes to pull it all together. The amount of work involved can be stressful and overwhelming. Those adorable little gift boxes look a treat, but building a hundred of them could take days. That’s not including the time it took to research how to make them and source the supplies. Or the amount of sleep you lost when the execution wasn’t as simple as you thought. If you’re collecting jars and bottles for your centrepieces you’ll have to allow time for that too. It’s amazing how quickly the days fly by leading up to a