Saturday, October 29, 2011

Do it yourself?

After he proposes, you get a rush of good feelings and you think about all the possibilities and things you can do for your wedding, how you want things to be and what you have always wanted to do for your wedding.  How can you help yourself?  It’s your day.   And do it yourself (DIY) projects are a great way to add your own personal touches to the wedding.  But before you pull out the scissors, glue gun, and ribbons, consider the following.

How much time do you really have?  If you are working a 40-hours workweek, adding the additional projects on top of wedding planning is not a great idea.  Do you have help?  If you do that is great, if you don’t, make it fun.  Invite your bridal party to come on over to help you over cocktails.  Whatever your imagination is, DIY projects are a great way to express it.   Our personal favorite resources are: DIY Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, and DIY Bride Magazine are great places to start.

If you’re artsy or creative, this will be absolutely fun, but rule of thumb, some things are always better left to the professionals.  If Uncle Ted offered to take pictures for the wedding as a wedding gift, you will have to think about how to balance him as a guest and photographer.  There’s a wedding with this scenario and the bride didn’t get any photos even months after the wedding.  Sometimes trying to save yourself money can cost you a lot more in the end.  Let the Wedding Studio help you.

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