DIY or Not to DIY
DIY projects can help save money and add a little more sentiment to your big day, but they come with much added time and sometimes added stress. We think that DIY projects, big or small help make your handcrafted wedding even more unique and personalized. Figure out what types of DIY projects you want to try out by measuring the time and cost of each project. Are you really going to save money, or if you are saving money, is the savings really worth the time commitment?
These questions should help you decide how involved you would like to be in your own DIY projects. Remember to start small with projects that are close to your skill set of craftiness. If you don’t believe us, check out some Pinterest Fails here and have a good laugh. Remember that planning a wedding is stressful enough & almost a full time job for many brides to be. Don’t add more stress than you can handle!
- Are you a hands on bride? You know that every tiny detail will be better and more authentic if it’s YOUR creation.
- Are you on a tight budget but don’t want to skimp out on little details? Every bride has a budget, some budgets just have a few more zero’s than others.
- Are you over the top sentimental? You love handmade details from someone special in your life.
- Are you even slightly a crafty bride? You would be surprised about the amazing projects you can create with just a hint of creativity.
If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may want to consider DIY projects for your wedding.
Some questions to as yourself before beginning any DIY project:
How much time is this project going to take me? Some simple decorations could take a few hours, where as wedding favors for 200 guests could take weeks or even months to finish.
Will it cost more to buy supplies for the project rather than order on my own? If you aren’t a heavy crafter there are lots of supplies to consider: ink, card stock, an exact knife, cutting board & cutting tools, stamps, fabric, etc. These items are not cheap and sometimes buying items from scratch can cost even more than buying the item from a seasoned pro.
Is this project within my skill set? Go back to Epic Pinterest Fail & have a good laugh and do-over.
What is the sentimental value of this project? Even if it costs more and takes longer – a lot of time the sentimental value is there & well worth it.
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