The key behind a successful DIY wedding is “planning” and "help" from other people!
Without planning you will end up spending money on last minute solutions which most likely will cost you much more than if you are well prepared.
How big or small is your wedding budget?
You can almost get any wedding you want if you are well prepared and if you possess a touch a reality, of course.
It may sound like hard work to plan your Big Day down to every single detail but it really is well worth it! You and husband will forever remember the day you both said “YES” to each other. Don’t let it become a day you will think of for the rest your lives with a thoughts like “If only we had…” or “It could have been better if…”. Your wedding day is such a special and memorable day and most couples want to remember it as such.
For our DIY brides: Plan everything - but don’t plan alone!
When DIY weddings are planned it is commonly the brides who take complete control of everything. This is only natural as it is often the bride who is mostly concerned about the finer details of the wedding arrangement. It doesn’t mean that all “future husbands” out there aren’t interested in getting married but only that the choice of colour or table centrepieces may not be the most important thing to them in the overall scheme.
Be “The Wedding Planner” but don’t try to do everything yourself
Professional wedding planners don’t do everything themselves either. Why? Because there are too many things to do and too much at stake. Involve your partner as much as he would like to be involved and get help from family and friends too. Let the final decisions be you and your partners but get help to do the tasks.
A DIY bride needs to be good a delegating out the many tasks and accept getting help with everything from picking the right flowers, making the invitations, choosing the food, the entertainment etc. Most DIY wedding projects are often more fun in company with others and are easily done over a hot cup of tea and a chat.
On the wedding day, and sometimes even many days before the wedding, the bride is not available to help out with the preparations. And she shouldn’t be either. The bride, and her groom of course must rest, enjoy themselves and take the time to experience all the wonderful excitement about the wedding day and all the romance in the air leading up to the Big Day.
A stressed and worried bride won’t be able to enjoy herself or be excited about her wedding day. And sadly she may not remember her wedding day as the most magical day of her and her husbands’ life.
Only smart planning can prevent “wedding stress” and on DIYwedding.org we have dedicated an entire section on “What to plan” and “How to plan better” to achieve a wonderful DIY wedding.