Ensuring that your wedding has the perfect backdrop is probably high on your list of priorities when preparing for your special day. Hiring a specialist wedding planner to do the design of their venue for them is what most people do, however more and more of us nowadays are opting for a DIY approach to wedding design. DIY designing your special occasion has a number of advantages. First and foremost, it is obviously cheaper, since you won’t have to pay any wedding planners. Furthermore, it allows you to take full control of a day that’s so important you’ll need as much power over it as possible. Here are a few DIY wedding tips and advice.
If the main reason for you going DIY on your wedding is money, than you will need to ensure that you make choices and decisions that actually work to save you money. While it can be cheaper to DIY your own wedding, it can also be more expensive if you choose the wrong options.
Try to make things yourself if buying them proves to be too expensive. Also explore hiring fixtures and furniture that might be too expensive to buy.
You must also acknowledge that a DIY wedding takes time, as well as physical and mental exhaustion. Since wedding preparations are stressful and drawn out enough as it is, you must ask yourself whether or not you’ll actually have the time and strength to do things yourself.
The Relationship Between Your Budget & Guestlist
There is a relationship between your budget and your guestlist. In essence, the bigger the guestlist, the bigger the budget.
Don’t Be Afraid To Get A Little Help
Whilst you may be keen on doing things yourself, the money and time a professional planner can save you can be invaluable. You should therefore try to hire a professional planner on a limited basis. In that sense you will end up getting the best of both worlds in a way – boasting greater power over your wedding whilst saving money, without an overabundance of hard
work and chores.
Areas the wedding planner can help in are matters that are strongly related to health and safety. Lighting installation for example should be in the hands of a wedding planner if you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself. You can buy the lighting fixtures yourself, from the likes of IKEA or www.lampcommerce.com. However, unless you’re skilled enough, you should hire an expert to deal with the installation.
Creative Money-Saving Locations
If you’re looking for a memorable wedding location that isn’t super-pricey, you should consider a forest or park that costs nothing. The weather will of course need to be perfect for the occasion and so you’re better off choosing a day that’s in the summer. However, such venue ideas are costless, whilst being memorable, innovative and creative.
Fall Leafed Bouquet
If you’re getting married in autumn, you can save money on a bouquet by arranging yours from picked up fall leaves. Add a few berries and you’ll have a beautiful and dirt-cheap bouquet, that’s also chic and creative.