Wedding DIY: The Do’s and Don’ts

 In Event Planning

What You Should and Shouldn’t Do Yourself for Your Wedding Prep

Wedding planning is an exciting process, but it is easy to go overboard with the budget. You see catalogs full of flower arrangements, table settings, wedding decor and much more, and you feel tempted to say yes to everything. However, if you have a budget you need to stick to, there are other alternatives you might want to consider, like DIY!

DIY is certainly not something you can apply to everything, but striking a good balance between the dos and the don’ts can be very helpful budget-wise, and will still produce beautiful results.

The Dos

Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are a nice way to say “Thank You” to guests, but they are not a must. The people you decide to invite to your wedding know why they’re there and appreciate you making them a part of such a special moment in your life. If you do decide to make wedding favors, go for something meaningful, yet inexpensive and straightforward.

wedding invitations


Centerpieces are an essential part of decorating tables, but since it’s one per table, they are likely not going to be too many. This is a task you could easily take ownership of and which can turn into a fun project for you and your friends.


Invitations, menus, programs, and all that is needed. But there are so many ways you can get them done online that you don’t need to hire anyone to take care of it. Services like Vistaprint or Shutterfly offer the opportunity for you to create beautiful designs, print them, and ship them right to your door.

The Don’ts

naked wedding cakeTableware

No one can deny that there’s a big difference between the look of china and the look of disposable tableware. The cost of one vs. the other, not too different. Plus, disposable tableware produces a lot more waste.


Unless you have a photographer friend who wants to volunteer to document your wedding, this is definitely, something worth investing in. After all, your wedding day will only happen once, and none of the moments of that day will repeat themselves. So you want to make sure you get the best person to capture those moments.

Cake and Food

You might be a good home baker or cook, but unless you are a professional one, your wedding is not the time to experiment. A wedding cake is a staple at any wedding, and food is also a major component. So it’s best to leave that in the hands of professionals.


If you have a tight budget, talk to your wedding planner about it. Together, you will be able to find wedding inspiration and the best ways to tackle all the details to make the wedding of your dreams come true.


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