I am a crafty and independent girl at heart. Since I was young I’ve constantly had my hands in an art project, creating something ridiculous that I could simply buy and didn’t know yet! I have come to find that when a budget comes into play, my desire to create is amplified by 10 simply because I don’t want to buy something that I can make by hand. But if we’re being honest, I often come to realize that maybe my enthusiasm to create isn’t always the greatest decision. When it comes to your wedding, putting down the paint brush and mason jars could be for the best!
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Of course DIY could mean making your own dress or making your own centerpieces, but what is going too far and what is doable? A lot of brides go for the DIY route because they believe it will be less expensive than buying all of those interesting details. Many times this is the case, but others it may not be. There are absolutely ways to save some change while still putting your personal flare into the details.
Some of my favorite looks come from combining structured, bought items and adding personal flare…adding a DIY aspect to something rather than making the whole wedding an after work project!
Let’s say the theme of the wedding is ‘travel’… What do you make and what do you buy? I would encourage you to buy or rent a really unique center piece from the places you like to travel, symbolic of the place. Then all you have to do is add a beautiful arrangement to it – varying size, color, style depending on your taste. Where does the DIY come into play? Hand stamp table numbers to compliment the centerpieces or even fill small jars with a spice from that country or state for their favor! Be creative, unique, fun and subtle. Less is more when it comes to these details. You also won’t need to spend ten months making the precious details of your day. Try to find a comfortable balance and distribute the difficult/messy details to a professional. After all, you want to enjoy your rehearsal dinner and morning of your wedding rather than assembling hand made details! Everything will come together in the end, and your DIY projects will be made even more beautiful when surrounded by professional touches.