Do you love the idea of a DIY wedding, but feel a bit stressed about whether or not you can really pull off such an undertaking? To completely DIY each detail of a wedding can be incredibly time consuming. That said, there are lots of ways to add DIY elements to your big day, without becoming overwhelmed or stressed. In fact, here at Texas Old Town, we offer some great perks with our DIY brides in mind, so that it is possible to pull of the DIY wedding of your dreams, without any added stress.
How Much Time and Creativity Do You Have?
It is incredibly important to first be realistic about how much time, and how much talent, you have to complete DIY tasks, before deciding what kind of wedding you should have.
- Even if you are incredibly crafty, with lots of DIY experience under your belt, keep in mind how long your engagement is, and when you’ll need to have projects completed by. If the timeline is too tight to realistically accomplish projects, don’t put added stress on yourself by taking on too much. (Read on for tips about incorporating “DIY touches,” without all the work.)
- In many cases, it’s possible to buy DIY-inspired elements either completely premade, or in crafting kits, both of which can help ensure projects come together quickly and easily. This can save you a ton of time and stress!
- So don’t be afraid to check your local crafting stores and even décor superstores for prefinished projects like decorated canning jars or pre-painted signs.
- On the flip side, stock up on all the crafting staples you’ll need, and then chip away at projects as you have time. Many DIY elements can easily be created while watching TV, or in weekend craft dates with friends.
Ways to Incorporate DIY Touches without All the Work
If you love DIY elements, but know you don’t have the time to put into creating them yourself, it’s totally okay to outsource some (or even most) of the projects. From having crafty friends and family members contribute décor, instead of wedding gifts, to purchasing handcrafted items through local artisans or sites like Etsy, DIY doesn’t mean you have to do it al yourself. In fact, most couples can benefit from enlisting help with wedding planning, DIY or otherwise.
So don’t be afraid to take your loved ones up on offers to assist you. And remember, guests won’t know if something came from Etsy or your own two hands, so by all means, go ahead and purchase pieces you love, if you don’t have the time, tools or know-how to DIY them yourself.