Weddings are fun and filled with activity. It’s the big day of the bride and groom; something they work very hard to make perfect. And it usually involves months and months of planning. But weddings can get extremely expensive; regardless to where you might live or where your heart might call home. While it’s not impossible to organize low cost weddings, it certainly means compromising with some of our wishes and dreams regarding our wedding. If you feel guilty about spending too much on a single day, consider opting to DIY on certain parts of the wedding. We have listed below all that can be DIY in regards to this big and splashy occasion. Doing all these is nearly impossible; and will only exhaust you. Instead, select only some of it; and reduce the costs of your big day…
• Your dress – being handy with the needle and thread can be useful in so many ways. This is especially true when it comes to your bridal dress. This dress usually costs you a great deal; especially if you don’t know all the tricks of getting bridals for cheap. If you want to try your hand at stitching it yourself, we suggest that you do so well before your wedding. This way, you can pick up a dress if you fail to stitch it, and you also won’t be exhausted from designing it.
NOTE: even the bridal accessories can be done yourself.
• The decorations – admittedly, this is not a task that can be done single handedly; especially if your venue is large. But if you can get the help of a few friends and family members, we are sure you will be able to come-up with and make your own wedding reception decorations without a problem. Do a little search online for inspirations!
• The food – this is possible mainly for small guest lists. Home cooked meals are always more welcome anyway; especially if you are an exceptional cook/chef. If you opt for this, try and decide on a menu that largely depends on make ahead food and meals. And while you do the catering yourself, give yourself a little break, and order the cake to be done though professional wedding table centrepiece.
• The door gifts – if you are creative, and don’t mind spending a little extra time on the gifts you intend to give your guests, then this is a great thing to DIY. Select simple gift ideas. Little sweets in cute boxes or pouches, potted plants and even trinkets will do very well here.
Don’t bear the weight alone…get your family and friends involved. We’re sure they’d love to help…!