For those willing to take on the challenge, bringing a Do-It-Yourself style to a wedding can be extremely rewarding and fun. You want your DIY wedding to be a handcrafted, authentic celebration for you and your guests. Here are a few inspiring tips to make it happen:
Don’t be shy about asking for or accepting help when it’s offered—more often than not, your friends and family will feel honored that you need them. Putting trusted loved ones in charge of different duties throughout the wedding process will take a load off your shoulders. Asking others to be a part of your wedding will get people more emotionally invested in your wedding, making it special for everyone.
Celebrate in a way that makes you two happiest as a couple. You don’t need the fanciest venue or extravagant décor to make your wedding enjoyable; you want to make it fun, comfortable, and authentic. Throw out the wedding rule book and boring traditions, and do what you want. As long as you and your fiancé are having fun, your guests will have fun too.
Won’t it be exciting to tell your guests that you made everything at your wedding yourself? If you’re on a tight budget, it can be fun to see how much you can create yourself, all the way from homemade décor, wrapping your own bouquet, or styling your hair on your big day. You can even design your own invitations and print them from home, making your planning easy and the wedding more affordable.
You want your wedding to be as stress-free as possible, which is why you need to keep your wedding planning organized. It’s as simple as keeping your planning in a notebook, jotting down things that need to be done, and creating a game plan and schedule for your big day. Let your guests know what to expect so that everyone is ready to enjoy your wedding the way you planned it.
If you and your fiancé choose to prepare the food yourselves, you can make it fun by having a cooking party. Preparing savory picnic sandwiches and simple hors d’oeuvres is easy, and there’s always family and friends willing to help make the food. The day before your wedding, get the cooks in your family together to make savory appetizers or their signature dishes if you decide to serve dinner at the reception. Choose flavorful foods that keep the guests going throughout the event, and put someone in charge of making sure that there is enough food available at all times so that you don’t have to worry about it.
Be silly throughout your engagement and your wedding day. Remembering to laugh and have fun is important for the mood of your wedding and your relationship as a couple. If things don’t go exactly the way you planned it, just dance it off, smile, and make unforgettable memories with the ones you love.
Follow these tips and find more inspiration on our Pinterest board so you can create a fun-filled DIY wedding.
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