So often, couples dive head first into Pinterest once they get engaged and start a list of all the DIY projects they want to do for their Wedding. It often is started as a way to save money or an opportunity to add a personal touch, however, DIY decor can have be both positives and negatives effects on your Wedding planning depending on a handful of things. Here are the top three pros and cons to think about before planning a DIY journey for your Wedding.
NOTHING IS MORE PERSONAL THAN IF IT COMES FROM YOU
Nothing is more personal and from the heart than if it's handmade by you! People will appreciate extra effort and extra detail in your Wedding design.
YOU ARE THE QUALITY CONTROL
If you're making it, you'll be in full control of the final product. You have the design control to make any changes and ensure the final outcome is what you wanted.
Sometimes it can be a budget saver! Instead of paying for labor or design fees from another vendor, you'll pay with your time.
Here are some tools to help: Cricut Machine, Hot Glue Gun, Place Card Templates
Your time is valuable! Make sure as you plan out what pieces you want to DIY, that you also plan when you actually are going to create them. ALWAYS plan more time than you think. If it's not something you have done before, there will be additional time needed to learn and play around.
Sometimes DIY projects can end up costing lots more than just purchasing something premade or hiring a vendor. Whether you need to purchase specific tools you don't already have, have some issues with trial and error or just end up underestimating the cost, make sure you think it through.
PRESSURE IS ON
It's on you! However they turn out, that's what's going to be at your Wedding, so make sure you can handle the pressure and delivery on the quality that you want.
Overall, creating a decor item such as a centerpiece or a seat assignments could be a great option for you and a fun way to bring a piece of yourself into your Wedding. Just make sure you have the time, interest and can handle the pressure. It can take some additional plan in time, budget and materials - but seeing your finished product on the day will be extremely rewarding.