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5 Wedding DIY Don’ts

November 14, 2021

Everyone wants to save money on their wedding, and DIY projects are a great way to do just that. However, there are certain things that you should leave to the professionals. Here are 5 Wedding DIY Don’ts that could save you some trouble and time.

Your Photos.

Far too many couples have hired a cousin or friend to take casual photos at their wedding to save costs, only to be disappointed later on (you can read about my mistake here). You may think that quality photos won’t matter to you. Still, they make a big difference. Your photographer takes hundreds of pictures to select a handful of beautiful shots that are then processed. Everyone wants to look back at flattering photos of themselves on their big day. Even if you’re hell-bent on it, a friend or family member will do an excellent job. It will never entirely be what a seasoned wedding photographer can produce. 

Your cake.

Yes, it may sound easy enough to buy a few boxes of cake mix and whip something up at home. However, if it’s not a cake you are proud to present to family and friends and have in your photos, it’s best to leave the baking to the professionals. Plus, this would be one extra thing that you will need to do right before your wedding when relaxing is your only priority.

Your hair and makeup.

Okay, so you have an in-depth knowledge of makeup and hairstyles and could be mistaken for a pro. However, hiring a professional to assist you is strongly recommended. Wedding makeup artists and hairstylists know how to make your hair and makeup last the entire day, which is something you want. Plus, this is your wedding day, and you should be catered to and pampered.

Your catering.

Catering for a wedding is far more stressful and time-consuming than you can imagine, and even if you had to rope in friends and family members, it could still end up causing you more stress than saving money is worth. Professional caterers precisely know what goes into preparing food for large groups of people and how to store and transport the food safely. 

Your music.

It may sound simple enough to put all of your music on an iPod and play it through a hired speaker. Still, there’s something so useful about having a professional DJ or musician assist you with your music for the day, especially when it comes to your first dance and the father-daughter dance.

When deciding on your wedding DIY projects, really think about everything that goes into completing that specific task before you decide to take it on yourself. There were the 5 Wedding DIY Don’ts I suggested. Do you have any others to add? Please leave a comment below.

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