Everyone wants to save a bit of money on their wedding, and DIY projects are a great way to do just that. However, there are certain things that you should simply leave to the professionals.
Your Wedding DIY – DON’TS!
1. Your Photographs.
This cannot be stressed enough. Far too many couples have hired a cousin or a close friend to take some casual photos at their wedding in an effort to save costs – only to be deeply disappointed later on – EEK!
You may think quality photos won’t matter to you, but they make a big difference; especially considering your photographer takes hundreds of photos in order to select a handful of beautiful shots that are then also professionally processed.
Everyone wants to look back at flattering photos of themselves on their big day and even if you’re convinced that a friend or family member will do an excellent job, it will never quite be what a seasoned wedding photographer can produce.
2. Your cake.
Yes, it may sound easy enough to buy a few boxes of cake mix and whip something up at home, but if it’s not a cake that you would be proud to present to family & friends and have in your wedding album, it’s best to leave the baking to the professionals.
Plus, this would just be one extra thing that you would need to do right before your wedding when you should be relaxing, and enjoying your time with your family & friends
3. Your hair and makeup.
Unless you have an in-depth knowledge of makeup and hairstyles and could be mistaken for a pro, it’s recommended that you hire a professional to assist you. Wedding makeup artists and hair stylists know how to make your hair and makeup last the entire day, which is definitely desirable.
Plus, on your wedding day, why not be cared for and pampered by the best in the wedding industry – Right?!
4. Your catering.
Catering for a wedding is far more stressful and time-consuming than you can imagine, and even if you roped in your friends and family members, it could still end up causing you more stress than saving money is worth. Professional caterers know exactly what goes into preparing food for large groups of people, and how to store & transport the food safely, as well.
5. Your music.
It may sound simple enough to just put all of your music on an iPod and play it through a hired speaker but there’s something so useful about having a professional DJ or live musicians 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 all of the details that go into successfully completing that specific task before you decide to take it on yourself.