What Should I DIY at My Wedding?
It is common in many weddings now to have something that was DIY or ‘do it yourself’ from the couple. Whether the couple make their own floral bouquets, decorations or even bomboniere, what you choose to make or not make yourself at your wedding could be completely different. Many brides want to DIY, but the first thing you have to ask yourself is: do I have the time?
The availability of stamps, blank invitation cards and ink pads at local craft stores make doing your own invitations simple, but it can take up a lot of time, especially if you have lots of guests or have already taken on another project in addition to your day job. If you have less than 100 guests, consider doing DIY invites. If you have more, it’s probably cheaper to just order them from a printer.
Bomboniere – Favors
This is a handmade touch that many couples love and is very common especially amongst rustic weddings, where table ornaments such as jams, recipe cards or teas are the take-home treats for wedding guests. First you have to think about how much experience you have with what you want to do; it may take you longer and cost you more than buying bomboniere through a local or online crafter. If it is an easy project, enlist the bridal party to help and make a day of it.
This can be as easy as stringing up some twine and affixing photos of you and your significant other throughout the years with clothespins to something more complicated like making your own centerpieces. Again this comes down to a matter of skill and time. If you want that handmade touch but don’t have time, there are plenty of crafters both locally and online that can probably help you with what needs to be done, and don’t count out the talents of your bridal party too.