How To Decide What to DIY or Buy For Less Stress + More Fun
July 3, 2017
Whether you're a creative type or new to crafting, we've all thought about going the DIY wedding route. What better way to personalize your special day and save a couple bucks while you're at it, right?! Well, it's not always that simple.

When it comes to your wedding decor, here are a few tips so you can love the DIY process and decide when it's better to buy versus DIY.
Enlist the pros for key items.

If there are wedding items that are very important to you such as your bridal bouquet, call in the pros. This goes double for all things that will be prominent in your wedding photographs. Professional florists have plenty of experience creating picture-perfect bouquets and have a better shot at recreating your Pinterest board. If you go the do-it-yourself route, however, you'll not only feel disappointed if it doesn't meet your expectations but you'll be stuck with the memory every time you look at your wedding album.
Make it personal

Want a wedding that has heartfelt, personalized touches sprinkled throughout the day? This is the perfect reason to do-it-yourself. Do you and your groom love creating your own herb-infused olive oils? Is there something that you both love to do together? By weaving personalized DIY touches throughout your wedding, you can tell the story of your relationship while creating lovely one-of-a-kind wedding favours for example.
If you can envision it, buy it.

So you saw a beautiful floral crown on Pinterest and now you can't imagine anything better for your precious flower girl! What's a girl to do?! If it's reasonable to do so, make room for it in your budget. As a rule of thumb when it comes to DIY, the more flexible and open-minded you are the easier it is to go with the flow when issues arise. Say you're not able to source the flowers you want or once you get started you realize you didn't order enough flowers? Those are the last minute fumbles that can come up when you're stressed and if you envisioned something specific, it might be harder to adapt.

Keep it fun!

The process of DIY can be a stressful one so why not throw a wine and craft night with your girls? Even if you're the control-freak type, it's a fact - everything is easier when you have help. Enjoy an evening laughing with your girls over DIY mishaps and you'll have something better than a fancy floral centerpiece — you'll have memories to last a lifetime.

Style Me Pretty Contributor - Anusha is the DIY home and craft blogger behind the blog, Fish & Bull. With a background in drawing & painting, she blends the art of handcrafting with simple, colourful home decor.