Last week we posted our DIY DO advice for wedding projects you can do! This week we are focusing on the DIY projects you should NOT attempt:
Cake – Unless you are a professional baker, do not attempt this one! Heck, even if you are, take the day off! Not only will some venues not accept a cake unless it is made in a commercial kitchen, the stress that goes along with icing your OWN wedding cake is more than you need to take on days before your big day.
Bouquet – If you really want to take on flowers, leave the bouquets and boutonnieres to the pros and tackle the centrepieces yourself. Wedding bouquets are their own beast so we strongly advise against this one!
Photography – I’m sure you don’t want a wedding album filled with selfies, so please, please hire a professional. Yes wedding photography can be expensive, but it is SO worth it! 50 years down the road, aside from the memories, this will be the only thing you have left from your wedding day. So choose a professional, someone who shoots weddings and meshes well with your style and personality.
More DIY advice:
1 – PICK YOUR PROJECTS – you can’t do it all, so don’t try. Try not to choose too many perishable projects, instead choose items you can do well in advance. You will be busy with friends and family arriving, spa appointments, final confirmations, vendor payments, the list goes on.
2 – $$$ – DIY projects can add up quickly, be careful, choose wisely and do trials before buying anything in bulk.
3 – DIY can sometimes look….well….DIY. Again, this is where choosing wisely and doing trials comes in handy.
Shannon Valente Weddings – Calgary Wedding Planner – creating amazingly fun, jaw dropping, memorable, stress free weddings in Calgary since 2006.