Monday, 12 August 2013

5 Tips for a DIY Wedding

Image from Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Give yourself plenty of time.

I absolutely love making things but for me the fun is taken away if there is pressure to get projects finished.  Plan what you are going to make months before and plan to finish long before the wedding.  Trust me the month before the wedding you will have plenty of other things to think about other than crafting.

Decide your theme/colour scheme early on.

This helps you to plan your wedding craft projects and start sourcing your materials nice and early.  It also helps you to tie all your crafts together with an underpinning theme.

Get a team of willing volunteers around you.

This for me was a no brainer.  Not only can you split the work, but you motivate each other to get things done months in advance, which can only be a good thing.  Making things with my mum and sisters also gave us a chance to spend quality time together.  Perfect!

Use the internet for inspiration

There's a wealth of ideas out there.  Just search on google or on Pinterest for homemade wedding ideas.  I have a pinboard for handmade wedding goodies here.

Know when enough is enough.

I'm not a craft perfectionist but it's easy with wedding crafts to keep tweaking in order to achieve something that is 'perfect' for your big day. Embrace the homemade quality of your makes and make sure that you spend a bit of time before the wedding concentrating on a non-wedding craft project to help you relax.

This is a scheduled post as I'm heading off for honeymoon today!

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