Let’s Talk Wedding Design…
As women, we can handle pretty much anything that is thrown at us, or at least we like to think we can! But put a shiny, sparkly, love-filled diamond ring on our finger and watch what we can really do! As soon as we say “Yes!”, our minds are filled with couture wedding gowns and jaw-dropping bouquets, the venue dreams are made of, and a wedding planner who can totally read our mind!
And then reality starts to creep in. That one little pestering factor standing between you and your perfect, dream-filled wedding day: money! Unfortunately, that cash-growing tree has yet to be found and chances are that you are on a budget. No worries, right? You can totally do most of the stuff yourself!
Good girl for believing in yourself. Of course you CAN do it. Good ol’ Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” But before you pull on that Superwoman cape, do some rational thinking about your other obligations. You know, little things like your job, so you can set realistic expectations for how much you can handle on your own. I love the feel of a good DIY wedding; you know that so much purpose and character and love goes into each detail. Take into consideration the size of your wedding, the length of your engagement, the amount of help and support you have, and the how much personal time you can dedicate to wedding planning and DIY.
Before You Go It Alone…
One more thing: if you are a wedding-newbie and have never been involved in planning one (like most brides), consider that there a many, many tiny, but so important details that are easily overlooked by an inexperienced bride. For instance, heaters for an outdoor reception that may be in an area that is warm during the day but quite cool by sundown, like the mountains. The not-so-obvious details are easier to forget about until Grandma is shivering over her soup at dinner.
We have compiled a short list of things to take into consideration for your wedding design and when contemplating how much DIY to take on. This is just a list of ideas and should not be considered all inclusive!
- Length of your engagement
- Actual “free” time you will have for projects
- Your organizational and time management skills
- Your ability to handle stress
- What help you will have available to you throughout the planning process
- Your “Day-of” vision; you don’t want to have to worry about a thing or maybe you want to stay busy and completely involved
Join us for a detailed look at all of these considerations and more in the wedding design companion issue of the Yours For Your Day magazine! It’s 15 pages full of so many details and advice; you don’t want to miss out!