When you start planning your wedding, do-it-yourself projects may sound fun. Who didn’t like arts and crafts as a kid? It’s even more appealing when the words “low cost” are ringing in your ears. I’m all for being hands-on during the planning process, but there are some “projects” that usually end up being more than you bargain for. Some things you may want to avoid doing yourself:
- Flowers… unless you want to
– Find a wholesaler
– Research seasonal/ appropriate flowers
– Handle thousands of flowers
– Store and refrigerate them
– Cut/condition each stem
– Arrange Flowers and buy the containers
– Have them delivered
– Lay out the floral displays (on the day of your wedding)
And this doesn’t even count how much work goes into practicing how to create your displays!
- Food… your wedding day is not a day to be slaving over a hot stove!
- Music… an ipod may have your favorite songs, but a DJ can read the crowd. Do you really want Lady Gaga to start singing when your grandma is giving a toast?
- Rentals… When will you have time to do your hair and makeup if you are lining up chairs and popping heavy, wooden tables?
- Day of Coordination… This is your day, hand the contracts to your D.O.C and enjoy it!