Should you DIY that centerpiece? A denver wedding planner answers some questions that help you decide.
- DO - Add in some personal touches. Photo frames full of family wedding photos from the past, an old pair of skis you found at a thrift store you'll use for your guestbook and then hang on the wall at your ski condo, a slideshow of you and your new spouse in various stages of life that can play during dinner...
- DON'T - go overboard with little crafty things. You don't have to use EVERY cute idea on Pinterest at your wedding. Choose sparingly!
- DON'T - raid Party City, Michael's, and Hobby Lobby two weeks before your wedding because you're stressed! I promise you no matter what, those tissue paper puff balls are going to look tacky. Don't do it!
- DO - do things ahead of time. I always recommend doing any DIY projects 30 days out. If you can't do it that far in advance, HIRE IT OUT. It's not worth the stress.
- DO - Check with your vendors to see exactly what setup they'll be doing. That way you're not left setting anything up the day of. You're not supposed to be working. You're supposed to be having a party! Most day of coordinators (including Sweetly Paired!) offer hourly setup services.
- DON'T - DIY perishable things. You do not need the added stress of dead flowers, ruined cupcakes, or spoiled food. Leave these things to the pros! Unless you are a florist, don't try to DIY flowers. Same goes for dessert, food, and anything else perishable.
- DON'T - Expect your family and bridesmaids to handle decor or food, or any other day-of stuff. They should be enjoying the day, and supporting you!