Post # 1
How many parts of my wedding can I do myself?
I want to make my bouquet and I do not want to make my invites or std’s
I am in the VERY early stages of planning as I just offically got engaged on Monday…but I would like to do as much myself as I can.
Info: I have about 2 years till the actual date (not set yet)
Post # 3
You can do as much or as little as you want. Check the DIY section here or google for lots of amazing ideas.
Post # 4
I am doing literally everything:
- All flowers (that is, bouquets, corsages, boutineers, and decorations)
- Altar (building it)
- Dresses (sewing my wedding dress + the 2 bridesmaids dresses)
- Men’s bowties (sewing)
- Alcohol and other drinks
- Food is being prepared by friends off of the menu I create
I can’t think of anything else right now, but if you name it – I’m sure I’m doing it. I have 6 months to go. My wedding is across the country. Guess what – I’m not stressing out! You can totally do it, especially with a whole 2 years.
Post # 5
Thanks 🙂 There are things that I want not need(that are expensive) so I am hoping to cut costs with the things I do myself and if I can do say favors (I am a great baker) the flowers (brooch boquets and boutners hoping to get the brooches cheap and donated by friends and family) we have a few photographer friends (hoping for a gift of photo’s) and my FI’s uncle makes wedding cakes and hopefully I can make much more
Post # 6
I agree that you can do anything you want to as a DIY project and hire someone else to do what you aren’t interested in (invites, Save-The-Date Cards, etc).
I did my own flowers (artificial), centerpieces (paper flowers mostly), invites, Save-The-Date Cards, veil, bustle, jewelry, cake topper, and all church decorations.
Just a word of caution: DIY projects have a way of growing and expanding and costing more money than you anticipated. They are fun, but they don’t always save money.