DIY wedding have become increasingly popular in recent years with more couples than ever wanting a homemade quality to their big day. Instead of outsourcing a large portion of their wedding tasks, brides and grooms are taking on the jobs themselves. Many couples choose this approach because it is often more cost effective and they can create the look and feel they want for less. If you still aren’t sure whether a DIY wedding is what you want, here are three more reasons why it could be beneficial to you and your partner.
It works with any theme
There are no limitations when it comes to DIY weddings. No matter what theme you decide upon, there is always something you can make yourself. For a beach wedding, you could have a nautical themed wedding arch or create favours with shells you’ve found. For a rustic wedding, you could create your own guest book and cake stand using a small tree stump. You could sew your own bunting and make chair covers that match your colour scheme. The possibilities truly are endless and it’s easier to achieve than you probably realise. Take a look online or in wedding magazines to see what other couples have created and to get your creative juices flowing.
You can learn new skills
As you’ll be creating some or all of the aspects of your wedding yourself, this will be an incredible learning experience. You’ll be continually learning new skills and techniques as you go and it will also give you a huge confidence boost. DIY weddings encourage trying new things and pushing your boundaries. So don’t be afraid to experiment and test your ideas. You could try baking your own wedding cake and give cake decorating a go. Or you could learn how to arrange flowers into eye-catching displays for your venue. Remember that some things will come more naturally to you than others. But with a little patience and some more practise you will start to see your skills improve. You may even find a new hobby or passion that you continue after your wedding is over.
It can strengthen your relationship
It’s no secret that wedding planning can be stressful and put a strain on your relationship. But creating things together than actually bring you closer together and strengthen your relationship. You could make DIY wedding invites or favours together while you watch TV each night. Or you could go to craft fairs and shops together on weekends to stock up on supplies and get ideas. Why not make your own craft area where you can talk while you make. DIY weddings require teamwork which can benefit your relationship no end. It gives you a chance to get creative, produce some amazing results and spend quality time together.
As you can see, there are a number of benefits that come with a DIY wedding. Regardless of whether you want to do your whole wedding this way or just a few minor details there is always something you can do yourself. So start looking for ideas and inspiration so you can start planning your DIY wedding today!