Search Through Hundreds of Inspiring Blogs

Search By Category

 Dresses   Jewelry   Photography   Real Weddings   Romantic   Food   DIY   Rings   Stationery   Make-up   Lingerie   Design 

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Wedding DIY

Wedding DIY is all the rage, and why not?  When done right, DIY can make your wedding more affordable, can be lots of fun, and adds a personal touch to your day.  But there is a downside to DIY.  When done wrong, it can be ugly (literally).  Here’s a bit of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The Good  The secret to successful DIY?  Have a clear focus of your wedding style and then choose a couple of things (like your programs or favors) to DIY.  And pick something you’re good at or that is easy for you to accomplish so the DIY project doesn’t turn into a nightmare. If you’ve never baked a cake, doing your own wedding cake probably is not a wise choice.  But the secrets don't end there!  Here are three cardinal rules that, if followed, will keep you on the good side of wedding DIY:

  • DON’T take on too many DIY projects
  • DON’T wait until the week of the wedding to do them
  • DO recruit help if necessary

The Bad  Very often a newly engaged bride-to-be gets so excited in her wedding planning that she takes on way too many DIY projects all at once.  She buys supplies, spends money on all of her planned projects, and then gets busy and waits until the last minute (breaking cardinal rule #2—a major no no).  What she’s left with is a lot of stress, scrapped DIY projects she doesn’t have time to do, and wasted money spent on materials that were never used.

To avoid the Bad
Pick one, two, or only a few wedding elements to DIY.  Think small:  guestbooks, programs, favors, or signs to avoid getting overwhelmed.  Wait until you have a clear vision of your wedding before you decide on and begin any DIY projects, and do not make any purchases until your vision is set.  Enlist help, plan ahead, start early, and take deep breaths.

The Ugly  When a non-crafty bride suddenly wants to unleash her inner Martha Stewart it is often easy for her to forget she doesn’t own a glue gun, let alone know what a cricut is.  A lack of the DIY gene can often leave your DIY projects looking cheap and ugly.  And thinking that you’re suddenly a professional cake maker or florist is not going to make you one.  Some wedding elements are better left to professionals.

Tis better to never DIY than to DIY ugly, I say!  What do you think?

swirly linebreak

Search By Category

 Dresses   Jewelry   Photography   Real Weddings   Romantic   Food   DIY   Rings   Stationery   Make-up   Lingerie   Design 

swirly linebreak

Recent Blogs

swirly linebreak calligraphy pen

Think you have enough knowledge of weddings to be a source of inspiration and information for our viewers? We do!

We want to hear from real brides about real weddings: the beautiful moments and the not-so-beautiful moments that come with planning a once in a lifetime event.

Write For Us swirly linebreak

Planning your wedding soon?

Stick with us and you'll stay on the right path. Head to our homepage if you're ever stuck and in need of some seriously beautiful inspo.

Endless Inspiration swirly linebreak
swirly linebreak Write For Us swirly linebreak

Most Recent Galleries

OneWed is the new way to plan your perfect wedding.

You can find plenty of inspiration online, but how do you get your hands on it? OneWed is changing the way you plan.


Browse Thousands Of Photos

Gorgeous inspiration for every aspect of your wedding


Find & Book Local Vendors

See the venues, photographers, florists and more, near you


Save & Share What You Love

Browse thousands of photos and track with ideabooks

Join Us

swirly linebreak


swirly linebreak


swirly linebreak

Copyright © 2001-2017 OneWed Inc. All Rights Reserved.