Wedding planning is something that many couples about to get married outsource to a professional. After all, there are a lot of advantages in having an experienced wedding planner take care of things. Less stress, which means the wedding couple can spend more time concentrating on the finer details.
The flip side of that is that paying a professional to organize a wedding is not usually cheap. This is quite possibly why many couples considering an elaborate ceremony often opt to plan their own weddings, sourcing their wedding supplies themselves. Choosing a DIY wedding means that not only do you get to save a bit of money, but having complete control over every element of your ceremony mans the world of possibilities is open.
Here are a few of our tips for DIY wedding planning on a budget.
Lets start by choosing a theme for your wedding. Will it be a traditional church style wedding, with flowing gowns in an ornate cathedral? Or perhaps a bohemian style in a lovely parkland setting, surrounded by flowers and sunshine? Or maybe even a surprise wedding, in a non traditional setting.
Whichever you choose, your stationery, decorations and supplies need to reflect and enhance your theme. After all, the invitations are the first impression you will give your guests. They need to reflect the emotion, the hopes and dreams you want to share, and the ambience you would like to create for your wedding. Not just the time, the venue, the dress code, and date!
From the colours and the artwork, all tied into one union. Lets start at the start. When you get your wedding invitations designed, choose a designer that can carry the design across a range of objects. A quality invitation designer will be able to customise, personalise and match invitations, RSVP cards, orders of service, place cards, even bonbonniere tags & candy buffet labels.
A good wedding shop will often also stock supplies such as wedding sweets and lollies, for a wedding candy table. That’s handy, being able to buy all of your wedding needs in the one online shopping destination. Of course, most will be able to arrange delivery to you. Remember though to order in plenty of time, allowing for items to be custom made and freighted. Leaving things to the last minute leaves no room for error and can be quite stressful.
Touching on colours, its important to note that a clever choice of color will accentuate and enhance your chosen theme. Most designers have online shops with a broad selection of designs, all carefully chosen to look great, and be simple to personalise. These can often be printed yourself, however to get a quality printed card is often very affordable and well worth the money for the finished product. Of course, you could always buy something from a shop on Ebay, but its not quite the same as buying from an established, reputable business with a real world shop as well. Another way to choose wedding supplies is the back to basics search on google for weddings, suppliers and planners.