Pulling Off DIY Weddings

Do-it-yourself weddings are becoming popular by the day. All couples, especially the brides-to-be, are really thrilled that there are some details in the wedding that can be done without hiring a professional. You can become your own wedding organizer without compromising the beauty and solemnity of the occasion. And, you don't have to become a bridezilla or a neurotic groom to pull it off.

How far you want to go DIY all depends on the scale of your wedding, the time you're willing to devote, and your resources. Sometimes, there are details in weddings that are better left in the hands of professionals. You can't expect yourself to bake your own cake when you're a complete disaster in the kitchen, right? Choose the things that you can do on your own. Otherwise, your initiative will backfire. Some of the wedding details are pretty easy enough to be executed by anyone, regardless of the type of skill.


Invitations, whether paper or electronic, are integral in weddings. This will inform guests of the what, where, when, and what to wear. You have to match the theme of your wedding to the invitation to make the guests feel the importance of the event. Since the world's population is mostly computer savvy, you can print your own invitation. If you're not, don't worry. It doesn't take long to figure out the basics of invitation making using the computer. You can pick a design off the Internet, type the details of your wedding, and print it. Or, you can just send the electronic version and email them. If you like working with your hands, you can print plain text on special paper and just add details like pressed flowers, stamps, stickers, couple photo, etc.

Hair and Makeup

The bride can save on a great deal of money by doing her own hair and makeup. You have video networking websites and various forms of hair and makeup tutorial online to help you. If you want to pull this off, you have to decide a few months before the wedding. This will give you time to assess the right foundation for your skin color, the right eye shadow shade, the right lipstick hue, etc. If you don't think that you're capable of doing this, seek a professional's help on what suits you. You can rush to the store to buy the recommendations. Do several trial makeup sessions months before the wedding and have some loved ones over - except the fiance, of course - to check on your appearance. Walk around in various lighting conditions to ensure that you have the right amount of makeup.

DIY weddings need not be stressful. All you need is the right planning and presence-of-mind.