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DIY Wedding? 5 Things NOT to DIY for your Wedding

Everyone wants to save a bit of money on their wedding and DIY projects are a great way to do just that. In fact, one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever photographed was a huge DIY wedding. However, there are certain things that you should simply leave to the professionals.

DIY Wedding do's and dont's

Wedding DIY Don’ts

Your Photos. This cannot be stressed enough. I promise this is not at the top of the list just because I’m Temecula Wedding Photographer! Far too many couples have hired a cousin or friend to take some casual photos at their wedding in an effort to save costs, only to be disappointed later on. It’s truly heartbreaking. You may think that quality photos won’t matter to you but they do make a big difference! Especially considering your photographer takes hundreds of photos in order to select a handful of beautiful shots that are then also processed.

Everyone wants to look back at beautiful photos of themselves on their wedding day.

Your cake. Yes, it may sound easy enough to buy a few boxes of cake mix and whip something up at home. However, if it’s not a cake that you would be proud to present to family and friends and have in your photos, it’s best to leave the baking to the professionals. Plus, this would just be one extra thing that you would need to do right before your wedding! When you should be relaxing and not worrying about baking.

Your hair and makeup. Unless you have an in-depth knowledge of makeup and hairstyles and could be mistaken for a pro, or are a pro! It’s recommended that you hire a professional to assist you. Wedding makeup artists and hairstylists know how to make your hair and makeup last the entire day! And believe me, it’s something you definitely want.

Plus, this is your wedding day and you should be pampered and taken care of.

Your catering. Catering for a wedding is far more stressful and time-consuming than you can imagine. Even if you rope in friends and family members, it could still end up causing you more stress than saving money is worth. Professional caterers know exactly what goes into preparing food for large groups of people. As well as how to store and transport the food safely too. Not to mention, this would be the same situation as baking your own cake! You would have to cook for a few days prior to your wedding day… is that really what you want to do be doing the night before you get married? Many Temecula Wedding venues and other wedding venues all over Southern California offer catering as part of their package! Wedding Venues in OC like Rancho Las Lomas also provide catering.

Your music. It may sound simple enough to just put all of your music on an iPod and play it through a hired speaker. However, take it from someone who actually did this on their wedding day! There’s something so useful about having a professional DJ or musician assist you with your music for the day. Especially when it comes to your first dance and the father-daughter dance.

When deciding on your wedding DIY projects, really think about everything that goes into successfully completing that specific task before you decide to take it on yourself.


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