4 Reasons Why It’s Perfectly Acceptable To Not Have A DIY Wedding

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Thanks to Pinterest, it’s no surprise that DIY wedding are everywhere these days. Making your decorations, desserts, or even your dress is worn like a badge of honor or valor. Just because you can, though, doesn’t mean you should. Here’re a few reasons why it’s okay to skip the DIY and just hire a professional instead:

You’re Really Not That Crafty

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This. Is. Terrifying.

Not everyone is born to be a craft goddess. While there are some brides who can make all their bouquets and centerpieces by themselves and they look classy and elegant, turn mason jars into beautiful lanterns, and hand plant succulents into sweet little jars for guests- that’s not everyone. If you’re not a crafter, it’s totally acceptable not to take on a project you know is going to be a major fail and stress you out even more than you already are. Put the hot glue gun down before you burn yourself, honey, it’ll be okay.

You Just Don’t Have the Time

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What I’d rather be doing than crafting.


How do some brides have the time to do their wedding invitation calligraphy, build their photo booth, and dip their place cards in glitter?  Most of us have barely had enough time to send out invitations, much less take on a whole load of DIY obligations on top of our daily responsibilities. There are only 24 hours in the day, and when I’m not doing everything that needs to get done, I’d much rather spend them drinking wine or cuddling with my fiance on the couch with a Netflix movie on.

It Doesn’t Always Save Money

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Can we get a generous wedding donation fund Kim K?


Chances are if you’re not already a big crafter, you are going to have to go out and “invest” in all the craft supplies your project needs. DIY projects may look cheaper on paper once you account for time or all of the “practice” pieces you’ve thrown away- it doesn’t. If your project turns out so badly that you have to pay a pro, even more, you’ve wasted even more money. Think about what your time is worth before you invest in wedding crafting.

You Can’t Handle The Stress

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TOO. MUCH. STRESS.

Some of us are extreme perfectionists and physically cannot handle the stress of DIYing for the fear it’ll come out looking like a do it yourself fail. Some of us know we suck at crafting. Some of us literally just don’t have the time.  Wedding planning is already stressful enough as it is. Don’t worry about being worried.

There’s no prize for brides that DIY (besides some cute Instagram posts and likes), so don’t feel bad if you can’t for any of the reasons above.

What kind of DIY projects did you do for your wedding? Were they fails or “Pinterest perfect?” Let me know in the comments!

All images via Google images.

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Chloe is a San Antonio, TX native who loves margaritas and brunch almost as much as she loves reading a good book and a catching up on Empire. Learn more about Just a Girl in This World, click on the "About" tab in the main menu.

22 thoughts on “4 Reasons Why It’s Perfectly Acceptable To Not Have A DIY Wedding

  1. hahahahhaha so much YES to this post!!! My wedding was definitely not a DIY, despite the increasing push and trend for this. I love your gif’s – made my day.

  2. We had a Halloween themed wedding so my fiance, now husband, and I carved fake pumpkins together which we used to decorate the hall. We also painted wooden Halloween stands for our table numbers. I think that was about it. Mostly we ordered stuff from Oriental Trading!

  3. You have got some awesome tips! I am actually going to school to be a wedding planner right now and what I want to create is a property with about 5 different locations on site you can have your ceremony and reception and have vendors for absolutely everything onsite so the bride and groom have everything there they just pick what they like! I want to make it very easy for them!

  4. Haha I love this! The only thing I DIY’d is our table numbers….aka I bought them pre cut from an Etsy store and now I’m painting and glittering them.

    xoxo, Jenny

  5. LOVE! I didn’t have a DIY wedding for a few of these reasons. I really didn’t have time for it and I’m not that crafty hahah

  6. I love crafting but I just don’t have the time or patience to do everything that needs to be done for a DIY wedding! That’s exactly why we opted for an all inclusive wedding venue where we just show up the day of!

  7. I am 100% not having a DIY wedding. There are a couple of things we;re doing, but that’s it! I am not crafty, nor do I have the patience!
    xoxo
    Ashley

  8. Haha, loved reading this. Although I totally get the time commitment and how some things are just not as easy to craft, I think I’ll be DIYing many of my wedding things. I always loved crafting and think it’ll be special to make some of the pieces!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  9. I love this!!! Love love love! I am incredibly crafty, but there is no way in hell i’d love my wedding up to my DIY brain! It would stress me out to the max!

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