Over the last decade, weddings have spiked in price and prep-time, often averaging almost $30,000 and requiring 9-12 months or more to plan. So it’s very understandable why many couples are trying to be more cost-conscious by attempting to DIY (do-it-yourself) for the big day.
However, one of the biggest myths about DIY weddings is that they’ll save you money in the long run. After you factor in the time it takes to find the materials, go to the store or buy items online dozens of times, or making a mistake and starting all over, DIY can be more expensive than simply asking someone else to do it for you. The truth is, DIY is not necessarily for those on a tight budget.
And that’s not all: take a look at a few more reasons why you should leave your wedding planning and decor to the professionals:
This is supposed to be the most important day of your life. It should feel that way! While not everyone can (or should) spend thousands of dollars on their wedding, it shouldn’t be treated just like any other event. Make it feel truly special by giving the celebration more meaning with every part of the planning process. And if any of the items you’ve made yourself fail to hold up and last throughout the day, you might regret it later and wish you had asked for someone else to do it for you.
There are many wedding planners and coordinators now that either offer to make decor for you or know someone who can! As a bonus, they’ll likely have more knowledge about the style you want to achieve, better access to buying items in bulk for lower prices, and take the pressure off of you to make everything by the big day!
A DIY wedding isn’t for everyone — and that’s okay! If you like the idea of a DIY wedding, but simply aren’t a creative or artsy person, then making crafts for your big day is probably not the best idea.
Planning a wedding from out of town (or out of state!) is a lot harder than we may initially anticipate. These types of weddings just don’t work well with DIY, since you’d have to figure out how to get all the supplies and items you’ve made shipped over to your venue location . . . all while staying intact.
Brides website offers a great perspective on what is (and isn’t) good for DIY when it comes to your wedding: “If you can do it months in advance while, say, you’re watching TV at home, go for it — save-the-dates, invitations, welcome bags, favors. But if it’s time-sensitive or just too big of an undertaking, don’t risk it.”
When it comes to the decorations, flowers, photography, food and music, you’re better off reaching out to an experienced wedding vendor within your budget.
Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant and romantic bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly beautiful wedding in Ohio!
"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"
-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding
“Kaytee is an absolute GEM! She has so much passion and care for what she does, that you feel like she's a friend more than a vendor. She walks you through each step of the floral process with organization, examples, cost, and detail -- all things that make my detail-oriented heart happy. The end result far exceeded anything we could have hoped for or imagined. ALL. THE. GREENERY. Future brides, run, don't walk to Roots for your wedding. From start to finish, she took care of every single floral need to make our day positively beautiful.”
-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond. Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."
-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"
-Bo, Spring 2019 Wedding