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5 Reasons to NOT DIY

February 27th, 2013 by Jeannine

5 Reasons to NOT DIY

DIY (or Do It Yourself) projects are usually a money saver but it’s not right for everyone. I’ve come up with 5 reasons you should opt for a professional’s expertise instead.

  1. You have no time to devote – Crafting takes time and includes planning, sourcing out materials (online or in person), and assembling. If you don’t have the time to spare to do it right, mistakes are prone to happen or worst of all, you may not finish on time.
  2. Crafting is not one of your strengths – If you don’t know what you’re doing, mistakes will likely happen, which means you need more supplies, which also means more spending. If you don’t really know your way around a certain craft, it’s probably not a good idea to attempt it. If you have time, I encourage you to learn and experiment (through YouTube videos or classes) but if you’re on a time crunch, a crash course may not be enough for such a big and important project.
  3. You want a showstopper – Not everybody has the same eye for design so if you want to make a statement, let the professionals handle it. Professional designers and decor stylists know how to match or contrast items and are also aware of the current trends, so if you want your event to stand out in a good way, better call a pro.
  4. You don’t have storage space – If you’re making your own centerpieces or any other sorts of decor, have a place available where you can store them pre-wedding… or even post-wedding. Can you imagine having 10 tree centerpieces on your dining table? Don’t let your wedding prep take over your living space.
  5. You don’t like it – Don’t DIY just because you feel like you have to. Why do something you hate?

Don’t let this discourage you from crafting…Plan ahead, learn, and practice with lots of time before the wedding. If need be, enlist a friend or two to help you out. Besides, it’s more fun doing this as a group rather than alone!

Tell me… Do you have any DIY projects lined up for your wedding?

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