The Bonus of Doing It Yourself

Has anyone noticed how many brides-to-be are creating their own accessories, centerpieces, bouquets, and even dresses? Last week, I read about a study showing that 9 out of 10 engaged women "DIY" something for their weddings. I think it proves what a lot of us knew all along: DIY isn't just about the economy. It's also about the added benefit of personalizing your nuptials and feeling pride about being unique- even in some small way. I remember back when I was getting married, for example, making my own cardholder and thinking that even if I messed it up it would still be a "one of a kind." So don't be afraid to grab your do-it-yourself wedding supplies and get started with whatever projects you have in mind. If you're not sure about how much you want to do on your own, just start with small tasks and take if from there. Need a head-start? You can get an idea of what's out there by browsing some of the popular suppliers online such as or Good luck, crafty girls!


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Unknown said...

oh man. This post is definitely the truth!! I was a true DIY bride. Not only to save money but because it was so fun to see what one can do when they put creativity and personal touches together. =) Great post!

Maya M Wilson said...

I think crafts add a personal touch to your day. You can cutomize as well as you consider your budget.
I am huge fan of the diy. It is always in style.

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