For one reason or another, couples may decide not to hire a wedding planner. That’s perfectly normal and while planning a wedding can be stressful, it’s quite possible to plan it on your own. If you’re putting together your wedding, perhaps to save money or just to explore your creativity, there’s a wealth of things you can do yourself. The tips below will help out a bit too-if you intend to take this wedding planning route.



  • Know Where to Start

Knowing where to start will save you the stress of going in circles. The two most recommended things to start with is making a budget and a guest list.


  • Think Twice Before Hiring Family/Friends?

Your friends and family will have so much to say. They’ll have so many ideas to share and while this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it may get tricky working with them. You want to hire people you can give instructions to.


  • Reuse, Recycle, Be Original

A great advantage of DIY is how you can save money. Before spending lots of money on design items, source materials from your house and thrift stores. And while you may use other weddings as a loose guide, don’t copy things exactly. Add your creativity and style to the things you create.


  • Start Early

Starting early will help you get things in order before time runs out. You can plan and making things months before the wedding. Do something every day or every week and delegate tasks to people. Don’t forget to source vendors too.


  • Be Diligent While Choosing Vendors

The last thing you want is bad vendors, a caterer whose food is tasteless, a makeup artist who doesn’t have the tone of your foundation or a DJ who plays inappropriate songs. It’s your wedding and it’s your money, so make sure you hire the right vendor. Have a taste of what the caterer cooks; let the makeup artist do something on your face, etc.


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