DIY Wedding Planning Tips From Toronto Wedding Photographer
With winter finally winding down, it’s time to start looking ahead to spring – and wedding season. The warm weather invites garden ceremonies and rooftop celebrations, and we’re itching to get behind the lens. Planning your own wedding can be overwhelming, but no matter your budget you can get exactly what you want with a DIY wedding. From handmade decorations to personalized centerpieces, a DIY wedding guarantees a unique look – without breaking the bank.
Think about the big picture – from the venue to the overall theme of the wedding. The wedding venue will inevitably direct your big day. A garden or backyard wedding, such as The Berkeley Field House will have a more casual feel, while a hotel reception similar to St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto begs for a swanky cocktail hour. Decide on the atmosphere and then you can focus on the little things. Most brides have no idea where to begin, but shun the traditional wedding magazines, which feature models and not real brides – and head online. Blogs like Style Me Pretty, Etsy and Ruffled Blog can open a world of images to inspire your DIY projects for every aspect of your wedding. Even the greenest DIY-er can find how-to guides to help along the way. When it comes to larger projects, ask your family and friends to help – they’ll be honoured to be included. Lastly, give yourself enough time to complete your projects, the last thing you want is to be scrambling right before the wedding. Happy planning!