5 Things You Should Never DIY for Your Wedding

Everyone wants to save a bit of money on their wedding and DIY projects are a great way to do just that. However, there are certain things that you should simply leave to the professionals.

Wedding DIY Don’ts

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Your Photos

This cannot be stressed enough. Far too many couples have hired a friend to take some casual photos in an effort to save costs. You may think that quality photos won’t matter to you but they do make a big difference! Everyone wants to look back at flattering photos of themselves and even if you’re convinced that a friend or family member will do an excellent job, it will never quite be what a seasoned wedding photographer can produce.

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Your cake

It may sound easy enough to buy a few boxes of cake mix and whip something up at home. If it’s not a cake that you would be proud to present to family and friends and have in your photos, it’s best to leave the baking to the professionals though. Plus, this would just be one extra thing that you would need to do right before your wedding.

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Your hair and makeup

It’s recommended that you hire a professional to assist you with your hair and makeup. Wedding makeup artists and hairstylists know how to make your hair and makeup last the entire day. Plus, this is your wedding day and you should be pampered and taken care of.

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Your catering

Catering for a wedding is far more stressful and time-consuming than you can imagine. Even if you had to rope in friends and family members, it could still end up causing you more stress. Professional caterers know exactly what goes into preparing food for large groups and how to store and transport the food safely.


Your music

It may sound simple enough to just put all of your music on an iPod and play it through a hired speaker. There’s something about having a professional DJ or musician assist you with your music for the day. Really think about everything that goes into successfully completing that specific task before you decide to take it on yourself.

Photography by Michael Murphy Photography, Paxton Photography, and A13 Studios

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