If you’re a crafty bride, you love two things: hot glue guns and mod podge. Nothing is better than a fresh coat of paint and a refurbished chair! With your wedding approaching, there is no better time to show off your trade than the present. However, while it may seem like a great idea to put those saved pins to use on your big day, sometimes it’s better to leave it to the professionals.
Although you may be organized and have dozens of planners and people dedicated to helping you plan your wedding, professional wedding coordinators can make the difference between a wedding that fits your style and one that feels less than what you envisioned. Whether you choose to go with a full-service, month of, or day of planner, they are there to make sure you and your fiance have the wedding of your dreams, giving you time to breathe as you prepare for your big day.
No matter how great you are with a needle and thread, your wedding is not the time to sew your own dress. Getting married is one of the biggest days of your life, and you’re going to want to look back on it knowing that you looked and felt your best. Choosing the gown of your dreams in store will allow you to make arrangements for any necessary fittings and alterations that couldn’t be done otherwise. Additionally, purchasing your gown from a reputable salon instead of from an online store guarantees you know exactly what you’re getting.
It may seem like a great idea to cut your own wildflowers for your floral arrangement, however, this can lead to some sad-looking flora. Most flowers should be cut and handled shortly before the event. You don’t want to spend the time before your ceremony putting yourself and others to work trimming stems and assembling bouquets. Hiring a seasoned florist is the best way to ensure beautiful blooms!
It’s pretty likely that nearly everyone you know owns a camera, and as much as people think they know a thing or two about photography, there’s a good chance the photos could turn out less than stellar. Before you decide to let your friend take your wedding day photos, consider leaving it to the pros. A photographer is there to do one thing – photograph. Unlike your bestie with the fancy camera, they won’t be spending time socializing. Their job is to focus on you and the happy moments of your day. They know when and where the lighting is the best and will think of photos that your family may not.
When it comes to preparing the perfect cake, it’s often better to let someone else do the baking. Even if you think you can save some bucks with a nice sheet cake, it may be overwhelming when it comes to figuring out how much to serve. Cake pros have experience planning wedding cakes, and a good sense of what it takes to give you the dessert you want, while making sure everyone at the reception leaves with a wonderful taste.
If you’re expecting a large amount of guests, preparing your own food for your reception is probably not a great idea. It takes a lot of work to make a large amount of food, which only adds to the list of things to do before the wedding. Consider hiring a caterer to help you in planning, cooking and serving your food and drinks. Caterers know what it takes to serve a crowd and can help you brainstorm how to make your menu stand out, while still keeping in mind your own personal touches. When you let them take over, they can figure out the logistics of transportation, storage and set up too.
Hair and Makeup
Doing your own hair and makeup may seem reasonable, but it may be a better idea to see a hair stylist and makeup artist for your wedding day do’. Being in charge of your own look may lead to added stress and uncertainty as you get ready the day of your wedding. Try to hire a professional and set up a trial appointment so you know exactly what you want, This will help check another item off your list, allowing you to be on your way to the altar in no time!
Darla Walker Events by Finch Photo
Ballew Bridal by Sowing Clover Photography
Enchanted Florist by Lindsey LaRue Photography
Bangs & Blush by Leah Bullard Photography