Are You a DIY-Phobic Bride?

“IT’S 11pm the night before Miriam Carr’s wedding.

The 28-year-old retail manager has spent the day decorating her reception venue with fairy lights, bunting she hand-stitched, floral tablecloths she cut and hemmed, blackboards, a photo booth, mason jars, vintage ladders and family photographs; every last trimming carefully considered by the bride-to-be.

As the clock strikes midnight, Miriam is still waiting for the paint to dry on her table centrepieces as she handwrites seating cards.”

This is a real excerpt from an article on DIY brides.

But if spending your weekends combing through Michael’s and Hobby Lobby make you throw up a little in your mouth, then a traditional wedding may not be right for you. The fact is that most weddings now-a-days have a growing number of DIY elements. In part because it’s the best way to personalize your wedding, partly because it’s a great way to save money, and mostly…because of Pinterest. No matter the reason, if you’re planning a traditional wedding, there’s really no way around DIY’ing some aspect of your wedding (unless you plan on hiring a fabulous wedding planner). $Cha-ching!

But, if like many-a-bride, you don’t have a Daddy Warbucks figure to bankroll your special day–what options do you have?

Enter: Pop Up Weddings. Pop Up Weddings are perfect for coupes who want to avoid the hassle of planning their own weddings, but still want all of the style and photos that come with traditional weddings. It truly is the best of both worlds. And at a fraction of the cost of a full-on wedding, it could be the best thing that ever happened to budget-savvy DIY-phobic brides.

For more information on Pop Up Weddings check out the International Association of Pop Up Weddings (IPUWA) to find a pop up wedding professional near you!

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Photo Source: New Step Life Coaching

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