January 22, 2020 5 min read

The Best DIY Wedding Planning Tips


If you’re planning on getting married (congrats!), it’s likely you’ve already begun the daunting process of planning. While it can be a very exciting activity, there’s no doubt that some of the prices may have gotten you down. That’s why most modern brides and grooms are turning to a do-it-yourself or DIY route. Creating a DIY type of wedding takes a lot of the pressure off of planning the event which can allow you to actually enjoy the process! Keep reading and we’ll give you all the best DIY wedding planning tips to get you started.


DIY Wedding Planning Tips


If you’re ready to start planning the wedding of your dreams, we’re here to help! Use these DIY wedding planning tips to create the perfect event while still staying within your budget. Plus, the DIY aspect makes it a lot more personal to you and can take a lot of pressure off of planning.


Display Event Information with a Rustic Flare


It can be quite costly to print out individual programs for your wedding. Even a display board will set you back a pretty penny. Save a lot of time and money, plus add a bit of charm to your wedding by using a chalkboard or whiteboard to show important information.

Go searching around local thrift and secondhand stores for a chalkboard and large frame. Paint or spray paint the frame to match your color scheme and then put the chalkboard inside. Use white and colored chalk to include the names of the bride and groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen, as well as the schedule for the event. You can use the colored chalk to add various filigrees or designs around the writing.


Create Your Own Centerpieces


A staple at most weddings is the flower centerpieces adorning every table. Unfortunately, purchasing fresh flowers can be expensive and taxing. You have to make sure they arrive on time at the event and it’s always possible they won’t be exactly what you wanted. You can save yourself a lot of time and stress by simply creating your own centerpieces!

All you need to get started are some saucers, floral foam, flowers, and something to cut the flower stems with (such as pruning shears or wire cutters). Craft stores will often have sales on their artificial flowers, so try to plan ahead and hit one of those sales.

Get as many flowers as you need that match the look you’re going for. Don’t forget the greenery as well! Trim the ends of the flowers as needed and arrange them in the foam. Use a hot glue gun or other glue to secure the foam to the saucer. You now have inexpensive, beautiful centerpieces that will last a lifetime!


Get an Easy DIY Photo Booth


A photo booth is an absolute must at your wedding. It is super fun, unique, and creates memories everyone will be able to cherish for years to come. My Party Hero makes it easy to set up your own photo booth in 15 minutes or less with our Booth by Demand service!

Almost everyone wants a photo booth at their event or on their special day but the prices can be outrageous. If you do end up getting a photo booth, it’s likely you didn’t get all of the features you wanted due to the cost. When you use the Booth by Demand service, you will get all the booth for half the price! Choose from 20 different backdrops to match your wedding theme, then we’ll ship you everything you need to set it up in 15 minutes or less. We’ll also include basic props for free but upgraded props are available. When you’re done using it, just ship it all back to us! It’s really that easy!

The basic Booth by Demand service will give you a link to view, download, and share a gallery of images from your wedding. Plus, guests can text and email their photos right from the booth! For a small added fee, you can upgrade your experience and allow guests to print their photos directly from the booth as well. Have all of the fun of a photo booth at half the cost with Booth by Demand from My Party Hero.


Make Your Own Bouquets


Similar to the centerpieces idea above, you can save a lot of money by making your own bouquets. There is more than just saving money behind this idea though. By making all of your own bouquets, you can make sure they are exactly what you want and you can choose to use the type of materials that you want. 

For example, succulents are very popular choices now for bouquets but not a lot of places make them. You can easily create your own and store it in the refrigerator up to two weeks in advance. Due to their popularity, you can now find many artificial succulents as well and it’s very hard to tell the difference. If using artificial, you can make them as many weeks as you’d like in advance which can also save time and reduce stress.

If you’re looking for more traditional bouquets, find local growers, flea markets, and online wholesalers to shop at. Do a little research to see what flowers are in season to broaden your selection. Once you have your flowers sorted, look on YouTube for easy guides on how to arrange them.


Be Your Own Event DJ


What’s a wedding without music? A classic staple at any wedding is music and for good reason, too. It brings people together, entertains them, lightens the mood, and encourages everyone to dance! If you’ve looked into hiring a band or DJ service already, then you know how expensive it is. You can save tons of time, frustration, and money by being your own event DJ!

Being your own event DJ doesn’t mean you’ll be stressing over music or song selection at your wedding either. With My Party Hero’s DJ by Demand, you’ll have a complete DJ setup in less than 5 minutes! You can easily connect to your own Spotify, Amazon Music, or Pandora account and set your own playlists for the evening. If you’re feeling indecisive, DJ by Demand also comes with some great playlists featuring wedding classics that you can use.

You can save over half off of the cost of traditional DJs by using DJ by Demand. My Party Hero will send you a package with everything you need to get started including a powerful professional speaker, wired mic, and over 500 songs to choose from. You can upgrade your package to include additional speakers, wireless mics, and party lights! The basic DJ by Demand setup also includes karaoke. Add to the fun and make your wedding memorable by singing into the night with those you love. Just send everything back when you’re done and that’s it! You have an affordable and fun DJ for your wedding.


Save Time & Money with DIY Wedding Planning Tips


Your wedding should be a time of joy and celebration. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or be under a lot of stress to make that happen. Using these DIY wedding planning tips, you can turn your wedding into the event of your dreams without breaking the bank.

While you can find many different places to save money and personalize your DIY wedding, we highly recommend checking out our Booth by Demand and DJ by Demand services. My Party Hero can help take your wedding to the next level while assisting you and your guests in creating memories that will last a lifetime.


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