Ahh Pinterest – where would we (as wedding obsessives!) be without its pages upon pages of pretty inspiration? Here at STG we LOVE Pinterest and have many fabulous Jewish wedding boards that we know you’ll love right here.
But if your other half, or your budget, disagrees with your pinspiration, then never fear. You can still go for all the ideas you love on Pinterest without totally breaking the bank balance. Read on!
Rachel and Michael‘s DIY day
Use Pinterest as a self-discovery tool
Pinterest doesn’t have to be taken literally. What we mean by that, is that it can simply be a handy way to work out your wedding likes and dislikes, and a great way to give guidance to suppliers.
If you pin things to a board, on instinct alone, you will soon see a theme or color scheme start to naturally emerge, which is much easier than sitting down and thinking “what’s my wedding theme?”
Ashley and Adam‘s DIY big day
Think of ways to downscale
If you love the idea of a large-scale idea, but think it might be too much work or too expensive to execute, why not workshop ways to emulate the idea, but on a smaller scale? For example, if you want an entirely floral chuppah, but your budget is saying no, consider incorporating lots of inexpensive foliage. A great idea will look amazing, even if it is altered slightly to suit your needs.
Michelle and Joseph‘s DIY big day
Choose a beautiful venue
For Pinterest-perfect pictures, go for venues that are pre-made, gorgeous backdrops. That way, you can pull of simpler ideas and the surroundings will make sure they look absolutely amazing.
Beware 0f a false economy
If you are doing a lot of Pinterest-inspired DIY for your big day, make sure, before you begin, that it isn’t less expensive to simply buy in what you’re making. Sometimes it seems like it will be cheaper to do everything yourself, but this turns out not to be the case, once all of the material costs are factored in.
Brooke and Boaz‘s DIY big day
Plan out your time
Talk to past brides and grooms about how time consuming various Pinterest projects might be, and decide what is best to delegate and what you can realistically do yourselves. Always overestimate, rather than underestimate, how much time and energy something might require.
Sara and John‘s DIY day
Having said all of that, if you DO have the time, energy, budget and help to go overboard, then, by all means, indulge! You are only planning to do this once, so why not put in the work and create a visually arresting wedding day?
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