4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY Wedding Planning

We live in a DIY world, one where you can find articles and videos on almost anything.  Where you can make and create almost anything.  It doesn’t mean it’s easy or that it turns out right.  Just that it’s possible.

Some people are made for DIY, others are not.  But for most of us, while we could try to tinker and go through trial and error, we’d rather just have it done for us.  The idea of creating it yourself is great, but the reality is much harder.

And this is why you shouldn’t DIY your wedding.  I’m not talking about DIY wedding invitations or decor, but DIY wedding planning.  And here’s why…

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY Wedding Planning

Bride and groom pretend hitch hiking at their Hawaii destination wedding by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events creator of Passport to Joy

(Photo credit: Christie Pham Photography)

Reason #1 – You have no idea what you’re doing

Groom making an unsure funny face at a wedding in San Francisco by Destination wedding planner, Mango Muse Events creator of Passport to Joy

(Photo credit: Jerry Yoon Photographers)

Let’s be honest, you don’t know what you’re doing.  You’ve never planned a wedding before.  Trying to DIY wedding planning means you’re using whatever you information you find online or from friends and family.  But, you could look at all the checklists in the world and read every article under the sun and still not know what you’re doing.

Instead, find a pro you can trust.  Don’t go it alone!  You’re here so you’re already ahead of the game because you found me.  But, trust in the pros.  You’d hire a pro to fix your toilet or do your taxes.  Look to a pro to help you plan your wedding because…

Reason #2 – It’s a special celebration and it only happens once

Bride and groom just married walking down the aisle at a destination wedding in Hawaii by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events creator of Passport to Joy

(Photo credit: Rachel Robertson Photography)

This is a one time event.  You have one shot.  And it’s not about putting pressure on you to create this crazy awesome event (which I know you secretly want), but understanding that you want to not only enjoy the wedding day, but the process.

You want to do it right which means making the right decisions for you.  And to do that you need the right information and guidance.  But, it’s hard to figure that out on your own because…

Reason #3 – You have a job and a life!

Photo of a couple and their dog as their guest book puzzle for a Bay Area wedding by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events creator of Passport to Joy

(Photo credit: Bethany Carlson Photography)

Your job isn’t wedding planning.  You have a full time job or school or both.  But, that’s what it feels like when you’re DIY wedding planning.  Now you suddenly have two jobs!  And what was already a busy schedule, gets busier because you have to spend so much time researching and trying to figure it all out.

You no longer have time to hang out with your fiancé, do fun things with your friends or just relax.  Wedding planning becomes your whole life.  And that *might* be ok for a short time but…

Reason #4 – No one likes wasting time or money

Roulette table at a surprise casino created for a Hawaii wedding reception by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events creator of Passport to Joy

(Photo credit: Chrissy Lambert)

I don’t know one person who likes to waste their time or their money.  It’s not fun.  You’d rather use your time to do something fun or productive.  Or spend your money on something that matters.

If you just knew what you were supposed to do and had all the answers to your questions, it would all be so much easier.  You’d be able to research more strategically and make decisions faster.  Which means spending less time searching trying to figure it out and preventing costly mistakes along the way.

Look, I’m all for DIY.  But, DIY wedding planning makes no sense unless you have all the time in the world or you really want to try to figure it out on your own.  It’s like hitchhiking.  It could be fun, but it can also be scary and stressful.  Save yourself the time, money and stress, and trust in a professional instead.

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