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10 Wedding DIY Projects You Should Tackle (And 4 You Absolutely Shouldn't Attempt)

  |   By Victoria Chan

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They say that when it comes to weddings, anything goes. With modern weddings being all about personalization, the DIY trend is more popular than ever these days. Many couples opt for a mix of purchased accents and handmade details. But while DIY projects are typically a budget-friendly way to express your creativity (and an excuse to throw a crafty party with your friends), they can sometimes cost more money (and time) than they're worth in the grand scheme of things.

So the question is, where do you draw the line between what to do yourself and what to leave to the pros? First, consider how much time you'll have to devote to the project on your wedding day. Setting out a few floral arrangements or photo displays in your reception hall is no big deal, but you don't want to have to be preparing things in the kitchen or checking a sound system when you should be getting your hair and makeup done!

When taking on a DIY project (or several) for your wedding, we suggest that you play to your strengths and resources. DIY the simple things and ditch anything that stresses you out. To help you gain some perspective on which craft projects are worth tackling and which aren't, we’ve put together a list of 10 things you can make yourself and 4 others you should definitely leave to the pros.

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This article was originally published on Jan 22, 2014
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