Quick Tip for DIY Success!

If you’re looking to save some money on your upcoming event, there are some things you can make or do yourself that may cut down your expenses. Or maybe you’re very creative and crafty and you know exactly what to make to bring your vision to life? Keep in mind that the more responsibilities to which you commit, the harder it will be to relax on the big day and enjoy your family and friends…

Our quick tip to avoid overcommitting and having a successful DIY project for your event is to consider paying someone to bring your project pieces to the venue, set them up, and then remove them at the end of the night. Some ideas for finding trustworthy helpers might be local high school students or members of your church or synagogue. You can offer them an hourly rate or a set fee. We suspect that you’ll still be saving money over what your decor company or designer would charge to create your idea from scratch, and you won’t be compromising your experience at the party with extra responsibilities!

Maybe you already have an amazing idea that fits with your theme or is very personal to you or your family. Or maybe you like to surf Google or Pinterest for fun and creative ideas. Getting the parts you need online to create the look you love might cost you 1/5th what a designer might charge, or even less! And the more amazing your project pieces turn out, the more likely you can sell them online for someone else to enjoy after your event!

Here are some ideas for things you can make or provide yourself instead of paying a designer:

  • Centerpieces
  • Seat Assignment Cards
  • Invitations
  • Sign-in Board
  • Table Linens
  • Table Runners
  • Cloth Napkins
  • Selfie Station Wall
  • Photobooth Props & Signs

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