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5 Reasons Why You Should Not Always DIY

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While many aspects of wedding planning can take place months in advance the most important parts of  your wedding day - bride and groom shaping their hands in the love shape - Wedding blog - wedding planners - Weddings by K'Mich - Philadelphia PA
While many aspects of wedding planning can take place months in advance, the most important parts of your wedding day can only take place on the big day. For a stress-free and enjoyable once-in-a-lifetime wedding day, allow wedding professionals who accomplish this daily to assist in your success.
Buffet with white plates stacked and food displayed - Wedding blog - wedding planners - Weddings by K'Mich - Philadelphia PA

1. Catering (Kitchen Capers)

Yes, catering! Preparing to feed 50 or more of your closet friends and family may turn out to be more expensive - guests helping themselves with food on a table - Wedding blog - wedding planners - Weddings by K'Mich - Philadelphia PA
Yes, catering! Preparing to feed 50 or more of your closest friends and family may turn out to be more expensive than hiring a caterer. Caterers buy their ingredients wholesale and in bulk while your only option is the marked-up prices at the grocery store. Plus, caterers have industrial-sized equipment and large workspaces allowing them to prepare food more efficiently and effectively. You don’t want the stress of turning your kitchen upside down when it will take several times longer to do what a caterer can do. DIY wedding planning can turn disastrous when it comes to food. Let your guests know how important this day is by leaving the menu to the professionals – you don’t want “hangry” guests!
Related: (previous post) Planning Your Menu


2. Floral Design (Flowers Take Time)

The magical and special aspect of flowers is they are fleeting. They only bloom certain times of the year and only bloom in the sun. And if you cut them, they will soon die. And we don’t want dead flowers at a wedding. It’s best to leave the floral arrangements, especially the bouquet, to the professionals. When brides try to DIY the wedding flowers, the time-sensitive nature of flowers forces the bride and her bridesmaids to tie bows and create arrangements in those short pre-wedding hours when they should be sipping champagne while having their hair and makeup done.


3. Photography (Ready for Your Close-Up)

Yes, everyone carries a camera in their pocket and we think nothing of taking pics and posting them - couples celebrating hands held high after ceremony - Wedding blog - wedding planners - Weddings by K'Mich - Philadelphia PA

Yes, everyone carries a camera in their pocket, and we think nothing of taking pics and posting them. But for your wedding day, a professional photographer is not only a technical master but also an artist in the truest sense. Unlike social media pics, a professional photographer has an eye for the shot and the editing tools to bring photos to their greatest potential. Plus, a professional photographer is adept at lighting, which can be useful in the various locations of the wedding shoot. And a professional photographer’s camera itself takes higher quality photos than our phone cameras. The difference is stunning, especially when zoomed in on the bride’s face. A professional wedding photographer is experienced at managing groups and coordinating wedding guests to make for a perfect family photo.
Related:(previous post) Questions to ask Photographer + Videographer


4. Entertainment (It’s Party Time)

Don’t leave everyone’s favorite part of your wedding up to an iTunes list on your phone. Your wedding guests will expect music and dancing, and the right entertainment knows how to work your wedding crowd, bringing grandma and the ring bearer out on the dance floor.
Your wedding entertainment, whether it be a DJ or band, provides the sound system, the library of music, and the little jokes everyone loves making at a wedding.
Make your first wedding dance memorable with your professional entertainment serving as master of ceremonies.
Related: (previous post) Reception Music vs. Band


5. Venue (Bugs in the Backyard)

While it may sound quaint to get married at home, the logistics of a wedding requires not just manpower but also a lot of equipment. Wedding venues are designed to accommodate not only 50 or more guests, but also the caterer, the florist, and the entertainment. Often times event venues provide the tables and chairs or provide driveways and ramps for use by party rental trucks. They also provide parking. Attempting to DIY a wedding venue could result in a big truck or two in your driveway welcoming your guests, a long line for the bathroom, and a family of mosquitoes showing up just in time for the music.
Related: (previous post) When to start looking at venues

Roundup
Yes, it is tempting to DIY your wedding to save up for your future with your husband, but there are some aspects of wedding planning that is close to impossible to pull off by yourself.
Invest in your wedding day by recruiting your wedding planning team. A happy bride makes a happy wedding. Outsource the time, the effort, and the stress of wedding day preparations. From flowers to food, wedding planning can be effortless with the help of professionals.


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