Crafting Love

Article Published 11/01/2024

Crafting Love: Weighing the Pros and Cons of DIY Wedding Decor vs. Vendor Decor

You're getting married! Congratulations! Now it's time for you to start planning your perfect day. Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and every detail contributes to making it unique to you as a couple. One decision you'll face in the planning process is whether to opt for the personal touch of DIY wedding decor or to let the vendors do the job for you. You may be lucky enough to not even consider any decorations for your wedding, the venues beauty may speak for itself! There are a lot of things to consider when making a decision like this so lets break it down into some advantages and disadvantages of both options that suits your style and budget.

DIY Wedding Decor-


Personalise: If you're anything like me, I love the idea of DIY decor. This allows you to infuse your personality into every element of your wedding day. From handmade centerpieces to custom signage, your wedding will truly reflect your unique style with will certainly blow your guests away with the thought and time that has gone into your DIY wedding decor.

Cost-Effective: Crafting your own decor can be a budget-friendly option. By getting creative and crafting your own decor, there is no doubt that you can achieve stunning results without breaking the bank. Places like Amazon, HobbyCraft (UK) are brilliant places for you to purchase your goods and get creative!

Memorable Experience: Why not ask your friends and family to get involved in the DIY process? This could turn out to be a really fun night, put some music on, maybe a cheeky glass of bubbles and get crafting together! The beauty of making your own decor is that it can also add sentimental value and memorable keepsakes, all your time and hardwork will be remembered when you come across the decor again in later life, if you choose to keep it!


Time-Consuming: DIY projects often require setting out enough time to ensure the jobs are done which may take up quite a bit of your time. If you already have a busy lifestyle, making your own DIY decor might become overwhelming and time consuming so ideally if you do decide to create your own, be sure to give yourself ample time to make sure they are done in time.

Inconsistency: If you are trying to achieve a certain look, DIY decor can be challenging, especially if you haven't done it before. There are plenty of tutorials avaliable online using YouTube, TikTok, just have a browse around.

Stress Factor:The pressure of making sure your DIY projects are complete before the big day can contribute to wedding-related stress. Ensure you have enough time and support to execute your vision seamlessly. If you do become overwhelmed, be sure to take time out, even if this is for an hour or so, to allow you to concentrate on the job properly with regular breaks!

Vendor Wedding Decor:


Professional Touch: There is no doubt that wedding vendors bring experience to the table seeing as they do this for a living! There's no doubt about that, their precision, quality of materials etc will effect the cost if you decide the have the wedding vendors create these for you, depending on exactly what you desire to match a colour theme etc

Time-Saving: Hiring a vendor will certainly free up your time to focus on other aspects of wedding planning. You can trust professionals to handle the decor, allowing you to relax and enjoy the days leading up to your wedding. A very valid point which makes the decision completely yours, how you wish to spend your time and money!

Consistency: Vendors can provide a consistent theme and quality throughout your wedding decor. Communicating with your vendor what you envision will no doubt be executed by them to give you that wow factor that you desire.


Cost: Professional wedding decor services can be pricey. If you're on a tight budget, the expense of hiring a vendor might limit your choices in other areas of the wedding, please be sure to take this into consideration when you are factoring in other elements and budgeting.

Less Personalization: While vendors can create beautiful designs, they may not capture your personal style completely like DIY decor can.

Choosing whether to create your own wedding decor or choosing a vendor is completely your choice, however do be sure to take timings and cost into consideration. If choosing both options, DIY certain elements of decor and choosing a vendor for others is a viable option for you, why not! Whichever path you choose, remember that your wedding decor should reflect the love you and your partner share, creating a memorable and beautiful backdrop for the start of your lifelong journey together. The choice is ultimately down to you, but always be sure to stick within budget, remember the day is about love and not aesthetics, that's my personal opinion.

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Written by
Zenouska Miller, Client Liaison Manager