More and more brides are trying to stretch their budgets by building their own decorations, asking a talented friend to bake the cake, creating custom invitations, and making (rather than buying) wedding favors. DIY is hot at the moment. Not only is it hot for your wallet, but in a world where every detail of everyday is documented and shared via Facebook and Instagram, adding some custom flair is refreshing when it seems as though everything has been done before.
You may have noticed that we had done something a little different last week with our DIY dry shampoo tutorial. Bridebird friends, say hello to the new DIY and Special Projects column! We will be creating do-it-yourself projects, beauty regimes, as well as cash-saving/customizable inspiration.
We are also going to start a regular “DIY or Buy” feature. With many DIY projects, you try it, and it ends up looking nothing like the picture advertised. Actually, it ends up being an ugly disaster that took you all day and cost more than the store-bought premade version.(Have a laugh at these Pinterest fails.) I will be testing projects and answering questions like: how much does it really cost, is this project for the more skilled crafter, how long does this actually take, and is it actually worth it. So fellow Bride Birds, do you have a DIY request, any at-home beauty regimen questions, or a project that you would like to see us try out? What kind of issues and concerns do you face when doing your own DIY projects?