If you don't already know, I'm busy planning my wedding and madly pinning ideas to my Wedding and Vintage Wedding Pinterest boards. I've been married before but I don't ever remember it being so exciting. (Maybe that has something to do with the person I married back then compared to the one I'm marrying now or it could be because Pinterest wasn't around back in those days.) There are so many terrific ideas for the DIY wedding planner but I was going 'nuts' trying to think how I could keep track of all those ideas and check them off my 'list' once I had decided on something. That was until I decided to come up with a check list for all aspects of my wedding in this DIY Wedding Styling Check List.
I have covered most things that one would expect when doing the wedding yourself. There's props for the ceremony, tables/chairs etc for the reception, a drink station/glasses/cups etc and even provision for a kid's table, if that's what you were wanting. I wouldn't even begin to contemplate paying for a wedding planner. If there's one thing I love doing and that's organising and what better event to organise than your own wedding. The costs you would save would be monumental. We have a very low budget and most things I already own or am picking up at garage sales, markets and second hand stores, although they can be costly sometimes. In the above check list I have included a photo booth, but we're not having that. I'll probably update the list to include something else like attendant's gifts and outfits or something like that.
I have also included a blank one so you can set it up for yourself just the way you want it. I'm now starting to feel a bit better organised with the wedding, especially for all these little things. I've got a spreadsheet set up for things like the celebrant, photographer, caterer and the overall budget. I hope you can get some use out of these like I am. You can download the filled out one here or the blank one here.