How to Avoid Wedding DIY Burnout

If you’re a crafty person, you’ll probably want to DIY some things for your wedding. It’s important to balance your tasks and avoid putting too much on your plate, or else you could run yourself into DIY burnout. Here are our best tips to avoid overwhelming yourself with wedding DIY projects.

Limit Your Projects

You might be eager to finish countless projects for your perfect wedding day, but make sure you aren’t trying to do too much. Don’t try to take on invitations, favors, your cake, bouquets, and more by yourself. Unless you have a mostly empty schedule, three projects per person is a much more realistic standard. As tempting as it might be, don’t try to DIY every part of your wedding by yourself.

Stick to a Schedule

It’s best to get your DIY projects done in the earlier phases of wedding planning, before your schedule is filled with social engagements and last-minute preparations. Set a realistic deadline for every DIY project and stick to it as best you can. Be sure you’re allowing yourself enough time to complete every project though, or else you could stress yourself out and become frustrated. If you can’t fit all your projects into your schedule, hand one off to someone else.

Have a Backup Plan

Having backup plans for every DIY project you’re working on will help lower your stress levels, and it’ll help you get back on track if something goes wrong. You should feel comfortable with the idea of ditching a project if you need to, and the best way to do that is to have a backup plan. For example, have a florist in mind if you can’t get all your bouquets finished in time, or if they don’t come out right.

Know When to Consult a Professional

If you’re getting burnt out on a project, or if you’ve taken on too much at once, it’s important to know when to step away. There’s no shame in handing a project off to another person if you don’t have the time or energy to finish it. 

You should also know when to call in a professional. You don’t have to hand the project over completely. You can still be heavily involved in the creative process and help make sure they get it right if you’d like, but don’t try to complete a task on your own if it’s past your skillset. It’s perfectly fine to get help from a professional if a project isn’t turning out how you wanted it to. 

Make Your Wedding Magical at Hidden Creek

Hidden Creek is a gorgeous outdoor wedding venue that combines the privacy you need with the fairy tale setting you want. Prepare for your ceremony in separate bride and groom lodges. When the time comes, you can walk down the aisle in our gorgeous wooded area and take beautiful sunset wedding photos in the nearby meadow. Hidden Creek is perfect for small celebrations and grand ceremonies, so schedule your visit our virtual tour on our website today!