We finally made it to the end of our “How To Have a DIY Wedding” advice series with our last post today ~ #5. Accept Less Than Perfection.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out all previous parts of the series:

#1. Time

#2. Prioritize

#3. Consistency

#4. Change the Y to an A

And now, onto our final piece of advice for all your DIY Wedding Planners out there!

someecards.com - Sorry I spent three seconds reviewing the wedding invitation you spent three months on

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Obviously this some ecard is meant to be a joke – but, at the same time I think it’s a reminder to seriously, “not sweat the small stuff” when it comes to your DIY wedding projects. In the end, you will probably end up being your biggest critic of how your projects turn out.

That being said, realize that everything you (or your friends or family) might make – might not be perfect and you should be 100% OK with that. DIY Wedding Projects take time and boatloads of effort and those are the things you should focus on, not that they did not come out uniform or might not look absolutely pristine.

Non-perfect DIY wedding projects are what will make your wedding unique – 100% you and 100% original; not store bought or carbon copied.

And that concludes our 5-part series on “How to Have a DIY Wedding” as we presented it at the Borrowed Event!

What do you think? Did I miss anything? What other advice to our previous DIY brides & grooms have for our DIY brides & grooms to be?


  1. This series is spot on! I DIYed the hell out of my wedding (you even featured it!) and the best piece of advice I was given was “nobody knows what _____ was supposed to be.” Meaning, embrace the notion that DIY doesn’t always go smoothly and if you have to change something because the original plan doesn’t work, just go with it. The guests won’t know the ribbon on the guest book was supposed to be teal, but you had to go with green because OHMYGODTHESTOREWASOUT! Of course details matter, but there is always more than one way to do a project while still keeping your overall concept intact.

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