Believe it or not, I actually love it when couples get making things for their wedding- I know a lot of this post reads as being quite negative about it, but that’s just not the case at all. I’m only against it when I know that the DIY option is going to make the wedding planning less fun– which is what happens when someone tries to make something they’re never made before, don’t have the equipment for and haven’t got the time to make properly or get good at making properly. And, when you’ve made something yourself (especially for an important occasion!), you are your own worst critic and will notice everything that is slightly not right. It might be that no one else will notice, but that slightly wonky bow/blob of glue in the wrong place/rough edge is going to scream out at you and drive you crazy. If that sounds slightly overdramatic, speaking as a creative perfectionist who has remade many a thing over a teeny tiny error, it’s not.