When you’re doing a DIY wedding, whether everything is handmade or you just need to organise more than you would at an all-in-one venue, keeping track of all the little things can be tricky. One of the things we find most helpful is keeping everything on one mega list – a ‘buy, borrow, make, own, hire’ bible.

So how do you use it? Simple – think of all the items you’ll need for your wedding (cutlery, crockery, decorations, tables, chairs, lights etc.)

Now add them to the correct column – what do you already own? What does your venue have? Can you borrow elements from family and friends, or will you need to hire? And what are those special projects you’ll need to DIY? Add those to the ‘to make’ column, but make sure you’ve got the raw ingredients on the ‘to buy’ column. As you buy or make, move them over to the ‘already own’ column.

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