Choose Your Volunteers Carefully: The Yin And Yang Of DIY Helpers

I Just Want It To Be Perfect

Those of us in the 99% (I’m assuming the 1% probably won’t read this post) are always looking for ways to save money, especially when it comes to something as potentially expensive as a wedding. (That $28K average cost hasn’t changed much since we wrote about it last time.)  So it might seem like a great idea to ask your friend who sends out those cute hand-made Christmas cards to help with your invitations, or appoint your Martha Stewart-wannabe cousin as your florist, right?

Well, maybe not so fast.  No doubt your family and friends are wonderful, talented people, but they’re not hired professionals. (We’ve already discussed the many reasons why you should NEVER consider handing the photo chores to an amateur.)  It’s not impossible that they could do a great job — we’ve seen plenty of weddings where Aunt Kathy baked the cake or the bride’s sister…

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