Everybody knows we at Sally Oakley Personalized Wedding Planning are obsessed with Pinterest and Etsy. A few weekends ago we got to work with a real life DIY couple who could rival anyone on Etsy.com. Meet the new Matt and Erin Selzler. Erin and Matt truly are Do-It-Yourself-ers and we can’t wait to share this wedding with you. Thanks to Sam and Katie Roberts of SK Roberts Photography <http://skroberts.com/>  for giving us the pictures a little early.

Here is the couple and their bridal party, check out their adorable dog Basil! And yes she does have a bandana that matches the wedding party, so cute!

DIY details are great for saving money and making a big impact on your wedding day. But before you go all DIY crazy there are a few things you need to know.
First, the do-it-yourself projects you should undertake:
         1. Your makeup
         2. Your ceremony decor
         3. Your favors
         4. Your invitations, programs and save the dates

 And the ones you should always leave to the professionals:
         1. Your cake
         2. Your photos
         3. Your catering
         4. Wedding Coordination
         5. Your music

Check out some of the photos below to see the “do’s” of DIY.

The wedding was held at the Stockroom 230, in downtown Raleigh,

and was the perfect backdrop for the couple’s orange, navy and off-white color scheme. The bride and her sister-in law made these fans to hang on the brick walls as decoration. These are great for the bride who isn’t a huge fan of flowers. They incorporate color and texture and can make an industrial space like The Stockroom pop!

Erin and Matt brew their own beer and made sure to bring some for their guest to enjoy. This not only saved them some money but it was also a great way for guests to get to know the couple’s interests better.
The had pint glasses made with their names and wedding date to be the perfect complimentary favor.

How great are these! The bride even made the flags to go inside the glasses.

Once again the bride incorporate DIY details in place of flowers. Erin had her flower girl hold this bouquet of pinwheels. Some other great options are buttons, brooches, and feathers.
The bride also create a flag banner that the groom attached to wooden poles to create a unique and colorful archway for the ceremony.
Lastly, the couple incorporate stones into their ceremony and used stones again as escort cards that guests could keep.

Once again a big shout out to Sam and Katie Roberts http://skroberts.com/
And as always for all your coordination needs give us a call!