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Craft Your Dream DIY Wedding: Use Our 4 Do’s & 4 Don’ts DIY Planning Guide

Your love story is unique, your talents are unique, and your budget is unique. So, your wedding day and your wedding plans should meet those unique aspects as well. Put the brakes on your wedding day stress and plan an easy DIY wedding instead – at White Fence Farm in Trade, TN it’s simple, affordable and you get the added perk of complete privacy on 105 acres of land!

DIY planning at White Fence Farm is the ultimate way add a personal touch to your celebration, creating unforgettable moments. To help you navigate the DIY wedding landscape, we’ve gathered four invaluable steps to follow for a successful planning journey and four common pitfalls to avoid. Let’s embark on this adventure together and turn your vision into a reality. Use the printable guide below to make your dream come true.

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DIY WEDDING PLANNING GUIDE | 4 Steps to DIY Planning & 4 Mistakes to AvoidDIY Planning Do’s

  1. Start Early and Prioritize: Embark on your DIY planning journey with ample time on your side. Begin by identifying your priorities, whether it’s a specific theme, venue, or personal touches that reflect your relationship. Starting early allows for thoughtful decision-making, vendor selection, and securing your dream date at White Fence Farm.
  2. Create a Detailed Budget: Crafting a detailed budget is essential for any wedding, and DIY celebrations are no exception. Clearly outline your financial plan, allocating funds to key elements like venue, décor, catering, and attire. White Fence Farm provides a beautiful canvas; by budgeting wisely, you can make the most of this enchanting backdrop without breaking the bank.
  3. Collaborate and Delegate: A DIY wedding doesn’t mean doing everything on your own. Collaborate with friends, family, and your White Fence Farm event coordinator to share responsibilities. Delegate tasks based on each person’s strengths and interests, fostering a sense of community and ensuring no detail is overlooked.
  4. Personalize Your Ceremony and Reception: Take advantage of the freedom DIY planning offers by infusing personal touches into every aspect of your ceremony and reception. From handmade décor to customized vows, let your love story shine through. White Fence Farm provides a stunning backdrop for your personal touches, creating a truly unique and memorable experience.

DIY Planning Don’ts

  1. Underestimating Time and Effort: One common pitfall in DIY planning is underestimating the time and effort involved. Begin planning well in advance, stay organized, and be realistic about what you can accomplish. This ensures a smoother journey leading up to your special day at White Fence Farm.
  2. Ignoring the Importance of Professionals: While DIY planning does celebrate personalization, some aspects are best left to professionals. Avoid the pitfall of ignoring the importance of seasoned vendors for critical elements like photography, catering, and venue coordination. White Fence Farm has a team of experienced professionals to make your day seamless.
  3. Overlooking Backup Plans: Nature can be unpredictable, and overlooking backup plans is a common oversight. Be prepared for unexpected weather or other unforeseen circumstances. White Fence Farm offers both indoor and outdoor options, ensuring your celebration can adapt to changing conditions.
  4. Failing to Communicate Clearly: Communication is key in DIY planning! Avoid misunderstandings by clearly communicating your vision to vendors and collaborators right from the start. Open and transparent communication ensures everyone is on the same page, leading to a harmonious celebration. Listen to the vendors you booked and don’t glaze over “back-up” plans.

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Keys to DIY Planning = Affordable Budgets, Simple Designs, and Personal Personality:

Planning a DIY wedding at White Fence Farm is a journey of creativity, love, and personal expression. The blank farm space offers up a great backdrop for whatever kind of celebration you and your boo had hoped for. Rustic elements keep it grounded and affordable, while the convivence and ample space make it easy for a fancier affair. Follow the tips in the DIY PLANNING GUIDE to craft a day that reflects your unique story while steering clear of common pitfalls. Your dream DIY wedding is within reach, and we’re here to help you with the steps. Let the DIY planning begin!

Book a Farm Tour and Start the DIY Planning Today!

If you’re looking to get married in a rustic setting, White Fence Farm offers the perfect venue for a fabulous farm wedding just 15 minutes from downtown Boone, NC.  The farm venue also features lodging in a classic and cozy 1940’s farmhouse, inviting guests to relax and appreciate the sights and sounds of the natural setting. Complete with a white-clad iron tub, porch swing, and Vermont wood stove, the home contains many charming features. Additional lodging is also available in vintage/Airstream campers on the property and unlimited tent/camping space, including an RV hook-up. Guests can use other properties in Boone for additional event lodging.

The White Fence Farm wedding barn is complete with a bar and stage for musical entertainment. The barn can seat up to 80-100 people, equipped with electricity, water, and bathrooms. Event tents, ceremony chairs, farm tables, and wooden benches are also available for rent. If you need more space for guest seating, rent a tent and set it up next to the barn. There is no limit on how many people you can have on the property. Plenty of parking available too.

Join us for an in-person tour of the property by calling (828) 202-4262

Written by Andrea Morton, Creative Blogging + Marketing Strategies

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