Episode 24

Top 4 DIY Wedding Myths Debunked

Today I’m talking DIY weddings…what they are, what it’s really like to DIY your wedding, and the top 4 myths associated with DIYing your wedding.

I was a DIY bride. I didn’t hire a wedding planner and I made almost every detail of our wedding: From save-the-dates, to menus, invitations, programs, our envelope box, cocktail hour table decor, place cards, tags for bubble wands for our church exit, and even favors. You name it, I made it.

I discuss the real reason why I was a DIY bride, the ONLY reason why I was a DIY bride, and the only reason why you should be, too.

If you plan on being a DIY bride or groom, there are 4 common myths commonly associated with DIY weddings and I totally bust them! In this show, I talk about:

  • Wether or not DIY-ing your wedding saves you money
  • Wether or not DIY-ing your wedding is easy and fast
  • Wether or not DIY-ing your wedding makes your wedding personal and memorable
  • Wether or not DIY-ing your wedding might make people think your wedding is "cheap" or tacky

I'd love to know what your thoughts are on DIY weddings AND I'd love to see your creations. Show and tell us over at:

IG: @wedconnecthv #wedconnecthv

FB: @WeddingConnectionsHV

If you are a Hudson Valley Bride or Groom, please make sure you check out Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley, a blog specific to your Hudson Valley needs with local insights,real Hudson Valley wedding photo inspiration, and more.

Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!