There is so much on the internet to help you with every aspect of planning your wedding. From creating your own website for the to finding those scarce antique items (without having to scour eBay) to personalizing your ribbon and everything in between, you can truly plan your nuptials on your own. All you need is a little knowhow and you can take it from there. You can find basically anything you needs on the world wide web nowadays, so all you need to do is put that to good use, which means knowing where to go. These are some of my favorite websites for DIY brides of all kinds.
This is one site that can be your command central for coordinating the logistical details of your wedding. It’s great for looking up vendors, setting a laid out budget, keeping on track with planning, keeping a list of wedding guests (and contacting them) setting up gift registries, managing your wedding website and much more. There is also a blog that gives out advice on every subject from choosing a honeymoon spot to etiquette tips, but I love it for its planning logistics.
Project Wedding is in many ways similar to My Wedding, but not completely. The primary difference planning-wise is that you can reviews of different vendors, so you’ll be sure to pick the right baker, band, venue and more, which is obviously highly important. Other than logistics, Project Wedding offers much more help to the bride creating her own wedding with lots of real weddings to browse through as well as galleries of different elements of the wedding. My favorite section of the site though is the ‘Ideas’ section where you can find plenty of DIY ideas such as this, this and this. You can also skim through wedding fashion galleries and create your own inspiration boards.
Once Wed is another site for inspiration and DIY ideas. The ideas on here are very unique, too. These aren’t run of the mill DIY ideas, but very cool handmade things that you would normally pay for. So, Once Wed could save you some money if you are up to it. If not, just browse their beautiful and original photos to get some ideas and save them to your inspiration boards. The great thing about this site is that it’s not big and cluttered like many others such as knot.com. It is easy to navigate, and has a simple purpose which is to help you have a unique, beautiful wedding.
Creating your own website for your wedding makes things much easier for you and your guests. This will save you from receiving several phone calls and emails from wondering guests. They can get all the info they need along with engagement photos, hotel info, and much more just with a click of the mouse. Wedding Wire allows you to create a website with all these details and much more for free. This is rare to get anything of this quality and with these many options for free.
You might actually be able to find every piece of decor and bridal accessory you need for your wedding on Etsy. If you don’t know about Etsy, it’s a site for anyone to sell anything they want online. Unlike eBay, there is no bidding, it’s simply a place where mostly small business owners sell things online. It’s great, because most of what you buy is one of a kind and usually is affordable. The site is filled with items you would never think existed, and there’a section specifically for weddings, so you are sure to find anything and everything related to the day of matrimony such as this, this, this and this (and even this and this).
For all the vintage knick knacks that you think is difficult to find and you can’t find on Etsy, look on Three Potato Four. It’s the home of all things antique such as, , and anything else you think you need to go to a garage sale or an barn in the countryside for.
This is a great site for details or some decor of the wedding. For shells, vase fillers, lanterns, confetti and any other minor elements you can think of, you can find in this one place. There are even odd items you wouldn’t normally think of such as wood slabs, luggage stickers, dried flowers, old crates and much more. It’s a haven of everything basic both expected and unexpected that you could possibly need for your wedding. What sets this apart from Etsy is the fact that items on Etsy usually are one of a kind or possibly two. This site is like a normal store rather than a handmade shop, so you can buy high increments of products.
Personalize all your gifts, decor and other elements of the wedding on For Your Party. You can also design these details, along with personalizing them. So, if you want to design your matchbox or table numbers and then add your initials, this is the site where you can do it all.
This is probably the most expansive collection of wedding favors. Beau Coup combines the most variety of favors and the cheapest prices. You can get unique and cheap items such as this, this and this.
This is a great one stop for all your flowers. It is possibly the largest selection of flowers you will find online, and there are options for DIY brides in case you want to make your own arrangement.
For paper flowers that could pass for the real thing, shop at this website. You can buy bouquets or kits that you can do yourself. And, the great thing about these flowers is that you can keep them around you house long after your wedding as a sweet momento.
If you want save the dates or wedding invitations made the old-fashioned, or should I say original way, Hello Lucky is what you’re looking for. Hello Lucky uses the letter press printing system, the originally system invented by Johannes Gutenberg. If one thing is certain it’s that you are getting high print quality from Hello Lucky.
Mountain Cow is perfect for everyone wanting to DIY. All you do is download their software and you get access to their collections, and the rest is up to you.
This is one of my favorite sites, whether you are getting married or not. On Nina’s Shoes, you can design your own shoes. Every girl loves that for her big day or everyday.
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