For the craftier brides out there who are using their wedding as the DIY project they were born to create, you are going to want an arsenal full of tips, tricks, tools and other handy hacks at the ready. So with all the options out there, what’s going to be the best fit for you?
Let’s take a look at some of the top tools, sites and books you’re going to want to add to your wedding planning arsenal as you prep for your upcoming celebration:
If you’re the type that gets a rush of adrenaline from checking off to-do lists, and loves a detailed timeline, then LadyMarry is the app for you. It’s an online mobile app that takes couples through the planning process from beginning to end. It is chockfull of options to help you create the wedding of your dreams, from detailed articles about nearly every planning subject you can think of to a collaboration tool that allows you to assign out wedding tasks to those you invite to join the app.
Flowers are and have always been an important part of any wedding. However, the price of getting professionally arranged blooms is sometimes a bit of shock to many couples. FiftyFlowers can be the perfect solution for anyone who is on a budget and has the skills and/or patience to DIY their own wedding flowers. It is a wholesale company that sells fresh flowers directly to you in bulk. They come wrapped in boxes with extensive instructions on how to care for them leading up to your event, and a 24/7 hotline where they will answer any questions you might have.
100 Candles is another company that will sell directly to you at a cheaper price, this time specializing in candles. From tapers and votives to LEDs, they have just about every type of candle you can imagine in every color. Whether you need to buy in bulk or are just looking for a few to place around your wedding, they will have exactly what you’re looking for.
Passport to Joy
Those looking for the expertise that comes from hiring a wedding planner, but are planning their big day themselves should subscribe immediately to Passport to Joy. It is a step-by-step planning program that takes couples through the whole process from beginning to end. Organized with chronological how-to video tutorials and in-depth worksheets, it covers everything from choosing your wedding party and stationery, all the way to the last details in the week leading up to your wedding. This program is perfect for always having your wedding plans at your fingertips.
The DIY Bride
This page-turner available on Amazon, The DIY Bride: 40 Fun Projects for Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding, is written by DIYBride.com founder Khris Cochran and is bursting with fun and unique projects ranging from making your own invitations to DIY favors. She also goes into detail about planning your wedding on a budget and gives creative ideas that will prevent you from breaking the bank.
For the couple that is all about personalization, these tools will help you create your dream DIY wedding.