Last week we talked about the negative effect that wedding DIY sites are having on the event planning industry especially when it comes to DIY advice. I want to be clear that we are not anti-DIY. The positive influence of DIY sites on the event planning industry greatly outweighs the negative. Thanks to the DIY revolution, brides can save a lot of money especially with the guidance of a real professional event planner. Most DIY sites are very trustworthy as are most people in the event planning industry. In this post we wanted to highlight five very trustworthy sites for DIY advice.
1. Intimate Weddings
Intimate Weddings has pages full of DIY advice and tutorials. A few of their DIY categories include Favors & Gifts, Wedding Decor, DIY Stationery, Wedding Programs, Flowers, and Food & Drink.
Our Favorite DIY Project: Book Plates For Your Book Favors
2. Austin Wedding Blog
Everything isn’t always bigger in Texas especially when it comes to the cost of the DIY projects on this site. The Austin Wedding Blog contains links to 40 DIY projects that cost less than $20!
Our Favorite Project: DIY Wedding Cake Topper
3. Brilliant Event Planning
This is truly a brilliant wedding blog based out of NYC. You will find more in the realm of DIY advice here than you will DIY projects. The web really needs more sites like this one. Brilliant Event Planning does a great job of offering sound advice to brides.
Best Advice: Avoid a DIY Disaster
4. Elizabeth Anne Designs
There are several pages of DIY projects listed at Elizabeth Anne Designs. They give very clear and detailed instructions on every project. Some of the projects seem like rather huge tasks, but they are broken down so well that anyone can do them.
Our Favorite Project: DIY Modern Tablescape
5. Rustic Wedding Chic
If vintage is your cup of tea, then this is the place to go for vintage DIY inspiration. DIY projects are better suited to vintage weddings than they are to any other style. While you are visiting this site, be sure to check out the entire blog. You will find tons of inspiratino for your vintage or rustic wedding here.
Our Favorite Project: Rustic Style Wedding Invitation