Ultimate Guide To DIY Wedding Planning

Yes! You can plan the wedding of your dreams and these planners and how-two guides can help.

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DIY Wedding Planning

Congratulations, you are getting married! Now what? Wedding planning can be very involved and stressful. A planner or organization system that works for you, how to guides and idea books help take the stress out of wedding planning. There are several apps that can help you plan your big day as well. There is something to say, however, for flipping through a book. 

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Getting Started

  1. Create your organization system. You will be organizing menus, vendors, budgets and more. Create your own planner or use a pre-made one specifically for weddings.
  2. Flip through planning guide books to get an idea of all of the components to planning your wedding.
  3. Browse wedding ideas. Idea books can help you define your own wedding style or theme. You can also find ideas on Denver DIY Bride’s Inspiration page. While there are plenty of books to buy, now is an excellent time to use your library card.
  4. If planning gets overwhelming or stressful, just color.

Wedding Organizers & Planners

Wedding planners generally includde sections or tabs, pockets for business cards, checklists, and plenty of space for notes. While wedding specific planners are helpful, any planner, journal or binder will help keep everything organized. The benefit of creating your own wedding planner is that you only include the tabs, checklists, and sections that you need and want.

A heavy duty binder is a great way to contain all of your notes, samples and ideas. 

Basic dividers separate planning topics and keep binders organized.

Make planning fun with delightful pens to color code your way to a perfectly planned wedding.

The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer has everything you need to stick to your budget and plan your big day.

Tabs, pockets and plenty of space for notes in this simple wedding planner

You don’t need a wedding specific planner to get organized. This undated planner is from designer Vera Bradley.

Wedding How To Guides

DIY wedding planning guides help you learn everything you need to know to create a magical wedding and reception. Guides cover topics such as how to choose and negotiate with vendors, invitation wording, music, gowns and suits, wedding parties, who pays for what and how to budget for it, communication, and so much more. When you are ready to start shopping for supplies for your brilliant ideas, check out Denver DIY Bride’s curated supplies and ideas.

A Practical Wedding, by Meg Keene. 

Planning a Wedding for Dummies, by Sarah Lizabeth Barker.

DIY Wedding Ideas

Pinterest and the internet is a great place to get ideas and inspiration for your wedding. There is something to be said, however, for putting down the screen and flipping through a book! While these books may have some planning tips, they generally focus on images, ideas, colors, styles and themes. Looking for more inspiration? Check out the Inspiration page for DIY wedding supplies and ideas. 

The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas includes hundreds of photos and ideas to inspire you.

Storied Weddings will help you pinpoint your wedding style.

Style Me Pretty Weddings is full of ideas and inspiration for your wedding. 

DIY Wedding Planning Made Easy

With the right wedding planning and organization system, you can create the DIY wedding of your dreams. DIY wedding organizers and planners keep all of your ideas, vendors and plans organized and findable. Whether you are planning a wedding for 20 or 250, being organized will help you accomplish each step in the wedding planning process. These planners and guides will help you delight your guests and create an unforgettable celebration.