For Richer or Poorer, D.I.Y. Weddings Popular Among Brides of All Budgets, Says

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Kristin Cavallari Shows Off D.I.Y. Shoes During Recent Wedding

Crafty brides-to-be are using their skills to create the wedding of their dreams despite the size of their bank accounts. From just a few accents to the entire event, wedding budgets big and small are being spent towards self-designing aspects of the bride’s special day.

Even celebs like Kristin Cavallari are crafting bits and pieces of their weddings. In order to personalize her big day, Cavallari worked with Chinese Laundry to design her own wedding shoes for her June 2013 nuptials with Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler. (

While not all brides have the option to work with top designers on their D.I.Y. endeavors, they are still able to personalize their wedding day and come up with one-of-a-kind ideas that won't be found in any store.

"Brides are realizing that even if they have an unlimited wedding budget, using their own creativity will really help to make their wedding stand out, and not to mention, add a personalized touch that lots of brides are currently looking to incorporate into their wedding,” said Brett Reynolds, CEO of “It can also be fun for brides, especially those who enjoy using their artistic side.”

Many brides are choosing to make their wedding day shoes a D.I.Y. project. From covering their heels in rhinestones for some added sparkle to dying their shoes the perfect shade of blue, brides are using their imaginations to create the look they’re after.

Bouquets are also a popular option when it comes to doing it themselves. Instead of hiring a florist to piece together the perfect peonies and posies, brides are saving money and expending creativity by skipping the middleman. Either self-taught through books or the Internet or by attending a class, brides are learning how to make their own wedding day bouquets for themselves and their bridesmaids. They’re also making D.I.Y boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen.

Whether it be for the wedding venue decorations or even the bride’s hairdo, D.I.Y. has been a trend among brides that continues to grow. And regardless of if the budget matters or not, it’s one trend that is popular for brides of all shapes, sizes and incomes.

About is an innovative new website that connects engaged couples planning their wedding with wedding vendors looking to grow their business. contacts vendors for couples, giving them the power to compare and negotiate while ultimately saving time and money. With 15,000 couples and 25,000 vendors currently using the website, 150,000 proposals have already been sent since their inception. Vendors range in services from wedding planners, photographers, florists, and DJs to custom invitations, party favors, and much more. For additional information about the company and its services, please visit

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