When I began this site in 2002, it was with the sole intent to share the DIY ideas and templates I had created and accumulated with a few brides and grooms I had met online. DIY weddings were a rarity in those days – at least in wedding media – with few resources available to creative, budget-conscious couples who wanted to be hands-on participants in their own weddings. Oh, how things have changed!
13 years after the launch of DIY Bride, it has exceeded my humble expectations. Those initial few couples have turned into millions of visitors. My creations have turned into 3 books and special-edition magazines. I’ve been honored to appear in magazines, on TV, and in other websites to promote do-it-yourself projects as an affordable and exciting option to incorporate into weddings. That DIY is a wedding industry standard blows my mind and makes me infinitely proud of the work I and my team have contributed to make that happen over the years.
But now it is time for me to move on so that I may pursue other passions and interests outside of the wedding world. DIY Bride will cease publication on September 01, 2015. Blog archives available for as long as I own the site and it can be reasonably updated/maintained or until it is sold to another party. Comments will be frozen.
I want to thank all the people who make (and have helped make) DIY Bride a reality. Their role in this journey was what really made it all worth it. They are great people and they will all do great work wherever they go. I want to thank our supporters who believed in the business long before it became fashionable. I’m grateful for the community of partners, employees and clients that supported DIY Bride. It has been a joy to see the grow from dream to reality – and watch partner and client connections blossom into long-term, trusted relationships.
And most importantly, I want to thank you, dear readers, for coming along on this trip of a lifetime.