How awesome is that?!
I mentioned on Twitter (@kassie_layne) that I had hit the DIY jackpot the other night and promised to drop some of the website names. Other than WeddingBee (the best DIY site I've found because it's real brides just posting about what they are doing over and over again) here are the blogs that I've grown to love:
Offbeat Bride has a lot of really cool DIY projects & they have other "alternative bride" options for you to look at. Their feedback on the projects is pretty good, too.
iDiY is amazing! It was probably my favorite find of the evening. It has tons of different stuff on the site, but the best part is the Freebies & Downloads section. They have posts after posts of things online that you can download for invitations, stickers, and other types of stationary. It's like she does all the work for you and then you can just reference her site. Ah-maze-ing.
Design*Sponge has a DIY section and they can just give you a few cool ideas otherwise, too.
The Inspired Bride is the last blog that I found. I didn't get a chance to really look at her stuff, but from what I saw.. It's awesome. Lots of pictures to look at and input to read, which is exactly what I need (or already have too much of already haha).
On Offbeat Bride they have a section called "Wedding Porn" and it's literally just picture after picture of all the things that future brides love, but probably don't need to see. Other people's weddings, different floral arrangements, dresses, etc... everything I can't stop looking at. I swear, I'm addicted. haha
It is looking like Mr. O and I will be able to go look at venues together, which is GREAT! I initially thought I was going to have to go by myself, but I think he can make it!
Also, I talked to a photographer for about an hour yesterday and she was able to name a few more places that I hadn't come across. So, now the venue list is up to 5. I'm going to stop looking online now and just start scheduling times to see these places. Woohoo!