We’re glad you dropped in! If you’re new to DIY Bride, here’s an overview of what we’re about and how we can help you.
Our goal here – and what fuels our passion – is putting the tools, skills, and resources into your hands to help you create kick-ass projects for your celebration. We’re all about empowering you; being your biggest cheerleaders and showing you how righteously satisfying it is to be an active participant in your own wedding. No one is as uniquely fabulous as you are and we’re here to help you turn your particular brand of awesome sauce into a one-of-a-kind wedding that’s totally you.
DIY Bride is a non-discrimination zone. It doesn’t matter how much money you have (or don’t), what religion, orientation, gender, level of craft experience, or style you claim as your own. All we ask is mutual respect within our community and everyone’s welcome to the party.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
We are shaping our content and users’ experiences in order to help make planning a wedding easier and more pleasant. The needs of our couples is foremost in our thoughts and actions.
Focus On The Practical
While we delight in bringing our readers beautiful pieces of inspiration, our audience is best served when we provide practical, reality-based information to help them make the best financial, stress-free, and time-wise decisions about their weddings.
Inclusiveness & Diversity
Any person may be a part of DIY Bride regardless of race, orientation, origin, skill-set, faith, budget, gender, or any other societal label. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community; everyone is, by default, treated with respect and dignity.
Transparency and Honesty
We undertake to be open, honest and accountable in our relationships with everyone we work with and with each other.
Have Fun & Be Joyful
Since our inception, fun has been an essential element of our creative process; bringing joy to our audience and colleagues is a cornerstone of our business.
Learn & Share
We are devoted to learning and sharing what we learn with others. We encourage those around us to do the same.
Pride of Craftsmanship
We take pride in the work we do and work diligently to produce high-quality work.
DIY BRIDE HISTORY
The Timeline of DIY Bride
1998: Khris Cochran, the DIY Bride herself, gets engaged and plans a year 2000 wedding.
1999: On a budget and bonding with other desparate-for-ideas brides online, Khris begins emailing
her templates and ideas/inspiration with brides around the globe.
1999: After thousands of emails, Khris sets up a central Yahoo Group so couples can grab downloads and gab with other DIYers.
2000: Khris gets married!
2000-2003: Khris establishes DIYBride.com to expand the DIY community while she toils in the tech industry. Boring!
2005: Khris lands a book deal for The DIY Bride: 40 Fun Projects For Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding.
2007: Book #1 is released in January
2008: Khris signs on to pen DIY Bride book #2
2010: Book #2 is released in January: Crafty Countdown
2010: Khris signs on to pen DIY Bride book #3
2012: Book #3 is released in January: An Affair to Remember
2013: DIY Bride turns 10 years old!