On the Bride's Side

DIY Wedding Planning Made Stress-Free
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Dina Clapinski, Founder

Welcome!

Over the years, I’ve learned that first-time brides are overjoyed, excited, and anxious. They have the same questions and stress about the same issues, regardless of budget. I created On the Bride’s Side to help brides with all those stressful things a planner would typically assist with. Things like a comprehensive budget, amazing planning tools, tons of tips and insider money-saving tricks, and live question & answer sessions.

I am so excited to share On The Bride’s Side with you and hope it helps you create the wedding of your dreams.

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We offer a wide variety of wedding planning support to brides. Everything from free planning tools to complete event planning. Choose the service that's right for you and your budget.

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Free Planning Tools

DIY Wedding planning made simple with checklists, downloads, videos and tips.

One-On-One Wedding Planning Support

One-On-One Wedding Planning Support

Get your questions answered with our exclusive one-on-one calls with a wedding pro.

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Full Service Event Planning

Whether you are looking for day of support or full service planning, I can help! Services offered in Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties.

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So many sites give me sensory overload…the fact that this site is relaxed and toned down was a treat!

– Logan, Kilauea, HI

TESTIMONIALS ABOUT ON THE BRIDE’S SIDE

Jennarose

Jennarose

Chico, CA

I love the budget spreadsheet and the guest list tracker. It is so much easier using the spreadsheets and tracker than writing down who is coming and who is not. It does it for you! It is also great to see how the numbers calculate for the budget and actually see where the money is going.

Alyssa

Alyssa

Ojai, CA

These spreadsheets are extremely helpful. Especially the budget sheet and the guest list. I like how I can save everything in one spot and it helps keep me organized.

Amy

Amy

Ojai, CA

These are all the tools you need! its like having a planner without the expense! i tried to "create" simliar documents with no success! Thanks Dina for making it so easy to be a DIY Bride!! xoxox

Logan

Logan

Kilauea, HI

I think the website is wonderful. So many sites give me a sensory overload and so the fact that the site is somewhat relaxed and toned down was a treat!

Becky

Becky

Charleston, SC

As a first time bride at the entire website was helpful clearing up things you need to worry about and things that aren't so important was awesome.

Before we consider a friend, we are definitely going to take your advice on hiring friends!

-Jessica, Blairsville, PA

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