Online Resources for Weddings

Wedding PlanningIf Valentine’s Day ushered you into a new phase of life, with an engagement ring on your finger and a wedding to plan, you might be looking for a way to manage all details coming your way.

Here are some great websites and online resources designed for brides-to-be and newlyweds. Cheers to planning your perfect wedding and romantic honeymoon.

For weddings:

mywedding. This is a great website to help you organize your RSVPs and guest list. You can create your very own wedding website and personalize it with your photos, music, colors, etc. Then when you send out your invitations, include your own customized link. Guests can visit your website and RSVP within minutes. mywedding will keep track of each guest and party that RSVPs.

TheKnot. If you have questions about invitations, great aunts, punch recipes, corsages, ring bearers or mixed nuts, here’s the place to look. They have suggestions, ideas, pictures, recommendations—anything you could need for wedding planning. They’ll even help you manage your registry, and they have a store that allows you to order personalized or monogrammed wedding supplies.

Snippet & Ink. Inspiration boards (photo collages featuring color schemes, decorating ideas and other details) are a great way to form a mental picture of your wedding, and Snippet & Ink shares stunning images every week. You can scroll through more than 500 boards inspired by different color combinations and themes. There are also photos of charming real weddings, artistic do-it-yourself projects and gorgeous bridal fashions.

Brooklyn Bride. Here’s a site for brides who don’t care about creating the perfect wedding as much as they care about being original and nontraditional. This is reflected in the posts, which highlight cutting-edge gowns, stylish tablescape ideas, contemporary invitations and up-and-coming vendors. You can also check out shop reviews, bridal show coverage, contests and money-saving deals.

WeddingWire. Guest lists, seating charts, dinner menus, vendor contracts—there are so many logistics in planning a wedding and most brides will appreciate the free planning tools at WeddingWire. You can make a checklist of your to-dos, track your spending and payment schedules, monitor RSVPs, store vendor information and build a personalized wedding website. Other site features include photo galleries, song suggestions, message boards and reviews of more than 200,000 vendors

If you’re thinking “honeymoon” already, check out these sites:

Distinctive Honeymoons. This site will not only help you plan your honeymoon, but they’ll also set up a Honeymoon Registry which allows your wedding guests to contribute to travel costs (instead of buying gifts) so you can take the trip of a lifetime.

Honeymooner’s Review Guide. This is a great place to go to find reviews, travel tips, guides, and planning tools.

Where’s Cool? This is the place to find suggestions, places to see, and tips from the locals—it’s perfect is you want to plan a trip off the beaten tourist path and really immerse yourself into your destination’s culture.


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