Did you just get engaged? Congratulations! You're probably ready to dive into the world of wedding planning but may be feeling confused on where to start. Thanks to the internet, there are more resources than ever to help you plan the picture perfect day!
Of course, you're probably already familiar with the major publications like BRIDES, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Style Me Pretty. This article is about some of the newer (or lesser-known) but still amazingly powerful wedding... resources on the web. In this list, you'll find some super helpful websites and online tools to aid you in every step along the way. From choosing your color palette and gathering inspiration to budgeting for your wedding and booking your vendors! We hope you find this list extremely helpful and that you bookmark each of these resources to help you in your planning!
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If you’re looking for one place to keep up with all the latest wedding inspiration you love, then look no further than Aisle Society. Create an account and follow the wedding inspiration shared by your favorite bloggers. You can even follow specific elements or details you’re into to create a perfectly tailored feed of wedding inspiration that suits your personal tastes! Choose to follow the work of specific wedding vendors you love, so you can keep up with all of their recent features. Save the... elements you love to your Society to reference later.
When you add certain elements to Your Society, you'll see updates when new posts that feature those details are added to Aisle Society! That way you're always kept up-to-date with the latest and greatest examples of your favorite details.
Click here to learn more about Aisle Society
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Wedding Nook is like the Airbnb of wedding planning online. Wedding Nook allows engaged couples to browse for vendors offering services withing their location, available on their wedding date, and within their detailed price range. It's free to use and can help you identify exactly the vendors who are most suited to help you with your big day!
Wedding Nook only shows you services or vendors that fit your criteria, so you don't waste your precious time looking at those who aren't a... fit. No longer does a couple need to sift through hundreds of vendors only to wonder how much their services cost or if they can afford to hire them. Wedding Nook makes it easy for couples to find all of the vendors they need, plus they can book them and pay them from anywhere!
Whether you are looking for all your vendors or just a few services, Wedding Nook can help, no matter your budget for your big day. Wedding Nook officially launches to couples on January 1, 2017!
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Lovestruck Deals is the only wedding website dedicated solely to wedding deals. Brides and grooms can browse Lovestruck Deals' database of specials and deals available from vendors. Their goal is to help all couples find the best prices on their wedding vendors!
Search for available wedding deals in your area from local vendors. No registration, no coupons, no vouchers. Just browse the available deals, and if you find one you like, you can contact the vendor directly via their simple live... chat system.
Whether you're looking for an inexpensive wedding venue or a discount on your wedding photography, wedding planning, and event rentals, you'll find awesome deals on their site. Some vendors even offer complimentary services and/or free trials that you can take advantage of. No matter what you're looking for, it's definitely worth checking out Lovestruck Deals to see if you can get your vendor or service at a discount. They are adding more deals regularly, so be sure to check back often!
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If you're wondering just how much money it may take you to pay for your big day in your area, be sure to check out CostofWedding.com. You can search their database to see what the average spend is for weddings in your area.
Their team collects data each year and updates based on spending trends. Just remember, these figures are only estimates and you should plan your personal wedding budget based on your own set of circumstances.
If you need help setting your own wedding budget, be sure to... check out our other helpful articles on budgeting for your wedding.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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WeddingMix is a division of StoryMix media and it helps couples get a wedding video even if they originally thought they couldn't afford one! Download the WeddingMix app, and you and your guests can use your smartphone to capture video footage on your big day. They also have packages where they can send you cameras to rent to capture footage as well!
Once you've captured all your videos, you just upload them to WeddingMix. You can upload up to 2 minute clips directly via the app, or send... in up to 16GB of video footage via a thumb drive for the WeddingMix team to edit. They work their editing magic to put together a beautiful video for you to treasure all the happy moments.
Best of all, their packages start at just $99 for a 2 minute highlight video, so you can truly get a budget friendly wedding video with WeddingMix!
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If you're thinking about tackling your wedding flowers yourself, you need to check out FiftyFlowers.com. This website not only sells wholesale flowers in bulk at amazingly affordable prices, but this site is filled with loads of tips and ideas to get you inspired.
Search for inspiration by color to see the blooms available in your chosen color scheme. Peruse the images shared of real weddings with brides who DIYed their flowers. You can also select and purchase your flowers to be shipped... directly to your doorstep to arrange for your big day.
FiftyFlowers has all the tools and knowledge you'll need to pull off your wedding day flowers yourself. Their site addresses every question you may have along the way so you can DIY your wedding flowers with confidence!
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If you're planning to take on much of the planning and execution of your wedding day yourself, you may want to check out DIY Wedding Mentor. Creator Caitlin was a DIY bride turned wedding planner and she helps couples all over the world plan, design, and execute their wedding days themselves.
Not only does Caitlin offer lots of valuable advice for tackling any aspect of the wedding day yourself, but she also has a variety of resources available to couples as well. Check out her wedding... planning course, Feel the Wedding Day Love, where she gives you everything you need to stay organized while planning your own wedding.
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If you're looking for a list of the best wedding blogs around, be sure to visit Wedding Blogs 100, created by the owners of BrideTide. Each year they release a list of the best of the best wedding blogs on the web to gather information and inspiration for your wedding day.
Wedding Blogs 100 lists each wedding blog with a brief description, links to social media accounts, along with their primary country. They also share a list of valuable wedding resources to check out, including everything... from your invitations to your wedding day attire.
The list of websites is updated each year, so you're sure to find the best and most useful wedding blogs on WeddingBlogs100.com!Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Planning to do lots of crafts and DIY projects for your big day? If you're looking for the best craft projects with detailed tutorials to check out, be sure to stop by AllFreeDIYWeddings.com. This site lists out in index format thousands of affordable DIY projects for weddings from around the world wide web!
Browse DIYs for every aspect of your wedding, from clothing and attire tutorials to decor and favor projects. You can also browse projects by your favorite bloggers all in one place. Be... sure to check out their collection of free ebooks filled with tons of useful information and inspiring projects!
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The Dating Divas
One thing that often falls by the wayside while you're planning a wedding is your relationship! Remember, you and your future spouse are planning this special day because you are celebrating the beginning of your lifetime together. So be sure not to neglect your relationship during your engagement in favor of focusing on planning what is–essentially–a big party.
One great resource to help you work on your relationship is The Dating Divas. This colorful and cute website offers all sorts of... amazing printables and downloads to bring the spice and romance into your relationship, whether you're newly engaged or have been married for decades!
From date night ideas to thoughtful and romantic gifts, The Dating Divas has a wealth of resources to help you keep the love in your relationship throughout your engagement and beyond. They also offer great marriage courses that are great for couples to use if they haven't been through pre-marital counseling. Their site truly is a must for all couples who want to focus on creating a healthy marriage beyond their big day.