Getting married is stressful, exciting, exhilarating, and maddening. It is wonderful to have some online resources to get wedding ideas – for your dress, your favors, your cake, your first dance. There are some wonderful wedding sites out there that will take you through your whole engagement into your honeymoon and make you feel like a princess all the while. Any budget, any taste, there is something on the internet for you. Here some of the best wedding planning websites for all the wedding planners out there, even if you are the bride too.
This is sort of, like, the Big Mama of wedding websites, and it’s got practically all the information you could possibly need to plan your wedding. Once you’re married and you’re “nesting,” they have an affiliate site called TheNest.com, and once you have a little one on the way they have a site called TheBump.com. They also have a wedding shop where you can buy stationery, attendant gifts, napkins, decorations, and more.
>>The Knot – theknot.com
This website is a great guide to lots of wedding resources on the web. You can find local vendors, venues, and more, and you can win prizes, sign up for the monthly newsletter, and read the wedding blogs affiliated with the site. Like TheKnot, there is a wedding store where you can buy wedding stuff.
>>Best Wedding Sites – bestweddingsites.com
This is like evite, but for weddings. You can set up your wedding website where you can post pictures, announcements, maintain a planning calendar, allow people to RSVP, and even facilitate guest lists to your showers, rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, and more.
>>Wedding Website – ewedding.com
A website designed for the bride who wants to have a hands-on approach to wedding planning, this site offers “crafty ideas for the creative bride.” The site is part of TheKnot network, but it offers lots of crafty ideas for the bride who wants to put her own artistic signature on her wedding.
>>Do It Yourself Wedding – mydiyweddingday.com
Also sponsored by TheKnot, this site is affiliated with the Wedding Channel on TV, and offers a lot of the same features TheKnot does – a registry, a store, vendor reviews, etc. The layout and navigation is a little different, so if TheKnot isn’t your thing, check out this website.
>>Wedding Channel – weddingchannel.com
A wonderful, clean, easily navigable website, Brides.com has budget tools, task lists, accounts of real weddings, dress and wedding band suggestions, and lots of resources for making your planning easy. Part of the Code Nast media group, this site is affiliated with Vogue, Self, Style, Glamour, and more. First class.
>>First Class Wedding Site - brides.com
Ah, Martha. Say what you will about her, she is great at planning events and making everything she touches special and classy. Martha has published books on weddings, and offers many wonderful suggestions on her website. There is a blog section, a DIY section, and many resources to help a stressed-out bride. It’s a good thing.
>>Martha Stewart Weddings – marthastewartweddings.com
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