You have finally decided to take the plunge and enter marital bliss with that special someone. Believe it or not, actually getting engaged is actually the easy part. From here until the wedding day, there will be decisions to make, dresses and tuxedos to fit, colors to coordinate, cakes to sample and so much more. As exciting as planning a wedding can be, it is also a job and it can be quite overwhelming. This is even truer if you have no clue where to start or what all decisions need to be made. Fortunately, there are tons of services and apps available to help the modern bride prepare for her big day, hopefully without pulling her hair out. Read on for some great places to start your wedding planning.
Wedding Wire is a great all-inclusive website. Brides can find budgeting sheets, wedding checklists, and more in terms of preparation and clarity. Even better is the fact that Wedding Wire is known as a one-stop shop for weddings. The database is compiled of over 250,000 venues and vendors that can be sorted by location, services, pricing, and rating. This website can tell you what type of professionals you should find as well as help you locate some in your area. They like to run sweepstakes to give some lucky couples a chance to start their married life well. Additionally, couples can set up their free wedding website through Wedding Wire to announce their engagement, add their registry, schedule events, create budgets and seating charts, collect RSVPs, and more. Wedding Wire also provides an app that allows you to collect any wedding photos that your guests may have taken. This service is free to use.
Zola is another wedding service that has been gaining attention and momentum recently. It, too, offers wedding planning items, allows you to build your wedding website, and purchase invites. However, its most well known main feature is the registry. There are many items available on this site that many couples are looking for. Additionally, you can purchase items on this registry for up to one year later at a 10% discount. Zola also helps users set up a honeymoon fund that allows family and friends to add money to help with those expenses. The website is free to use.
The Knot can help a bride find every professional she needs to find locally. Their database includes reception venues, photographers, videographers, salons, DJs, bands, florists, wedding planners, jewelers, cake bakers and more. They can even help you locate boudoir photographers for a special gift for your new husband. In fact, The Knot can help you locate vendors for pretty much anything you can dream up for your wedding at just about any budget. Using this website is free and can be an incredibly useful resource for planning your big day.
A wedding is an important day that should be enjoyed by the bride and groom. Do not let the work of planning ruin that for you. Use a service like those mentioned above to cut through some of the overwhelm and help you plan the wedding of your dreams.