You’ve got the engagement ring sized, set the wedding date, and asked your roommate to be your maid of honor. Now it’s time to decide on the cake, photographer, and whether the guests will throw birdseed or blow bubbles. Stressed? Don’t fret, help is available!
What’s a modern bride like you to do? You can turn to one of the most valuable resources for wedding planning – the internet. The internet offers a wealth of information for brides. Everything from rehearsal dinner etiquette to honeymoon planning – you can find just about any information you need online.
Here are some of the best wedding websites to help you plan your special day.
Wedding Website #1 : Weddingchannel.com
Weddingchannel.com is an organized site that can be very helpful to brides and mothers of the brides (or even the groom) who are busy planning the wedding. It offers a budget calculator, guest list manager, online scrapbook, personal wedding website and more. If you click on “Ideas and Advice”, you will be directed to numerous questions and answers on a variety of subjects including wedding favors,destination weddings, and hairstyles. You can also search for your dream wedding dress by designer, neckline, silhouette and price range. (You can do the same for bridesmaid, flower girls, and mother’s dresses.) It also includes a nice photo gallery of cakes, hairstyles, flowers and more. It also offers a store where you can purchase items such as favors, bridesmaid gifts, etc.
Wedding Website #2 : Theknot.com
Theknot.com is a very popular site for brides and hopeful brides-to-be. It offers many useful tools such as a wedding checklist, budgeter, personal web page and guest list. You can also search for gowns, accessories and more. There is a section for local vendors, where you might be able to search for photographers, florists, etc. in your area depending on where you live. One nice feature is “Ask Carley” which includes answers to questions such as “How many registry items do we choose?” and “How old is too old for a flower girl?”. Don’t forget to check out the the message boards where you can connect with other brides, perhaps meet people who are getting married on the same day as you. You can talk about everything from the proposal, to what type of cake you want. Theknot.com is definitely a site you’ll want to add to bookmark.
Wedding Website #3: Brides.com
Brides.com is an online supplement to to Bride , Modern Bride , and Elegant Bride magazines. It offers tips and advice on planning, fashion, honeymoon travel, beauty, and more. It also has an online community where you can chat with other brides and discuss your weddings, give and get advice, show off your dress, etc. It provides a local vendors section as well. You can search by price, style and more. Check out the “Guides” section for advice on topics such as invitations, how to exit the wedding and similar subjects.
Wedding Website #4: Bestweddingsites.com
Bestweddingsites.com is a very cute site that you might find very helpful for planning your wedding. It has several useful sections such as a gallery where you can view wedding flowers, cakes, table settings as more. It also offers a directory of local bridal shows. One unique feature is it lists recommended books for planning your wedding – wedding planners, fiction about getting married, non-fiction books, and cookbooks for brides. In addition, the site has several informative articles such as “Pros and Cons of Beach Weddings” and “Who Pays the Costs of Weddings Today?” Bestweddingsites.com is worth a visit if you’re newly engaged or planning a wedding.
Wedding Website #5: Ourweddingday.com
Ourweddingday.com is another fabulous online resource for brides. It provides helpful tools such as an RSVP manager, seating planner, budget manner, printable save the date e-cards and more. It has an advice section where you can find tips on your makeup, reception linens, and how to avoid becoming a scary bride. You can create your own wedding website, and search for local vendors (only available in some areas). Ourweddingday.com is another site for brides, mother of the brides, and bridesmaids to visit.
Congratulations on your engagement! Happy Wedding Planning!