I bought a Brides Magazine (I had a coupon, otherwise I would not have spend $6 on a magazine) and they had a list of 75 websites that are a help for wedding planning. Well, I am going to say those websites that have helped me bunches:
With the extensive photos from actual weddings and articles about just about everthing you could wonder about, the knot is a HUGE help. I have gotten lots of ideas (or vetoed a lot of ideas) from the wedding photos and the DIY section.
This site has a (free) seating program. The one in Brides Magazine was not free. Free is good. I'm not sure yet if I am going to have assigned seating, but I can work on how I would like the tables set up and where the different special tables will be (DJ, cake, gift, guestbook, etc). And if I decide to assign seats, it'll be a piece of cake!
They have a wedding music search. Type in an artist and it gives you a list of good wedding songs by that artist. They even have categories of when to play the songs (first dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc).
With this site you can make a map with little icons for the hotel, ceremony site, reception site, etc. You tell the site addresses and it pulls them up in google maps. You then get to assign icons to the different locations. Center the map however you want, hit the 'print screen' button on your keyboard, paste into word or powerpoint, crop out what's not your map, and voila! you have a perfect map for including in your invitations!
We haven't yet figured out our honeymoon, but this website emails me every week the top 20 deals. Oh the possibilities!
and even though it's not a website, I have gotten really lucky by getting a little lost in Walmart (I am happy to say that I enter Walmart so often (rarely) that I get lost every time). I found clearance invitations and favor boxes that will probably end up saving me at least $100, if not more. I hate Walmart, but I could not pass up that deal! They required some dressing up and buying ribbon, but even still shopping at Walmart is saving me at least $100.
Maine and New Hampshire
3 months ago