Do you need ideas for your wedding? Check out some of the resources
outlined below for ideas and tools for planning almost every aspect of your wedding.
Wedding planning is an exciting but incredibly involved undertaking, so it's important that you take advantage of all
of the tools you have at your disposal. One of the most useful of these tools is the Internet, which is full of advice, planners,
and other great resources for pulling everything together. Here, we've shared 100 of the best of what the Internet has to
offer for brides.
These sites are the ones you hear about often. They generally have full-service tools, vendor listings, inspiration and
more, creating a one-stop shop for brides.
1. The Knot: This perennial favorite has it all-dresses,
fashion, planning tools, and loads of inspiration. Just take it slowly, and don't get overwhelmed.
2. Martha Stewart Weddings: Martha has awesome planning tools, crafty advice, etiquette, and so much more.
3. OneWed: OneWed offers planning resources, an active community of brides, plus free
4. Brides.com: This popular bridal magazine's website is
alive and well offering wedding style, planning, and much more.
5. Wedding Wire: Wedding Wire is an awesome resource for brides. You can find vendors and ask them to bid their services,
build a site, talk to other brides, and a whole lot more.
6. Get Married: Lifetime's wedding site has feature video, planning
tools, advice, and plenty of other useful resources for brides.
7. Wedding Channel: Here you'll find resources for planning,
lots of photo galleries, and shopping tips.
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Visit these sites to find answers to your wedding questions.
8. WikiWeddings: WikiWeddings has advice for just about every part of wedding planning.
9. Mahalo: Mahalo has a great collection of wedding how-tos.
10. About.com Weddings: About.com
has an incredibly helpful and extensive collection of wedding resources and advice.
With these tools and resources, you can make wedding planning a simple task.
21. One Stop Wedding Planner: This online
planner will cover all of your bases with ease.
Organize your wedding, get vendors, and lots more on this site.
23. Why Hire A Wedding Coordinator?:
Find out why a coordinator can help you save your sanity and money at the same time.
24. Wedding Control: Use this site to manage your invitations, guests, and more.
25. Our Wedding Day: On this site, you'll find loads of free tools for managing your
26. Weddinic: This awesome tool will help you stay on task with wedding planning.
Get your guests organized and happy with these resources.
27. How To Organize Your Wedding Guest List
With Complete Ease: Learn how you can make creating your guest list as painless as possible.
28. See You Then: Get all of
your guests organized on this event planning site.
29. Jot Spot: This
family site can help you corrdinate schedules and get your family organized.
30. Simple Seating: Use this tool to drap and drop your guests into seating arrangements.
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Music & Entertainment
Get ideas for ceremony music, find a DJ, and more with these resources.
31. WeddingWire Music Database:
WeddingWire's collection of wedding songs offers the ability to listen to clips.
32. Wedding Music 101: Check out this advice site for advice on hiring a band or DJ, what to play and when
you should play it, as well as tips for avoiding music mistakes.
33. GigSalad: Book your wedding talent on this site.
34. It's A Nice Day For An iPod Wedding: CNet has
a little bit of advice for couples who are thinking of using an iPod for wedding music.
35. Our Wedding Songs:
This site has a song for every moment of your wedding-and other brides have rated and commented on what they think of them.
36. WeDJ: On WeDJ, you can find an awesome local disc jockey to play
37. Top 100 Party Songs: This site lists all of the wedding favorites.
Take your wedding planning to the next level with these handy tools.
60. How To Plan A Wedding - Google Style:
This blogger explains how she uses Google tools to plan her wedding.
61. Streamlining Family Projects With Google
Docs: See how you can put together your wedding on Google Docs.
62. BackpackIt: 37Signals'
organization and collaboration tool is awesome for wedding planning.
63. EXCEL: A perennial favorite, this spreadsheet program is still one
of the best tools for wedding planning.
Find and manage vendors with these resources.
64. Selecting A Photographer For Your
Wedding: This used to link to a great article posted on Professional Photographers
of America, but they have moved it. So, I have linked to a similar article on our own blog. If you still
want more, check out another similar article we wrote earlier about hiring a wedding photographer.
65. CitySearch: Citysearch is a great place to get the truth about potential wedding vendors.
66. A Beautiful Affair Of The Heart: Check out this site to find an officiant to marry you.
67. Yahoo! Local:
Yahoo!'s directory offers an easy way to locate potential wedding vendors.
68. Wedding Cakes Across America: Check out this site's gallery of cakes, and find a baker that will make one for you on this site.
69. Yelp: Yelp offers easy to find listings and reviews on local wedding
70. Wedding Cake Creations: This site has a great gallery of cakes, lots of advice, and a
tools for finding your own cake maker.
71. Google Local:
Find websites, contact information and more for wedding service professionals in your area with Google.
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Use these resources to plan a wedding that's easy on the earth.
Portovert is an awesome resource for finding an environmentally friendly location, vendors, and lots more.
73. Great Green Weddings: Any
bride interested in having an eco-friendly wedding needs to check out this site.
74. How To Green Your Wedding:
TreeHugger offers some tips and other great information for creating a wedding that's light on the environment.
75. Ethical Weddings: From
wedding gowns to suppliers, Ethical Weddings has you covered.
With these resources, you can get involved with planning all of the fun parties that will surround your wedding.
76. Bachelor Party Photo Guide: Popular
Photography has some advice for grooms.
77. Bridesmaid Aid: This site has some great advice for bridesmaids planning a bridal shower.
78. Bachelorette Party Guide: Here
you'll find an awesome resource for games, scavenger hunts, and more.
Look to these sites for both warnings and entertainment.
79. Ugly Dress: Don't
subject your bridesmaids to this.
80. Etiquette Hell: Check out the stories on this site to learn what not to do.
Blogs & Communities
Blogs and bridal communities are perhaps the most valuable resources a bride can have. They're great about providing the
latest trends, ideas, and tips that brides can use for planning, so be sure to check them out.
81. Wedded Bits: Brides.com's
blog has planning tips, trend coverage, and weddings in the news.
82. Hostess With The Mostess: The Hostess blog is good for any party, but brides will enjoy the
fresh take found here.
83. OffBeat Bride: Ariel Stallings' blog is an ode to brides that don't want
to mess with poofy dresses. Here you'll find inspiration-"wedding porn"-for making your wedding unique and personal.
84. IndieBride: IndieBride's Kvetch has a nice community of brides with great ideas.
85. Wedding Bee: Wedding
Bee is a group blog for engaged women, but it's more than just entries-the blog has a strong community as well as classifieds.
86. A Practical Wedding: Meg's blog offers advice for planning a wedding that won't drive
87. The Bridal Bar Blog: The Bridal Bar is an awesome blog to check out for inspiration.
88. WeddingWire Blog: WeddingWire's blog is a nice mix of trend watches, current events,
and advice for brides.
89. Elizabeth Anne's Designs: Elizabeth's blog practically defines wedding style, featuring breathtaking
photos and lots of inspiration.
90. Aisle Dash: Aisle Dash is full of awesome galleries and advice.
91. IDo Sugar: This new blog is full of great ideas and current events in
92. Polka DotBride: This Australia-based wedding blog is obsessed with cute style.
93. Ritzy Bee Blog: Ritzy Bee is all about wedding details.
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