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10 Websites Every Bride Should Use To Plan Her Wedding

May 7, 2014 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

My Wedding. Finding the perfect location for your wedding is one of the first steps in the planning process. MyWedding can assist you in finding the right location for your wedding day. With their extensive list of venues, categorized by state and major cities, this site also lets you sort by number of "loves," as well as alphabetically, for browsing.


Aisle Planner. Aisle Planner is the only planning site created by wedding professionals. It’s a comprehensive and customizable planning platform that brides can use to plan like a pro. You can track your budget and payment due dates, guest RSVPs, special requests (such as dietary restrictions) and more. There is also a section with inspiration from wedding experts.


Wedding Paper Divas. In most instances, your stationery will be the first step in introducing your wedding day style and theme to your guests. Wedding Paper Divas has free design consultation, photo upload, and unique personalization tools to ensure the perfect invitations, save the dates, thank you notes, and more.


Carats and Cake. Brides love looking at real weddings for inspiration. Now you can take it a step further by finding your wedding vendors through photos that recent newlyweds upload onto the Carats and Cake site, along with the details of their vendors. You can search by the specific type of vendor you’re looking for (flowers, cakes, venues, etc.) or by your local area.


LocalCatering.com. Your guests will remember the food they have at your wedding long after it’s over, so choosing the right caterer is paramount. After selecting your desired service and filling out a simple form, LocalCatering.com connects you directly with up to four caterers from their directory so you can decide on the best caterer for your special day.


Postable. This free, online address book allows you to store everyone’s mailing address in one place—making it a snap when gathering info for everything from save-the-dates to thank you notes. Postable is private and secure, and even allows you to export the list to send to your calligrapher or planner, as well as print your own mailing labels. And you can use it well after the wedding to send our holiday cards and more.


GuestShots. Your guest will no doubt be snapping plenty of shots--either with their phones or cameras--during your big day. And while they might not be as polished as your professional photographer, you’ll still want to see them. GuestShots allows you to easily gather everyone’s photos and videos from all of your wedding events. The site even provides custom cards you can send to your guests so they know how to upload their images, and you can then select favorites to create a wedding scrapbook and movie that can be shared online.


All Seated. All Seated is a free site that allows couples to view their venue map, build their guest list, and even plan their seating charts (which we all know can be super stressful). You can import your guests from your social networks and email accounts, creating your guest list in minutes. Family and friends want to be involved? Instead of countless phone calls, faxes, and emails, simply invite them to share your event and in seconds, they are part of the planning process.


Light in the Box. Lightinthebox.com is an online retailer for made-to-order bridal and bridesmaid dresses. Brides and her bridesmaids can send in their exact measurements and select from thousands of styles and colors--and they’ll receive a dress sized to fit their figures perfectly, saving time and money (up to 80 percent) on alterations for the big day.


Zola. Zola is an online wedding registry that couples can use to list any item from any store, lets users purchase in groups, and even provides the option for guests to pitch in towards a couple’s honeymoon or cash fund (perhaps for a down payment on a new home)--all in one easy place. Zola also just launched an iPhone app, allowing couples to create and manage their registry on-the-go and receive access to all of the benefits of the site.

 

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