The best resources for planning a wedding

Oh Hey! It certainly has been a while. The fact that I am getting married in 39 days (!!!) will be my excuse for lack of posting and will continue to be my excuse until after my honeymoon!

Since my brain is all things wedding right now I thought I would share all the resources that helped me while planning my wedding!

1.) Being/going to other people’s weddings. I learned so much from going to weddings and being in some of my friends weddings. Things like your moh gets you your champagne glasses for toasting (I have googled this and it doesn’t say specifically, but I kind of like the idea), you put your engagement ring on the opposite hand before you walk down the aisle, the seating chart is the hardest task. The best piece of advice I have heard and been given is that something will go wrong on the day of the wedding and that you just need to let it go, you are probably the only person who is going to notice it is missing or wrong.

2.) The Wedding Book:Jeff’s sister got me this book shortly after we got engaged and it was my bible for the first couple of months! I literally learned ALL the things. When you should do things by, how to walk in your wedding dress.

3.) Reading blogs: I read all the blogs, stalking (creepy, I know) people’s weddings helped me get an idea of things I liked and didn’t like.

4.) Pinterest: obviously, I mean I am pretty sure people who are already married create their wedding pin boards just in case their significant other wants to get married all over again.

5.) Style Me Pretty and Wedding Chicks: Both websites have great wedding inspiration and tips. I actually created our save the dates on Wedding Chicks thanks to their printable section.
front of save the date

6.) Etsy: I am not quite sure what un-artistically talented people did before etsy. I got so much on their bridal party gifts to wedding day decoartions.

7.) My venues website/facebook page: Fortunately my venue has a list of resources on their website. Since we don’t live in the town where we are getting married their list of caterers, djs, transportation and hotel helped make it easy for us to find companies that have been to our venue and know the lay of the land. I love that they post pictures of people’s weddings on their facebook page and include what vendors they used so that if we liked what we saw we could contact that vendor.

8.) The paper source: When it came to invitations I was kind of lost, I didn’t really have a vision as to how I wanted it to look. The paper source has soo many templates to chose from and when I went to they store they were beyond helpful!

Have you planned or helped plan a wedding?

What was the best resource you used?

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  • Um Pinterest & StyleMePretty were my saviors!!! and Etsy a bit though I thought things were kinda pricey.

    But yes, my advice is don’t worry about day-of stuff! NO ONE usually notices if something goes wrong. You can be an hour late and the show still goes on! (wink wink)

    Can’t wait for this weekend and the wedding! xx

  • Sixteen days until my wedding…(EEP!) Pinterest was a big help for me and the fact that we went to EIGHT weddings last year. After each wedding we talked about what we liked/didn’t like so much and it helped us work out which bits were important to us for our own day.
    Love the tip about letting the thing go on the day that doesn’t turn out how you planned. I’m literally in the do-not-care stage now. It’s taken so much work the past couple of weeks now I’m on countdown til the day!
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  • Weddings seem nuts! I don’t have any experience planning one and barely have any experience attending them so I don’t have much input here, but I will say that whenever I walk by my local Paper Source I just want to buy all the cards, even though I have no use for them hahaha. Such cute stuff.
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