Today’s guest post is from Nan, author of EatBreatheBlog, a healthy lifestyle and parenting blog. She is sharing some great advice with us on planning your wedding online. Thanks so much, Nan!
Planning Your Wedding Online
Remembering how we functioned before doing everything before the Internet is like remembering what your living room looked like two remodels ago: impossible.
That being said, using the web as a resource for daily life is second nature for us. But, even the most internet savvy people still can’t believe that planning a wedding online is totally possible. Maybe it’s the age-old tradition or the sacredness of the big day, but some people are hesitant to take to the web for all things wedding.
If you’re planning an upcoming wedding, but you’re resistant to turn to the internet, don’t be. There are many great resources waiting to make your wedding planning faster, easier and more efficient. WeddingPlannerLove is a great place to start your search!
Shopping for the Ring
Buying a ring online may not be everyone’s first choice. But, think of it this way: instead of browsing a jewelry store with and being hounded by a commission driven sales person to buy more diamond than you can afford, hop online and take a look at your own leisure.
Whether you’re shopping for engagement rings or wedding bands, buying online means you do so at your own pace and with a wider selection. You also don’t run the risk of walking into a store where you can’t afford even the tiniest of diamonds.
Venues and Vendors
From venues for the wedding to cakes, florists and photographers, online is the easiest way to peruse a huge selection of possibilities without making any commitments just yet. Even if you’re using local vendors, you can still access their information and services online, possibly without ever having to step foot in an actual store. With the stress surrounding wedding planning, having this information at your fingertips is priceless.
Our wedding venue directory, WeddingVenueLove, will be launching soon and will be a wonderful resource to help you find the perfect venue for your location and budget.
Guest List and Invitations
Internet resources like Google Docs allow you to create spreadsheets for budgets, guests, and of menu options that you can access from anywhere and share with anyone. Google Docs is free, easy to use and incredibly efficient.
You can find hundreds of invitation designers on WeddingInviteLove to help you set the stage for your big day. Many of the vendors work nationwide (or even worldwide!), so make sure to contact any designer that interests you!
And, the best part of online wedding planning: the honeymoon. Sites like Kayak offer a comparison tool, so you can make sure you’re getting the best deal. Once you’ve gotten the logistics out of the way, you can kick back with your laptop and a glass of bubbly to plan your dream vacation.
Happy planning! We hope that you find WeddingLovely’s vendor directories to be a resource as you plan your big day. We’re very excited, to say the least, about what is in the works for next year. We think you’re going to love it almost as much as we do!
Ring image by Promise Tangeman via flickr
Tropical beach image by Christina Spicuzza via flickr