Today’s guest post is a review of WeddingLovely’s new wedding planning site from Stefan of White Diamond Photo and Video. Here’s what Stefan has to say:
I first encountered WeddingLovely when some of my Long Island wedding video clients started telling me how they couldn’t live without it. I checked it out, and I have to say I’m totally impressed. WeddingLovely works hard to be your complete online wedding wizard. Tracy Osborn, founder and site designer, connects with vendors for every possible aspect of wedding services, but she goes much farther than that. She provides so many services at one single low-cost website that it’s hard to imagine how someone could plan a wedding without using WeddingLovely. Here are the ways that WeddingLovely decreases your stress and saves you time:
Read the full post after the cut!
You receive personalized recommendations
It’s easy to find online lists of wedding vendors, but then you have to spend hours sorting through them, trying to find ones that are a good fit for your budget and style. WeddingLovely asks you a few questions about your plans and your budget, so that you’ll only see vendors that are specific to your needs. After all, if you’re planning an outdoor wedding with just a couple dozen people attending, followed by a home-made potluck meal, you don’t want to have to sort through venue listings that include urban hotels and exotic catered dinners. You can also specify whether you’re having a destination wedding, whether it will center on a religious tradition, whether you would like to include eco-friendly details, and much more.
WeddingLovely keeps track of everything
Using WeddingLovely is like having a magic wedding planner who lives in your pocket and is available anytime you are, without the need for making an appointment. If you find yourself wide awake in the middle of the night, going over lists and calendars, you can log on to WeddingLovely and get all your ideas added to your plan, so you can stop worrying and go back to sleep. WeddingLovely provides checklists and questions for you, so that nothing can be forgotten, and it even points out which tasks are important right now, and which ones you don’t have to worry about yet.
While WeddingLovely may help you decide that you (and your partner, mom, and/or friend) can do all your wedding planning on your own, the site also gives you plenty of information on choosing a professional wedding planner. You can read many blog posts about why people choose to use wedding planners, including basic explanations about the differences between wedding planners, event coordinators, venue coordinators, wedding stylists, and other related titles.
Your own custom wedding website
One unique feature that WeddingLovely offers is the chance to easily create your own wedding website. The wedding-planning months are hectic enough without having to figure out how to build a website from scratch. WeddingLovely offers you the chance to create your own site (even including a custom domain name) by starting with one of their simple templates and just editing. Now you have a place for posting all the photos, maps, event and registry information that your friends and family need, all based at WeddingLovely, your one wedding go-to site.
My clients at White Diamond Video who have used WeddingLovely have been so happy with its treasure-chest of resource that I’ve begun referring all my new clients here in the course of our very first conversation. They can start planning their wedding by searching the wedding vendor guide or if they are in need of inspiration, they can view the WeddingLovely blog.
Thanks Stefan! For more about White Diamond Photo and Video, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide Profile or head straight to their website.
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