Hello, loves! If you’re newly engaged, planning on getting engaged soon, or you’ve been planning for some time, you need this post! Bookmark it (CTRL + D), tweet it, facebook it, and pin it for later. We’re always on the hunt for the best wedding resources and today we’re unleashing the most legend-waitforit-dary finds. If you want to get a head start on your (infinitely awesome) registry, need an app to track of ALL OF THE WEDDING THINGS, want to stay on budget and track your expenses, or you’re just looking for some seriously fun wedding planning reads, this is the guide. So, grab a cup of coffee (um, so I found this one and it smells like donuts are being made. in your office. and it is magical.) and get ready to start planning the Best Day Ever…
Best Wedding Resources
1. Keep Your Budget In Check
2. Get an App to Help You Plan
Get familiar with Appy Couple, the most stylish wedding planning app we’ve seen yet. So easy to use, too. It will keep everything organized and at an arm’s length, since you carry that phone everywhere you go.
3. Get The List
Make sure you have this list of must-have wedding photos. You’ll thank me later.
4. Find the best wedding vendors.
The Best Day Ever starts with the best wedding vendors. Oh, and they’re all right here!
5. Get Exercise Anywhere You Go
You want to exercise, but you don’t have the time? I hear ya. It’s important to work out while planning your wedding. And not to fit into any sort of particular size or ideal bridal ‘look’. Instead, work out to keep stress at bay. To feel good. To be healthy. To feel ultra sexy in that totally gorgeous gown and to feel your best and full of energy. Try Daily Burn, especially if you’re short on time (like me — and everyone else in the universe). It’s a lifesaver.
6. Get Inspiration at Your Fingertips
It’s new, it’s modern, and it’s free: BridalPulse pulls the best wedding blog content and brings it right to your fingertips. Awesome. The only reason you may not know about this one yet is because it’s BRAND NEW! We’re so excited to share it with you.
7. Plan the Perfect Registry
The problem: wedding registries in-store are limited. You have to pick items that are only available inside that particular store… until now! Amazon makes it easy to create a registry for anything on the web. It’s amazing. Create one now. I have one ongoing (sort of a ‘wish list’) for things I find. I love it. It’s so easy!
8. Find (or Make) The Most Fashionable Fabric
Need poppy fabrics + prints for your DIY projects? Meet Spoonflower, your new fabric BFF. You can even upload a custom design to make your own personalized fabric. GET OUT.
9. Get a Handle on Those Mailing Addresses
Need to organize addresses for wedding invitations? Meet Postable, your new address assistant. Finally, all of your addresses in one place (and easy to export to your wedding stationer, too.)
10. Make a Map in an Instant
Need a wedding map for invitations? Wedding Mapper helps you create a free wedding map for your invitations. Just enter the destination, and presto-chango, Google shoots out a map.
11. Fill Those Favors
Need unique fillers for those cute favor boxes you found? Try Sugarfina. They have candies you can find based on country of origin, as well as some unique finds (like champagne gummi bears or chocolate covered espresso beans. Yum. Or peach gummi hearts, as shown.
12. Make a Wedding Email Address
If you’re going to bridal shows or plan to enter tons of wedding giveaways, do yourself a favor and grab a free email account somewhere (gmail, yahoo, hotmail) to keep your wedding stuff separate. I wish I did this, as I’m STILL getting emails from vendors from a wedding show I went to back when I planned my wedding, and it’s almost more annoying to unsubscribe than to just toss it in the trash bin.
13. Let Bridesmaids BORROW Their Dresses
Seriously, one of the best ideas ever: borrowed bridesmaid dresses. Check out Little Borrowed Dress.
14. Read the Books!
Don’t stress. Get some inspiration right at your fingertips with The Handcrafted Wedding and, coming soon, The Inspired Wedding. I wrote them both (and poured my heart into ’em!) and I know you’re going to love what you find in there. Promise.
15. Shop The Marketplace
For the ultimate handmade shopping experience, shop here. It’s basically the best on Etsy (and Artfire and Shopenvy and BigCartel) for weddings.
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