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10 Wedding Websites That Every Bride Needs

10 Wedding Websites that Every Bride Needs. When I planned my wedding I spent so much time on the computer my fiance (who is a computer guy) had to drag me away from it.  

So much of my time on the computer was spent just trying to find the right websites to help plan and organize our wedding. There is so much stuff out there for couples planning that the choices can be overwhelming. Here is my list of the 10 Wedding Website you can't live without. 

1. Pinterest. If you don't know this site and you like to browse online, you should. In a nutshell it lets you save all the pretty pictures you find on the web. I ceated a board for my bridesmaids to help them pick the style and color of the bridesmaid dresses they wanted. I went with mix and match bridesmaid dresses, one color but any style they like.   

2. Cocodot - We decided to send out electronic emails for save the dates, and for the rehearsal dinner, and for the bachelor, bachlorette party and for a million and one other things you need to let your guests know about along the way. This site has free online cards that are exceptionally pretty, and classy. They come with an electronic envelop and seal, and you can customize everything. It is amazing. I now use it for birthdays and everything else. 

3. Wishpot - Wishpot did an amazing job for our wedding registry. We added items we wanted from multiple online sites. We set up charity donations, and even a honeymoon fund. It was easy as pie and guests really seemed to like it and it was free. You can check out our wedding registry here. 

4. Ebay - Since I wanted a whole lot of vintage touches in the wedding, I needed to find them. And I found many on Ebay. You have to get good at searching  but Ebay is just a wealth of great stuff that is hard to find. I bought supplies to make stuff, the silver vintage purses, vintage brooches, gifts... you get the idea. 

5. Etsy - Not only did I want vintage touches but I wanted handmade ones too. And Etsy was an absolute treasure for this. Mainly I used Etsy for little details, my wedding hanger, vintage candelabras, the husband's cufflinks, glitter banners, and supplies. 

6. Mywedding.com - This is a free website that lets you set up your own wedding website. I highly recommend setting up a wedding website. Even though editing pages isn't super straightforward it isn't that tricky either. They really want you to stick to the template too. But it is free and it works. So hard to beat that. This is our wedding website

7. PaperMart - This site was soooo great when it came to purchasing packaging supplies. We bought the welcome bags here and all the little plastic containers for favors etc, all for one third the price of what you'd pay at any kind of favor shop. Plus they sell in bulk, but they offer smaller quantities, which is super helpful. If you are going to DIY favors this site is a must.

8. Weddinggawker - This is an amazing round up of recent blog posts that have great ideas for your wedding. Perfect for inspiration and total wedding eye candy.  

9. Skype- This isn't exactly a website but Skype was such a big part of my wedding planning. Most of my family and three of my bridesmaids were remote, Skype made it possible to see their shoes, dress, pick wedding invites etc...

10. Google Docs - Ok not exactly a website either, but instead it is one of the best kept secrets of wedding planning. Google docs is great for so many wedding planning things. We used the Wedding Address Book Template to collect addresses and keep track of thank you cards.  

 

Do you have wedding websites that you are partial to? Let me know in the comments. 

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Will be sending this along to a friend who is planning her wedding ;) Thank you!

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July 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Thanks for sharing it Holly. :)

July 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergirlywedding

After the wedding sell your wedding dress on YesBride.

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Good to know thanks Kelly. I'll have to check it out.

July 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergirlywedding

Great information. I agree! I was on the computer way too much when I was planning my wedding. Pinterest didn't even exist then! These are some great tips. I would say I am partial to wedding blogs too :-)

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrisstin

Sooo addicting!

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Right Krissten. Wedding blogs too. I knew I forgot one. :) And Meg, I couldn't agree more. Sooo addicting.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergirlywedding

A Practical Wedding. A million times over. So. incredible.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrissy

I am a huge fan of theknot.com; it has a budget creator, an address book, seating arrangements, and a TON of other tools...plus, my favorite part, the wedding countdown.

I'm checking out some of these other sites; thank you SO much.

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

You are so welcome Courtney. The knot is a good one too. And mywedding.com also has a wedding countdown. I loved that my guests could see it too. Oh yes Krissy, I'm familiar with A Practical Wedding too. That is one fun blog. Thanks for reading.

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergirlywedding

A great new site/resource for discounts all things wedding www.wedcoupon.com - engaged or invited ;) great post by the way

July 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarina Walters

www.RecycledBride.com has been a great tool for me so far!

July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

TheKnot.com is SO helpful as well. Pintrist is also amazing, like you said! Thank you for the websites!

July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Great list! I have a question about Wishpot. Did you also have to register at the stores that some of your items were from or did you purely just post off items off the store's website onto Wishpot. My fiancee is not into the traditional wedding registry and wants to just ask for money (for the honeymoon). I on the other hand feel it's a bit tacky to just ask for money and like the idea of something to open at my shower. I think this would be the perfect way to find a middle ground. List a few items to open at the shower and money for the honeymoon! Thanks for the help!

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Hi Kate, I just posted items from the different stores' websites. I only registered with Wishpot. And in many cases I set it up so people could share the cost of items by contributing to our Paypal account. This worked really well, because we could later decide what we wanted to use the money collected for; honeymoon etc... I also added some items that people could purchase too. Feel free to check out my wedding registry here: http://www.wishpot.com/list.aspx?list=484540&uid=265366 and thanks for reading :)

August 14, 2012 | Registered Commentergirlywedding

This site is coming soon, great place to sell your wedding stuff.

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

I love your picture. Can I use it in my blog ?

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercharlotte

I absolutely love pinterest and more then that weddingbee.com! It gives so many ideas and advice that inspired most of my DIY projects!

November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

theknot.com is awesome!!

December 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

theknot.com is a wonderful site that can help you keep track of everything you could imagine!

December 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSavannah

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