Today I want to share a few sites, apps, and other resources I’ve been using during this wedding planning process. A lot goes into planning one of the most important days of your life, and here are the resources I’ve been using to give me some inspiration, motivate my inner wedding planner, and keep my sanity:
Thank goodness my fiance is as type A as I am, so he not only tolerates my lists and spreadsheets, but actually appreciates them. Setting up spreadsheets on Google Docs was one of the very first things we did, and it has made it easy to collaborate and keep everything in one place that is accessible to both of us. (Look out for more to come on all our spreadsheets!)
2. The Knot Wedding Planner App
I was planning on avoiding The Knot, thinking the most obvious source wouldn’t necessarily be the best, but nope, I was wrong. This is the best checklist app I’ve found. I put in our date and like magic, our timeline appeared. We are straying a bit but this definitely helps keep us on track.
This is a given, but it must be mentioned because it really is that good. I’m very visual, so having all of my dream wedding images in one place (even before the engagement, of course) instantly gave me a feel for the type of celebration I wanted.
4. Style Me Pretty
Wedding blogs do not get any better than this. It is full of inspiration and just overall pretty-ness. It’s the perfect place to go when you fall out of the wedding-planning mood to give you the boost you need to get amped up again.
Yes, I am an Instagram addict. And yes, wedding planning has contributed to my addiction. Here are some of my fave accounts:
@blisschicago | @engagedandinspired | @weddingchicks | @greenweddingshoes| @howheasked |
@weddingpaperdivas | @loverly | @bhldn | @heygorgevents
6. Various Wedding Magazines
I’m old-fashioned, so I get overwhelmed by the amount of information on the internet and still like the feel of good ol’ paper between my fingers. Wedding magazines are my go-to for ripping and scrapbooking, and ooh-ing and ahh-ing on a lazy day when I need to pull my eyes away from a screen. My favorites include Brides and Martha Stewart Weddings.