Planning a wedding can be frustrating and time consuming, especially when it comes to finding dresses, accessories, sourcing cost effective little personal touches and developing your unique style. Having planned my own wedding and worked on hundreds of weddings I have come across dozens of useful websites for brides. Here are my favourites, be sure to check them out to get some great ideas and tips.
www.etsy.com My absolute favourite website for buying unique bits and pieces for weddings. It is basically a site dedicated to hand made items and vintage pieces, not just for weddings but for most things. I bought a personalised cake topper and dress hanger from there and had my wedding invitations custom made through Etsy. You can also find or have made your wedding gifts and accessories. If you see something you like be sure to visit that designers page to see what else they can make for you. I am sure you will love this site and find some great value, little treasures.
www.pinterest.com Pinterest is fantastic for creating a mood board for your wedding. Just find a picture you like from the web and pin it to your board. Thee great thing is it makes note of the site the picture is from so you won’t forget where you found that divine dress or pretty bouquet. You can also browse other peoples boards to get some inspiration. Be sure to check out my profile while you are there. http://www.pinterest.com/gemmanichols/ Tip – make your board private until after your wedding to keep the planning secret.
http://www.marthastewartweddings.com Martha’s wedding magazine is a real hit in the USA. You can access so many great planning tips and style ideas from her elegant and modern website. A real must for any bride.
http://www.polkadotbride.com This is Australia’s most popular wedding blog for a reason. I scan this religiously to keep up to date with the bridal trends.
http://greenweddingshoes.com Is a fabulous wedding blog with a lovely real wedding section that I love to browse through. Th quote them “At Green Wedding Shoes, we are truly. madly. deeply. head over heels in love with love.” Perhaps you can have your wedding featured on their site after the big event, it is a big honour for any bride.
http://theknot.ninemsn.com.au The knot started out in the USA and launched here in Australia about three years ago. It covers everything you could possibly need and even has a great online store attached to it that I purchased my bridal parties singlets from to wear for the prep photos.
http://www.stylemepretty.com Another amazing blog dedicated to weddings and helping you design your big day. It is an American blog but they feature all kinds of different, beautiful weddings