Planning a wedding can take a lot of work. Finding a venue, choosing a menu, mailing invitations and putting together decorations can start to feel overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a ton of time to dedicate to planning. Luckily, a number of talented wedding enthusiasts have created internet resources to help. Here are ten of the best wedding sites to help you plan your 2019 wedding.
DIY Bride is dedicated to helping couples who want to save money and give their weddings a personal flair through do-it-yourself projects. On this blog, you can find downloadable resources, ideas for DIY decorations and general wedding planning advice. Plus, if you need a little extra guidance, they offer DIY wedding consulting at an affordable rate.
Wedding Lovely is a great one-stop shop for wedding planning. The main site connects users with great, independent wedding vendors like wedding planners, caterers, photographers and more. On the Wedding Lovely Blog, you can also find photos, interviews with wedding vendors and tips for having the wedding of your dreams. The site’s diversity of content and useful tools make it one of the best wedding sites out there.
The Budget Savvy Bride is dedicated to helping couples have great weddings without breaking the bank. From DIY tutorials to info on great deals, this site has pretty much everything you need to have a lovely wedding no matter your budget.
One of the best features of the site is its “Real Weddings” section. Get inspired by the weddings of real people, instead of more stylized magazine models and wedding professionals. Search weddings by location, budget, season and color, and if you feel inclined, submit your own wedding musings to inspire others.
The founder of the Offbeat Bride — and author of the book by the same name — calls the site a celebration of “folks daring to walk off the beaten aisle.” The site is packed with resources, inspiration and advice for unconventional weddings. In particular, the site works to highlight the weddings of couples who don’t often make it into more mainstream wedding-planning magazines and sites: older couples, LGBTQ couples and plus size couples, just to name a few.
When you browse Offbeat Bride, you’ll quickly find pictures from real weddings, DIY tips and even ideas for nerdy, themed weddings. This site is one of the best for a couple looking to have a wedding as unique as they are.
Not sure what traditions you want to include in your modern-day wedding? The Feminist Bride might be a good resource for you. This site isn’t just a dumping ground for tips and tricks. Instead, it takes a look at common wedding traditions, analyzes them from a feminist perspective and helps couples update the wedding scene in a way that’s more empowering.
The site has sections dedicated to traditions, wedding planning and marriage equality. The Feminist Bride is both intellectual and approachable, and if you’re not up for reading, you can also check out the related podcast. It’s hands-down the best wedding site for people wondering “what’s the deal with weddings, anyway?”
A Practical Wedding has resources for pretty much everything you might need to know about planning your wedding. They feature real, diverse weddings, give advice and engage a community of one million monthly readers.
A Practical Wedding doesn’t make out the wedding experience to be polished or perfect. Instead, it embraces messiness and love. On their site you can find personal essays, how-to guides and practical advice.
Love Stories TV is the best site for visual learners to get wedding inspiration without the stress. It’s a library of user-submitted wedding videos that anyone can use to get ideas for their wedding and get pumped to start planning. Because users can search by videographer, vendor, designer and more, Love Stories TV is also a great site to find the services you’ll need for your wedding.
Bored of the same old wedding looks? Unconventional Wedding is a blog and vendor directory to help couples plan unique, quirky and creative weddings. Whether you’re looking for something nerdy or outrageously fun, this site is a great place to start your search.
B.Loved is a UK luxury wedding blog. It provides both wedding and general lifestyle advice and inspiration. With gorgeous images and a directory of chic wedding supplies and vendors, it’s perfect for a couple planning a stylish, modern wedding.
Wedding for $1000 is the ultimate wedding planning site for couples on a tight budget. It also has a calculator, so you can make the most of what you’re able to spend. If you want to make sure you don’t forget about any expenses, this is one of the best sites to check out since they’ve covered everything you need to know.
Not every bride-to-be dreams of an over-the-top, platinum-style wedding. Instead, she might imagine a small celebration with only her family and closest friends. If this sounds like you, then check out Intimate Weddings as you plan. Once you land on the homepage, you’ll be able to plug in your envisioned wedding location — church, beach, museum, winery, etc. — as well as the country, state or city in which you plan to wed.
If you haven’t pinned down the venue yet, start here and find intimate options nearby. With that finished, use the rest of the site’s resources to find vendors, DIY ideas and more.
Curvy brides, listen up: Pretty Pear Brides has all the tips you need for your big day. That starts with finding the perfect gown to flatter your figure, and they have plenty of suggestions for how to do just that.
The website also has inspiration for your wedding colors and photo shoots, especially when it comes to styles and shots that will flatter you. If you’re newly engaged, Pretty Pear Brides has an engagement guide to help you through the next steps — this includes the aforementioned fashion, photography and design, as well as planning tips and Etsy shopping inspiration.
As we’ve already said, it can be tough to find the perfect venue for your nuptials. The Wedding Spot aims to make the entire process simpler. First, you can search for potential locations — such as a specific spot, venue type or the city in which you want to wed.
Once you’ve found the ideal place to say “I do,” the site helps you figure out how much your big day would likely cost. This doesn’t just include renting the space for the day or night. Add on the features you want on your big day, as well as the number of guests you plan to invite, and then you can see the potential price.
Here’s another go-to for DIY planners. Wedding Wire organizes all the nuts and bolts of planning, so you can stay on track and get everything done — no last-minute scrambling for you. Instead, the website provides customizable checklists to ensure you’re getting your to-dos done in a timely manner. You can also use Wedding Wire to build a wedding website and gather a guest list. Plus, your guests can use the website to find your registry.
Sometimes, the best way to plan a wedding is to rely on the wisdom of others. Wedding Bee is built upon such an idea — the website houses comment boards where brides-to-be can reach out and ask for tips or skim through others’ posts to find the information they need. The conversations don’t just cover weddings, either. After you say “I do,” you can log onto Wedding Bee to chat about everything from nesting in your newlywed pad to romance and relationship advice.
Planning your wedding is a big task. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be stressful. These wedding sites can help you tackle your planning with confidence and style.