I am proudly a bridesmaid this year for two of my best friends and am in a very wedding heavy industry for my day job and let’s be real, bloggers are alllllways inundated with beautiful imagery and ideas about events, hosting, and weddings. All in all, I’ve picked up a few things while talking to friends, vendors, clients and fellow influencers that I think will help all my pretty lady bride-to-be readers out there (and grooms too!) when it comes to wedding planning.
My main bit of advice will always be to make the guest list before you pick a venue. (Thanks to my sister’s wedding for that tidbit). But next, to always create a wedding website. I have personally used them myself for all weddings I have been to and have found them to be a saving grace when planning and traveling. Rather than scrambling to ask the hosts the details, I have them all at my fingertips. If you are on the fence about creating one, let me convince you otherwise…
It’s a Nice Introduction
If it is a friend’s wedding whose special someone I haven’t had the chance to get to know as well (usually because of distance), their wedding website gives me an idea of their relationship, a chance hear their story and a look at fun past pictures of them.
It is Another Chance to Get Creative
Set the stage! This is your first glimpse you can give your guests of your taste and what to expect. Why not seize the day and enjoy this creative opportunity? There are so many gorgeous templates and designs out there. Check some of Minted’s out here.
They are Green
You can RSVP to multiple events so it saves paper and postage! Not to mention…money! Weddings are so expensive, might as well save when you can!
Easy Way to Communicate
Give those updates, details, and local recommendations for hotels, excursions and restaruants easily. Save yourself by answering incessant calls and emails and toss all that info on your wedding website!
Great Chance to Show Off Those Engagement Photos
Come on! Give Facebook a break! Showcase your beautiful pictures on your wedding website!
And to sign up for their premium website, it is only an extra $35! The features include: