Updated: Nov 13, 2020
The Internet has absolutely transformed the way couples plan their weddings over the last 15 years or so. There has never been more information and inspiration so easily available to anyone who wants to look. Whether you are doing all the planning yourself, or just looking for ideas to pin on your Pinterest board, these links are great places to look. We've included some big nationally-focused sites, and some that are local to our area here in Orlando, so there's something to help every couple!
Everything in One Place!
These sites cover pretty much all the topics that make up a wedding, a potential one-stop destination for all your needs! Orange Blossom Bride- Orlando-specific site featuring many real weddings and subject-specific inspo, along with searchable venue and vendor databases. Great blog entries with information and tips on the full range of important wedding topics, and a podcast with local vendors as well! Brides- Repository of articles about any topic you can think of, and a ton of real weddings with gorgeous photos for inspiration! The Knot- One of the biggest names in weddings, The Knot has been the go-to for brides for years now. Make your own wedding website, collect your registries, you can do it here! Wedding Wire- Another major force in the online space, Wedding Wire is an excellent place to research potential vendors, organize all your activities, and even shop!
Here Comes The Guide- This site is heavy on vendors and venues, searchable by state and specific purposes (Outdoor weddings, rehearsals, even honeymoon destinations), along with some great tools for keeping your ideas organized!
Wedding Planning Tools and Information
These sites get heavily into the details of DIY planning, giving you tools and tips if you want to be the one to create your own special day! One Fab Day- Their "Ultimate Wedding Checklist" breaks all the items down by how far out from the wedding day they should be done, and offers their own podcast too! Martha Stewart Weddings- The queen of home and style, Martha's website has a ton of great planning content, and so much more to make your wedding day sing! Real Simple- A hip, modern site focusing on trends and articles about some of the little details you may not be thinking about! The Spruce- Well organized site that includes tools such as free printable invitations, and advice you don't see other places, like tips for writing vows and information on etiquette. Zola- Very useful tools here, including a guest-list manager and customizable checklist for all your wedding-related tasks, along with articles on a wide range of topics. Budget Savvy Bride- Focused on content for the DIY bride, there's a lot of great tools here, DIY projects and even printable items here to help you stay on budget! Every Last Detail- Florida-based but features content from around the country, there's great searchable content here and maintains a database of verified vendors in Florida.
We've all done it, going down the rabbit hole spending hours looking at photos online for inspiration and ideas. No matter what your theme or vision, you'll find something to make your own on these sites.
junebug Weddings- Offers one of the coolest features we've seen on any inspo site, the ability to search their gallery of over 9,000 photos by color, style, fashion and more!
Style Me Pretty- A lot of every kind of inspiration is here, from fashion to accessories, lingerie to colors, and everything between.
Green Wedding Shoes- A ton of varied inspiration here, categorized to make it easy to find just what you are looking for. And shopping too!
Bridal Musings- Gorgeous site with inspiration galore, from real weddings to gift list ideas, and tons of beautiful pictures to boot!
100 Layer Cake- International flair lends itself to brides looking at destination weddings, with links to local planning in regional areas around the country and world.
Finding Vendors and Venues
I Said Yes! Florida- Formerly the Perfect Wedding Guide in Florida, this site has been providing a portal to the best vendors and venues in Florida for years, a great first stop to dive into your vendor and venue selection! Wedding Venue Map- Another Orlando-centric site that is a great jumping off point to find the best venues and vendors in the area. They keep an updated blog with recommendations from local experts on current issues and trends as well! Wedding Spot- Well organized site that is searchable by venue features (Outdoor, Barn, Waterfront, etc), as well as searching for related events like rehearsal dinners. Unique Venues - As the title suggests, this site helps couples find unique venues such as arenas, ranches, yachts and more. And if you need more help finding just the right venue, you can tell them what you are looking for and have them search it out for you!
*We were not compensated in any way for including these sites in this article. These are sites we have come across in our blogging that we think are great resources for couples! We hope you find things you love and ways to enjoy and de-stress your wedding journey through these links! Take a look at our main blog page to see all our other posts, and get in touch with us if you have any questions about them or the services we offer! See you back here soon for more!