Wedding planning is a whole other world. I thought I knew everything there was to know about weddings prior to getting engaged, but it turns out I did not. There are so many different elements that come into play, from whether you want your ceremony and reception to be at the same location to having either dessert or wedding cake, or both! The plans can obviously be made as easy or complicated as desired, but regardless it’s handy to have a little help along the way. Today I’ve compiled a collection of my favourite wedding planning ‘tools’ I’ve come across so far.
This is an obvious one, but Pinterest has really helped us pin down the type of wedding we want (mind the pun). G and I have got a few secret boards going at the moment with each other and our bridal party. While it’s a really handy tool for getting ideas, I have to be careful not to take on too many. While I would love to have a hard-core DIY wedding, I don’t think it is achievable with our budget or timeframe so I am careful not to pin too many things and I go back and edit my boards frequently.
Save the Date Wedding Podcast
I stumbled upon this awesome podcast a few weeks ago and I have been binge-listening to it ever since. Aleisha is an Aussie girl living in London who uploads ‘Weddingy’ podcasts every Monday and Thursday covering a range of topics from budget weddings to guest lists. Plus, she frequently interviews some amazing wedding bloggers to nail down their top tips and wedding advice! I’ve found it very handy in the early phase of planning our wedding and Aleisha is really funny so it makes for a more interesting train ride to work.
Hello May is by far my favourite wedding blog and magazine. It features real weddings that are a little more on the quirky side and the girls that run it are Australian, so they feature plenty of vendors in our area. The magazine is so lovely we proudly display it on our coffee table which is a nice reminder that we are getting married! Find out where you can pick up a copy or buy it online. The Hello May website and blog is also extremely useful for wedding planning!
Kikki.K Wedding Notes
My soon-to-be brother and sister-in-law bought this one for me for Christmas and it has been really handy in letting me know what we need to organise by when. There are 16 tabs that cover everything from the budget and guest list to flowers and attire. Plus, it’s super stylish and I can take it with me wherever I go.
Friends & Family
Speaking with friends and family that have been through the wedding planning process has been unbelievably useful. Everyone has a lot of advice to give and their suggestions and recommendations have really helped us along the way.
As a side note – Say Yes to the Dress has been helping me decide what dress NOT to wear!