Essential Wedding-Planning Sites

Essential Wedding-Planning Sites

Get help for every step of the way from "I will" to "I Do" with these sites.

Can’t find a photographer? A florist? A DJ? Check out WeddingSolutions.com, where under the “Vendors” tab you can find everything from the limo to the camera, locally.

WeddingDetails.com provides a comprehensive, thorough guide to planning your nuptials. (Under Planning and Tips, you’ll find information on marriage licenses for each state, along with organized checklists for everyone involved — the perfect way to ensure that you don’t forget anything!)

For all the registry information you’ll ever need, go to WeddingChannel.com. Learn how to personalize your own wedding site, and create gift registries with many popular companies. (There’s even a guestbook feature, where all your friends and family, even Great Aunt Norma, can send you a quick message!).

Check out the I Do Foundation. By registering through partner stores like Macy’s, Target, and REI, you can ensure that up to 8% of the gift purchases made will be donated to your favorite charity. It’s a great way to give back on your special day!

To help you remember every funny, crazy, or special wedding anecdote, try OurStory.com, which allows users to record their nuptial memories. (Hey, you owe it to your grandchildren!)

If it feels like you’ll be paying off your wedding until your kids get married, think again. Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com is an excellent resource for finding inexpensive ways to do everything—from creating your own wedding invitations to arranging your own flowers.

Still looking to save? Check out BridalOnlineStore.com, where you can find designer wedding, bridesmaid, and flower girl gowns, for up to 80% off.

And, last but not least, don’t forget to stop by that old standby, TheKnot.com. With easy-to-follow layout, fun voice and comprehensive resource list, you’ll be home free.

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