i just started to plan my wedding so i was looking at different websites to help. i went to theknot.com but it was asking specific questions about locations and so on. we know othe city but not sure of location. we know our date and colors but thats about it. is this website actually good at helping find what i want or is it a waste of time?
November 30, 2011
I'm Michelle Whyte with Ambiance Special Events (www.ambiancespecialevents.com) I hope to answer your original question of what websites to check out. The best bet for any DIY bride-to-be is to Get Organized and break it down. Inspiration is everywhere but it can also be overwhelming. You may find it helpful to organize and only research one area at a time. Try to look up only bouquet styles or invitations designs or square cakes one at a time. Try a general search on your search engine of choice for the things you know you like or may be interested in, ie: red rose bouquets or purple wedding decor and let the websites find you. Consider Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Wedding, Broke Ass Bride, and/or Wedding Paper Divas for starters. However, The Knot tends to be the most popular among brides.
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Hello again, I wanted to tell you that just because you hire a wedding planner does not mean you lose control. You have all the power, we are not all like David Tutero(who I adore) and come in and take over. A good relationship should be formed with your planner and they should be there to guide you, bounce ideas off of, assist in negotiations, etc... But they should never take away your planning. If you need anything give me a shout I would be glad to help. We also are there to relieve your stress and believe me there will be stress. I believe my brides should not worrry about anything that's my job. If you need anything just holler (401)FANCYME 326-2963 firstname.lastname@example.org fancyevents.net
Wedding Wire is excellent as well. I think The Knot can be useful but sometimes overwhelming. I am a wedding coordinator and designer located in KY and willing to travel. I do many wedding this way. Let me know if I can help at all. Check out my site at www.fancyevents.net also most the time a wedding planner can save you more than three times what you pay them so keep that in mind.
I just joined too and have a similar question. Hoping to find a good venue for my wedding, thnks.
Ok, well seems many people gave you ideas. Try weddingbee.com and google diy bride, etc. You should find quite a bit that way.
The Knot is a great resource for photos on center pieces, favors, bouquets, etc. I always use it for photos to show brides options. You dont have to know all the details, you can still get on and take a peek and get some inspiration. Martha Stewart weddings is another fabulous site for getting ideas.
check out the alexanderhomesteadweddings.com They have very good food, and are all inclusive if you like
February 18, 2011
There are a lot of things on here that will help you I believe and give you ideas, for example I am an entertainer and do wedding receptions, I perform magic and balloon animals for your guests. Of course there are people on here to help you plan your event.
Sometimes just looking in the phone book for a location will help you find what you need. Do you have a date? Call around sometimes a little leg work will go a long way. Generally the people who book out halls and different venues are very helpful in having other places they deal with on a regular basis for exampl flowers and so on.
Thanks have a great day
The site does pretty good but like the others have said the local area you are getting married in may have their own site.
You will feel so much better if you hirer an event or wedding planning to help with your wedding. Wedding planner have different packages to help you in area where you may need some help. They can coordinate the whole wedding from start to finish. They can coordinate the day of the wedding. They give you advice on vendors, time management, help you stay within your budgets, look over contracts, keep things running smoothly so you can enjoy your day. Help you with the sitting arrangements, timeline, guest list there is so much relief that a wedding planner can give you and it will be worth the pay. Find an event planner in your area.
Sharlita Jordan Event Consultant
I wish you were all in Central Ohio. Party Planners Plus has their 2011 Bride's Seminar coming up in March. I have these seminars to help Brides and Grooms know where to start with the planning...and it is such a fun day. If in the Ohio Area you can Register at www.partyplannersplus.vpweb.com
good luck everyone!
Hi Hammysgirl, Please check out our website for specials that may fit into your budget. Also our Bride's Seminar is coming up in March.
It is hard to plan a wedding with only one working and the other staying home with baby, but it can be done...Hope to hear from you soon to set up your free consultation before the end of the year.
Every Bride should hire a DOC (Day Of Coordinator) - you can also ask local Coordinators if they do A La Carte Services. You can often get extra help for individual items that way. Or pick her brain for an hour on stuff like Venues, DJ's etc. Feel free to email me if you'd like a referral to a local Coordinator...
December 9, 2010
The knot can be quite a decent resource as they have a volume of information, vendors and advice on it. It can appear a little overwhelming at first. But there are a lot of resources within the knot that are reputable companies with reviews you can check out for yourself. Plus the forums are helpful.
You and your fiance' must decide what is best for YOU. You must learn early in a marriage that you can not, and will not, always please everyone. You are a young couple just starting out and there will be many more issues like this down the road - holidays, grandchildren, and other special occasions. Your husband-to-be should be the one to deal with his parents -- you do not want to start out your married life feuding with his mom. You two make a decision, then he conveys it to his parents. It will be up to them to decide what they do with the information. DO NOT beat yourself up over this. If it's important enough for your in-laws-to-be to be there (ie Boca,) then they'll find a way.