Post # 1
Just got engaged Monday! … and dont really know how to get started planning in an orgonized manner. Did any of you use some wedding planning websites, books that helped you through the months,or something along those lines. I would kinda like some feed back on what you think about certain ones and if you would recomend them or not or see what you all use to make sure you have everything done that needs to be. Any sugestions or advice?
Post # 3
The Knot has a timeline/ check list that takes you through what should be done each month. I find it helpful.
Post # 4
Well just general where to start, start with budget! And then like PP said, The Knot has a good checklist, so does Wedding Wire. I printed out both just to make sure I won’t miss a thing!
Post # 5
I’d say The Knot has the best Checklist Timeline, but WeddingWire has the best tools. I love it. The budget is the best! I’m using them for our website as well. Their guest list app could be better, but it’s certainly better than I can do with a spreadsheet. It keeps track of who’s invited to each party, their addresses, their meals, their gifts and then I check off if I sent them a thank you card. Awesome. And it all exports to excel.
What else do I use – I love their check list too. It’s the main one I use. I just use the Knot to keep me on track with the major items. They have inspiration boards too like the knot, but at WeddingWire it’s a breeze to print them. The Knot has no print feature.
I just found out how annoying this is, because you can spend hours finding bouquets on pinterest that you love, but when it comes time for your meeting with the florist, how exactly are you going to show her your inspiration? My WeddingWire boards were so easy to print for her. Everything else took forever.
Also wedding wire has all the great vendor reviews. Just remember to take them with a grain of salt — Wedding Wire takes time to make sure that the negative reviews are legit, but never follows up on the positive ones. Just like everything else on the internet – you can’t always trust what you read.
Post # 6
Yes! Budget, guest list & venue location are so important!
I set up a wedding website after many of the “larger” details were taken care of so guests could get an idea.
I also highly suggest you check local area hotels for availbility for blocks once you have a date! I say this since I’m a Sales Manager at a hotel 🙂 The earlier the better.
Check out our wedding website from the knot: http://NicholsFrench.ourwedding.com