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10 Websites That Will Make Wedding Planning More Manageable

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Linsay ThomasGuest Blogger
August 26, 2016 · 1.4k Views

Are you engaged and starting to plan your wedding? If you haven’t already found out, it can be a daunting task. There are many small details to take into consideration, and missing out on one detail can be a deal breaker.

Weddings can be very pricey. American couples spend an average of $26,645 on their wedding. Whether you’re looking to stay within a budget or have the funds to buy whatever your heart desires, you’ll want to make sure the happiest day of your life comes off without a hitch. That means making sure everything is perfect – but how do you make that happen?

Enter a wedding planning website. These sites can help you track expenses, offer DIY solutions and give you numerous ideas so you can have the wedding of your dreams. Ready to start planning? Try one of these sites and be inspired.

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  1. The Knot

    Source: theknot.com

    The Knot is a popular wedding website where you can sign up and create your dream wedding. The site helps you pull everything together with checklists and information about dresses, rings, hair, cake, songs and everything in between. The site also includes the average costs of each element so you know what to expect without overspending. You’ll get advice tailored to your budget.
  2. Brides

    Source: brides.com

    This is another go-to site that can help you with everything you need for the perfect wedding. From rings to dresses to cakes to etiquette, learn what to do and what not to do to make your wedding a day to remember. But the site doesn’t stop at the wedding day. You can also find honeymoon location ideas.
  3. Wedding Wire

    Source: weddingwire.com

    This is another all-inclusive site that can help you with wedding ideas. You can find vendors and see reviews. You can also get inspiration and advice from others. You can create your own wedding website to announce your good news to friends and family. Included is a checklist that will reduce stress and keep you on track so you don’t forget any details.
  4. Project Wedding

    Source: projectwedding.com

    You’re pretty much Superwoman if you think you can make everything for your wedding. If you’re looking to save money by making and doing everything yourself, Project Wedding is the site for you. There are many tutorials available so you can learn about making decorations, flowers, desserts and more. You can unleash your creative side with this site. View photos and expert ideas to make your wedding a DIY success.
  5. Happily Ever Borrowed

    Source: happilyeverborrowed.com

    Wouldn’t you love to wear a designer dress and accessories at your wedding? Of course you would, but you’re not rich and famous, so how can you afford that? By renting it. At the online store Happily Ever Borrowed, you can look like a princess without the price. You can rent pieces for just a fraction of the purchase price. Choose from dresses, sashes, veils and more. You can rent your pieces for four or eight days and the price includes insurance.
  6. Gartner Studios

    Source: gartnerstudios.com

    Gartner Studios allows you to get all your stationery needs done in one place. This high-quality yet affordable service offers thank you cards, invitations, place cards, favors, décor and more. If you’re looking for an authentic look, the store also has a DIY collection.
  7. Etsy

    Source: etsy.com

    Etsy is a great place if you’re looking for handmade items. You can find thousands of wedding-related items at great prices. Visit our Etsy coupon page for easy ways to save.
  8. Pinterest

    Source: pinterest.com

    Pinterest has ideas for just about everything, and wedding planning is no exception. You can browse through the photos to get ideas for your upcoming nuptials. There are also links available so you can get more information.
  9. Craigslist 

    Source: sfbay.craigslist.com

    Look in the For Sale section of your local Craigslist and you’re bound to find some wedding-related items. In a best-case scenario, you’re only going to wear or use wedding items for one day, so why keep everything? You’ll find many people selling wedding dresses, tuxedos, tiaras and shoes. You might even find favors or décor that’ll work for your wedding.
  10. eBay

    Source: ebay.com

    You’ll find many wedding items on eBay as well. Some of the items are offered at a fixed price, which may or may not be a good deal. But because you do get to bid on some items, you might get that designer dress for a bargain. Many of the items are brand new as well, so take a look around. Who knows what you’ll find. Check out our eBay coupons for ways to save!


Wedding planning can be exciting but overwhelming. Whether you want your wedding to be perfect or are just planning a basic and affordable wedding, try these sites for tips and ideas. You’ll start your marriage off on the right foot. These websites can ensure you get everything you need for your big day while staying within budget so you have enough money left over for more important things – like the honeymoon.

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Linsay Thomas is a seasoned writer and editor who has written thousands of articles about topics such as saving money, healthcare, law, pets and education. She hails from California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she enjoys sports, breeding chocolate Labs and visiting the beach.
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