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Best Tools to Save Time and Help Plan a Wedding

Paying major expenses

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, and there is an overwhelming amount of information on the internet. You can do a search on just about any topic and get millions of results. But don’t worry, when it comes to wedding planning, we’ve done the homework and found you some time-saving resources that will keep you on track and on time. Here is a list of sites that will help you navigate the waters toward your final wedding date through to the last champagne cork getting popped.

What invitations are needed for your wedding plans?

You’ll quickly find out how expensive wedding invitations, programs and thank-you notes can be. Yet you can do much of this on your own. You might want to save your invitations for the printer but other stationary can be selected and ordered online. The popular VistaPrint website has multiple templates for weddings and all you need to do is pick out the design, enter your text and place the order.

Where will your wedding be held?

Have you decided on a venue? Perhaps you’re going to be married out of town and you’re not familiar with the area–what can you use to help pick out the ideal spot and still remain within your budget? Try out the search tool Wedding Spot. This award winning website lets your search by venue, location and price and even has access to special pricing local venues can offer.

Should you pick a vendor that has wedding planning services?

If you’ve selected a venue, it’s not uncommon for the venue to require you to use their vendors. Venues want an experienced, familiar staff and by selecting from their list you can save some money, too. When choosing your own vendors, you can visit Photographer Central for photographers or GigSalad for food and beverage. For entertainment, you can access the database at GigMasters. Most of these online resources also take care of other needs as well.

How should you keep your wedding plans organized?

You can keep organized both with your laptop as well as your smart phone. Take advantage of Pinterest as a way to find inspiration but also consider an app like Wedding Happy, which you can download for free. This app keeps track of the timeline leading up to the big day, as well as provides a checklist that reminds you when certain tasks are due. Also, The Knot is an all-encompassing tool that can help with just about any wedding planning need.

These wedding planning tools are helpful and extremely user friendly. With just a few keystrokes, you can take advantage of their no-cost resources, saving you both time and money.

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