If you’ve decided to plan your own wedding, you are going to need lots of different resources to help you get everything done. This might seem like a lot, but I really wanted to include everything that might be useful for you! You can plan your own wedding and with these resources, your wedding will be everything you want! Here are the best resources needed for planning a wedding.
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First things first, you will need a place to plan and write down everything you are planning for your wedding. Lucky for you, I have created a 40+ page wedding planner that will guide you through wedding planning from start to finish – and it’s only $5! You can find it right here on my website or also on my Etsy shop which includes other printables you may like!
You will want to create a wedding website to provide all the necessary details for your wedding. Check out my post on The Best Wedding Websites. It includes my top 9 picks of wedding websites! Wedsites is one of my favorites!
You might have blocks to countdown to your wedding day (Amazon has some cute ones here) or you can download a free app on your phone to count down. I’ve been using “Countdown” which I just searched in the iPhone app store.
WeddingHappy says it is “The wedding app that gets you down the aisle.” Basically, it is an app version of a wedding website such as The Knot or Zola.
Get an app that will help you budget your wedding (as well as everything else in your life). Nanci is a great, free option!
Google drive will help you keep everything organized and also gives you the ability to share any of your documents/sheets/etc with anyone who needs it.
If you’re not using Pinterest to help you plan your wedding, what are you doing?! Go check out my Pinterest for TONS of wedding ideas and inspiration.
There are so many groups out there for couples to get ideas for their weddings, as well as find used wedding items to save some $$. Join my group, Wedding Planning Woman, for daily wedding tips, tricks, and inspiration!
Videolinq is a video streaming service that is perfect if you are planning to live stream your wedding. You can also link the video to your wedding website!
There is only one wedding planning podcast you need to be listening to and it is the Wedding Planning Podcast. Her voice is so relaxing and she makes wedding planning sound fun and relaxing. Also she gives great advice!
Wedding Subscription Box
I’ve mentioned it all over, but it’s worth mentioning again since it’s so good! Get the Miss to Mrs subscription box to get wedding planning goodies mailed to you each month! It will get you so excited for your wedding and all the events that go along with it!
The Bro Basket
I love this name for a groomsmen gift basket either for proposing to your groomsmen (see my post here) or as a gift on the day of the wedding.
Get your groomsmen these high quality shaving accessories to have them look their best on your wedding day.
Lifetime Leather Co.
This is a perfect gift for groomsmen if they will be traveling for the bachelor party or for your wedding! Choose from leather travel bags or toiletry bags.
Get these high class cigars for the sophisticated groomsmen at your bachelor party.
NOWA Smart Watches
There are so many great resources out there for planning your bachelor party or proposing to your groomsmen. Vintage Gentlemen is definitely one to check out!
This site is good for both groomsmen gifts, as well as ring options for when you’re married.
Your one stop shop for everything you’ll need for your bachelorette party (you know what that is)!
Paper Good Resources
Check out these 3 beautiful sites for save the dates, wedding invitations, bridal shower invitations, seating cards, and anything else paper that you will need for your wedding!
Link all your different wedding registries from stores like Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Wayfair, Amazon, and many more! This makes it so easy for your guests to search all the options of items you want.
Honeyfund is a website for your guests to contribute to your honeymoon. They (and you) can pick from different categories (such as air fare, hotel, drinks, etc.) and give a certain amount of money.
Dress Afford is a website where you can comfortably choose your wedding dress online. Bonus for inexpensive wedding dress prices!
Tomasso black is a great website for wedding suits, especially if you are considering owning the groom’s attire.
Find your perfect wedding shoes on Shoenvious!
Blooms By The Box
Wedding Decoration Resources
I love using Etsy to find unique wedding decorations and I also love that I’m supporting someone’s small business!
Make your wedding decorations yourself with a Cricut! There are stencils for lots of different wedding items!
Name Change Resources
I’ve written a whole post on what you need to do to change your name. Included in the post is a FREE checklist to make sure you change your name everywhere it needs to be changed. If you don’t want to do everything yourself, check out services like Name Change Kit or HitchSwitch. They will change your information for you.
Name Change Kit
Whew, that was a long post! Which one of these is your favorite wedding planning resources? What do you think are the essential resources needed for planning a wedding? Let us know in the comments!
So many great resources here! I’m definitely sharing this with my brother’s fiancé because wedding planning has been super stressful for her. Thank you for sharing!
I had no idea half of these resources were even available! Love the planner availability to keep it all organized as well. You’ve thought of it all!