Mpls.St.Paul Weddings Fall/Winter 2016 Cover
With just about 10 weeks to go, it’s crunch time for wrapping up those final details of our wedding. I feel so lucky to be working with amazing vendors who I know will pull off our photography, videography, florals, music, and food flawlessly, but what about those general wedding questions that need to be answered, or those DIY tasks that need to get done? Here are a few of my favorite go-to wedding-planning resources.
The Knot: Besides the handy-dandy countdown (73 days!), The Knot app has been a lifesaver when it comes to staying on track. All I had to do was plop in my wedding date, and it gave me a very detailed checklist of tasks I needed to complete every month. Next up: have my hair and makeup trial, and start looking for welcome-bag ideas.
The Emily Post Institute: When I wasn’t sure how to address an invite or how much time I had to write bridal shower thank-yous (I’m finishing them this week, I swear!), Emily Post was my go-to gal.
Wedding Paper Divas: Not only did they craft my dream wedding invitation suite (more on that next time), they helped the vision for my wedding come to life. I used the font on my invitation suite to inspire coordinating envelope seals, favor tags, cocktail napkins, programs, signage, and much more.
Pinterest and Etsy: Pinterest to dream, Etsy to execute. So many of the unique, personalized items for my wedding came from online shops—my cake topper, table numbers, wedding shoes, bachelorette and bridal shower invitations, and guestbook canvas, just to name a few!
“Minnesota Brides” Facebook Group: This Facebook group was actually started by fellow Real Bride blogger Caitlin Weber earlier this year, and now has nearly 1,700 members. It’s a great community of local brides I’ve been able to ask questions to, bounce ideas off of, and vent to when needed!
Mpls.St.Paul Weddings: Yes, I'm an editor at the magazine, but that's not the only reason Mpls.St.Paul Weddings makes my list of go-to resources. The comprehensive resource guide was crucial in the beginning stages of planning, when I was just trying to figure out who/what my options were. And going through previous Diamond Award winners ensured that I picked high-quality vendors who will make our wedding day perfect.
What have been your go-to resources throughout wedding planning? I would love to hear!