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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Favorite Wedding Planning Resources

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and very stressful. But, it doesn't have to be. There are so many wedding tools out there and today I've made your search a little easier by rounding up my favorites!

Southern Weddings: If the whole layout of their website doesn't make you want to swoon, then you're doing something wrong. They have pages on pages of real weddings, interviews, and tips. I literally read four pages straight of weddings and was slightly sobbing by the time I got through (the engagement stories really get me). So much inspiration and they are a magazine too--I have yet to get my hands on it, but if it's anything like it's website, I'm sure it's fab.

Favorite Story: Burying the Bourbon (A Southern tradition that I didn't even know existed!)
Favorite Tool:  The Planner
Obsessed with: Their Shop (my sister got my mom the Tshirt "Oh my stars" for Christmas and she loved it!)

Pinterest: Duh. Show me any girl and I will show you her "Dream Wedding" Board (or something a long those lines). So many pins, so little time. Here's mine, for example. I'm almost positive this is the board with the most pins on my Pinterest!

Borrowed and Blue: This website is unique because it allows to you see actual weddings from your area. Locally inspired weddings = their slogan. Thinking about getting married in Central Park? There's likely already been a wedding there and you can draw inspiration from it (what colors they used, what local vendors they used, etc.) I could spend hours (and actually have) reading about the New Orleans ones.

The Knot: What doesn't this website have? Dresses, Real Weddings, Local Vendors--it's a one stop shop!  You do have to make an account, which makes it a little like Pinterest, but only for weddings!

It's always a good idea to check out the local wedding magazines in your area. They often have bridal shows and are stuffed full of information specific to your area. I work with "New Orleans Bride Magazine" and "N.O.W magazine" on a professional level and they are just the best. They each have a different take on the same city. You can even submit your wedding and it could be published!

P.S: N.O.W (short for New Orleans Weddings) has a bridal show coming up on February 25th!


  1. Loveeeee thisss!! Pinning and saving for all the planning I have to do in the next coming year!