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Weddings aren’t really the first thing that come to mind when you think of “tech” but technology really does surround everything these days, including the all-important trip down the aisle. This week we’re serving up some awesome wedding-related websites, apps and more for brides and grooms. I’ve looked at so many wedding resources over the last week that I’ve started inadvertently incorporating the terminology into my conversations. I told my wife just today I was excited about expanding to a brider audience (instead of broader).
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I remember when I got married almost five years ago how big of a deal it was that people could RSVP online. Things have changed a lot in just a few short years. Everything but the wedding event itself seems to be migrating online (except for ordering a cake–I guess those don’t travel too well over long distances). This post is a collection of awesome new resources. I purposefully left out a lot of the big names everyone already knows about (like The Knot) in favor of featuring startups and companies with unique offerings you hopefully haven’t seen or heard of before.
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Random and Cool
- Appy Couple – Invitations via apps.
- Tailored - Find your bridal style. Personalized wedding recommendations.
- The Groom’s List – Groom checklist and wedding responsibilities.
- WeddingLovely - Sends you timely to-do’s and easy to manage checklists via email.
- Twenty Pages – Magazines for weddings.
- Wedzu - Indie and handmade wedding marketplace.
- Beau-coup - Favors, party supplies, decorations and gifts.
- Listly – Create and share lists (i.e. wedding registry).
- FluidTables – Design and share your wedding seating chart online.
- The Aisle New York - Designer bridal exclusive sales up to 70% off retail.
- Chocomize - Create your own personalized chocolate from over 100 ingredients.
- Hitch’d - Save your wedding ideas, inspiration, blogs and services with ease.
- 100 Layer Cake - DIY wedding ideas, vendors, venues, supplies and more.
- The Budget Savvy Bride - Beautiful weddings without breaking the break.
- Every Last Detail - Insight for brides.
- Delightfully Engaged - Wedding ideas and inspiration blog by my wedding.com.
- Green Wedding Shoes - Wedding trends for stylish and creative brides.
- Eco & Elsie - A place for brides who love the earth.
- Inspired By This - Wedding inspirations, trends and photos.
- Kiss the Groom - A unique wedding blog.
- Eco-Beautiful Weddings - The blog for green weddings.
- Love My Dress - UK wedding blog.
- Snippet & Ink - Daily wedding inspirations.
- Style Me Pretty - Wedding inspirations. Self-described as “the ultimate wedding blog”.
- MarryThis! - Real, creative budget wedding planning.
- Bridesmaid.com - Planning, gifts and resources.
- Beyond Beyond - Inspiration, photography, pretty paper, design and music.
- Hello Brit - Wedding section of blog features tons of wedding ideas.
- Green Bride Guide - Everything you need to plan a green wedding.
- BrideFinds.com - Got the ring? Now get the rest.
- Project Bride - Wedding inspiration blog.
Inspiration, Ideas & Vendors
- Lover.ly – Discover and save wedding ideas.
- The Bridal Circle – An exclusive guide to the finest wedding vendors.
- OneWed – Smart and simple planning tools, endless eye-candy and vendors.
- WeddingWire - Over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors.
- Wedding Parfait - Wedding services directory.
- Fashionable Bride – Find local vendors by category or area.
- GetMarried – Fresh, thoughtful inspiration.
- Weddingful – Online shopping mall for weddings. Browse packages and book on the site.
- The Wedding Favor - Wedding vendors and registry.
- My Wedding Concierge – Perfecting each wedding detail one search at a time.
- WeddingBook - Vendors, pricing and reviews for your wedding planning.
- Project Wedding – Vendor reviews and search (plus DIY, fashion and more).
- Pinterest – Search for “wedding” on Pinterest.
- Flickr – Search for “wedding’ on Flickr.
Photo & Video
- MagBooth – An awesome photo booth to make your reception spectacular.
- Sandbox Love – Destination wedding filmmaking. Wedding films and love stories.
- WeddingMix - Fun and affordable wedding video alternative.
- WedImg – The visual wedding photography directory.
- Kaptur – Collect everyone’s photos instantly.
- BridesView - Find wedding photographers and share wedding photos.
- Wedit – Delightfully shareable wedding memories. A social and timeless keepsake.
- LiveAll – Collaborative memories.
- Mpix – Unique photo prints and projects (especially in the “Fun Stuff” category).
- Knotpic – Easily collect photos from various guests into an album.
- Zookie - Create a custom wedding photo album design.
- Livestream Broadcaster - HD live video to the web without a PC.
- Noeeva - Mobile wedding planning app for iOS and Android.
- Ultimate Wedding Planner – Full-on wedding planning app from The Knot.
- Brides Wedding Genius – Appily ever after.
- 101 Bridal Gowns - Find the perfect fit for your big day.
- myPANTONE Weddings & Events – A perfect marriage of color and creativity.
- Mon Cheri – Dress to be remembered.
- Wedding Countdown – Have an answer to the question: “When’s your wedding?”
- Pair - An app for just the two of you.
- 100 Best Wedding Tips – Video tips from wedding planners, stylists, florists and caterers.
- Seatingplanner+ – Create seating plans.
Create a Wedding Website
- Weduary - Make your own beautiful and social wedding website.
- Wedding Jojo – A beautiful website for your beautiful day.
- Wix – Design a free website for your wedding in minutes.
- Glö – Uber-personalized wedding websites and email invitations.
- Nearlyweds! – Create a stunning wedding website. Free online RSVP.
- eWedding.com – Create a website that will help you plan and share the details of your day.
- WedShare.com – Personal wedding websites and planning tools.
- Wedsite.com – Unique wedding websites.
- WeddingWindow.com - Free custom wedding websites.
- Momentville – Free wedding websites.
- Google Weddings - Create a website, plan with Docs and share photos with Picasa.
- NewlyWish - Online wedding registry and bridesmaid gifts.
- MyRegistry.com - Add gifts from any site on the Internet to a universal list.
- Zankyou - Cash wedding registry.
- Gift Registry 360 - Bridal registry. Anything, anywhere, ONE list.
- WeddingFutures - A better way to give and receive wedding gifts.
- GiftSimple - The stuff you want from the people you know.
- Honeyfund.com - Free honeymoon registry. Free setup and no transaction fees.
- SimpleRegistry - Why have multiple registries?
- Karma - Send the perfect gift right from your smartphone.
- Starlight Registry - Collect cash toward your wedding gifts.
- Deposit a Gift - Cash gift registry. The registry experience redefined.
Invitations, Programs & Stationery
- WeddingInviteLove - Wedding invite vendor directory.
- Studio R - Invites, save the dates and more plus hand-drawn custom location maps.
- Parklife Press - Letterpress wedding invitations.
- Hello Lucky - Wedding invitations, save the dates and letterpress.
- I Love Flipbooks - PicFlips flip book software for weddings and parties.
- Minted - Custom wedding invitations.
- Wedding Paper Divas - Wedding and bridal shower invitations and save the date cards.
- MagnetStreet - Save the dates, invitations, programs, thank yous and more.
- Love vs Design - Invitations, save the dates, printables and more.
- One Heart Weddings - Wedding program templates, invitation templates and more.
- Fig. 2 - Correspondance for the well dressed.
- Bliss Invite - Aims to make mailing wedding invites painless (beta).
- found - Vintage furniture and decor (rentals and sales).
- Eventup - Event and party locations to simplify your planning.
- I Do Foundation - Chic and unique ways to raise money for charity with your wedding.
- WeddingDepot.com – Wedding accessories.
- Nearly Newlywed - Find you dream dress at a fraction of the cost, wear it, send it back.
- My M&M’s - Personalized M&M’s with your words and faces.
- Little Borrowed Dress - Bridesmaid dresses you can return.
- Figgie Shoes - Custom hand-painted shoes for brides.
- Scratch Weddings – Marquee wedding DJs. Affordable rates.
- Unique Venues - Formal and fashionable. Simple and subtle.
- WedOverHeels - A new wedding community launching soon (beta).
- Limos.com – The ride revolution.
- One Girl Cookies - All handmade from fresh ingredients (ships across the US).
- trueRSVP - Fake-proof your event. Find out who’s actually planning on coming.
- GigMasters - Event entertainment booking (live music).
- Recycled Bride - Used wedding dresses plus budget wedding decorations.
- mywedding.com - All-in-one wedding planning resource.
- Weddingstar - Decorations, supplies and party favors.
- Daily Aisle – Find and book your wedding venue in the San Francisco area.
- DIY Bride - Creating amazing weddings one project at a time.
- Marriage.com – Showcasing fresh wedding and dating videos featuring real couples.
- Wedding Cost Search – Average wedding cost by zip code.
- Candy.com - Build your own wedding candy buffet.
- Luxe Mountain Weddings - Mountain weddings across North America.
- Grower’s Box – Wholesale wedding flowers.
- Thumbtack – Find and book trustworthy local services.
- LifeScribe – The best stories you’ll ever tell are the ones you tell together.
- Destination Weddings - Start your journey with a destination.
- MRobin Cake Design - Amazing cake baker from Portland, OR.