1. How do I know if I get a plus-one? If you get a plus one, your invitation envelope will say “Mr(s). and guest”. If there’s no guest listed, there’s no plus one.
You’ve probably heard that once upon a time, each anniversary year was assigned a gift theme. Over the years, those themes have been forgotten and some of them have lost their purpose thanks to technology. Our friends at Loyes Diamonds made this handy infographic that explains what was and how those themes can be reinterpreted for modern life. Thanks for sharing Loyes!
The world wide web is wonderful for giving information on any and every subject imaginable. Sometimes, that much information can be over whelming especially when it comes to planning your wedding. With thousands of options for everything from napkin colors and ribbons to types of aisle runners and envelope liners, there are almost too many choices. With the bridal party sometimes spread out over multiple cities, states, and even counties, online resources can be a great way to keep everyone involved and on the same page. Over the years we’ve developed a list of the websites we think are the most useful when planning your wedding. Let us know what you think!
Wedding Apparel + Accessories
Weddington Way – They have a fantastic variety of dresses that come in similar color lots for easy mix and match. Brides can invite their bridesmaids to join a virtual showroom where girls can suggest dresses and accessories, and even vote or comment on the ones they like best. This seemingly little feature allows for seamless communication between the bride and her girls.
BHLDN – With everything from bridal and bridesmaid gown to gifts and accessories, BHLDN is like an online bridal boutique with a little of everything. Their pieces are beautiful and timeless, there’s something for every bride.
My Glass Slipper – This shoe only site has every style and color you could hope for. They carry the big designers and known brand names along with some lesser known brands that just make amazing shoes. If you are looking for that special pair of shoes, this just might be what you’ve been looking for.
ModCloth – Known best for their quirky vintage style, ModCloth has a wide array of clothing, accessories, and shoes. Whether you are just looking for the perfect accessories or you want a non-traditional wedding dress, you should definitely peek around their website. With everything from tea length gowns and feathered fascinators to crystal clutches and glittering earrings, they have unique one of a kind pieces that are sure to stun guests and the groom alike.
Plum Pretty Sugar – Offering a discount version of all the most popular wedding accessories like floral robes for your the girls to get ready in and sweet little personalized gifts, Plum Pretty Sugar is the perfect spot to find gifts for your bridal party.
Fritts Rosenow – For the inventive and creative groom, these boutineers are made of everything but traditional fabrics. Their creative takes on the usual boutineer are fun and playful. They take custom orders so if you have an idea on improving one of their beautiful creations, let them know!
Invitations and Paper Goods
Minted – Minted has every kind of stationary from flat print on flat white to letterpress on pink flowered paper. Every step of customizable down to the exact color of the ink, envelope liners, even word placement. They also can address the envelopes for your so all you have to do is slap on a stamp. As an extra bonus, each design on Minted is created by an individual private designer who submitted their design to Minted. By purchasing through Minted you are supporting the local businesses of independent designers across the country. Many invitation designs also have a matching save the date or ceremony program layout for a cohesive feel from start to finish.
Wedding Paper Divas – Adorable, beautiful, and with lots and lots of options, Wedding Paper Divas is a bit more afforable than Minted but still has a wide array of options and customizable features. Many design suites have an array of wedding paper goods available from save the dates before, ceremony orders during, and thank you notes after.
Bella Figura – With eco friendly paper, vintage and modern designs, and everything from letterpress to foil, Bella Figura has a little bit of everything. They sort by design types like modern, vintage, metallic, beach, etc. making invitations easy to sort through.
Shop Sweet Lulu – Shop Sweet Lulu was born out of love of fun colorful boutique party planning materials. They carry everything from paper straws and cake toppers, to mini milk jugs and wedding favors. They carry quality products that are sure to wow your guests. They even do custom orders!
Save On Crafts – Prefect for the DIY bride, Save on Crafts offers discounted craft and crafting materials. Think Michaels but bigger and with better variety.
For Your Party – This site sells every party accessory you can think of from matchboxes and sparkler sleeves to cocktail napkins and drink stirrers. Everything can be personalized with your monogram or wedding hashtag.
Do you have a favorite online resource not listed here? Share in the comments below!
Are you a cake person? Maybe not so much? If the thought of eating (and paying for) a giant wedding cake makes you less than pleased, choose another desert to serve to your happy guests. Maybe some pie, donuts, even parfaits! The donut cake is one of our favorites!
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Maybe flowers aren’t your thing. There are hundreds of options for the non-traditional bride. Maybe you love butterflies, or knitting, or your grandmothers broaches. There are options as limitless as your love. Go crazy with it!
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