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Planning a wedding? Congratulations! Now, serious time. Weddings are tedious, expensive, but in the end, all worth it. Trust me. It’s only been a year and a half since I got hitched, but I remember every minute of it. Yes, that’s both fortunate and unfortunate all at the same time. Just kidding honey! These days, brides-to-be and grooms-to-be have more at their fingertips to help them plan the most perfect wedding of their dreams, depending on their budget, of course. Between Facebook and Twitter alone, the resources for wedding planning are limitless. According to TheKnot.com, 32% of brides use a social network to communicate information about their wedding. Below are 5 ways to help you plan your wedding you probably didn’t know about. Happy planning, and again, congratulations!
Wedding Channel Deals (Like Groupon)
WeddingChannel.com Deals is similar to Groupon and is always offering deals. There are two new deals each week and girls can share the deals they see with other Brides.
Google’s Your New Wedding Planner!
Google is incapable of telling your mother-in-law to mind her own business. However, Google Weddings can handle just about everything else a traditional planner can handle, for free! It uses templates, email contacts, excel, etc. From obtaining mailing addresses to mail your invitations to planning your menu and seating arrangements, Google Weddings has your back.
Save Your Postage For Save the Date Cards
Save money on the traditionally mailed save-the-date magnets or cards by emailing a save-the-date video. It’s fun, unique and portrays your personality better to your guests.
Create Buzz to Communicate Important Details
Many years ago, to-be-wed couples had no other option but to snail mail everything involving the wedding. Now, WeddingBuzz, a Facebook app offered by The Knot, has taken the cost and pain out of staying in contact with guests about all your wedding events. Users can add a wedding countdown to their Facebook profile and create a separate Wedding Buzz profile with all the important details of the day, as well as much, much more.
Pictures for All
Whether you hire a photographer or not, you can still set up a Flikr account for all your guests to upload their own photos that they took so you can get your guests point of view as well. This can save you money on a photographer and on buying those disposable cameras for each table or guest to play with.
Honeymoon on Someone Else’s Dime
Many people still enjoy the traditional bridal registries, but why not setup a Honeymoon registry? You get money straight into your bank account to use toward or on your Honeymoon, or for whatever else you want. There are many websites out there to help you with this, or you can create your own through something like Blogspot or WordPress. Just link it to Paypal and you’re good to go!