Wedding Resources: Useful websites to help plan your wedding

Wedding Resources: Useful websites to help plan your wedding


Nina Callaway's About.com: Weddings

Wedding Planning: Nina Callaway's excellent wedding planning resource on About.com offers helpful advice to bridal couples and their families to help plan a successful wedding. Nina does a great job covering major wedding trends and many Guild Member stores subscribe to her weekly blog. We find this website to be one of the most useful, unbiased and relatively non-commercial wedding resources on the internet.


eHow offers some helpful advice on finding local florists

Wedding Flowers: eHow offers useful suggestions on what to look for from your local florist and money-saving strategies. Nevertheless, like most online wedding websites, "local florists" often turn out to be national suppliers. The best way to locate a florist in your neighborhood is to enter "wedding flowers your-zip" into the search browser of your choice (I prefer Google for their local listings). Narrow the list down to 3 or 4 florists based on recommendations, word-of-mouth or their website and begin to interview them. Also, if you live near a major city, don't forget the wholesale floral markets: they do sell to consumers! Friends and family can pitch in to create floral arrangements for the reception. It's fun, saves money and keeps your guests occupied.