Whether you have started to plan your own wedding or might be wanting to help out a friend by giving them some wedding planning resource and some inspiration for their big day, I’ve come up with a few of my personal favorites I hope will be useful to you as well.
You guys, I am SO excited for this upcoming weekend. My fiance (still haven’t quite gotten used to that word), Wade, is visiting for the weekend, heading to the Chocolate and Bubbly Tour hosted by my favorite local chocolate company, Hello Cocoa. Valentine’s Day will be celebrated. And…
Our first engagament part is this weekend! Where Wade and I will also be revealing the date of our wedding. Until then, it’s a secret. My lips are sealed.
Even though this blog will forever be full of content mainly consisting of all things food, health, and nutrition, I thought I might as well share some of my upcoming wedding planning tips, tricks, and ideas. I believe the general formula I used to come to this conclusion was as follows:
Do I enjoy reading about weddings and/or wedding planning on other blogs?….YES
Is wedding planning now going to become a big part of my life for the next few (weeks?…months?…years?….I can’t tell yet, remember?)….YES
Is this my blog and I can technically write about whatever I want anyways?….YES
Seriously, in all honesty, I do hope you all will enjoy the occasional wedding articles that pop up into my blog for a while. I do care about my readers, I appreciate each and every one of you! With that being said, I have already added a “Wedding” category to the top of my blog under the Health/Fitness/Wedding tab.
First things first, if this happens to be your first time to Enticing Healthy Eating, welcome! And if you’d like to catch up by reading all about the proposal story, just head on over to HERE.
Since becoming engaged on January 2, 2015, I’ve only just started to really dive in to the wedding planning stage. With Wade and I’s first engagement party coming up this weekend I’m really starting to get excited about seeking out more planning resources and getting other’s advice–particularly in the “how to plan a wedding without ending up in mounds of debt afterwards” category.
Because we are looking to save money and stick to a budget for our future wedding, this website has been a true gem. Mind you, while we are saving money where we can, I do not want our wedding to look like it was slapped together in a week. Budget Savvy Bride was created by Jessica back in 2008 as she was looking for advice and resources in planning her own big day. Since getting married in 2009, she continues to share tips and tricks along with her guest bride bloggers.
One of my favorite series featured every Tuesday on Budget Savvy Bride is this Wedding Budget Tip deal. And yes, I would LOVE to have a couple of signature cocktails at our future wedding, especially if it means saving money on alcoholic beverages overall.
This is a pretty popular resource for wedding planning. I really enjoy perusing through the the Knot blog for ideas on wedding decor. Like this DIY chandelier.
A beautifully designed website with lots of inspiration for weddings. All of their inspirational tips, tricks, and ideas are broken down into 18 categories. Plus they offer many free printables! Like this one! Free is oh-so-lovely.
A recent find, I’ve only just begun to explore this website. I really enjoy their DIY tutorials and expert tips, such as the article featured below: “Top Tips for Wedding Invitation Etiquette“. With the beautifully clean and well organized design of the website, I know I’ll probably peruse through Bridal Musing’s wedding inspiration ideas many times over.
The “Love” category is an entire area of the POPSugar site dedicated to all things love, relationships, sexiest people, and other random funny articles like “11 Reasons Why Pizza is Better than Valentine’s Day“. Not only does this particular website provide a good laugh, but it does have some legitimately good wedding tips and ideas articles.
Because I’m still a Disney girl at heart, I had to point out this article, “Engagement Inspiration for Disney Diehards“. Reenacting the Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene for an engagement photo shoot?…I like this idea.
Originally I was drawn to this website because of the name–Green Wedding Shoes. Green is my favorite color. Once I started to delve more into the site content and follow them on instagram, I knew I was hooked.
With so many different types of ideas, including many DIY tutorials, real weddings, and honeymoons, you could get lost for hours.
This website is one of the best wedding planning resources I’ve found that really speaks to my own personal preference for themes and decor at a wedding. A mix of boho, vintage, classic, and romantic. That is what I picture as the main themes in Wade and I’s future wedding. It just fits best with our style.
Green Wedding Shoes recently released this article for “Top 26 Coolest Places to get Married in the U.S.“. I cannot pick just one off of this list as my favorite, they’re all amazing!
As far as phone apps go, this is a pretty good one. It’s easy to use and the infomration you store into the app for planning your wedding can be in one place, particularly when you may be on the go and meeting with wedding vendors, buying things for the wedding, etc.
It includes a to-do checklist, a place to store guests contacts, a nifty tool to break down your budget and keep track of your expenses, and a place to store your list of vendors. Not to mention a handy little tracker at the bottom that counts down the days to your wedding!
Enough said. If you are looking for wedding planning ideas and/or might be in the near future and you haven’t started using Pinterest…are you living under a rock?
If you’re interested in checking out my own wedding ideas, I have two Pinterest board so far dedicated to Wade and I’s future big day.
My wedding dress ideas can be found HERE.
And overall wedding decor, theme, details, etc. can be found HERE
Maybe we have the same wedding style?…
And now I am looking to you all to help a girl out! If you have any recommended wedding planning resources, please send them my way. Whether they be websites, books, phone apps, anything! I’m all ears. Comment below.
Cupid has, indeed, hit me straight in the heart apparantly with the extravagant amount of excitement I have for this upcoming weekend. Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s weekend as well! Whether you’re celebrating it with a significant other, your single lady best friends, or even your cat. Just be sure to show a little extra love to those you care about. They’re important.
Linking up with Heather over at her newest and most beautiful blog, Life in Leggings for Friday Favorites!
Do you have any particular wedding planning resources to recommend?
If you are already married, give me your best wedding planning advice!
What have you got planned for Valentine’s weekend?