22 Websites That Make Wedding Planning So Much Easier

    Because your wedding should be as happy and stress-free as physically possible.

    1. A Handcrafted Wedding

    Sometimes you don't know where to start! But if you're the DIY type, then A Handcrafted Wedding is for you! The site is chock-full of DIY tutorials and inspirational boards to get your creativity flowing.

    2. MunaLuchi Bride

    3. Green Wedding Shoes

    Are you trying to make your wedding feel very true to you? Green Wedding Shoes is all about celebrating individual touches throughout the wedding process — from photoshoot inspiration to how to make your bridal shower special for everyone, this site is teeming with goodies.

    4. Intimate Weddings

    If you're planning on a smaller wedding, then Intimate Weddings is a total goldmine. They've got a venue search that's specific to smaller locations, a list of vendors that specialize in more intimate affairs, and DIY projects for a small crowd.

    5. Pretty Pear Bride

    Pretty Pear Bride is all about celebrating curvy brides, and providing style inspiration for anything from colors to choose for your special day, to lingerie for the honeymoon after!

    6. The Wedding Spot

    Searching for venues is probably the most arduous part of the wedding process, because there are just so many components that go into the decision. But Wedding Spot makes the hunt a little easier by offering concise cost breakdowns, beautiful venue photos, a full list of amenities, and a detailed description of the type of setting you'll get. You can also "favorite" a venue, so your best options pop up in the same place! (The site currently doesn't have a way to see whether venues listed are LGBT-friendly, but a spokeswoman said that is coming soon.)

    7. EVENTup

    If you're looking for out of the box venues — i.e. a penthouse, loft, or art gallery — then EVENTup is a great resource. They have all of the traditional venue options, plus a whole slew of others you may not have even thought of (and all are broken down by cost, amenities, and location).

    8. Airbnb

    9. My Registry

    Half the fun of planning is thinking about what you want to upgrade when it comes time for the gifts, right?! My Registry is simple, user-friendly, and imports all of your items from multiple registries into one easy-to-pick-from list. (That way your guests don't have to hop from site-to-site when shopping!) And you aren't limited to stores with registries; you can also add items from any online retailer to it. Get more tips for making the most of it (and other registry websites) here.

    10. Postable

    11. Wedding Wire

    Use Wedding Wire for their checklist and timeline. Their tools are completely customizable, which means you can set goals for your individualized needs, and make sure you hit them by a certain date.

    12. Google Docs

    Google docs are probably every couple's little secret. Their spreadsheets are great for organizing actually EVERYTHING. I've used them to organize venues, combine wedding guest lists, and make the all-important decision of how many bridesmaids is tooooo many.

    13. Wedding Bee

    If you have a problem, Wedding Bee has tackled it. Their boards are categorized, so you can search through hundreds of threads on flowers, decor, etiquette, you name it! If nothing else, seeing the questions everyone else has might give you a little peace of mind about your own.

    14. Offbeat Bride

    When you need some wedding inspiration that veers from traditional, Offbeat Bride is a great place to start. Their Wedding Porn has all kinds of funky style inspiration, they've got unique DIY ideas, and their "Real Weddings" section never disappoints to amaze. But it's the thoughtful essays and manifestos (like why we should stop describing weddings as "tacky" or why brides just can't win) that you'll find yourself reading again and again.

    15. A Practical Wedding

    A Practical Wedding is invaluable for couples looking to minimize stress and wedding costs. The website comes with great sample timelines, DIY guides, and spreadsheets to organize your guest list, vendor contacts and more. Bottom line: if you're looking for actual advice that you're guaranteed to use day-of, this is the place to go.

    16. Weddington Way

    This is a super option when shopping for bridesmaid dresses, especially if your bridesmaids don't live in the same city! Weddington Way curates looks from the top brands, then sorts them by color so you can see all of the options in one place. Plus, their "Showroom" feature allows you and your bridal party to share, like, and give feedback on different dress options and styles.

    17. Rent The Runway

    18. Union Station

    19. Doodle

    Wrangling bridesmaids for the bachelorette, bridal shower, and wedding day can be not unlike wrangling cats (i.e. it's tough!). There are so many different schedules to juggle, and that's when Doodle comes into play. Their calendar and poll functions make it easy to share date and time options, so the bridesmaids can vote on what works best for their schedules rather than sending endless texts back and forth.

    20. Thumbtack

    Thumbtack is an all-around great resource when you need to hire specific people for your wedding, — i.e. a DJ, florist, valet person, etc. The site helps you narrow down what you need by price, date, and location, then has quotes and options emailed to you. Super easy!

    21. Tradesy

    22. Zazzle

    Cards. So many cards. And you'll need to print all of them! That's where Zazzle comes in, because they're constantly having sales and offering promo codes... So, suddenly those engagement, bridal shower, and wedding invites with RSVP cards aren't so painful to order!