Thanks for all your great advice last week when I was being a Bridezilla. I hate to admit that it didn’t end there. I needed a weekend with mom to get my life in control. I would have no idea what to do without my mom. She is the most amazing person I know and THE BEST mother of the bride ever. She should really start a business and rent her Mother of the Bride services to other brides. She’s that good.
However, since my mom doesn’t get paid to be my therapist and can’t take my calls and texts every waking minute of every day, there are other tools that I can’t live without during the wedding.
1. The Knot: Hello? How did people plan weddings before The Knot? I have the Ultimate Wedding Planning book, the app, the website is on my bookmarks bar. I live to check things off their checklist. They have an article to answer any question you could ever dream up.
2. Wedding Paper Divas: WPD is also a great website with planning tools. They have an interactive wedding color guide, a wedding song playlist with over 900 songs, and a comprehensive wedding planning guide.
3. Countdown App: I like countdowns and timelines. The Knot will give you a day count when you log-on, but I like to have the countdown app on my phone to adjust to months, days, years, etc. This app has a sliding bar to adjust to the timeline you wish.
4. Registry Manager Apps: Stephen and I are registered at Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Crate and Barrel. I keep these apps on my phone in case I need to monitor our registry on the go. I get a notification that something is no longer available, and can take it off. If I’m out and about and see something I want to add, I can do it there. The latter happens a lot at Braves games. I’m pretty sure I added ten new tailgating toys last time we were at a game.
5. HitchSwitch: I haven’t used this tool yet, but I hear it’s amazing. This one doesn’t really affect planning the actual wedding, but it’s still something you need to plan. I will absolutely be ordering this after the wedding. It’s a company that helps you change your name! If I’m being totally honest, this is the part I’m dreading the most. I don’t want to wait in the lines or figure out where to go first and how many copies of your marriage license you need. They send you a kit, you fill out a few forms, send it back and they take care of the rest.
What tools were beneficial to you when planning your wedding?