Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Whole New World

I've discovered a whole new world out there. It's the world of wedding websites. I mean, seriously, you should google it and see how many sites you get of these things. It's crazy! Crazy, but I'm LOVING it!

So, here is a list of my some of my current web finds. I know there are tons more that I haven't found. If you have some great ones, leave a comment. I'm so new to all this still and sometimes get a bit overwhelmed by the wealth of information out there.

Must Love Weddings...One of my oldest friends, Kate, runs this with her Mom, sister, and several others. It's great! I loved looking through the old posts and seeing what other people have done, talking things over, posting up things I'm thinking about. Side note--I am trying not to be 'wedding talk' to everyone, everywhere, all the time. I love that whenever I want to think some choices out or narrow them down, I can go here and everyone loves to talk about it, all the time. That way, when Micah and I talk about it, I don't have to drive him nuts with 50,000 different choices. I've already done the crazy narrow down process and then we get to make the final decisions. Ps. I can't look at this in the evening. If I do, then I stay up half the night reading things and then getting new ideas. I have to give myself a cut-off time. However, most of the time I ignore it because I like this site so much. =)

Weddingbee...I found this site off of a Top Ten Wedding Websites article in the final issue of Modern Bride. I didn't know sites like this existed. It combines blogging (I love looking into other peoples lives and see what they are thinking about and doing), weddings, forums, and DIY projects. LOVE IT! I've gotten some decoration stuff off of the classified section and I've found some of the Bees (the bloggers) 'other' blogs. I did notice of the members that commented on some things that I liked and followed her profile to her blog. Yes, that's right, it's my next favorite site on this list.

Bee and Patrick...So, I first click on this and I'm like, oh yeah, she's a pretty girl with dark hair. I just love me some dark hair! =) Then, I start reading through her posts and I'm like, "Oh, I like that. Look at that. I've got to do that. That's a great idea. Etc. Etc. Etc." So, I totally read through every post to 'catch' up on everything. Then I study her projects. Yep, totally doing the "Tears of Joy" packets. Don't know how many people will actually use them, but I'm SO doing them. (Once they are done this weekend, I'll post pics up) She is also doing a great contest, so scoot on over there and check it out. It's for 100 (yes! 100!) free cards from VistaPrint. You could use them for invitations, save the dates, thank you's! So exciting. You have until February 13th, so get going and comment to enter! Check here.

Wedding Planning with Joy...This is Miss Poodle from Wedding Bee. Loved her giant letters that she is working on. Check them out. When I started reading the post, I thought, "Letters--I'm thinking about using that too. They ARE really cute. Wow! She is going to make her own." Then I saw the size and heard how she was doing it and I was like, "She is not playing around. She just leapt to another level of creativity!" I mean, for real, look at them! They are going to be so cool!
She is also doing an awesome contest for some rockin' stickers from Uprinting. 250 stickers, baby! Those of you who aren't planning weddings don't realize the need, the want, the desire to have stickers for some wedding project. But, there is that need, want, and desire. Check it out and enter here. You have until February 5th.

OnceWed...The person who recommend this site to me said that you can search for photos, projects, etc. based on colors or styles. I love it. Every wedding I've seen on here is very chic, yet personable, and to-die-for. LOVE IT. Seriously.

My Coin Purse...I found this one off of Weddingbee. I loved Mrs. Green Tea's stuff and just love that I found the other blog. I mean, really, it's all awesome stuff. Loved her wedding pics, the colors, everything.

DIY Bride...Okay, this one is a bit self-explanatory, but it speaks to me. If I had all the time in the world, I would do every DIY aspect I could. For real. I would make and create EVERYTHING. Unfortunately, this is the real world and that just won't happen. But, I can check out ideas, etc. here.

Paper Source...So, I know that this post isn't exactly wedding specific, but since I've been thinking about STD's (Save the Dates---I'm learning all the lingo), invitations, hostess gifts, rehearsal dinner, OOT bags (Out of Town bags) and more, I've found myself drawn to the beauty and abundance that is known as Paper Source. It's a good thing that I haven't found one in a 500 mile radius to me. It would be so hard to resist. There is one up in Kansas City, MI. Seriously, that's like the closest one to me. Whenever I go up with my family to go shopping there, I stop by at least once a day that we are there on our trip. Sometimes twice a day. So wonderful.

Let me know what your favorites are. I love new recommendations and it's something so easy to access and feed this growing addiction of wedding anything.

1 comment:

Bee @ BP Wedding said...

Awww.. I feel so honored to have made your list. *blush*
Thank you for thinking so highly of my little blog. It really means a lot to me and I cannot wait to see those tissues!! :)