October 21, 2015

5 Useful Wedding Websites // Wedding Wednesday

I'm sure every bride has heard of Pinterest and Etsy, but where else should you look while planning? There are so many new sites, tips, ideas and places to get everything ready for your big day. I was so happy that I discovered the websites I am going to discuss below because they really helped me out.

Tradesy is best described as a form of eBay for all things, including wedding. You can find accessories, decorations and even dresses on Tradesy. People list their used wedding items and you can purchase them and have conversations with the seller.
I purchased vases for our guest tables and our cake table overlay tablecloth from Tradesy and had 2 amazing transactions. I even got some new decor ideas as I was planning based on items I saw that people were selling.

Wedding Paper Divas
I highly recommend Wedding Paper Divas and was so thrilled with the products I purchased. The awesome thing about their site is that you can request samples so that you can see the products firsthand. I ordered wedding invitation samples and ultimately went with a completely different design but they still turned out perfect. You can browse by color and type and there are plenty of options.
They have engagement party, bachelorette, bridal shower invitations and more including napkins which we also used. You can buy suites of styles so you can have your address labels match your invitations which is a great option.
I also used them for my bridal shower invitations and got so many compliments. I couldn't have been more pleased with the final products we received for our celebrations.

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You can find TONS of things on Groupon, including deals for your wedding. Local photo booths, candy coupons, photo deals and more. We used Groupon to purchase our personalized M&M's and everyone loved them. I had used the Groupon for  M&M previously for Ethan's birthday party last year and they were such a hit that I couldn't resist when I saw the Groupon deal on the website again. The possibilities are endless on Groupon if you ask me.

Gilt City
I really lucked out on Gilt City and found deals for Wedding Paper Divas which allowed us to purchase mass quantities of our paper products at a steal. It doesn't allow you to purchase two deals with one e-mail address or Gilt City account, but you can use two different accounts so I set one up for Chuck also. We got our invitations and address labels for more than HALF OFF by using this deal. They also have deals, like Groupon, for a variety of items.

Rent the Runway
I don't know why I hadn't thought of using Rent the Runway sooner, but I wish I would have. I ended up finding the most gorgeous clutch for my wedding day, but originally had my eye on a Kate Spade one. Unfortunately when I looked in the beginning of August, the Kate Spade one had already been rented for my date. I had a promo code and rented the $900 clutch for less than $50 from Rent the Runway. It was a great way to find something absolutely beautiful but not break the bank or spend money on something I may not use again. You can search the Internet and find promo codes for so many things which is awesome and really helpful.
You can use Rent the Runway for engagement party gowns, bridal shower dresses, rehearsal dinner outfits and accessories too.

I highly recommend each of these websites and hope all you brides to be planning get great use out of them.

Any other great websites you would recommend?


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