We’re always looking for ways to make wedding planning easier. It’s an endless journey, for sure, but thankfully we’ve got friends in wedding-planning places to bring in the expert advice! And that is where the team at Be Inspired PR comes in. With plenty of rad inspiration — from 90s bachelorette parties to rose gold dinner parties — we knew these guys would have the tips to get the job done. They’re here to help us round out our list of 10 tasks you can check off right from home, all thanks to the magic of the internet. (top photo by Chandler Kim from this Home Tour)
First up, here are two top tips from our team at GWS!
1. Get Organized IRL with the GWS x Erin Condren Wedding Planner
For those of you who have a sweet spot for the analog – and physically crossing things off your list *best feeling* – our planners are SO helpful. With handy checklists, stickers, pages for notes + ideas, and even a scrapbook section, you can keep your entire wedding life in order right inside this planner! Customize your own floral GWS wedding planner with your name, or name-to-be, and get to checking things off!
2. GWS Recommends: Peruse The Preferred Wedding Artist Guide!
We search high and low to recommend top artists in the wedding industry who inspire us on the regular. You can see work from favorite photographers, designers, caterers, venues, boutiques, and so much more in our Preferred Wedding Artist Guide! Send a quick note to your favorites and you’re on your way to the team of your dreams…and ours ;) photo by September Pictures
Now without further ado, here’s Be Inspired PR with 8 more simple wedding planning tips you can do from your couch!
3. Shop with your future groom for wedding bands.
Between work and other demands, it can be hard to sync schedules to shop for wedding bands. But don’t stress! Jordan Jack is an online tool that the groom can use to browse wedding band styles. He can choose five of his favorites to ship right to his doorstep! After a few days to try the rings, return the sample box and the chosen band will ship to you!
4. Register for wines & spirits.
Imagine coming home to the perfect bar set up after the wedding! With ThirstyNest, you can register for all things wines, spirits, and barware in the simplest fashion. For example, the 1-click registry feature offers a beautifully curated collection by the experts. Save time by letting them build a bundle for you and channel that energy into planning other aspects of your wedding!
5. Hire yourself as a floral designer.
Next up, the florals! Bloominous is an online service that partners with top designers to create the perfect kits for the true DIY bride to arrange and style herself! Bloominous’ florals are 100% fresh and cut-to-order. Each customized kit is prepped with everything you need to make the ideal arrangements.
6. Select a venue.
Here Comes the Guide is an incredible resource to help newly engaged couples find the venue of their dreams! If you’re looking for a slightly non-traditional wedding space then this is the spot to find unique places and score amazing deals + discounts.
7. Suit up.
Generation Tux has truly nailed the art of internet shopping by allowing future grooms to design his look beforehand, customizing his big day outfit by color, style and body type. If you’re unsure of your exact measurements, the groom-to-be can utilize the free home try-on feature! Spend two days with your chosen look before you make the final decision. Even better, Generation Tux guarantees the rental arrives at least 14 days before the big day, with an easy breezy 3-day post-event return policy!
8. Arrange accommodations for you & your loved ones.
Finding accommodations for your guests can be tough but Where Will They Stay was created to make all our lives easier! This free service allows you to chat with one of their hotel experts about your needs for the big day. With the information you provide, they will then develop a proposal of up to five room block options. From there, they sort out all of the hotel contracts and booking details for you.
9. Shop for a pre-owned dress.
Stillwhite is perfect for the soon-to-be bride who has been discouraged by high price tags on wedding gowns, and the former bride whose dream dress is now collecting dust in the back of their closet, to link up! Turning your “Wedding Dress” Pinterest board dreams into a reality, this site has made it possible for the budget + tech-savvy bride to purchase a pre-loved dress straight from her phone.
10. Curate custom gifts.
Finally, prepare the thank-yous. There are so many people to thank for making your wedding dreams come true and nothing could be better than receiving a customized gift box from That’s Darlin’. They save you the time + money you would have spent by designing a personalized gift on your behalf. They’ll even sneak in a written note with your own personal message!
Thanks so much to Be Inspired PR for sharing the best tips!