Are you a couple that has dreamed about your “perfect day” and don’t know how to put it into fruition? Don’t want to hire a wedding coordinator? Are you overwhelmed on where and how to start planning your wedding? Well, here’s the perfect virtual wedding planner – -www.theknot.com! Do you have any questions? I am sure you do!
Well, this website is filled with numerous articles giving advice from wedding planning to etiquette. Want to see some examples of real weddings? “The Knot” has 5,000 plus of the most beautiful pictures that will help inspire you! From wedding ideas, tools, local vendors, dresses, photos, videos, real weddings, honeymoons, registries, shopping, and themed weddings – – “The Knot” has it all! Now all you have to do is add this website to your “favorites,” roll up your sleeves, and let’s get started!
Have you just started planning your wedding and don’t know where to begin? The perfect place to start is in “wedding ideas!” This page of the website will walk you through the planning basics, budgets, and the selection of your wedding style and colors. Just to name a few! It will give you a step-to-step guide on what to do and when to do it! This page also has many articles giving you advice on the “wedding basics.” For example, “Wedding Budget 101,” or “Who pays for the Wedding?” Don’t know how to break down your budget? Under the “tools” page, this website has interactive tools such as a wedding planning checklist, budget, guests list, notebook, your personalized wedding website, save-the-date email cards, registry, personal blog, shopping list, and local vendors.
Each tool can be personalized to fit your needs. Go on in and try it! After answering a few easy questions, you will discover that the website does all the work for you! Want to find a venue for your wedding? Go to the “local vendor,” and enter your location. This page will give you all the top vendors in your area. This will help you save time, gas, and money! On the site, each vendor has a brief summary of their company, contact information, and a link to their website. So, this will narrow your search down and help you choose whom you want to work with!
Of course, this website has the most important aspect of your wedding – – the dress! This page has over 3,000 plus photos of every style of wedding dress imaginable – – and all the accessories to go with it! This page will help you make the search for your dress that much easier! The search is broken down into nine options: designer, price range, neckline, silhouette, gown length, sleeve length, sleeve style, train length, and fabric. When you find a dress you like, you can add it to your favorites! Already found the “perfect” dress and don’t know where you can try it on? The website will give you local bridal boutiques that sell that particular dress! Can’t find bridal party dresses? This page will also assist you on finding dresses for all your ladies in your wedding party!What to see some wonderful pictures of actual weddings? Click on the “photo” button and this page has a nice selection of photographs to admire!
Want to only view weddings with a blue color scheme? Well, each popular color scheme, is divided into pictures of wedding receptions, reception table settings, floral and cake design, bridesmaid dresses, and favors ideas. Would you like to see demonstrations? At the “video,” page, there are many step-by-step videos! From fitness tips, hair demonstrations, and reception design tips – – this page has everything!
Want to take a peek at how other couples decorated their weddings? Go to the “real weddings,” page. This page is organized by the seasons, color scheme, and theme. There are many pictures of many different types of weddings from the ceremony to the reception. Want to be an inspiration for another couple? Well, you can even add your wedding pictures to the gallery! However, get your photographer’s approval first!
Don’t know where you want to go on your honeymoon? Go to the “honeymoon” page! On this page, there is a list of many different honeymoon destinations all over the world. Each location has a description of the area, cost, dining, and entertainment options.
Have not registered yet? The “register” page can answer all your questions! This page helps you find your design style, has a wedding registry checklist, and links too many popular stores’ registries. You can even start your own registry online!
Why get into the car, if you can shop for all your essentials online? From wedding favors, bridal party gifts, and reception essentials – – the “wedding shop” page has it all! This page will even send you to other preferred vendors’ websites!
Have a specific theme in mind? “The Knot,” has independent themed websites that will assist you on planning your particular themed event. From destination (Destination.Weddings.com), beach themed (Beach.Weddings.com), Chinese (Chinese.Weddings.com), and vintage weddings (Vintage.Weddings.com) – – these websites have everything you need for planning that perfect wedding!
If you are “tying the knot,” why not go to “The Knot” website? This virtual tool seems to offer everything you need for that “perfect dream wedding!” With the right tools and a step-by-step guide, it can make your overwhelming task of planning your wedding into a simple process. All you have to do now is go to the site, answer a few simple questions, and the website will do the rest! Enjoy!
Sources: Carley Roney and David Liu, www.theknot.com