45+ Tools to Plan Your Next Wedding

March 10, 2009   |   AUTHOR: Julius Solaris   |   POSTED IN: event management

We are amazed by the advancement of the wedding planning industry in using online tools. @carmenhere put together this post which collects what we think is the best you can find out there. We are sure you will find more in the comments so make sure you keep track of it.

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Software:

ptt

OurWeddingDay: Complete wedding planning, from task management to budget tools
iDo Wedding Couple Edition: planning software complete of wordings and songs widget feature. Free 20-day trial
EZ Wedding Planner: Free online wedding planner software
Perfect TablePlan: As seen on this blog

Google Docs Wedding Templates

gd
Free Gantt with Google: As featured on this blog
Guest List
Photo Album
Planner
Budget Manager
Checklist

Free online tools


wm

Wedding Mapper: Create free maps, add markers for your ceremony, reception, hotels, etc.
Mrs To Be: Virtual wedding planner
pingg: Create invites, send online or print, manage RSVPs…just brilliant!
MyPunchbowl: Design invites, manage guest list, share memories after the party
Complete Wedding Checklist: Basic yet effective

Website builders

wpl

Momentville: Create your own free and carbon neutral website
Weddingpath: Free wedding websites
Wedding Websites: Free customizable websites creator

3 irriverent and out-of-the-ordinary inspirations

guit

1. Set a Wii Corner and Guitar Hero Station
2. Tie the knot over Skype
3. Say ‘I do’ on Second Life

Online Gift Registries

mrg

MyRegistry: Create your own gift registry from any store in the world. Includes Green Registries
Buy our honeymoon: Self explanatory
Wishpot: Free Honeymoon, Wedding and Bridal registries

Green Weddings

gwed

Great Green Wedding
Ecofriendly Weddings
Offset Your Wedding

Photo Sharing & Photobooks

flickr

Picasa
Flickr
Wedding Photo Swap
Bob Books: Simple and straightforward to create the perfect photobook
Smile Books: Great flexibility and Mac software availability is a plus!

Social Networks

plana

Planaganza: Social network and planning resource for all events. Special section on weddings.
Get Married
You and Your Wedding

YouTube

youtube

How to create own wedding decorations
Decorating for wedding reception table sizes
Wedding bouquets creation demo

iPhone

iWedding

Books (via amazon)

Wedding Planner: Everything you need to plan your own wedding
The Step by Step Guide to Planning Your Wedding
Wedding Etiquette
Organic Weddings
Wedding Planning for Dummies
Cyberbride: The Complete Online Guide to Planning Your Wedding

  • http://blog.cvent.com Sarah

    You might want to check out the Cvent Supplier Network if you're looking for free online tools. It lists potential venues and suppliers (caterers, florists, etc.) across U.S. cities for weddings and events. http://guest.cvent.com/rfp/default.aspx

  • http://eventastic.eu Thorben

    I just found out about the Gantt chars with google via this post. That's pretty cool.
    As a general entry into wedding planning, there's the book “Wedding planning & management : consultancy for diverse clients” by Maggie Daniels which gives quite a good general view of it.

  • http://www.eventmanagerblog.com tojulius

    Thanks for the note Thorben.

    Will definitely have a look

    Julius

  • http://www.yutiti.com Indrek

    Very simple and free tool for event planning http://www.yutiti.com. Works with interactive gantt charts and makes the plan very easy to share

  • InternetStrategist

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  • Anonymous

    Free Marriage Records -Access and review marriage records online with the leading public records database available on the internet. Reports include, groom and wedding information all from one source. Our detailed information is also used by law enforcement professionals.

  • Anonymous

    Search Public Divorce Records -Find every divorce record available when you search with first and last name. Our detailed reports will include filing numbers, court docket papers and detailed information about families that called it quits.

  • lucia00

    Great concept / tool also for combining your honeymoon and gift registry is http://www.giftahoneymoon.com/

  • lucia00

    Great concept / tool also for combining your honeymoon and gift registry is http://www.giftahoneymoon.com/

  • angelia110

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  • Rita

    great comprehensive list! my fiance and I used MyRegistry.com for the cash gift fund and e-nouncement service so it's nice that someone else supports green registries as well :)

  • http://www.juliussolaris.com tojulius

    Great, thanks!