Wedding planning tools
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s not much choice for brides to be but to continue planning their wedding day. Some couples, whose weddings are in the spring, have been forced to postpone their nuptials under next year. There are brides that are scheduled to get married in the summer that are still uncertain as to whether their big day will go ahead. For some, they would rather postpone until next year so that they have some certainty; others are holding out to see how the situation pans out. Whatever you decide to do, you will be stuck indoors and maybe looking for things to do. I’ve gathered a few wedding inspiration and planning tools for you to use while you wait for this craziness to pass.
What better wedding inspiration tool than Instagram. You probably use this anyway but it’s a great tool to connect with your suppliers. They will post their latest work on there and give you some ideas of the potential for your wedding.
Pinterest is another great inspiration tool with the addition of having your own boards to pin your favourite images and videos to. It’s like a virtual scrapbook so you can build up all of your ideas for your wedding really early on in the planning process.
3.) Junebug Weddings
Junebug weddings is a wedding blog that has lots of tips on colour schemes, budgeting, real weddings, hairstyles…the list goes on. It also has some handy wedding planning tools including templates to download: a budgeting sheet, seating plan and guest list.
4.) Google Drive
Google Drive is a great tool for online storage. It gives you 15GB free! I tend to use this for the online tools such as the writing pad and spreadsheet, which is really similar to Microsoft Excel and Word. These are good for keeping lists and budgets up to date.
Whatsapp is perfect for keeping in touch with your bridesmaids on the latest dress developments. It’s also good for setting up chat groups for talking about the hen do.
Create a free wedding website with Joy. It’s simple to use, as there are a range of templates to choose from. By creating a wedding site, you can share the directions, venue details and contact numbers with your guests.
Canva can be used to design save the dates and invites. There are easy to use templates, like the design below. They can be accessed through your mobile or desktop. It’s also quite a nice little app for posting on Instagram.
8.) Wedding Wire
Wedding Wire is a great resource for brides. There are lots of suppliers on there, including GOSH! Weddings. There are also some great wedding planning tools including seating plans and wedding websites.
9.) Wedding planner
Weddingplanner.co.uk is a wedding planning site with a suppliers and venue directory, inspiration and planning tools. There are some really useful and free tools on their site including a budget calculator, check list and gift list.
10.) Our blog & portfolio
You can find lots of wedding inspiration and planning tips on our GOSH! Weddings blog This includes posts on real weddings, venues and more. There are also lots of wedding videos to watch on our Portfolio page.