From engagement to down the aisle...choosing the right wedding planning site
The wedding season is almost upon us with summer in the horizons and winter nearby. Its true that the planning process can be overwhelming, with so many wedding decor inspirations on Instagram and TikTok and lots of planning advice on the internet, where do you start, what resources can you use?
For your special day let me give you a few things to think about when choosing a good wedding planning site to either get you started or help with various elements in the planning process. There are few sites such as Zola, The Knot or WeddingWire which provide many cool features including a hashtag generator so that your day can be followed and remembered. First, let us talk about Zola.
Zola is a great resource to check for wedding planning. They boast that they would do anything for LOVE. Zola ( https://www.zola.com) outlines in a step-by-step process how to choose the perfect design for wedding invitations and stationery. For couples planning their wedding without professional help, Zola is perfect. Zola has over 300 website designs, a wide array of souvenirs and they even sell photo-albums. Zola's wedding registry also has a vast selection. There's lots of advice and wedding planning tools featured on Zola.com. Let me say Zola is fantastic and super easy to use! They however do not have Caribbean specific details and do not ship outside the United States .
Next is The Knot. The Knot (www.theknot.com) has defined planning tools, vendors, wedding website designs, invitations and thank you cards, rings and dresses, ideas and advice forums and shop to purchase gifts and so on. The Knot is also prepared to provide options for the future bride and groom which are pandemic sensitive with luxury masks to complement the ensemble of the wedding party. In addition to an easy to navigate website, The Knot offers clearance sales on selected items. The Knot is a comprehensive wedding planning site as they offer not only bridal wear but also menswear/tuxes. The Knot presents all the needed planning tools for a wedding with the plus of a wedding style quiz to help you know your tastes better. There is also a wedding calendar planning guide and a budgeter link. This planning site also does not cater to Caribbean weddings however, they have several articles on Destination weddings and actual weddings in Jamaica. The Knot is excellent and a great complement to wedding planning services provided by Terri Events.
Still, the premium of all is the WeddingWire which is a great resource although not wide in selection as The Knot. WeddingWire provides off-site planning to allow private consultation with your own event planner. This means without a registered account there are usable options such as planning tools, vendors, dresses, venues, ideas for support and so on. However, getting customized attention such as website building needs an account. The site is user-friendly with options such as venue which provided over fifty (50) search results for Jamaica. There are different categories of wedding venues like restaurant, mansion and even historic and lots of Jamaican wedding vendors. The forums are great as support from other brides-to-be and there is the ideas tab to learn from others who have gone through the path of wedding planning with vow examples.
The best approach in choosing a wedding planning website is to surf the internet. For destination weddings a Wedding planner would be highly recommended.
Next, consider you and your partner’s needs because no website has it all. Therefore, you may need to collaborate with more than one site provider to get what you want. Your needs and wedding vision are the torches that choose a suitable wedding planning site that is relatable or friendly. Have fun wedding planning!