Friday Five – Wedding Websites You Can’t Live Without

29/08/2014 | 6

Jem

 

If you’re just starting out on your engagement journey you’ll no doubt be on the hunt for beautiful big day finds and wedding treasure to make your nuptials special and reflect your personality as a couple. Beyond blogs and magazines there is a whole World Wide Web of wedding pretty out there to help you and to ignite your creativity.

 

There are a number of wedding focussed websites that I didn’t know anything about until I started this blog, so for this week’s Friday Five I thought I’d share the top five wedding websites that you simply can’t live without.

 

 

Etsy

 

Ask anyone who has planned a wedding in recent years about Etsy and they’ll be sure to sing its praises. I’m sometimes left wondering what we did in the world of weddings before it came along. If there is something your little heart desires for your big day, then it almost certainly exists on Etsy. Seriously, no joke!

 

From bridal gowns, veils and accessories to wedding invitations, gifts and every detail and decor idea you can imagine, you can browse this delightful online marketplace made up of independent creative businesses from around the globe to find handmade goods, vintage items, and unique finds.

 

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Romantic Vintage Inspired Wedding Gown £612.28 – Motil Fine Design at Etsy

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Left: Wedding Cake Topper £24.14 – Better Off Wed at Etsy

Right: Personalised Wedding Hanger £15.46 – lilafrances at Etsy

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Romantic Chiffon Beach Wedding Dress £442.82 – Motil Fine Design at Etsy

 

 

Not On The High Street

 

Another treasure trove full of delights Not On The High Street is an online boutique bringing you chic and unique personalised gifts, wedding invitations, decor ideas, darling details, even hen party styling. If (or should I say when!) you fall in love with the fab finds in store, you can even set up a wedding gift list.

 

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Left: Will You Be My Maid Of Honour Card £3.95 – Lilac Coast at Not On The High Street

Right: Destination Europe Wedding Invitation £1.90 – Appleberry Press at Not On The High Street

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Elegance Tassle Tail Balloon Duo £55 – Bubblegum Balloons at Not On The High Street

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Left: Reusable Chalkboard Jar Labels £4.99 – Ginger Ray at Not On The High Street

Right: Photo Booth Party Props £7.50 – Ginger Ray at Not On The High Street

 

 

Pinterest

 

Oh Pinterest, with your zillions of gorgeous images you really are a brides best friend! The online version of a wedding scrapbook, Pinterest is the best mood board around.

 

You simply create a profile and begin searching and pinning (saving) images that you love to your own board(s) as you go, creating one place to store all of the wedding inspiration and ideas that you love. Whilst searching wedding blogs and websites for wedding wonders you can Pin the images that make your heart-a-flutter directly to your Pinterest profile.  You can even create ‘secret boards’ so that no-one else can see what you’ve been pinning if you don’t want to spoil the surprise of what theme you have chosen for your big day.

 

Make sure you head on over to see You Mean The World To Me on Pinterest and browse all of the bridal beauty!

 

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 Images: Gypsy Westwood via You Mean The World To Me on Pinterest

 

 

Loverly

 

Loverly is your one-stop-shop resource when it comes to wedding planning. Full to the brim with pretty piccis and unique ideas, it’s simple to navigate and you can search for images and ideas by colour, category and custom keyword.

 

There are photos bundled together by the Loverly editorial team which makes it easy if you’re interested in a particular theme for example. There’s also a popular/trending selection of imagery too when you are simply in the mood for general browsing. Much like a mood board, you can also save your fabulous finds to a bundle and you can create a different bundle for every element of your wedding to keep things organised. Visitors to Loverly can also browse the online shop, find vendors and read the wedding news and tips on the Loverly blog.

 

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Image: Jamilah Photography via Bridal Guide via Loverly

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Image: Theo Milo Photography via Wedding Chicks via Loverly

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Image: Justin & Mary Photograpy via Inspired By This via Loverly

 

Wedding Gawker

 

Wedding Gawker is a curated photo gallery that allows the visual search and discovery of wedding styles and ideas to inspire your own event. The website publishes exciting photography and articles that are submitted by bloggers (like moi!).

 

You can filter the articles by category, search by keyword or by blog and then you are delivered with a plentiful supply of picture-perfect wedding inspiration that links directly to wedding blog articles on your topic or search category. Amazing huh? There’s no need to trawl the tinterweb looking for what your favourite bloggers have written about chevron prints, simply search for the word ‘chevron’ and the best of the wedding blogging world is delivered to you!

 

Be sure to drop by and be inspired by the destination wedding articles and more by You Mean The World To Me on Wedding Gawker.

 

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Images: You Mean The World To Me on Wedding Gawker

 

 

I hope this has helped you in your search for wedding inspiration, advice and ideas! 

If you have any questions about any of these wonderful wedding websites or you need any further advice, leave a message in the comments box below. Happy planning!

 

 

 

Comments (6)

  1. Make that 6…add “You mean the World to me” :). Great round up Jemma, its weird, I have never heard of Not on the high street before. hmmm!

    • Ahhh thanks Gee, you’re very kind!! Yes Not On The High Street is a definite must-visit, not just for weddings either…be sure to take a gander, you’ll love it.

  2. Great list, Jemma! It’s so true – half of the details of my own wedding were thanks to Etsy! ( And NOTHS is so helpful – a UK friend introduced me…it was too late for wedding planning, but not to late for life goodies :)) Have a great weekend and thanks for all your wonderful support + comments ! XO

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