With the New Year just weeks away, and the stress of Christmas spending coming to a climax, it's hard to imagine planning anything after December 25, let alone a wedding. But with cozy winter snuggling, and the urge for a great June wedding at the Plaza (for next year, of course), we fiancées, begrudgingly, turn into brides. And with the constant fear looming above that you’ll be divorced faster than you can say Kardashian; or that you too, may follow in the footsteps of all those Wetv Bridezillas, we understand the hesitation to start planning. No worries though, with these amazing wedding websites, we’ve got your crazy meter under control- from venues, to jewelry, to your custom made garter, here’s your top 4 Wedding sites.
From planning the reception to purchasing the cake , tying the knot has never been easier with this all-encompassing wedding master theknot.com. After signing up with all your personal info, you get a profile and a complimentary wedding planner. Rest assured overwhelmed future Bridezillas- this is no ordinary planner. Complete with basics, tools, real weddings, and a shop this site has you covered from hairstyles to wedding vows. They even house local vendor deals so you can get those flowers and centerpieces you’ve been dreaming of.
If you’re like most brides, then you know- it’s not just about the dress, it’s also very much about the jewelry. And unless you sit atop Doris Payne’s stolen collection, or a few royal heirlooms than you’re probably stuck with small diamond second choices and rhinestone fauxs. Enter Adorn.com. With this site dedicated to fine jewelry rental, you can choose from pieces that would normally be the cost of your venue and rent them for a much cheaper price. Take the Beckford necklace- sapphires and diamonds with a $47,500 price tag. The cost to rent? $990. Case and point.
Three-part wedding site extraordinaire- theaisle.com is sure to bring all the necessary pieces that make a bride special, to you for your big day. With private flash sales you’ll find gowns, jewelry, and accessories by haute wedding designers Kenneth Pool, Vera Wang, and Kenneth Jay Lane. How do they get away with such designer steals? They spread the love by donating a portion of each sale to charity- that adds up when we’re talking pricey dresses. To complement the boutique, their magazine has pictures and critiques by dressmakers like Isaac Mizrahi on fashion musts (hint- Judith Leiber has her rightful place on two pages).
What Martha lacks in financial advice, she completely makes up for in style and the cunning ability to make something gorgeous out of ordinary DIY materials. Imagine though- her glamour refined to is maximum potential and then displayed on a site for all us hopeless hostesses to use. From fashion inspired wedding cakes like the Dior- inspired embroidery cake.