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HOW TO SET UP A PRETTY + MODERN WEDDING WEBSITE

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LAURYN
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TODAY is a wedding medley. We’re going to talk specifically about how to set up a bomb-ass wedding website AND then my girlfriend, Brenda Doyle ( who’s a wedding planner ) is going to share 10 tips for planning a wedding.

One of Brenda’s MAIN tips is INFORMATION.

INFORMATION is key when it comes to planning a wedding.

Enter Bliss and Bone.

Remember them? They did our wedding invitations:

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Anyway, they also have a wedding website service which was very efficient because our website matched our invites. The whole dark theme came right through the screen. Everything was SEAMLESS. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend looking into their wedding website services because they hook it up.

Here’s why Bliss and Bone rock:

• You get a 7-Day free trial which is amazing because you can kind of test the waters.

• $12 / month & you can cancel anytime.

• Super flexible & customizable – you can change colors, page styles, fonts, graphics, & more to fit with your invites.

• There’s access to their exclusive print gallery with over 100 prints to use throughout their site- YES PLZ. We used a moody pic of palm trees & the beach.

• Over 10 page options & layouts to choose from! I loved this part because it allowed us to get creative with a custom touch.

• Unlimited pages- you can do as many pages as you want. I like to keep it simple.

• RSVP management- again so ideal when you’re busy planning.

• You get your own custom URL! We used THE BOSSTICKS.

Be sure to stalk their insane site– you won’t be sorry.

Our website had travel accommodations, wedding registry, menus, itnerairies, transporation, & more. All the goods.

If you guys are interested in our website’s exact theme, you can find it here.

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Wanted leave you guys with a little wedding checklist so I enlisted my cousin’s wife ( & my girlfriend ), Brenda Doyle who happens to be an AMAZING San Diego wedding planner. She provided TSC brides with some tips to help create a clear path:

BRIDAL PARTY

IF you decide to have a bridal party, here is your opportunity to build your team. Each member is special and talented in their own way, use their personality to your advantage:

Example: Assign a bridesmaid with good music style to help research and select music choices. It sounds silly but I see so many couples caught up on miscellaneous songs.

BUDGET

During wedding planning time, everyone dreads the “budget” conversation. Let’s be real, money is a HUGE wedding topic. So my advice here is PRIORITIZE. What matters most on the list of vendors and details to you? In the time of wedding planning and being engaged you will probably go to other weddings.

Here is my tip: be a secret critic, take note of things that really matter to you and other things that didn’t seem like a huge hit for the crowd.

EAT & HYDRATE

Sounds obvious right? Soo many Brides forget to eat and hydrate on their wedding which can lead to a bride that is too drunk, low on blood sugar, tired and even worse a bride that wakes up with an awful hangover! Take care of yourself!

If you can’t remember to do this assign your maid of honor to this task!

INFORMATION

These days it is so easy to communicate with your wedding! The knot makes it’s so easy to organize all your details in one place on a very fun personalized wedding website.  These are soo important for wedding details.

On your website include details such as:

+ accommodation options

+ parking

+ dress code

+ weather expectation

+ registry

+ more

If this is too daunting ask your planner to help build your website! Include this website on your save the dates & invites ( it will help all of the last minute questions people will ask ).

* Bliss & Bone do ALL OF THIS- they streamlined my process.

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PINTEREST

YES! Pinterest is the best, if you use it correctly! To use your Pinterest correctly you need to set boards up by inspiration category (dress, flowers,  photos, details etc). Organize your thoughts and keep it clean and clear. Add notes and delete old ideas when you have moved on. Share these boards with your planner so you are on the same page.

HIRE people you like

Chances are you will be working with these people for 1-2 years planning and dreaming up the big day. Make sure these are people you like talking to and who get your personality and style. Spending hours with people who irritate you won’t create anything magical.

EXPECTATIONS

Sure have them super high, it’s your day!  Just make sure you are very clear with your expectations so you don’t find yourself disappointed. This goes for vendors, family & bridal party.

READ YOUR CROWD

If your crowd doesn’t love drinking and dancing as much maybe you need to include alternative activities for people to enjoy. This varies from location to location, but a show or live music is a nice way to excite the audience. Who doesn’t love a good photo booth, lounge areas & fire pits with s’mores equipment.

YOUR WAY

Do things the way you want them. Throw out everything you have been told about a “traditional” wedding. This is the time to be yourself and celebrate your love and commitment in whichever way you choose. If you want to stray from the traditional formalities, then do it!

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HIRE A PLANNER

Best money ever spent while getting married. These pros can save you money by reviewing your contracts and hiring the right people and services for you. They keep you on time not only at the wedding but during the entire process. They offer tips and advice to make the whole thing less stressful and essentially bring all of your wedding dreams to life without all of the stress and drama.  

Planners know all of the tools, people and tricks to get the job done so brides and grooms can enjoy their wedding.

Cheers- Brenda of Benny & Blaire

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Hope you guys are having the best weekend ever! We are at Create & Cultivate in NYC so be sure to follow along on Snapchat & Instagram ; ). Will do a recap on some bullets of the event.

X lauryn

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