When you’re planning a wedding, it’s easy to feel stressed and become overwhelmed. Not only is there so much to plan, but so many places to go and so many things that have to get done. It may seem like you’ll never get it all taken care of in time.
And...YES...Weddings Are Business. Big Business.
Luckily, you’re not alone. There are a lot of others who feel the same way which is why they created companies to solve the challenges you’ll face when planning a wedding and will help make your life a little bit easier.
Startups That Will Make Your Wedding a Breeze.
Enchanted Diamonds –
Enchanted Diamonds makes ring shopping a breeze. They offer everything you need, all in one place. From education about different diamond cuts, color, clarity, etc. to the diamonds and rings themselves as well as wedding bands for the ceremony, there’s no need to go from store to store to find the perfect ring. You can get online, find the perfect one, and focus on planning the proposal.
WeddingWire is the ultimate wedding planning tool. You can use it to find venues, vendors, and get ideas, all in one place. They also provide tools that help you with hotel blocks, budgeting, and generating hashtags that will be perfect for the big day. It’s easy to use, extremely helpful, and it doesn’t cost a thing.
Wedivite is a digital invitation service that lets you save both money and trees. They work to make wedding planning fun, social, and stress-free. With Wedivite you don’t have to worry about invitations getting lost in the mail, and you’ll find out right away if they weren’t delivered for some reason and can correct the issue immediately. Guests can also RSVP making it easy and instant to get an attendance count.
On your Wedivite, you can include directions, ask for song suggestions, receive greetings and notes, and much more!
Azazie is the ultimate resource for all things apparel (for the women of the party anyway). They have everything from bridesmaid dresses (in every color) to dresses for the mother of the bride, and the most beautiful bridal gowns you could dream. They have accessories to top everything off too. If you’re not sure how something is going to look and want to try it before making a final decision, Azazie has a “Try At Home” option to help you make sure everything is perfect, and they offer swatches to make sure that your colors all match.
In addition to all that, if you’re in need of some inspiration or want to see how a certain dress looks on an actual bride, they offer inspiration from real Azazie weddings, color ideas, a style gallery and more!
Menguin is a suit rental service that is all online. You can request swatches to make sure that the colors are perfect, then once you’re ready, you simply build your tux style, invite your groomsmen, enter your sizes, and get it shipped to your house with plenty of time to spare. Once the wedding is over, you put your tux back in the box and attach the prepaid shipping label, drop it in the mail, and you’re done.
Instead of spending hours in stores trying to find the perfect style, fit, and price, you can do it all quickly and easily online and still look as good.
Zola is a gift registry site that carries more than 500 brands from Cuisinart and KitchenAid to Oneida and Kate Spade. Instead of couples having to go to the store(s) where they want to register, they can spend that time curled up together on the couch and add anything and everything they could ever want and need to their registry right there online. All you have to do is register, find what you want, and let your guests choose their gifts.
Once it’s all said and done, Zola will ship your gifts to you, but if there’s something you need to exchange before it even arrives, you can do it easily online.
WedPics is a photography site that makes it simple and easy to get all of your guests’ photos of the event in one convenient location. Oh, and it’s free unless you want to upgrade to get premium features! You create your event and can invite an unlimited number of guests. They can share all of their photos, and you can download as many as you want or order prints to keep forever.
Bloomrent was launched as a way for brides to get their flowers and centerpieces at an affordable price. Flowers are expensive and can add up fast, but if you go through Bloomrent, you get a discount. How? Well, after you consult with a florist and get your perfect centerpieces, you can list them with Bloomrent to be rented out by others (after your event, of course).
When they’re rented out, you Bloomrent will give you a percentage of the price and put money back in your pocket.
AllSeated is a platform that gives you a 360, 3D view of your venue so that you can do a virtual walkthrough and start planning seating arrangements to get things all worked out before it gets down to crunch time. You can sign up for free and then use their virtual reality technology to look at the venue as if you’re there.
You’ll have constant access to your venue and can design the perfect floor-plan through the platform so that you’ll be completely prepared when it’s time to start arranging.
Weddings can be stressful to plan, and surviving wedding season is tough. With the help of these startups, though, you’ll have everything under control in no time and will get to spend more, much-needed quality time with your sweetheart.