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Wedding planning experiences can range from fun to dysfunctional. Fortunately you can turn to the internet for help sourcing anything from officiants to memorable comestibles. We checked out some notable online resources to see what they have to offer happy couples.
This internet “Personal Wedding Planner” can help you get organized with checklists and budgets, seek style inspiration and vendors, or see how friends (or past flings) are celebrating. Shop the Knot will suggest anything from save-the-dates to post-wedding essentials.
Equally wed covers community weddings, marriage equality news and LGBT-friendly suppliers. They also offers educational conferences around the world. They address topics such as “how to find equality-minded vendors,” “timeline for hiring wedding vendors” and DIY tips. The website also features heartwarming engagement stories and inspiring real wedding profiles. equallywed.com
EnGAYgedWeddings.com focuses on serving same-sex couples by extensively evaluating all vendors before listing them on their site. Each vendor is personally interviewed by the owners of the website to ensure they are either LGBT friendly, -operated or -owned. In addition, their site offers inspiration boards, details on marriage laws and other useful resources. engaygedweddings.com
Purple Roofs specializes in finding intimate, gay-friendly accommodations. The site features over 4,800 bed and breakfasts, hotels, vacation rentals and other properties around the world. Optimal for planning a gay friendly honeymoon, the site is also offers a range of exclusive discounts and special offers for both domestic and international accommodations. purpleroofs.com
A collection of over 120,000 reviewed wedding vendors — including bands, cakes, catering, attire, flowers, favors, invitations, photography and videography. Working in conjunction with WeddingWire, the site also includes advice on wedding planning, including info about booking hotel blocks, planning tools, wedding registries — plus features about same-sex engagements and weddings. gayweddings.com
WeddingLovely started in January 2011 as a simple directory dedicated to wedding invitation designers and grew to feature eight specialized wedding vendor directories. The site, described by founder Tracy Osborn as “forever free,” offers printable checklists, Pinterest integration, one-on-one wedding advice and more. weddinglovely.com
Last modified: January 23, 2018