For many, wedding planning is an exciting and genuinely rewarding process—but let's be real: It's not without its headaches. Even for the best of planners!
From laboring over seating charts to managing RSVPs to ensuring you have a positive wedding dress shopping experience, there’s a lot that could potentially go sideways when planning a wedding. We’re lucky to live in the 21st century, though, and have been blessed with a handful of innovative, digital-based companies that make the wedding planning process way easier than it used to be.
That's why, to help you plan your dream wedding online, we’re shouting out six of our favorite digital wedding companies. Read our full reviews below.
Shopping for a wedding dress is meant to be a magical experience—and it truly can be!—but depending on where you go, that’s not always a guarantee. Whether it’s a lack of available sizes, not enough style options to choose from, ultra-opinionated friends and family, or overworked consultants, shopping in person can easily morph into a nightmare. Anomalie’s mission is to bypass all the common stressors of wedding dress shopping by putting 100 percent of the control into the bride’s hands. You take a fun survey about what your dream wedding dress looks like, consult with a designer over the phone to tweak the design to perfection, and then have it made according to your measurements. The average cost is $1200 to $1600, it takes five to six months to complete, and Anomalie offers a full refund if returned within 10 days.
Narrowing down your wedding venue list is no small task, but The Venue Report can help streamline the process. The website features a massive compilation of venues from across the world that have been visited in-person and reported on in detail. If you’re still in the early stage of looking, browse by venue type and/or destination. If you’re trying to decide between a few venues, you can look up the specific space and brose through venue details, first-person reports, and images.
Though some online flower companies have given the biz a bad name, The Bouqs Co. has proven that you can order gorgeous bouquets through the internet without fear. The company, which works with flower shops local to you, even has a dedicated wedding flower team that specializes in bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, and table centerpieces. Couples can choose from DIY packages or prearranged packages according to guest count, and prices range from $299 to $1,149. For example, a 22-piece set of DIY wedding flowers—which includes 10 custom table centerpieces, six boutonnieres, five bridesmaid bouquets, and a bridal bouquet—is $799.
Eco-responsibility is one of 2020's biggest wedding trends and one we predict will continue building momentum as time goes on. An excellent way to practice sustainability as you plan your wedding is to nix paper waste via digital invitations. Bliss & Bone offers a stunning, modern collection of paperless options that’ll impress you and your guests. The "suite" package includes an announcement email, digital card with a single-page website, RSVP tracking management, maps, comment wall, follow-up emails, and RSVP analytics. You can also create a matching website that serves as a chic information portal for your guests.
One of the most dreaded wedding planning tasks has to be figuring out the seating chart for all your guests. It’s a laborious, time-consuming chore that can lead to headaches and even some bickering. Allseated has managed to streamline the process with its revolutionary digital platform, which is available to both everyday folks and wedding planners. Essentially, Allseated creates a virtual 3D layout of your reception space that allows you to better visualize the seating arrangement and overall space. This means easier decision making and no surprises on your wedding day.
You’re already spending a pretty penny on your wedding gown, shoes, and everything else that goes into planning a wedding. Spending even more on designer accessories and outfits for events leading up to the big day can start to overwhelm your wallet. That’s where Rent The Runway saves the day (and your bottom line). Whether you’re shopping designer earrings for your nuptials, the perfect little white dress for your rehearsal dinner, or a fun outfit for your bachelorette party, the rental company allows you to dress in style without having to dip deep into your wedding budget. Subscriptions start $89 a month for four pieces. See an editor's full review here.
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