The Best Tools for New Brides
Updated: Jan 25, 2022
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Honestly, is there anything more exciting than starting to plan a wedding!? Before the decision fatigue, panic, and anxiety set in, it's such a sacred time.
KIDDING! Well, only kind of. We don't dance around the fact that wedding planning is a full-time job around here, so we love sharing anything and everything that can help make it easier.
Here's a running list of my favorite tools and resources for new brides.
A Wedding Book. You will want to keep a binder of all the original contracts, vendor info, seating charts, favor ideas, etc. If you're more of a digital person, I suggest creating a Google Drive folder specifically for your wedding so you can access it anywhere.
Pinterest! This one is a bit obvious, but remember all those boards you set up for your dream wedding? It's finally time to use them! Go through, weed out any outdated ideas, and categorize where you can. This will make things easier to find on the fly!
The Knot, Wedding Wire & The Venue Report apps. Download the apps to your phone and set up a new account. These sites are great for finding venues and vendors and have amazing planning tools.
PS--have you downloaded our free wedding planning checklist yet? Click the button below to snag it!
Etsy. Hands down the best place to go for unique favors, bridal party gifts and more! You can also purchase templates for just about anything to print out yourself (or use Vistaprint!).
Capital One Shopping & Honey. These browser extensions automatically check for coupons when you checkout on almost any site. Plus, if you link cards in Capital One Shopping, you can get cashback on certain purchases. I've saved over $100 from cashback this year alone!
Facebook groups. Join as many wedding resale and advice groups as you can. Be sure to join Sage + Slate’s group, too!
An Online Address Collector. I love Postable--you send out a link to everyone and they fill out the form with their current address.
Minted for Paper Goods. Minted is the best place to get your invites in my opinion. While the quality can get pricey, the quality is unmatched and there are so many designs. Use WEDPLMGUEVARA for 35% off save the dates and 25% off wedding & event stationery.
A Canva Account. Canva is great for creating your own save the dates, invites, rehearsal dinner menus, mood boards and more. You can do almost anything with a free account, but here's a link to earn credit for a premium item, like a stock photo!
Endless Inspo. Pinterest is a great resource, but definitely check out Instagram for planning inspo! Follow hashtags like #FallWedding2022, #SoCalWeddingInspo, #StyleMePretty and more for curated inspo right on your feed. Speaking of which, are you following @sageandslateweddings on Insta?