We don't know what love potion they're putting in the water these days, but it seems like our friends and family are getting married every other weekend. If you're the one getting hitched, take note: There's nothing worse than an overpriced, overwhelming, over-the-top wedding with all the unnecessary frills and a dozen extra ruffles. For a beautiful wedding both you and your guests will no doubt remember forever, we've rounded up some inspirational blogs and online shopping destinations that are more than useful for outfitting your big day and beyond. For alternative wedding dresses, delicious-looking recipes, and DIY ideas that'll impress on any occasion, here are four blogs and three shops that will make your I Dos a definite DO!
From laid-back city hall wedding ideas (remember those wedding overalls?) to unusual cake designs, New York gal Joanna Goddard's blog has a little bit of everything to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.
You'll find yourself bookmarking every other post on this site filled with DIY inspirations, heartwarming photos, and low-budget creative ideas. Looking for a used wedding dress? They've got those, too!
These wedding photographs are so cute you'll die. Pie buffets, dogs as Best Mans, and themes so ingenious you'll kick yourself for not setting the date earlier—Green Wedding Shoes features the most creative weddings that you'll want to model your own after.
We're all about 100 Layer Cake's sweet, thoughtful knick-knack ideas (most of which would be a cinch to do yourself!). You'll get sucked in because of the vibrant photos, and stay because of the brilliantly simple suggestions.
Buying your wedding dress online might be more than nerve-wracking, but Net-a-Porter's super-curated selection of dresses and accessories (as well as their flexible and free return service) make getting outfitted a matrimonial breeze.
You've figured out your hairdo, but have you thought about hair pieces? Ban.Do's actually affordable headbands, barrettes, and floral flourishes range from Old Romance to Gaga's "Bad Romance."
Find dresses and suits for the entire wedding party in color-coordinating options that look infinitely more chic than you'll find in any Dress Barn. And stay tuned for their soon-to-debut wedding boutique in New York City.