If you or someone you know is planning a wedding this summer or fall, this is the time frame in which many little, but BIG, decisions must be made.

Chances are the ceremony and reception location was secured months ago but there’s still the photographer, caterer, flowers, guest lists, invitations, entertainment, transportation, honeymoon location, dress fittings, hair.  The list is endless.

To avoid running all over town, you can do quite a bit of your planning online.  Here are a few of our favorite online sources for planning a wedding.

Founded in 1996, The Knot was one of the first online planning sites.  Aside from their popular website, they offer a magazine, books, a digital magazine available on your iPad, Kindle or Nook as well as free iPhone apps that allow you to monitor your wedding to do lists and get advice from other brides.   On their website you can search local vendors by entering your zip code and download multiple planning tools such as “The Wedding Budgeter”.

Pinterest is extremely popular for planning weddings this year.  Pinterest lets you organize your wedding finds on the web via an image that links back to it’s originating site.  Once you download their “pin it” button to your browser’s toolbar, you can surf the web for ideas, advice, pictures and blogs and “pin” them to your Pinterest bulletin board.  Like Twitter and Facebook, you can “follow” others and browse their pinboards.  Or do a search for what you’re looking for and view pinboards of folks you do not know personally.  Here’s an article we found offering you 7 Tips for planning your wedding on Pinterest.  And, by the way, you can follow The Knot on Pinterest as well as other Wedding Planning sites.

Founded by a gentleman who felt it was difficult to research quality vendors while planning his wedding, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 100,000 reviewed wedding vendors.    Completely free and easily navigable, WeddingWire offers online planning tools to help you keep track of your spending and payment schedules, stay on top of RSVPs, store vendor information and checklists.  “WeddingWire is about helping brides and grooms execute efficiently and effectively on their weddings”.

While you’re busy with the details of planning the wedding, let us care for the details of your wedding attire.  Whether it’s before the wedding, or after, our bridal services keep dresses in ready-to-celebrate condition.  As the only dry cleaning company in the Indianapolis area endorsed by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, we take pride in staying on top of the latest trends in wedding dress design and we ensure that our team members are trained to properly care for even the most intricately designed gowns .

You can read our care tips for your dress before the wedding here and learn about our experienced alterations department here.  We’re experts in caring for your gown before the wedding and preserving the gown while you’re away on your honeymoon.

– S.O.