While helping plan my sister’s wedding, it was easy to get overwhelmed with all the info, photos, and ideas out there. I also didn’t want to forget anything crucial. There’s definitely a lot to think about with a wedding. At Longmeadow Event Center, we don’t want you to stress about making your day special. So, to help you keep your sanity while considering every detail, check out our favorite wedding sites that offer beautiful, cost-effective, and fresh ideas.


Longmeadow Event Center country wedding venueFor a beautiful country chic wedding, start with the Rustic Wedding Guide. They offer listings of venues, photographers, invitation creators, dress shops, bakeries, florists, decorators, and planners categorized by state to find plenty of great resources for your area. Be sure to check the blog link for great rustic wedding ideas from backyard to farm to western rustic weddings. Don’t forget the “Ask Maggie” tab if you have any concerns or want to see the advice she’s offered to other brides.



intimateweddingsConcerned about the budget? Check out this great list of sweet and affordable weddings from Intimate Weddings. They are one of our favorite wedding sites because they give so many great ideas for making your day special while keeping things intimate and affordable. They still offer vendor listings while also supplying an awesome “DIY Weddings” guide full of ideas and tutorials. Intimate Weddings shows you how to create your own gifts, decor, and even bouquets. You, too, can have that beautiful wedding you’ve seen on Pinterest.




bridalguideWhen planning your wedding, don’t forget your new hubby’s favorite part: the honeymoon 😉 The Bridal Guide offers a great planner for your honeymoon. It details the best locations, themes, and times for your honeymoon. Like our other favorite wedding sites, the Bridal Guide has a detailed listing of vendors for your special day. It also offers a great “Countdown Calendar” and Budget guide in their Planning tab to help you pace everything. The Bridal Guide is also great at including the wedding etiquette tips to make sure your special day is as special for your guests as it is for you.



weddingpartyOne of the most memorable things about your wedding day will be the fashion. Wedding Party is one of our favorite wedding sites because their fashion blogs are positively addictive. Their “Style” tab takes you through some of the most beautiful, ethereal goddess looks to the fun and wild “color run”-type of engagement photo sessions. Their “Etiquette” section gives great tips on everything from managing your new mother-in-law’s “help” to how to take the best engagement ring selfie. One of the greatest things about Wedding Party is the ability to create your free wedding app. It allows you to manage photos, share messages with guests and the bridal party, entertain guests with a mobile photo booth, and get planning help and tips.


offbeatbrideWant a wedding that is as unique as you are? Search no further than the Offbeat Bride. This site is one of our favorites because it offers great advice with just a hint of brutal truth; think of the fun way you can be real with your best girlfriend. Their blogs offer great advice from what to wear under your dress to the unspoken advice most photographers wish their clients knew. Their posts center around gorgeous, vintage engagement rings, theme weddings, and advice categorized by your type of wedding. The Offbeat Bride encourages everyone to “Altar Your Thinking.” So if you’re searching for something unexpected or just want to check out the wedding advice, check out this favorite site of ours.


We are here to make sure your day is everything you’ve dreamed of. Any ideas from our favorite wedding sites can be brought to life at Longmeadow Event Center. Don’t forget you, too, can be part of our Bartop Brides Hall of Fame, only at Longmeadow.


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