Darcy's Diary: Check Out These Wedding-Planning Helpers, Plus an Easy Wedding Gift Idea
See what our Editor-at-Large, Darcy Miller, is loving for weddings this week!
Lover.ly Virtual Planner
Anyone who's planned a wedding knows there are tons of moving parts, decisions to make, deadlines to meet, and options upon options upon options. You can always hire a planner, but if you're trying to stick to a budget, you don't have to do everything totally solo. Lover.ly has a mobile app-their Virtual Wedding Planner-that you can customize to be as involved as you want. You can always chat for free with a wedding-planning expert or choose from one of their three wedding package tiers-all of which are super affordable. The experts at lover.ly are sharing all their resources so couples can get vendor recommendations, budget sheets, help with registries, style guides-whatever suits their needs.
The gift that keeps on giving! Curated subscription boxes are getting more and more creative, and they're such great presents for everyone-bridal showers, wedding gifts, thank-you tokens. It's a thoughtful way to give someone a gift every month of the year, and it doesn't take too much effort on the giver's part either. Vellabox sends recipients high quality, hand-poured, all-natural candles each month-and each one also comes with a "surprise gift" that makes it even more fun. The best part? With candles, you don't have to worry about the color or style of the newlyweds' home-they go with everything!
Mindy Weiss's New Book
Wedding-planning news alert! Mindy Weiss, known for having planned countless celebrity weddings, has just updated her classic planning guide, THE WEDDING BOOK. Originally published in 2008, this version is revised for today's brides and grooms … hello, social media tips!