|Sites linked from this page are either strictly information
sites with no vendors associated with them, or are sites that contain
information about vendors in all 50 states and possibly worldwide.
While we try and select sites that contain excellent articles as well as
lists of vendors, we have included links to some sites with more
comprehensive vendor lists as well.
Wherever possible we will tell you if a site charges the vendors for
placement. The best lists and most comprehensive sites are those
that don't require a vendor to pay for a basic listing, (although all of
them offer some sort of enhanced listing...they do have to earn money
Association of Wedding
AWP members are committed to quality of service,
professionalism, and adhere to a standard of ethics set forth by this
excellent association. There are many worthwhile articles and an
extensive list of vendors, all members of the association, who can be
depended upon for their excellence. Most of the members of this
association are known personally by the band.
A brand new site for brides and grooms in the Washington DC, Maryland,
and Virginia area. Featuring a continually growing list of vendors,
this is a relatively new site that is adding features and articles by the
day, so check back often.
To achieve wedded bliss, you must first plan for it - Lots of articles
on wedding planning, plus things like games to play at a reception,
honeymoon suggestions, and a bridal show directory are among the many
great informative articles you'll find here. They also have
interactive chat rooms, wedding forums, and much more.
A nice list of wedding vendors, locations, and wedding related services,
presented without a lot of hype, overblown ads, or unnecessary
graphics. Very fast, streamlined, and easy to use.
Bridal Gowns, Fashion Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaid Dress, Bridal Shoes, and
Looking for a wedding gown, wedding dress, tux, prom dress, shoes, or
bridesmaids dresses online? Here's a good resource for you to check
The Wedding Channel
This is a full featured site offering nationwide
vendor searches, gown searches, extensive registry information, a budget planner,
checklists, traditions information, etiquette advice, and much more.
Fire Your Wedding Planner!
"Wedding Planning Secrets" - Every Bride Should Know!
- OK...so you really don't have to FIRE them, if you have one, but the tips
you'll find here to save money and ease the stress of the wedding planning
process are invaluable. They have a nice newsletter as well.
We've subscribed for quite some time and they have been true to their word about
not selling their mailing list.
We would be remiss in omitting this site as it is one of the most popular on the
web in terms of total visitors. However, it is rather difficult to
recommend as they do not have very inclusive lists of vendors, but rather only
those that can afford to pay BIG bucks to advertise with them.
has a messy look to it, trying to cram as many ads as possible onto their
pages. Additionally they utilize pop-up and pop-under windows liberally,
so if you're not careful you'll end up with 10 or more open windows all
screaming ads at you. A good popup blocker is recommended. There is some good content here, if you can look
past the garishness of the site.
Jeanne's Wedding Information Page
Written by a long time alt.wedding
contributor and self-described "wedding aficionado", this is an excellent
non-commercial site chock full of articles and links to wedding related items. There
are some great ideas for less formal reception menus, (including recipes and info on
portions for the do-it-yourselfers), as well as many other interesting tips. Don't
miss the page called Etiquette Hell, a great collection of true
anecdotes and stories of major etiquette faux pas. You won't believe some
of these stories!!!
Wedding guide and information, honeymoon ideas, wedding planning & advice,
video & photography services, parties, wedding favors, and more. This is a relatively new site that offers a nice listing of vendors in a variety
of states. They do not require vendors to pay to be included, meaning you
may find some hidden gems here that you won't find on some of the larger sites
that require big bucks to be listed.
FREE online Holiday Wedding greeting cards
Now here's a fun site. 123greetings.com has an e-card for every
occasion, including special holiday season weddings, June weddings, and
more. Their list of "special occasions" is positively awesome...there's
something for every day of the year. The service is free, and the cards
are quite creative.
The ModelBride Boutiques
www.ModelBride.com - An excellent on-line resource for
beauty related items as well as accessories and shoes. With two
shops in the New York / New Jersey area, makeup specialist, hairstylist
& model Lori Dunn has an excellent site useful even if you're NOT in
Find a Photographer for your wedding or special event
Not a bad site for looking for Photographers or DJs. However, in the
case of this site obviously Oracle has not worked with the majority of the
vendors listed, but it is a worthwhile resource. Caveat Emptor.
Lots of nice articles, advice, a good vendor list, and a message
board. The articles change periodically, making this a good site to
visit frequently. The articles cover wedding flowers, bridal
showers, wedding favors, making a budget, dealing with Mom, and more. Free
newsletter contains wedding trends, tips, shopping, and advice.
Unfortunately some of their articles on music are way off base, but then,
you have US for that...right?
www.EventLinker.com - Links
to a host of service providers nationwide. There are no articles or
anything like that...this is strictly a straight ahead listing of service
providers in your area.