Hey, friends! Guess who? It's me, Karina! The other Cifuentes sister. Lisa has been posting some amazing things lately so she really inspired me to get back to it. And as she has mentioned, I recently got engaged. :) I feel incredibly excited and cannot wait for the day to come. We have less than a year (we are getting married next fall) and have already checked off some important items from our "to do" list (venue, photographer, and DJ.) I'm looking forward to cruising over the holidays since once we get back from the festivities, we will be in full swing planning mode.
I'm still learning to navigate the wedding world terrain as it's incredibly vast (!) but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. I now have a few resources that have become my go-to's and I'd like to share them with any new brides out there. And if I'm missing any important ones, would love to know!
A Practical Wedding for the budget-conscious bride.
Wedding Wire. Best for website designs. A lot of them out there are cheesy but this one we like. They also have great tools like a budget tracker and a monthly to do list they have already created for you based on your engagement time.
The Hitch . Good venue research tool.
The Knot. Good not great. But they have good forums from brides and former brides.
100 Layer Cake. For your DIY'ers out there.
Style Me Pretty. Amazing for inspiration and photo gawking.
Martha Stewart Weddings. Because you gotta have Martha.
And you have to read this if you're getting married. It will save you a lot of time and stress! (courtesy of my fiancee.)
And just because this makes me happy. :)
Photo via Grace Loves Lace.