The internet is a vast and ever-expanding online resource center, and one of the best uses of social media is wedding planning. While MyRegistry.com has all of your wedding registry needs and gift guides covered, there’s so much more that goes into your big day. All across the web, you can read about how to make a bouquet, find qualified photographers and videographers near you, get customized quotes from local vendors, product designers and much more. The number of ways to use the internet to plan your wedding is increasing exponentially each day.
To help with all of this stress…we mean, spendingexcitement, you need to know where to go online for valuable information beyond generic listicles touting the best bridal robes and photo booth props. If you want specific advice regarding the planning of your wedding (and if you are like most people who set out on the adventure of getting married—then yes, you do), then you need real people—newlyweds, fellow brides in your city, objective experts, etc.—that you can call on for advice. This is where wedding forums, communities and online groups come in.
Wedding Forums & Communities
Most major players in the digital bridal space have some type of online forum, community or group chat that allows members to ask questions, post comments and duke it out whether or not it’s OK to have a cash bar at welcome events.
Different forums often have different vibes, so be sure to check out a few. If you find a group of people that you like and who’ve helped you out, make sure to pay back the favor by responding to their questions when you have something to add.
Some of MyRegistry.com’s favorites include the Betches Brides Group Chat, Weddingbee and the Disney Weddings and Honeymoons Forum. For MyRegistry.com’s full list of wedding forums and communities, scroll down to the end of this article.
Wedding-Related Facebook Groups
While Facebook may no longer be the go-to daily destination for posting a status, people, especially brides and grooms, flock to the social network’s sense of community and connection, and wedding-related Facebook groups of all types thrive. Public. Private. Based on geography. And a never-ending sea of special-interests within those three groups means that absolutely everyone can find a Facebook Group that’s right for them.
Remember that everyone in your group is generally going through a shared experience (and often for the first time), so be respectful and helpful with your posts. Fellow members will gladly respond to your questions as long as you stay on topic and avoid posting irrelevant or off-topic content.
Some of MyRegistry.com’s favorites include 💰💍👰🏼 Budget-Savvy Wedding Planning 💕🥂💐, Everything Wedding, and Destination Wedding Directory. For MyRegistry.com’s full list of wedding-related public and private Facebook groups, scroll down to the end of this article.
Last week, more than 8,000 subreddits joined forces to stage a blackout in protest of the Reddit’s decision to charge for third-party use of its API, marking one of the largest organized protests in the tech giant’s history. It was only meant to last a couple of days, but we’re still in uncharted waters; some wedding subreddits have come back online, some have gone private, some have been set to restricted, others are still boycotting the platform entirely.
With topics ranging from the super broad to the minutely granular, it might be easy to compare wedding planning subreddits to its Facebook Group peers. However, Facebook Groups are generally more social-focused, while subreddits are more often geared specifically towards sharing information and ideas. Plus, the platform’s system of upvoting and downvoting allows the most relevant and helpful content to rise to the top, making it easier for users to find valuable and informative posts.
Some of MyRegistry.com’s favorites include r/WeddingDress, r/wedding and r/Weddingsunder10k. For MyRegistry.com’s full list of wedding subreddits, scroll down to the end of this article.
Wedding-Related LinkedIn Groups
While LinkedIn is often only seen as a professional networking platform, savvy brides and grooms can also use the social platform—specifically its industry-specific LinkedIn Group—as a resource for wedding planning. Connect directly with experts in groups centered around wedding photography, wedding coordination, wedding cakes, even wedding calligraphy.
However, don’t expect these groups to function in the same way as some of the more community-centered resources previously mentioned. You should only join the groups of wedding professionals that you’re looking to solicit, but if you know exactly what you need (a wedding photographer that specializes in photojournalism, perhaps?), then LinkedIn Groups may offer the exact piece of advice you’ve been endlessly searching for elsewhere online.
Some of MyRegistry.com’s favorites include This is Wedding Photography, Wedding & Bridal Industry Professionals and Wedding Calligraphy. For MyRegistry.com’s full list of wedding-related LinkedIn Groups, scroll down to the end of this article.
Forums & Communities:
Betches Brides Group Chat
Wedding Ideas Magazine Forum
Houzz Wedding Forum
Long Island Weddings Forum
Help I’m Getting Married Forum
Disney Weddings and Honeymoons Forum
Wedding on a Budget - Money Saving Ideas
Wedding Stuff for Sale
Bride and Breakfast Wedding Community
The Wedding Cookie Table Community
Destination Wedding Directory
Wedding Items for Sale - New & Preloved
Wedding Business Pages
WEDDING FAVORS AND GIFTS
Rustic Wedding Vendors and Decorations 4 Sale/Trade/Swap/Booking
Wedding decoration n Planning [sic]
Wedding Gift Ideas
Wedding HASHTAGS 📌
Lings Moments Wedding Buy/Sell/Trade
Wedding Dresses & Wedding Items For Sale Or Hire
Brides 2023: Ideas, Inspiration & Wedding Planning Support Community 💍
Budget Wedding Planning Community
• Fall Wedding Planning • Fall 2022 & 2023 •
COMPLETELY BRIDAL - Wedding Planning Tips, Tricks & To-Dos
LGBTQ+ Wedding Planning and Advice
Elopement Wedding Ideas & Planning
Wedding Planning Toasters
Frum Wedding Planning Resources
Planning Your Disney Wedding
The Wedding Society - Planning Tips & Support
Wedding Planning - Ideas and Inspiration
Wedding Planning Support Group
DIY Weddings - Plan A Wedding on a Budget
Engaged AF - Wedding Planning for Brides & Grooms
Gay / Lesbian Wedding Planning And Support
Wedding Planning Club
Wedding Planning Advice And More
Planning Wedding on Budget
💰💍👰🏼 Budget-Savvy Wedding Planning 💕🥂💐
Wedding Planning 101
Planning your Italian Wedding - La Lista
Groups by State/Region—
The Planning Nest AZ (Wedding Planning)
Weddings in Los Angeles (Share Ideas, Trade/Sell Wedding Items/Services )
Sacramento and Northern California Wedding Photographers and Vendors
CT Wedding Advice
CT Wedding Connection
Wedding Planning For Modern Brides in Florida
Orlando Wedding Vendors
Florida Wedding Professionals
Orlando Wedding Ideas, Services & Vendors
All Things Wedding Georgia
Atlanta Wedding Planning
Augusta Wedding Planning For Brides Of The CSRA
Illinois Wedding & Event Planning
Chicago Weddings - Vendor Searches, Advice & Wedding Planning
Illinois Wedding & Event Planning
Wedding Recycle Chicago
Chicago Brides ISO Wedding Vendors
Kentucky Weddings - Vendor Searches, Advice & Wedding Planning
Kentucky Wedding Advice, Resale & Vendor Services
MAINE and NH brides wedding planning
Massachusetts Wedding Planning & Advice
Michigan Wedding Vendors
Minnesota Wedding Connection
South Mississippi wedding resale
The Gulf Coast Wedding Planner
northern NJ Wedding decor Buy/sell/trade
Wedding Vendors in New Jersey
New York City Brides: Wedding Buy & Sell
New York Wedding and Event Professionals
New York Weddings
Hudson Valley Wedding Decor/supply Buy Sell And Trade
Long Island Wedding Vendors
Long Island, NYC Party vendors, DJ, wedding & event planners
Western NEW YORK Wedding and Party Supplies For Sale
518 Brides, Grooms & Wedding Professionals
WNC's All Things Wedding
Asheville Wedding Vendors-a Bride's Resource
Cincinnati Area Wedding Planning Group
Portland Wedding Community
Oregon Wedding Community
York, PA & surrounding area WEDDING/EVENT VENDORS
PA Wedding Planning (Couples & Vendors)
Wedding Planning Philadelphia Area
"All Things Wedding" Central PA
RI Wedding Vendors and Planning Help
Myrtle Beach Wedding Vendors
Nashville Wedding Vendors
East Tennessee & Smoky Mountain Brides & Wedding Vendors
Houston Wedding Brides
DFW Wedding Vendors - For Brides to Find You!
DFW Wedding Venues
Houston Wedding Community
Utah Wedding Professionals
Virginia Wedding Vendor & Bridal Network
DMV Wedding Directory
All Things Wedding WV
Wisconsin Wedding Vendors--Caterers, Photographers, Dj's and More!
WI Wedding Photographers
Event Planners & Coordinators
Wedding Industry Professionals
BridesView - Linking The Best Wedding Photographers
Wedding Professionals Networking Group
This is Wedding Photography
Wedding and Event Business Owners Support Network
Wedding Planners & Coordinators
Wedding and Portrait Photographers United - W&PPU
Wedding Market Professionals
Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Professionals
The Wedding Video Business
Wedding Business Advice
Promote! for Wedding and Event Planners
Luxury Wedding Professionals
Wedding and Special Occasion cake creaters [sic]
Brides-Wedding Service Providers Network
Wedding Professionals Forum and Network
Top Wedding Sites
United States Wedding Professionals
Wedding & Bridal Industry Professionals
Note: This list is not exhaustive, but it covers some of the most popular and widely used wedding-related forums, Facebook groups, subreddits and LinkedIn groups.
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