WeddingLovely

Wedding planning app and vendor marketplace.

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WeddingLovely is a free online wedding planning app application that walks you through planning your wedding and connects you with excellent local planners, photographers, and other wedding vendors.

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Tracy OsbornMaker@limedaring · Maker of Hello Web Books + WeddingLovely
Thanks Tyler! A few years back I had the idea for WeddingLovely and went through the whole, "I don't know how to code so I'll find a cofounder" thing — which was a disaster. So I taught myself Python and made a super simple wedding invitation designer directory... which (three years later) led to WeddingLovely, which is the planning guide linked, as well as nine different wedding vendor directories (http://WeddingLovely.com/vendors/, http://WeddingInviteLove.com and a bunch more.) Went through 500 Startups but decided to bootstrap rather than raise money since the wedding industry is brutal and I wanted to grow slowly and keep my values. Still a solo founder but have several part-timers working with me, and WeddingLovely is ramen-profitable. The redesign and rewritten WeddingLovely.com is my biggest project to date — I'm super excited about it. :) Thanks everyone, happy to answer any questions!
Tyler HayesHunter@thetylerhayes · Bebo
@limedaring just announced WeddingLovely 2.0 on Twitter so I wanted to beat her to the punch by posting it here. BAM. I'll let Tracy tell the story of WeddingLovely because it's pretty cool much like its founder.
Christine Luc@christineluc · Product Manager
The thought of researching all of this on my own has justified putting off planning for about a year now, so having helpful things to read all in one place is great. Wedding planning is overwhelming otherwise. At the same time, I almost wish there was a "wizard"/questionnaire to walk through because while the resources are helpful, the lack of a checklist or "order" really adds to the stress levels. Tips like "plan your rehearsal dinner 2 months in advance" seem to hint at the larger benefits of incorporating an ordered checklist of some kind. Progress indicators would really encourage brides/grooms to not walk away and avoid this, but of course people don't procrastinate on wedding planning heh heh heh... Just my two cents.
Tracy OsbornMaker@limedaring · Maker of Hello Web Books + WeddingLovely
Thanks Christine! Funny, they're actually in order (things you should do early are at the top of the left sidebar list), and I used to have even more indications of this — used to be separated by "do now" "overdue" and "do later". I got feedback that this was overwhelming, so I took it out in exchange for this more simple approach. Did you happen to see in the left sidebar, there is a "Checklist" at the top? That page gives the full overview of all the typical things people do for a wedding, with links to the individual planning pages. That was my compromise, but maybe it's too hidden now. I'll keep poking at it, and thanks for the feedback! :)
Christine Luc@christineluc · Product Manager
I'm not sure why I completely missed the checklist (prob read the dashboard bullet points and then skipped straight to major tasks), but mapping all of the bullet points to specific months I should get these things done is such a huge burden off my shoulders already. Looking forward to using this product and seeing how it evolves ^_^