Wedding Mapper is a great resource for brides and grooms. This is a website where you can find local vendors and venues in your area (or the area of your destination wedding). There is also a forum where you can ask questions or discuss topics with other people on Wedding Mapper. There are photo galleries, vendor profiles and reviews, and real weddings. My personal favorite part is that you can talk to other people in the area. You can ask a question of brides who have used the same vendors you are thinking about and Mapper will send out the email for you. Or, you can ask a question of local newlyweds about their weddings. There is also an “Ask the Expert” area where you can ask Sharon Naylor, a wedding expert any wedding question.
This is a wonderful resource for couples at any stage of the planning process, whether you just got engaged or are a few days out from the wedding. It’s fun to buy all the books and magazines, but if they don’t answer your particular question, where do you go? I recommend Wedding Mapper. Look for the Designer Events profile under the “coordinators/planners” category of vendors.