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Discover How You Can Get the benefits of a wedding planner without the expensive price tag.

Find out why the Bridal Essentials Package has become the hot new tool for do-it-yourself brides and those planning a wedding without a full-service coordinator.

 

 

 

The 5 Most Common Sources of Wedding Planning Stress.

Which Are Affecting You?

1. Financial Stress ($ symbol)

Money is constantly a source of stress during wedding planning. Even if you have a lot of help, everything adds up so quickly and before you know it, you’ve overspent. Maybe you know exactly what you want, but can’t afford it. Keeping track of everything from shoes to bridal magazines goes out the window and suddenly you’re totally freaking out because you have no idea how much your wedding is really going to cost.

2. Family Issues and Wedding Party Drama (drama masks or “family” symbol)

The beautiful part of a wedding is that you will be surrounded by family and close friends. The not so nice part? This can often mean drama. There can be power plays over money and decision making. Perhaps it’s a situation where your mother in law takes over the planning of “the wedding she never had.” Fights between bridesmaids and flaky groomsmen plague countless brides.

3. Lack of Time to Plan (clock symbol)

Planning your wedding can feel like a part time job. In fact, a recent survey by Wedding Paper Divas found that 40% of brides spend 10-15 hours per week on wedding planning. Finding the time to make calls, send emails and complete DIY projects is overwhelming. Your wedding date may just be the most stressful deadline you’ve ever had.

4. The Stress of Keeping Everything Organized (checklist image with checkmark?)

Between working full time, planning a wedding, dealing with family members and your fiance, your organizational skills are likely stressed to the max. Perhaps you can’t find your notes and contracts easily. You might even have a nice wedding binder, but find you’re not keeping it updated. All the little details make you feel like your head is going to explode: Things like, tracking RSVPs, making notes of which gifts you’ve received, making sure that your Aunt Karen gets a gluten free meal and that the Matron of Honor’s son has a highchair at his seat.

5. The Anxiety of Dealing & Negotiating with Vendors (handshake symbol?)

Planning a wedding suddenly requires you to work very closely with a whole lot of people you don’t know. As you get the bids, reality sets in as you realize how much everything costs. Perhaps you are feeling anxiety over having to negotiate and haggle with vendors when all you really want to do is sign a contract and add a check mark on your to-do list. It feels scary to hand over money to a complete stranger praying that the online reviews you saw are an accurate reflection of what you’ll be getting at your event. Unfortunately, you likely have at least one vendor who takes forever to respond to your emails and calls leaving you frustrated and not knowing what is going on.

 

Every Bride is Affected By At Least Some of These Sources of Stress

Did you find the ones affecting You?

Read on to learn how you can overcome them.

First, realize that you are not alone.

The way you are feeling right now is the way most brides feel at least some point during their journey to the altar.

What about the drama and family issues?

There is something about a wedding that can bring out the worst in people. It’s likely the stress that everyone has related to the big day. Your bridesmaids might be worried about the financial commitment and the shear amount of time they are spending on your wedding. Your fiance might be stressed about money and how to keep you happy while not blowing your entire savings account. Your mother could be worried about throwing the party she never had and making sure it is fabulous for everyone, including her friends. Your future mother-in-law might feel resentment at not being more included in the planning process.

All these things have one thing in common: Stress. Learning creative ways to deal with all the drama while keeping yourself sane is invaluable. Having support from a real person who understands what you are going through and can offer guidance on what to do can really help bring things into prospective.

The reality is you are probably not going to eliminate all sources of drama and family issues, but there are ways to dramatically reduce them.

So how do you get beyond the stress, anxiety and lack of organization?

Find the right tools to help you.

Tools to help you with your budget and spending. Ones that keep track of your guest list, who got the save the date cards and who is coming to the wedding. Something that helps with note all the gifts you’ve been receiving and highlights how many people are having the beef and special requests such as Robby’s booster seat. A tool which tells you when to book the photographer and another that helps you figure out how to make sure all your fiance’s single friends get seated with your single girlfriends. Perhaps one that tells you how much wine you’ll need for the bar or what rentals you need to consider for an outdoor wedding.

While this might sound obvious, most brides aren’t using the right tools. Examples include:

  • Spreadsheets they created themselves
  • Free tools found online
  • A pre-packaged wedding binder
  • A yellow notepad

Creating Your Own Tools

While none of these are wrong, they will not provide you with tools that truly make planning easier and more effective. Here’s why: Unless you are an event planner, you’ve probably never planned an event of this magnitude. A wedding is very different from hosting a dinner party and requires tracking many more vendors and data points. Creating a spreadsheet for yourself might seem fine at first, but you’ll realize quickly that you may not even know what you’re supposed to keep track of! Using spreadsheets and tools created by seasoned event professionals will eliminate countless hours on your computer formatting and trying to figure out what you need to make note of.

Free Online Tools

There are a ton of free tools online. There might even be some fabulous ones we haven’t seen. But what we’ve found is that the majority of them are the free “hook” that gets you to their website so they can in turn offer other services or sell you other wedding-related items. While there is nothing wrong with this, you’ll probably find that these free tools aren’t all they were cracked up to be. Because the website is not making money on the free tools, the tools are probably not their focus or where they spend resources. As such, free tools can be extremely limiting in terms of what they can do beyond what’s there and allow for very little customization (adding in your own categories, budget items, vendor types, etc.). Also, most are either PDFs that can be printed out or are online and can’t be downloaded. Unless you have a really awesome eraser, paper tools really aren’t very helpful for keeping track of an event that is constantly changing (revised vendor quotes, adding things in/taking them out, deposits paid, guests who RSVP and change their mind, etc.). Plus, if you have a piece of paper, you’ll probably always need a calculator nearby too since the paper can’t add things up for you.

Pre-Packaged Wedding Binder

The good thing about a pre-packaged wedding binder is it was likely created by a wedding professional and will probably contain lots of good advice. However, as with most free tools, both the binder and the free tools are still physical paper. Now, paper is awesome for sketching out your design or jotting down directions to the caterer you need to visit, but it’s downright terrible at subtraction and is susceptible to tears from all the erasing you’ll inevitably have to do. While we do advocate that you keep a wedding binder, we feel it’s better suited for things like: linen samples, pictures of your dress, floral ideas that you cut from Martha Stewart for your florist, a copy of your invitation for your calligrapher, and master copies of signed contracts.

The Yellow Note Pad

Ah, the yellow note pad. This tool has the unique ability at having every problem of the four previous tools – it’s clearly paper, doesn’t add for you, and you’ll have no idea what you need to keep track of. Keep a yellow note pad in your binder for quick notes, but using this as your main planning tool will just add to your organizational stress.

 

So How Do You Ease Your Other Wedding Stress?

Get Support From a Pro.

Here is where a full-service wedding planner (FSWP) can really help. Your FSWP will help you organize your

There is an analogy that a wedding planner is like a general contractor. You have your vision of what your new home will look like and then you hire a general contractor to make it all happen. The general contractor oversees all the subcontractors like the roofers, plumbers, drywall team and electricians. At the end, you get your dream home and your contractor is paid his/her fee. Can you do the work of general contractor yourself? Sure, but there is so much you may not know and managing vendors can be overwhelming.

What Does a Wedding Planner Actually Do?

A FSWP is there to assist you with all your major wedding decisions and management. She offers advice, recommends the right vendors, makes all your calls for you and schedules your vendor meetings. She is there with you throughout your planning process from the moment you hire her until your grand exit. Below is a brief list of the major items a Full Service Planner will take care of:

Before the Wedding

Meet with you and help create the design of your event

Budget preparation

Provide you with organizational tools and checklists

Select a ceremony & reception venues

Recommend and help you select all your wedding vendors

Act as your liaison with all vendors & schedule and attend all vendor meetings

Put together a comprehensive wedding day event schedule for all your vendors

At the Wedding

Attend and coordinate your wedding ceremony rehearsal

Ensure you, your groom, family and entire wedding party are taken care of and reminds everyone of where they need to be and when.

Entire event management the day of wedding from the moment the first vendor arrives till your last vendor leaves

 

How Much Does a Full Service Planner Charge?

Full Service wedding planning ranges from $5,000 to $25,000 (and more!) depending on where your wedding will be held, what your budget is, and how elaborate your event will be. A traditional ceremony at a church with a simple reception in a hotel ballroom for 125 guests will be very different from a 3-day destination wedding extravaganza for 300 of your closest friends.

 

I Can’t Afford a Wedding Planner. What Can I Do?

If you are organized, creative and have the time to do your own wedding planning, you can get away without having a full service planner. Regardless of how organized you might be, though, I still strongly suggest hiring a day-of wedding coordinator to handle all the details of the occasion. This is the time to pay someone to take care of the small stuff so you can focus on the big stuff: marrying the man you love and enjoying every minute of your big day.

Most of our brides have never been married before. While you may throw a mean dinner party, planning a wedding is a whole different ballgame. The average wedding will have anywhere from 10-25 different vendors once you factor in your florist, photographer, caterer, rental company, dress boutique…you get the picture. All these details can be overwhelming fast and having fabulous planning tools and expert advice when you need it can be a lifesaver for a stressed out bride.

Ready to Find a REAL Solution for YOUR Wedding?

Here is the lady you need to know…

Meet Dina Clapinski

Dina has spent the last 15 years as an event planning pro. She gained incredible experience working in event sales & catering for a beachfront resort in Santa Barbara, California. Acquiring superb customer service skills and knowing the inner workings of the hotel industry, banquets, and catering served invaluable in her professional career in event planning, human resources, and entrepreneurship. This led her to a highly sought-after wedding planner, Jill La Fleur. After Jill served as Dina’s day-of coordinator for her own wedding (in 2001),  Dina joined Jill’s team at La Fleur Weddings & Events.

Over the years, Dina has worked with literally hundreds of brides. In this time she discovered a powerful truth:  first-time brides are overjoyed, excited, and stressed. Regardless of budget or geographic location, brides have the same questions, very similar needs, and virtually identical worries. It was this knowledge that led Dina to create On the Bride’s Side to help brides with all those stressful things a planner would typically assist with. Things like a comprehensive budget, amazing planning tools, tons of tips and insider money-saving tricks, and live support with a wedding pro.

People who use Dina’s Bridal Essentials Package report a variety of benefits. Use it, and you too may experience the following:

Less Stress

So you can enjoy this special time with your fiance, family and friends without turning into Bridezilla.

Better control of your Budget

So you can see exactly where you are spending your money and how to get the most from your dollar.

The uncanny ability to stay organized

Feeling like you have control over your wedding planning process is critical. The ability to be and feel organized is invaluable to you and everyone around you including your finance and your vendors.

Smarter negotiating

So you’ll get more of what you do want and less of what you don’t. Negotiating like a wedding pro helps you and your wallet.

 

Introducing the Bridal Essentials Package

Here is a full list of tools you’ll find in the Bridal Essentials Package

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Every part of the Bridal Essentials Package is designed to enlighten, save you money, and reduce the stress of planning a wedding on your own.

The Bridal Tool Box

A comprehensive set of downloadable wedding planning tools. We include virtually every type of tool you’ll need for budgeting, tracking guest responses, seating charts, to-do lists, timelines, bar calculators and more.

LIVE Q&A Sessions

Get real support through regular Q&A sessions with an event professional so you can ask all your unique questions about your upcoming wedding.

Downloads

This is the place to find all our vendor checklists, cheat sheets, recommended resources, and other inside tips and tricks.

We include videos on how to use the Bridal Essentials Package and how to plan out your wedding day timeline. We add webinars regularly with a variety of experts from high-end florists to hotel catering managers. Our goal with our webinars is give you the “inside scoop,” providing information you otherwise wouldn’t have access to.

Private Group

We have an exclusive, private group where you can get feedback on your wedding ideas, vent your frustrations, and share with others going through the same thing you are.

 

The Bridal Tool Box

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Budget Spreadsheet – save money, save time and know where every precious penny is going

Value: $25-$40

All brides worry about their budget want to know how best to spend the money. With this tool, we’ve outlined virtually every wedding related expense that you may have and put them in an easy to use format. All the calculations are built in, from budgeting how much you want to spend on your vendors to tracking vendor deposit and payments due.

There are many budgeting tools on the market. Virtually all of the free ones are PDFs that you can download, print out and hand-write your numbers. The problem with this system is that it doesn’t keep you updated with totals. The amounts from your vendors may change as you add and take things away from your proposals. With a physical sheet of paper or a big book, that means, erasing or white out anytime the numbers change. If you were to purchase a digital budgeting tool, expect to pay between $25-$40 for this tool alone. This is truly a dynamic tool that our brides absolutely love. It’s digital and you don’t need to know excel to use it.

Planning Checklist – stay organized and on track

Value: $25-$35

One of the things that makes every bride nervous is they are not sure what to do when. It’s tempting to start trying on dresses, when what you really need to be doing is booking your florist. The second tool in the Bridal Tool Box is the Planning Checklist and we’ve put together all the to-do items you’ll need to take care of and when you should focus on each tab. All you need to do is enter your wedding date, and the tool will calculate how many days are left until your wedding. Every action item on the checklist will have a due date that is specific to your wedding.  We give you helpful information about each project and what to look out for.

As with the budget tool, there are lots of free timelines, but to get something in a digital format, it will cost you about $25-$35. The cool thing here is there is no erasing, no crossing out as you most definitely be doing with a hard copy. It is also custom to your wedding as some brides have a 2 year engagement and others only have 3 months to plan. Did your wedding date suddenly change? With our tool, all you need to do is change the date at the top and it will update all your to-do’s with your new date in mind. Throughout the Planning Timeline you’ll find helpful notes, tips and advice for each item you’ll need to do. This document is fully customizable so you can add your own to-do items as well.

Vendor Contact Book – all your contacts at your fingertips

Value: $5-$10

During your planning process, you’ll probably end up speaking to many prospective vendors. With our vendor contact book, all their info is in one place alongside your budget spreadsheet. It is very easy to fill in and so helpful to have everyone’s info at your fingertips. OTBS Founder, Dina Clapinski notes, “This was a lifesaver for me personally as I used it all the time throughout my 19 month engagement.”

Venue Comparison – NEW

Value: $5-$10

Selecting the right venue for your event can seem daunting. With so many options, it’s hard to make an educated decision on what’s best for your unique party. With this tool, we break out the most important factors you should consider when selecting a location. We take into account cost, services, food & beverage estimate, rentals, location and more. Each factor has a corresponding weight and rating system so you’ll be able to figure out which venue is the unbiased clear winner.

Guest List Tracker – Every guest, every detail, tracked and counted

Value: $20-$25

“The Guest List Tracker is something I wish I would have had when I got married 11 years ago. In the beginning, our guest list kept changing and we struggled to keep our count at a manageable level.” – OTBS Founder, Dina Clapinski 

Number of Guests – You can use this tool right away when you get engaged so you should get an idea of what size wedding you’ll be having. As you enter in all the names of your friends and family, the tool begins counting your guests so you can see actual numbers. Having this information up front is critical so you can shop around for appropriate venues for your wedding size.

RSVPs – It is exciting once the RSVPs start arriving in the mail. Many brides end up putting the yes cards in one box and the nos in another. This requires hand counting and it’s easy to miss a guest or child. Plus, as things get close, you want to know exactly what your guest count looks like at any given point, and who is left to respond. With the Guest List Tracker, when you get the RSVP, use the drop down to select the appropriate action – yes attending or not attending. You can also indicate whether the guest is an adult or child. It’s so easy to see where you are at. One look and you’ll know who you need to call for a response.

Meal Selections – Are you doing meal selections? We’ve included a drop down option so that you can select the right meal for each guest such as beef, chicken, or vegetarian. You can also mark kids meals and anyone with special diets such as gluten free or vegan. The tool keeps track of your totals for each type of meal too for your caterer.

Day of Planner – Planners always request a full guest list from our brides with meal selections. With the Guest List Tracker, you’ll have all this info ready to go and you can just send along to your day-of coordinator or catering manager.  In addition, you can use this same list for your stationary or calligraphy person who might be doing your escort or place cards.  It even has the meal selection in the event that you are indicating the meal choice on the place card for the catering staff.

Rehearsal Dinner – We just added the ability for you to indicate who is coming to your rehearsal dinner and track RSVPs for that event too!

Invite Master

Value: $5-$10

This easy to use, formatted spreadsheet has all the information you’ll need to send to your invitation person or for yourself if you’re going DIY on the invitations. If you are doing Save the Date cards, it helps since you’ll have all this information well in advance of having to send the invitations. Keep track of who you’ve sent Save the Dates and invitations.  There is even an area to fill in the gift you received and a box to check once you send your thank you card. The Invite Master is the perfect solution to keeping all names and addresses for your save the dates, invites and thank you cards.

Rental Estimator

Value: $10-$15

If you’ve selected an outdoor venue which will require renting tables and chairs, you’ll find this next tool very helpful. You enter in your estimated guest count and roughly how many guests will be sitting at each table. The Rental Estimator uses this information and estimates how much of each item you’ll need. We’ve included pricing for Southern California area, but you can update the price field based on the rental company you’ll be using.

One of the main reasons we wanted to include this is because rentals are expensive! This tool is very helpful for brides who are trying to decide between an outdoor wedding and one inside a hotel or event center. Getting a clear idea of what you’ll be spending on rentals is the best way to make an educated decision and avoid the shock that generally comes with receiving your first rental quote! We can tell you that very few brides calculate all those little things needed and forget how much it costs to build an outdoor kitchen area for your caterer. Also make sure to include taxes, delivery fees, set up fees, and standby staff charges on your estimate as these are often missed by brides and really add up.

Bar Calculator

Value: $5 – $10

Many couples provide their own alcohol for the wedding. We designed the Bar Calculator for a number of reasons. First, we wanted to be able to tell you exactly how much alcohol you’ll be needing based on your headcount. This tool makes it easy as all you need to do is plug in your estimated guest count. Just like the rest of the tools, the Bar Calculator fills in the rest. It tells you how many bottles of beer, wine and champagne you’ll need. This tool also lays out all the liquor you’ll need for a full bar all the way down to how many pounds of ice, how many limes and bar napkins. Pretty cool, right?

The second reason is so that you could stock the bar affordably. Start pricing wine and beer and stock up the minute BevMo or your local liquor store has a sale. Check out warehouse stores too like Costco as they are great options for alcohol and generally allow for easy returns. As you price out alcohol, enter in the brand name you want to buy, the price and where you are buying from. Once this is filled out, you’ll get a very clear picture of how much your bar will cost you and if you can really afford to have a full bar. There are free bar guides online, but most only include a small portion of what we have on our Bar Calculator Tool.

Vendor Call Logs – NEW

Value: $5 – thousands!

As you book your vendors, you’ll likely have tons of calls, emails and possibly phone texts with them. The nice thing about emails and text messages is you have a record of what was discussed. With phone calls, though, it’s hard to remember all the details if you don’t take good notes. With our Vendor Call Logs, you can quickly make note who you spoke to, the date/time, main discussion points, and follow up items. Throughout your months of wedding planning, it is immensely helpful to have all this information at your fingertips. It is also extremely useful in the event a vendor is not following through, or worse, claims you never discussed something. With this detailed call log, you’ll know the exact date, time, person and have your notes on what was discussed/promised. We hope you’ll never need it, but this type of tool can be invaluable should you ever need to take a vendor to court to get back your money.

Seating Chart Guru

Value: $30-$40

This one is really cool. If you are assigning seating at your wedding you know what a pain this can be. We’ve seen brides had over sheets of hand-written scribble to try to outline where each guest is sitting. Regardless of whether you are only designating tables and letting guests choose their own seat at the table or whether you are assigning the specific seat the guest will sit at, this tool will be so helpful! First, we have a drop down list of every guest at your wedding which is supplied from the Guest List Tracker. From that list you can play around and assign guests to tables. This is often quite a puzzle as brides try to seat their friends together while seating certain family members apart. You will have so much fun with the Seating Chart Guru placing your guests at tables and getting an idea of who sits with whom.

Are you getting excited yet? I know you are going to love the Bridal Tool Box.

 

Live Q&A Sessions

Value: $125 – $250 per session

Perhaps one of the favorite parts of the Bridal Essentials Package is the Live Q&A Session. Once you become part of the On The Bride’s Side family, you will be able to sign up for live webinars with an experienced wedding planner. Our Founder and wedding pro, Dina Clapinski, does many of these sessions herself and we love hearing from our brides! As a member, you’ll be able to register for the Q&A session of your choice. Wedding planners typically charge between $125-$250 per hour for these types of sessions and these are included as a part of the Bridal Essentials Package.

Downloads

Throughout every area of the Bridal Essentials Package we include insider tips and tricks. These are things and information you may get by hiring a wedding planner. We have no ties with specific vendors and offer unbiased information through every step of the planning process. On the Members Only Page, you’ll find a variety of helpful downloads such as checklists and questions to ask of prospective caterers, florists, venues, photographers and more. These are questions planners always ask vendors on behalf of their clients and now you’ll have all this info at your fingertips. You can print each download and bring it with you to meetings or have it open on your computer or iPad when you make calls. Another popular download is our insider tip guide. Find out exactly what gratuities you should plan on giving each vendor without overpaying or shortchanging vendors who did an awesome job. Again, this is one simple place to go for all your planning needs without having to hire an expensive wedding planner.

Private Group

As a member, you’ll have access to the private On The Bride’s Side Facebook Group. This is a place where our On the Bride’s Side members can go to ask each other questions, get advice, vent and share pictures and experiences. It’s completely private, so feel free to share images of your dress, issues you might be having with your future mother-in-law or the gifts you are considering for your bridal party. None of your family or friends on Facebook will see any of your posts (unless they happen to be OTBS members!). Once you become a member you’ll get an invitation to join. Only members will be granted access to the group.

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The secure one time payment of $97 is all you’ll ever pay. There are no hidden costs or continuous charges. I want you to feel 100% confident about your purchase.

That’s why we are giving you a full 30 days to try this system for yourself with absolutely no risk. That means if at any time during the first 30 days, this program is not exactly what we promised, or it’s just not for you, for any reason, we’ll provide you for a complete and immediate refund. No hassles and no runaround. That’s how confident we are that with this system you’ll be able to plan the wedding of your dreams without all the unnecessary stress.

Put us to work for you! We’ve made this system so easy, so simple, so fun. We’ve done this over and over again. It’s proven and it works. This program is packed with wedding planning tools previously only known by a small handful of people.

Bonus

One of the things a wedding planner will do for you is to put together a comprehensive timeline and event schedule for the day of the wedding. This document includes every detail your vendors will need for your big day and is sent out to every vendor involved in your big day. As our bonus to you, you will get an invite to attend our live Wedding Day Timeline webinar.

For every event on your timeline such as vendor arrival times, toasts, your ceremony order, dinner service and dancing, we provide a ton of advice and options on how to best structure the flow of the event. For example, is it better for toasts to be done throughout the meal or only after dinner is served? What about the dances, should they all be done at the same time or can they be broken up? What are the options for the ceremony order? The information provided  in this webinar is usually an hour-long conversation that takes place between an planner and a bride  and is extremely helpful for everyone involved.  This is one where you might even want to invite your sweetie to join you.

These webinars are for members only and we are including the invite to the wedding day timeline webinar as a part of our launch special.

Testimonials/Love Letters

I love the budget spreadsheet and the guest list tracker. It is so much easier using the spreadsheets and tracker than writing down who is coming and who is not. It does it for you! It is also great to see how the numbers calculate for the budget and actually see where the money is going. – Jennarose, Chico California

The descriptions of how to use all the tools are great. I’m in love with the spreadsheets! They are extremely helpful. Especially the budget sheet and the guest list. I like how I can save everything in one spot and it helps keep me organized. – Alyssa, Ojai California

These are all the tools you need! its like having a planner without the expense! i tried to “create” similar documents with no success! Thanks Dina for making it so easy to be a DIY Bride!! xoxox  – Amy, Ojai California

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FAQs

There are a lot of free wedding planning websites out there. Why should I use On the Bride’s Side?

Great question. In our research we’ve found that while there are many free planning tools, none are as comprehensive or customizable as ours. Most are web based and are extremely limited and simplistic in what they can and cannot do. But, we think the biggest drawback is the overall experience. You see, in order for these sites to make money, they have to sell you something. For some, it’s selling your contact information to local wedding vendors. For others, it’s offering products for you to buy.  Regardless, you are probably going to be sold something regularly. With our service, you pay one fee for the entire package and we never share your information with outside vendors.

The other huge benefit is live support you’ll get from a wedding expert. It’s one thing to give a bride free tools, it’s another to teach them how to use each tool and answer any questions about the wedding planning. We offer many of the benefits of hiring a wedding planner, but without the huge price tag.

What makes On the Bride’s Side and the Bridal Essentials Package unique?

Aside from offering amazing planning tools, downloads and a private group, perhaps the best part are the LIVE Q&A Sessions with experienced event professionals. Wedding planners are wonderful, but if you can’t afford $5,000 – $25,000 to hire one, you are going to love having access to a real, unbiased professional at your fingertips

What is your guarantee?

We are confident that you are going to love the Bridal Essentials Package. Our promise to you is that it will help you save money, stay organized and reduce the stress of planning a wedding on your own. However, we realize that not everything is for everyone. If for any reason, you don’t absolutely love our service, we want to know. We offer a full, 30-day, no-questions asked, money back guarantee. We want you to try out our service risk free knowing that if it doesn’t work for you, every penny will be returned to you, with no hassles.

How much does the Bridal Essentials Package cost?

The price of the complete Bridal Essentials Package is offered at a one-time cost of $197. However, during this web special, we’re taking $100 off the price and offering the entire package for a one-time cost of $97. Think how easy it is to spend $97…wouldn’t you rather spend it something that will reduce your stress and help get you organized for one of the most important days of your life?

Will your service work for same-sex marriages?

Yes! Our planning tools use the terms, “bride” and “groom,” but because they are completely customizable, it’s easy to change these terms to your names, Bride #1 and Bride #2 or any other words that makes sense for your relationship.