- When using the Internet, keep focused on your task. While it's fun to post wedding planning updates to your Facebook account, do your best to avoid distractions to maximize your time.
- Make a list of potential vendors and resources and take down notes (or print out pictures from their Web sites to help you remember what you liked or didn't like about them).
- When you need a break, do use social media. Twitter and Facebook contacts are helpful for personal recommendations, which are infinitely more valuable. Also, posting a message on Twitter will allow the vendors to come to you, likely through direct message.
Local: Atlantic City
- Atlantic City Weddings (atlanticcityweddings.com)
- Atlantic City Weddings (destination360.com, featuring hotel and car rental information)
- Atlantic City Casinos (theatlanticcitycasinos.com)
- Atlantic City (atlanticcity.com)
Local: South Jersey/New Jersey
- NJWedding.com (njwedding.com, featuring complete resource guide and contests)
- New Jersey Weddings (theknot.com)
- NJ Wedding Guide (njweddings.org)
- New Jersey Bride (newjerseybride.com, magazine site with feature articles and vendor spotlights)
- Martha Stewart Weddings (marthastewartweddings.com)
- The Knot (theknot.com)
- About.com Weddings (weddings.about.com)
- Brides.com (brides.com)
- Offbeat Bride (offbeatbride.com)
Please feel free to add any other useful local, statewide or national resources below.
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