by: Lauren

Hi friends! Welcome to Every Last Detail! Since there are lots of newly engaged couples this time of year, I figured it’s about time I did a post describing how to use Every Last Detail to help plan your wedding!

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First, a quick little background about myself and ELD: When I got married, I had no clue what I was doing. I tried to find answers on the internet, but alas, back in 2008 there wasn’t quite as much information about weddings on the web as there is now. I would try Googling all kinds of things, but I always just found “fluff” information, and never actual tips and advice that helped me. As a result, there were a few things that went wrong at my wedding that could have easily been avoided if I had just known better. And so, my goal of trying to help brides and educate about weddings was born! Fast forward through a few years… I took a wedding planning certification course, worked a bunch of weddings for free for experience, and started planning and designing weddings. During this time (5 years ago actually!) I started Every Last Detail, having no clue that it would end up being the website it is today!

It’s important for you to know the background of ELD because it’s what our content is based on. The weddings that I planned and designed were usually weddings with a budget of over $25,000 and used professional wedding vendors. In turn, these are the types of weddings that I know and with that, the types of weddings that most of the information on ELD pertains to. Here at ELD, we’re all about transparency and candid information, and so I wanted to make sure that you all know and understand my background.

With all of that said, let’s move on to how you can use Every Last Detail as a resource to plan your wedding!

Every Last Detail’s platform is a wedding blog, which means that every day there will be a new blog post showcasing a real wedding, inspiration shoot, or wedding planning tips and advice. You can find the most recent blog posts on the main page of ELD, www.theeverylastdetail.com. On all pages of ELD you will find a “toolbar”, which is where you will find most everything that I will be explaining next!

 

How To Use Every Last Detail To Plan Your Wedding via TheELD.com

 


How To Use Every Last Detail To Plan Your Wedding via TheELD.com

From the main page, you can go to various places on the website (via the toolbar above). We’ll start with what everyone loves, and the icon at the top left- Real Weddings! Click on the icon to view recent Real Weddings that have been featured on Every Last Detail. Here you can also filter the weddings by the colors in the wedding and the style of the wedding.


How To Use Every Last Detail To Plan Your Wedding via TheELD.com

 


 How To Use Every Last Detail To Plan Your Wedding via TheELD.com

 

Another big aspect of Every Last Detail and planning your wedding is inspiration- click on the Get Inspired icon to find inspiration for your wedding. Here on ELD, we have Inspiration Galleries showcasing images that are specified by details (such as bouquets, centerpieces, table numbers, etc), color, style, and location. You can browse through these images, pin them to your Pinterest boards, and see the original feature that the image is from.


 

How To Use Every Last Detail To Plan Your Wedding via TheELD.com

 


How To Use Every Last Detail To Plan Your Wedding via TheELD.com
Moving on from the pretty things, some of the most important aspects of Every Last Detail are the Wedding Planning pages. As you may have gathered from the above “history”, I was wedding planner in a former life, and it has become my mission to educate the world about weddings. When you start at the the Wedding Planning page, you will find information divided up based on the “phase” of wedding planning that you are in… Newly Engaged, Planning the Details, and Almost Down the Aisle. Pretty self-explanatory, right? I like to refer to these pages as a sort of “roadmap” or guide to help you along your wedding planning journey. For example, on the Newly Engaged page, you can click on each box to be taken to either a specific blog post, or another page with more information. For example, the “Setting a Budget” page contains informational posts, as well as a downloadable spreadsheet to help you set your budget!


 

 

How To Use Every Last Detail To Plan Your Wedding via TheELD.com

 


How To Use Every Last Detail To Plan Your Wedding via TheELD.com
And finally, we have “Find Vendors”, which takes you to  The V List, a curated list of wedding professionals who have all been vetted and verified by me. Here you can search for wedding vendors by location, what type of vendor you are looking for, your own wedding budget range, and even style. You only have to choose one option to do a search, so don’t feel like you’re obligated to select all of the categories! Choose an option, and hit the “OK” button to search! Once your search results come up, choose a vendor, and you can view their contact info, take a look at their portfolio, and get to know them via a personal interview. You can be sure that if you find a vendor on The V List, they are going to be AMAZING! :)


 

How To Use Every Last Detail To Plan Your Wedding via TheELD.com

 

If you’re looking for something in particular, I would encourage you to use the search bar- just type in what you’re looking for, and see what comes up! You can also ask me a question via Ask Lauren– and please do… I love getting questions and helping brides!

Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram so you can keep up with all of our newest features! (PS- I have lots of giveaways going on this month, and they’re announced on Instagram!) Oh, and definitely sign up for the ELD Email (sign up box is in the sidebar to the right —>) so you can get inspiration, tips and exclusive deals right in your inbox! You don’t want to miss anything!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your “tour” of Every Last Detail! Now that you know the ins and outs of the website, I hope you will use it as a resource to help plan your absolutely amazing wedding! Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need anything at all- I’m here to help!

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How To Use Every Last Detail To Plan Your Wedding via TheELD.com

Lauren

Founder & Editor at Every Last Detail
Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.
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