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!
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!
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.
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.
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!