Useful Wedding Websites

Wedding planning, book writing, and Missoula Children’s Theater (4 of my kids got parts!) are threatening to suck up all my time this week in the foreseeable future, so I thought I’d share a few links to sites that have captured some of my interest lately.  Please pretend this is an actual post.  Note:  scroll to bottom if you don’t happen to have a need for wedding links.


Wedding Flowers and Reception Ideas

David’s Bridal

Yummi Candles

Floral Designs

How to make ribbon roses

Make a Boutonniere

Estimating Catering Quantities


And in case y’all are interested, my second book is a chapter and a half from DONE, and my first book A Sane Woman’s Guide to Mothering a Large Family is AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON!!!!!!   (You’ll forgive me for shouting that bit of news, won’t you?)  Go check it out!


  1. I just pre ordered your book. I live in Germany, but they had it on . I can not wait to get it! How exciting…what a year for you!


    I have to confess I didn’t click through on all the wedding sites but remembered a link to a site I used a lot while doing the food and many parties for church. Sounds as if you are busier than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs – and the theater part sounds great fun for your kidlets.

  3. WOW that is awesome! Your book that is! I’ll have to add it to my next amazon order!!!

    I remember this site being helpful too:

    not that you asked for more!!!LOL!

    Have a fun week,

  4. Although a heretofore silent reader of your blog, I thought I would throw in my 2 cents regarding the upcoming wedding. I was married last June, and my number one piece of advice for newly engaged couples is to go to Bridal Fairs. As many as they can. My fiancee and I entered the contests at the fairs in our state for 5 months preceeding the big day and were able to win (as in free, not pay for…) our wedding cake, %50 off the dress of my dreams, all of our wedding invitations, 3 different hotel stays (which we used for our honeymoon), a photography package, a bouquet, eyebrow waxing and and a lasar hair removal package, along with several t-shirts, CD’s, kitchen gadgets, and other paraphenalia. We had a beautiful wedding, and we spent less than a quarter of what my friends did!

  5. So much excitement at the Owl Haven! How can you even bear it all? Don’t even know where to start congratulating you.

  6. I will definitely be pre-ordering your first book, and congrats on being so close to finishing your second! Ah, wedding planning… sometimes hectic, usually busy, but usually fun too!

  7. I don’t even have kids, but I am interested in reading your book … and your second book, too.

  8. We heart Missoula ! Our elementary school is the only one in our district that does it. We have them every other year.

    We’ve done The Jungle Book, Rumpelstiltskin and The Frog Prince.

    It is so amazing what they accomplish in just a week.

  9. ooo congrats on the book being almost done and the other available for pre-order!!!

  10. oo just noticed.. in the about the author section on amazon it says: I’m not sure if you can change it or not.. but wanted to say something 🙂

  11. Lindsay,

    Thanks! yes, they are working on fixing that. I was told it would take 4 weeks…dunno why…

    And thanks to everyone for the wedding links– we got a great idea off one of them.

  12. You forgot another great website They also have a magazine but who needs that. Then after you are married, you get to use Both sites are by the same people and have lots of useful tips.

    Also, if you register for gifts at Target, after the wedding they send you a coupon that is good for a discount off the merchandise you didn’t receive.

  13. My daughter was able to do her ENTIRE wedding … for over 200 people …including wedding gown and 4 bridal party dresses … for about $1500. Why??? We purchased most of the things from Ebay. I know … it sounds crazy .. but for a little time and some investigating skills .. it worked awesome! I suggest that you try it out!

  14. DIY Flowers…

    Don’t forget big club stores like Sams and Costco. We didn’t have either nearby but for $40 in membership fee I was able to order 100 roses (in my wedding colors) for $100 and have them delivered free 2 days before my wedding. If you’re planning to make the bouquets, corsages, boutinnieres yourselves and want to use fresh flowers this may be an option for you to consider!

    If I remember correctly your own wedding story was simple and beautiful and incorporated wild flowers. But if your daughter desires roses please keep this in mind!

    Good luck planning her wedding. Please feel free to ask for help if you need any cheap wedding resources- as a previous poster mentioned- they abound out there!


  15. Woohoo!! I’ve been waiting to be able to buy your first book!

  16. Antonietta says:

    Just wanted to add, also has wedding bouquets of roses, hydranga, sunflowers, and i think wild flowers. Their flowers are of high quality, but i would call up and see where the flowers are farmed. The USA flowers because of not having to travel very far are usually fresher then the South American kind. Have fun planning!

  17. Antonietta says:

    I forgot to say, I know your a do-it-yourselfer. I’m sure the Martha Stewart website has get ideas, on how to put things together.

  18. can’t wait to read the book! congrats!!

  19. Sounds like you are keeping busy with all the wedding planning, book writing and managing your kid’s schedules…hopefully you find time for yourself!

    I’ll definitely check out the links to all the helpful wedding websites you provided.

    Also congrats on the book, that’s very exciting.