Lei's Atlanta Wedding Blog

You're Engaged! How to Get Started Planning with Atlanta Bridal

December 30 , 2013


Congratulations on your engagement!

My name is Lei and I'll be your behind-the-scenes guide as you plan your big day. Whether you are on the go or at home researching, I am here to help. AtlantaBridal is always available and quite often I am online via the chat to help point you in the right direction.

Here's how to get started with your wedding planning and Atlanta Bridal:

Get Yourself Organized

  • Bookmark this Site
    Bookmark it in your browser or save it right to the home screen of your iPhone or iPad for easy access. Just save it somewhere so you can find it easily again!
  • Download a copy of The Flawless Wedding E-book.
    There is a lot of information in the book that you can't find on this or any other website.
  • Join AtlantaBridal.
    It's free! Join to get Member Only deals, save vendors you are considering, earn points and more!
  • Print out the AtlantaBridal Wedding Checklist.
    I've been doing this for many years and my checklist is pretty exhaustive!
  • Buy a Wedding Planning Binder.
    There are several to choose from on the link above. Or just go to a store and get a binder and start it by adding my checklist above.
  • Create your wedding website.
    Use this link to create your site or if you want a custom site that you can update easily, I can build you one for a one-time fee - contact me through the form below! Be sure to link to AtlantaBridal from your wedding web site!

Engage With AtlantaBridal!

I post lots of things on our social media that I may not post directly on AtlantaBridal... and sometiems I post cool stuff that is on AtlantaBridal that you may not have seen. Be sure to connect with us in the following ways to get the most of your experience!

  • Get social with us on Google+, FacebookPinterest, or Twitter.
    (And follow me too! Google+ and Pinterest)
  • After you join AtlantaBridal, join our private Google+ Community.
    This community is new and is meant to be a place where you can post questions and network with other brides and wedding professionals.
  • You can also post questions to our AtlantaBridal public Question and Answer Forum
    This area of AtlantaBridal is heavily moderated so we can be sure you are getting good answers.
  • Comment and Share Stuff.
    Help us build our community by commenting and sharing our articles, vendor profiles and more!
  • Ask Me For Your Help.
    Whether I am online or off, you can ask me a question personally. There is a lot of information here and I can often save you a lot of time and point you in the right direction if you contact me through the live chat / contact form on the bottom right of every page.
  • Share AtlantaBridal with friends by posting a link to us on your Facebook page or pinning pics from our site to Pinterest!
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest from AtlantaBridal every week:

Find Ideas and Inspiration

  • Check out a few of our Real Atlanta Weddings.
    I post real attainable weddings for all styles and budgets. And email me after your wedding so we can post yours!
  • Take a peek at our Photo Galleries and Themes page.
    Lots of great ideas on these pages and they are updated often!

Start Finding Your Team

  • One of the first things you need to book is your venue, use our Expanded Venue Guide to find the perfect venue for your big day
    We are the only site that posts venues by neighborhood! Browse vendors and please contact them through our site and tell them you found them here!
  • Find wedding vendors using my select directory of Atlanta Wedding Professionals.
    I monitor all of the vendors on my Preferred Vendor list so you can be assured they are reputable vendors. I monitor them in a variety of ways, including reviews so be sure to review your vendors!
  • Browse My Blog for tips on finding vendors, what to ask them and more.
    I have been doing this for 16 years and there is a lot of information here to help you!

This is a good start! Also see my blog section for Getting Started - lots of information there as well!

Happy Planning!

~ Lei

Lei Lydle
By , Founder and Editor of AtlantaBridal

A leader and innovator in the wedding industry for 20 years, Lei is a Georgia native and has been featured on CNN, 11Alive, Star94 and other TV, Radio, Internet and Print media. Lei has also represented Slim-Fast and speaks all over the Southeast on weddings and marketing in the wedding industry. Lei is the proud Mom of two and lives in the Atlanta area.

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