Today’s fab follow go to one of my favorite twitter folk, Allison from Engaged and Inspired. Not only is this girl a great source of support, but she’s also a huge inspiration to brides everywhere. From featuring fabulous do-it-yourself projects to helping answer vendor questions, her site has it all, and now, with the launch of her newest feature, The Inspired List, she’s truly the go-to in bridal inspiration (and help!)
When the opportunity arose to review The Inspired List, I felt privileged and a little nervous. I wanted to make sure I gave it an unbiased, impartial review, which is tricky when it comes to someone’s blood sweat and tears. But after spending the better part of an hour playing around on the list, I’m so happy to report that I love it and truly think it’s such a helpful tool for stressed out brides to be. The biggest problem with the List, thus far, is the small range of vendors and limited list of cities. However, she’s continually adding more vendors and cities everyday.
A Full List of Vendors
As the picture portrays, The Inspired List offers a full range of vendor options that make searching for anyone in a particular city easier than before. Although there are other fabulous websites that list certain vendors (such as Snap Knot, a site geared towards helping brides find photographers), The Inspired List is one of the few that offer more than just one vendor type. You can choose between florists, photographers, event designers and bakers, which make this site a one stop shop.
Shopping by Budget
There’s no such thing as “an endless budget” when it comes to weddings. Even people with the most money have to work under some parameters. Some budgets are higher, some are lower, and this site caters to all ends of the spectrums. You can also search for vendors in cities that fall within a budget, so if you are trying to fund a wedding for under 12k, you can seemingly pick out your main vendors on this site based on the budget tool! The biggest problem with this feature is that most vendors offer services ranging on a low and high side and you are unable to see what each price point gets you without clicking on the actual vendor’s website.
Search by Cities
Although the list of cities is still quite small, Allison is constantly working on adding new cities, vendors and price points each day. This tool is especially helpful if you are getting married in these cities because she picks the vendors that are the highest reviewed by other wedding bloggers (like me) so you are only seeing the best of the best. And these best of the best still range in all price points so you don’t have to worry about getting the run around. This is also really key to brides who are planning weddings in San Francisco or New York from afar because it puts all the best vendors together in one place. As a bride planning her wedding from 400 miles away, this is a VERY awesome feature.
If you are newly engaged or a frazzled soon-to-be-wed bride having trouble finding a vendor, this site is a great tool to help you. If you don’t see your city listed or don’t see any vendors for your city, email Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she’ll be happy to take care of that.