When planning a wedding, it's almost expected that you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on bridal magazines, books, and maybe even a real-life wedding planner! In this economic climate, the wedding itself is a huge financial burden, so why make it worse by spending unnecessary funds on planning materials? The reason I say this is because there's so many free online tools to help you with your planning and preparation that you really shouldn't have to pay a cent for.
I've already discussed all the great websites available, but did you know there are useful podcasts, too? The Wedding Planning Audiocast on iTunes is filled with useful goodies like how to pick a wedding cake or unique venue ideas to consider. You should also check out the Wedding Podcast Network, which features newlyweds and wedding professionals sharing their personal experiences.