Every newly engaged bride-to-be is faced with the daunting task of planning that special day. There are a lot of magazines and websites out there, but it's hard to know which ones contain the best, most accurate information. For those planning New Hampshire weddings, there is a wealth of free information available on a few select websites.
One of the first resources a bride-to-be should become familiar with is one that describes New Hampshire marriage laws. One such site is the City of Nashua website, ci.nashua.nh.us. This website lays out some basic requirements for those planning New Hampshire weddings including who can apply for a marriage license, where to apply, how to apply, and who can perform a legally binding marriage. One of the most important things of note is that there is a 3-day waiting period after obtaining the marriage license, so those planning New Hampshire weddings should be sure to get theirs earlier than 3 days before the big day.
While the City of Nashua site is informative, it doesn't have all of the fun information that most brides to be are looking for, such as reception locations, bridal shops, bakeries, caterers, etc... However, nhweddings.com is a great resource for this type of information. This website features tabs with information on everything from bakeries to limousines to wedding consultants. When you click on each tab, it gives you tips based on each topic, as well as vendors who specialize in that area. For example, when you click on the Jewelers tab, you'll see such tips as "Shop at a reputable jeweler and request a detailed gemological report of any stone you choose to buy" and "Ask questions about service and product guarantees." Then to the side, there is a link to a verified vendor who specializes in jewelry needs for New Hampshire weddings.
Another helpful site is nhweddingmagazine.com. This site bills itself as the #1 resource for New Hampshire Weddings since 1998. It features links to information on bakeries, calligraphers, reception locations and more. It also hosts a chat room so you can talk with other people planning weddings in New Hampshire, as well as an "Ask Ginger" advice column. In addition to the free website, you can also order the print publication of New Hampshire Wedding Magazine for under $4. It features over 150 New Hampshire vendors that are a great reference for any bride-to-be.
Yet another helpful resource for those planning New Hampshire weddings is modernbride.com. This is the website of the popular Modern Bride magazine. It features links to local information including reception sites, beauty salons, photographers and consultants. It also hosts message boards where brides-to-be can post questions, ideas and suggestions and see those from other local brides. The Modern Bride website is a great addition to the Modern Bride magazine.
Regardless of which resources you end up choosing, be sure to check the last updated date on the website to make sure you're getting up-to-date information. Also, you want to leave yourself plenty of time to plan. Many reception sites, caterers, and even officiants are booked months to years in advance - particularly for the popular wedding months of May, June and July.