SimplyTie's wedding planning tools are like your own friendly wedding planning robot

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Lead-PhotoYou've heard of a black tie wedding, right? Well, today we're talking about SimplyTie weddings. Unlike black tie weddings, which can make things more complicated (OMG, which dry cleaner has my tux? How do you wear a cummerbund again? Have you seen my LEGO cufflinks?) our sponsor SimplyTie weddings is all about making things easier. is a website full of useful tools to help plan your wedding. And we're not talking about yet another site that just collects photos for you or manages your guests lists — SimplyTie does both those things and more. They can help you manage your whole wedding planning process with their online wedding applications including budget estimates, guest list management, mobile photo gallery… the list goes on. Have a wedding planning need? SimplyTie has an tool for that!

Here are many of the ways SimplyTie can simplify your wedding:

BEEP BOOP BEEP: Keeping your budget right on track

budget-calcUsing the SimplyTie budget tool you can easily get estimates on how much your wedding might cost and make adjustments in the calculator. It's customizable with graphs and all the things that'll make stat nerds happy. Like these:

  • No setup necessary. Just type in your budget and guest count and SimplyTie's intuitive help features guide you through the process.
  • Get instant feedback on where your expenses are going over budget.
  • Instant integration with the SimplyTie guest list application to pull guest information into your costs.
  • 100% free of charge.

DING DING: Get your guest list under control

SimplyTie's guest list builder is really cool… You can manually add people to your guest list manager OR you can drag-and-drop Facebook friends into the list with all the important info that's available for you to plug into your invitations. You can keep track of:

  • RSVP statuses
  • Meal choices
  • Carpooling and travel
  • Contact information
  • Thank you cards, and more

Thankyoumatic3000: Easily crank out personalized "Thank You" cards

thank-yousYou can use your guest list data to pre-populate thank you cards. Then you can either print them yourself or have them SimplyTie print them for you. The messages can all be customized, and you can choose your own template.

Wedding Photos 2.0: Collect and easily share all your photos

SimplyTie includes a photo gallery that integrates with smart phones. So your guests can upload photos directly to your gallery from their mobile phones to view/share them instantly.

Did I say there's more? Yup, there are other ways SimplyTie can help you with planning and they're adding new features all the time!

But did I mention the charitable aspect? Not yet:

If you sign up for any of their wedding tools anytime today through midnight on Sunday, May 19, 2013, SimplyTie will donate 10% of all account purchases to Lambda Legal.

Since SimplyTie is new, they're really curious about what Offbeat Bride readers think about their tools. Go try 'em out, and then share your feedback! They want to make this awesome for you.

  1. It's now on my to-do list. It looks like it will eliminate a lot of headaches for us. Will keep you posted!

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