A Wedding Planning Basecamp For Happy Planning by Marrily

October 4, 2010

2:44 pm

While the world seemed satisfied with The Knot, the Wedding Channel (part of The Knot) and even MyWedding.com for years, a new crop of sites has been sprouting up around the web targeting the newly engaged among us. In the past few years we’ve seen new sites for online wedding invitations, planning and websites such as Cocodot, OneWed,  WeddingWireMODwedding (which we wrote about last February) and now Marrily.com.

The folks at Marrily describe the product as the “basecamp for wedding planning” allowing brides, grooms and/or helpers to track all details from appointments for fittings or cake tastings, expenses, RSVP’s and even seating arrangements in one place. They provide tools for budgeting and creating checklists and even a table planning tool. A nation-wide list of vendors is on its way, but in the meantime, you can use the site to track all of your existing vendors. Most useful of all is that it’s all portable, or will be soon, as Marrily is working on both iPhone and Android apps.

The site does cost a monthly fee of $12.79 with discounted options for 3-month and 6-month prepaid subscriptions. Tech Cocktail readers can use a special coupon “tca2010” that will allow you to create free accounts (which will be permanently free).  Sign up before November 1st, 2010.

Alex Le is the sole founder of Marrily. Like so many entrepreneurs we hear from, Le was inspired after helping out a friend with his wedding in 2007 which gave him the idea of building a service to help people manage their weddings more efficiently and reduce the amount of stress involved. It wasn’t until 2009, after making some life-changing decisions, that Alex quit his job as a web developer to follow his passion. He started working on Marrily full-time in May 2010 and launched the first alpha-version of the site this past August.

If you’re in the Austin area, come meet Alex at TECH cocktail Austin at Hudson on Fifth, this Thursday, October 7th.

NEW! Grasshopper Group is graciously hosting a post-TECH cocktail breakfast on Friday morning. Space is limited, but the food will be great, so claim your free ticket asap! Enjoy breakfast and learn more about Marrily and some of the other Austin startups in a more intimate setting.

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Jen Consalvo is the Cofounder and COO of Tech.Co. She previously worked in product development for almost 13 years at AOL for audiences of millions. Follow her on Twitter at: @noreaster.

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