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Google rolls out wedding planning site

Google Wedding Planning Google won’t be able to help couples audition bands for their wedding receptions, but the newly launched Google for Weddings will be able to lend a hand in planning almost every other aspect of the big day. Google for Weddings allows couples to design wedding sites, share photos, manage expenses and track invitations using elements from Google Docs, Google Sites and Picnik.

By using the 20 wedding templates, which were developed with guidance from professional wedding planner Michelle Rago, couples can track and compare expenses from different vendors for a variety of wedding services. “Because these documents, spreadsheets and forms live online in the cloud, you can easily get help by sharing them with your parents or bridal party, and you can access them from the bakery, bridal shop or anywhere around town using your smartphone,” Peter Harbison, product marketing manager for Google Docs, said in a blog post. “Plus, you never have to worry about versions and email attachments, because everything is always up to date.”

In addition to the planning help, Google also has teamed up with the popular wedding blog StyleMePretty.com to deliver helpful tips and advice to couples.

To promote the new site, Google is holding a wedding sweepstakes for engaged couples with a top prize of $25,000 and the chance to have Rago help with wedding planning.